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.

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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!

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Nxter News – January 2018 (II): If There Is No Struggle, There Is No Progress

January (II)

Welcome, fellow Nxters!  The last week has been frustrating for a lot of users with IGNIS and ARDR in third-party exchanges, we know the desperation many of you feel at having your assets be inaccessible or untradeable.

Jelurida works with the exchanges to try and make everything run smoothly. Ardor is a completely new blockchain concept – it is cutting edge, and it is a decentralized ledger; if users lose funds, or the exchange gets hacked, there is no way to get the tokens back and the exchange will be blamed.  Last week Poloniex opened deposits and withdrawals while being on a fork, and they are now reimbursing their users. So, patience, dear Nxters, the centralized ARDR markets will re-launch successfully, and IGNIS will be added successfully. Eventually. We do, just like you, long for an update from, for example, Bittrex.

We recommend traders to spend the waiting time to investigate the functionality of the blockchain you invested in. Ardor is a useful, disruptive, working, truly revolutionary blockchain platform, and you might realize that there is no reason to panic. Read, learn and explore the Ardor platform – use your creativity. You can log in with your account ID on ardor.nxter.org and check your balances but we do not recommend that you send your passphrase to ANY online node. Download the latest Ardor client, run it in full mode as it is fast as the blockchain was launched very recently.

Anyone who bought into the ICO or held their NXT in their own wallets (as we recommended over and over again), at the snapshot block, can enjoy using the Ignis, Bitswift and Ardor features. It seems to us that some investors have little to no idea about what they have actually invested in. Or think that Nxters control Bittrex, or (unfortunately) fall for scammers and phishing sites in their desperation to sell because they see the value of NXT dump after the airdrop of IGNIS. This is a shame. Ardor and Ignis work like a breeze. Activate your ARDR by forging, set up bundlers to earn IGNIS. Only seven items have been listed for sale on Ignis’ decentralized marketplace so far, as this is a completely new blockchain. Create a poll, shuffle your IGNIS or issue a mintable coin. On the Bitswift chain there are plenty of unclaimed aliases. Do you wonder what the AEUR chain is? Then keep reading.

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

 

NXT COMMUNITY

MEETUPS

The AE

DEVELOPMENT

NXT IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION


This week’s newsletter is put together by apenzl, rubenbc, Jose, and James.
Donations appreciated: NXT-TK9J-MEKH-MUP9-HFCH2 / ARDOR-TK9J-MEKH-MUP9-HFCH2.


NXT COMMUNITY

 

  • Upgrade to Ardor v2.0.11

Jelurida released a MANDATORY UPDATE (2.0.10) and followed up with 2.0.11, which fixes the problem with forks automatically.

It is mandatory to update from version 2.0.9. Update to the newest version, 2.0.11, which fixes the problem with forks. Bugs are frustrating but inevitable with new releases, they are even on the experienced Jelurida team’s roadmap: Q1 2018 – resolve any issues discovered post-launch and ensure stability.

Jelurida wrote about Ardor v2.0.11:

Change log:

Version 2.0.11 blacklists peers older than 2.0.10, and adds a checkpoint at height 6000.

Changed Open Coin Orders to My Coin Orders in the Coin Exchange, sort orders per chain then per rate descending, added pagination.

Always make prunable messages prunable regardless of their length, if the “message is never deleted” checkbox is not checked.

Added Mistertango withdrawal UI to the AEUR child chain, not yet functional.

Increased default number of fork confirmations to 5.

Other minor bugfixes and improvements.

This release will perform a database rescan.

Download the latest Ardor version from https://bitbucket.org/Jelurida/ardor/downloads

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  • Jelurida Update

Lior Yaffe, Managing Director of Jelurida and core developer of NXT Ardor, joined Elizabeth Mong to talk about the launch of the Ardor Platform and Ignis. He addressed questions about availability on the exchanges, the future plans of NXT and Ardor, the AEUR child chain and the responsibility Jelurida takes in entering into business relationships.

 

Source

 

  • IGNIS is now Trading on AEX.com

AEX announced that they support IGNIS trading!

Use your AEX account to exchange IGNIS into, and out of, BTC.

The pair BTC/IGNIS is available on AEX.com

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  • IGNIS Available to Trade with Rupiah

Bitcoin Indonesia announced that they support IGNIS trading.

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  • Ardorgate and the AEUR

Ardorgate’s EURO-pegged Ardor child chain (AEUR) is entering its last stage of preparation. 

The AEUR coin is pegged to EUR, so you will be able to easily deposit EURO directly via Ardorgate and trade AE tokens (Ardor’s ERC20 equivalent) globally, buy and sell Marketplace items on the blockchain, and even trade other Ardor child chain coins against the EUR-peg. 

martis (Ardorgate) posted this teaser in Slack:

Withdrawals to your bank account can be made directly from the Ardor client.

When the Ardorgate service becomes available, users with a Mistertango account will be able to easily transfer and convert AEUR tokens into Euros in their Mistertango account. This means you can withdraw salary earned in AEUR, AEUR you earned from selling items on the global marketplace, or you can convert any of Ardor’s child chain tokens to AEUR and cash them out as EUR with Ardorgate. If you like fiat legacy coins better than decentralized crypto, that is.

Ardorgate wrote:

From start, Ardorgate service will be limited to Mistertango customers only.

Mistertango is a licensed/regulated bank/payment provider. All services for Mistertango individual customers are free of charge, by opening account you get your own IBAN account, free MasterCard and access to their BTC exchange. You can learn more at www.mistertango.com.

Deano – can I withdraw AEUR to MisterTango in Euros, or is it just backing the AEUR value?

martis – sure you can withdraw. You’ll send me AEUR, Ardorgate will send the corresponding amount of EUR to your mistertango IBAN account. think about Ardorgate as casino cashdesk. Just service fees will be applied.

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  • Coinerz – Gamified GPS App

Triffic is a new Coinerz app being developed that is looking to gamify driving, using the Ardor Platform – Triffic Miles will be the Coinerz equivalent of Air Miles. The app is just entering alpha testing phase.

They write:

Coinerz is excited to announce that their gamified GPS app is shortly entering the alpha testing phase.

“Triffic is one of the first apps that uses the blockchain for something other than cryptocurrency.” says James Malach, the Coinerz CEO. “We are using the Ardor platform and its unique child chain technology to provide a decentralised ledger of Triffic Miles – our equivalent of Air Miles.”

Triffic has been self funded for the last 18 months and we will be issuing an ICO in the next couple of months. The actual asset is fundamental to the workings of Triffic. Holders receive dividends based on a percentage of the revenue that the app makes…

There are several revenue streams.

1. Triffic Miles – earned by filling your virtual tank with Triffic Fuel. Watching a short video message will give you 30 minutes of Triffic Fuel per message.
2. Subscriptions – paid subscribers are able to earn Triffic Miles faster than free users.
3. Hotel and Taxi bookings – it’s possible to book through the app.

Also, the business is HUGELY scalable. We can launch in pretty much every country on earth – even Antarctica!

We also have @gabriel who will be helping with localization via his company Kotoba Translation. Gabriel is also an admin on ardornxt.slack – we’re trying to keep everything ‘in the Ardor family’ so to speak!

J’adore Ardor!

Elizabeth, the soon-to-be director of the ANG (Ardor and Nxt Group), conducted an excellent interview with Coinerz CEO James Malach during Ardor Days, check it out below.

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  • FRAS COIN: Official UBER GRAB Partner

Last week Indonesian PT. Frasindo Lima Mandiri pre-announced their ICO! It is planned for February 1st.

Frasindo is an up and running company, authorized by the Indonesian government as an official partner of UBER, GRAB, and GOCAR in Indonesia. They also rent out cars. Their whitepaper is an intense, colorful 78 pages read.

FRAS writes in their whitepaper:

We at PT. Frasindo Lima Mandiri thinks someone has to begin the principle of trust and transparency in blockchain communities, in the hope of pioneering the first truly open & transparent company, as well as setting standards for all other new ICO and Crowdsale projects.

Each of PT. Frasindo Lima Mandiri’s brands and products are positioned and well-planned to have a FAILPROOF capability, not only giving advantages and fun, but also will generating lifetime income for its coin holders.

Each brand and product will be connecting to each other, and have short, medium, and long-term sources of income. This is very valuable and rare opportunities that are rarely opened to the public, and it’s often unreachable by majority small and medium supporters in the world.

The whole company is fully cooperating as a use case of blockchain tech, guided by the NXT Foundation to use the full extension of the proven NXT ARDOR IGNIS features.

It’s not that Frasindo can’t continue without an ICO. They can. But they have an ambitious goal and vision.

FRAS coin has not yet been approved and contracted for an Ardor child chain, but they are currently in talks with Jelurida.

Follow their twitter

Whitepaper: More info

Website: https://www.frasindo.com/

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  • Ardor Featured by Ironwood Research Group

An investor’s guide to Ardor was published by the Ironwood Research Group last week. The report highlights the scalability and positive outlook of Ardor.

All about NXT:

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  • MyNXT Wallet Closed on December 31st

Many MyNXT users discovered that their MyNXT wallet was closed. We announced it months in advance, but many missed the message. For the next month, ONLY, Vanbreuk will help users who did not transfer their NXT assets. PM Vanbreuk in Nxtforum.

Vanbreuk – During this month I will take care of requests from myNXT users who did not transfer their NXT/assets or download a backup from their myNXT wallet account, manually recovering their information from the database. They should PM me in Nxtforum or send me an email to vanbreuk at gmail dot com with their request, and I will reply with instructions. I’m solving the cases in order of arrival.

However, this cannot be sustained indefinitely since there are server costs and time involved. I understand that users did not see the email or did not visit the community for months, but I’m currently delaying important tasks to attend to these requests. If after the end of January there’s still any requests to recover accounts with a significant amount, I can discuss the case with the user, but at least I’d need to charge a fee to cover costs.

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  • What is SICOS?

Are you thinking about having an ICO? Worried about the legal stuff? Understandable, you should be. Then you might want to know about SICOS. Co-founded by Travin Keith, members of ANG and SICOS helped Jelurida with their Ignis ICO. They just announced last week that they are now ready to take new clients.

SICOS wrote:

SICOS, the company that helped Jelurida with their ICO, is more than open to helping ICOs launched on Nxt or Ardor. We’re still in our early stages and Jelurida was our first client, but we are progressing nicely. SICOS is also a member of ANG.

Nxter supports all community initiatives that help and grow our ecosystem. With Travin on board their clients are not only guaranteed quality legal advice but also knowledge of the Nxt and Ardor platforms and every feature built in, such as the crowdfunding feature or the asset exchange (issue ERC20 like tokens on Ardor in minutes, with few clicks), pay dividends to approved holders or/and control who can trade them on the decentralised Ardor exchange against child chain currencies, or on centralised exchanges, when they are ready to launch the markets.

Reminder: If you run a project related to the Nxt or Ardor platform and want a mention on the Nxter site and newsletters, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Source

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MEETUPS

  • Romanian Meetup Coming Soon

The first blockchain Meetup in Romania is on January 12th at the Hotel Crisana in Arad. The presentation will highlight how the blockchain can be used by businesses and will include a presentation by Ardor!

It was annouced:

The Romania´s meetup is ready: https://www.meetup.com/Meetup-de-Ardor-Platform-in-Arad/

If you are nearby, join us!

This event would not be possible without the sponsors: Hotel Crisana Arad: http://www.hotelcrisanaarad.ro part of the Gastrotur SRL conglomerate. Thanks for them and for having the vision about how the blockchain tech will improve their companies. They will provide us with one of the best conference room in town.

It will be an introduction to Blockchain technology and a presentation of the Ardor Platform: https://www.ardorplatform.org

A laptop is recommended so we can make some hands-on tests. Downloading the latest version of the Ardor platform is highly helpful: https://www.jelurida.com

Once a test account is created, you can use the following faucets to get some testnet Ardor and Ignis (thanks to the community member @sergei)
https://www.ardor.world/en/faucet_ignis/
https://www.ardor.world/en/faucet_ardor/

Developers, analysts, software architects and Blockchain enthusiasts are welcome.

At the end, we will have time for some networking.

This event is sponsored by Hotel Crisana Arad: http://www.hotelcrisanaarad.ro part of the Gastrotur SRL conglomerate. Thanks for them and for having the vision about how the blockchain tech will improve their companies.

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  • Baytown Meetup February 2nd

Elizabeth Mong, the new ANG director, announced that Baytown, Texas, will host a blockchain Meetup on February 2nd. There will be an introduction to blockchain technology. Be sure to bring your laptop as there will be time to interact with functional blockchains.

Elizabeth wrote:

We have another Meetup scheduled for February 2 in Baytown, TX hosted by @cerebralc3

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

• What to bring:
Bring your Laptop or Android Tablets and we will download and explore a functional blockchain.

Downloading the latest version of the Ardor platform is highly helpful: https://www.jelurida.com

• Important to know:
We are all here to grow and learn. So share your insights.

Source

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  • Meetup in Central Pennsylvania

Elizabeth Mong will personally host this Meetup on February 1st. The presentation will include an introduction to blockchain technology and how it applies to businesses. Bjorn of the Janus team might attend so bonus coverage for Janus and their platform.

Elizabeth wrote:

Another Meetup scheduled in Central PA USA hosted by – well, me 🙂 https://www.meetup.com/Blockchain-for-Business-by-Central-PA-Ardor-Nxt-Boosters/events/lsgsdpyxdbcb/

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

bjorn_bb
@Elizabeth I may attend this with a guest, perhaps open up some new interest in Janus tokens as well. And answer any questions if you need help. I calculated it is a 5 hour trip for me. I will speak to Alphonso, one of our team, he is in Philly. See if he can attend as well.

We can at the very least explain to new users how we use blockchain in business daily from payroll, to sites, and more.

Here is the developing ANG Calendar to keep track of events and Meetups:
https://teamup.com/ksv4ccmkufbpbqp86o

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  • Hyperledger Meetup Berlin #02

February 2nd will also see the second Meetup in Berlin. Travin Keith will host a segment.

Hyperledger

They wrote:

Dear Blockchain Enthusiasts, Entrepreneurs and Industry Executives – hope you all had a great start into the new year. We all know 2018 will be exciting for the Blockchain. Cannot wait to see where the journey takes us!

18:30 Q&A with Travin Keith

– Travin Keith is a professional involved in multiple projects in the blockchain space. He is the Managing Director of Agavon, a company that provides consulting services to help companies decide whether to use blockchain or DLT services or not, as well as to aid on which solution to use. Agavon is also a member of Hyperledger and Travin is an active contributor and collaborator in the Marketing Committee and its various Working Groups, as well as a co-author of An Introduction to Hyperledger, formerly known as the Hyperledger White Paper.

He is also a Co-Founder of SICOS, a company looking to improve the best practices in the ICO space for both utility tokens and securities.

In the past, he was the creator and former director of the Ardor and Nxt Group, though he still maintains an active role in the community through his companies. During his presentation, he will be showing a partial demo of one of his projects that will be highlighting the connection between private chains, such as those using the Hyperledger frameworks, and public chains such as Ardor.

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The AE

  • Janus – Status Update

Janus is looking into being listed on the AEX exchange. Since they already have support for Ardor and Ignis, it should not be difficult for them to add Janus. You can buy and sell Janus using IGNIS and the BITSWIFT child chain currency on Ardor’s decentralized token exchange. You will also be able to buy and sell Janus and any other asset token (Nxt and Ardor’s ERC20 equivalent) with the EUR pegged AEUR tokens as well as any other child chain token that will be launched on the Ardor Platform in the future. This is the backbone of a new decentralized interconnected blockchain economy, welcome to the Ardor platform!

One of the Janus community has submitted/is submitting an application to AEX.com for Janus listing @qiwoman can confirm this, her husband is fluent in Chinese. We are hoping since they should have both Ardor and Ignis that it would be an easy add. In the event this actually does occur, it would not be unwise to give them some volume, we have a lot to offer new users, especially this coming year. Volume would definitely help, and C-Cex right now is basically frozen.

Scrapers

We are working on some last minute user side improvements for our first media scraper site launching most likely the last week of this month. I mentioned this in the past, but our new media site will be catered towards politics, and include an action based utility token model. It will be very apparent to anyone in blockchain that uses this site.

The current workload for JNSHash is this:

  1. Get town electrical approval for minimum 400 amps service up to possibly 800 amps (if they agree).
  2. Sign the new lease, paint the cement floors for dust protection, install all the outlets and racks + rigs, get internet connection and switches programmed.
  3. Load balance all rigs/racks/equipment and install cooling fans on opposing sides of the new building.
  4. Bjorn has myself, Tj, a new veteran electrician, and several family members working on this.
  5. Begin mining and keep scaling hashpower up, begin JNSHash and scale this up as well.
  6. If everything comes together this coming week we should be starting payouts by months end, our team is in a frenzy to get this going again.

Yours in business,
– The Janus Project Team

Asset Id on ARDOR platfom: 4348103880042995903

Source

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Weekly Reminder

About Ardor Forging Fees

This week some eagle-eyed Ardor users noticed that there can be a discrepancy between the sum of column fee and the Forged Fees Total. Some blocks reward not only the actual block forger but also the forgers of previous blocks.

This is done to prevent big stakeholders from predicting when it is their turn to forge and then submit their transactions in order to get back the fee or even offer other users to forge their transactions and pay them back some of the fees.

Therefore transaction fees are split over several blocks, just like with Nxt blockchain.

Lior Yaffe:

For parent chain transactions there are no back fees. For ChildChainBlock transaction each of the last 4 forgers receives 25% of the reward. We don’t want big forgers to predict when it’s their turn to forge and then submit their transactions in order to get back the fee or even offer other users to forge their transactions and pay them back some of the fees. Therefore we split the transaction fee over several blocks. It actually works this way also on NXT for several years.

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  • Ardor Lite – Android App on Google Play

Ardor Lite has been released for main net. This is a basic 3rd party developed lite wallet for the Ardor blockchain with local signing of transactions, so your passphrase is never sent over the web. You can send/receive tokens on any of Ardor’s child chains and perform cross chain exchanges.

Features:
• Local signing
• Contact saving and naming on device
• View recent transactions and balance on any chain
• Barcode scanning for passphrase login
• Custom node to connect to
• Barcode generating and scanning to send/receive
• Ability to save passphrase on device protected by your fingerprint
• New account generation and automatic screenshot saving of the information

Developer mrv777 wrote:

Just added mainnet functionality yesterday. Have to fix the qr code today, my app is built with Ionic 3.

It still is beta since mainnet just launched with finalized code for me to update the app.

Hoping to release version 1.0 soon though. It just contains the basic functionality that people should need. That was my idea with it.

Download here

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  • Ardor.peerexplorer – A Tool to Explore the Ardor Blockchain

Ardor users have a nice new tool to explore the Ardor blockchain. The UI is nice and this is a great way to explore who is running an Ardor node across the globe. A great treat for advanced users who are looking for specific IP’s to work with.

Source

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  • Complete Guide to Forging ARDR with a Raspberry Pi Computer

One of the best things about PoS chains like Nxt and Ardor are how light-weight and easy to run a node is. For those who want to run a node and forge, with a balance over 1000, this tutorial explains how to set up a full node on a simple Raspberry Pi. Knowledge of SSH and LAN are required.

Ardorer writes:

The following is a guide to help you set up an Ardor forging server. It is being written to target some of the latest Raspberry Pi single-board computers. The objective is to start with a spare/new Raspberry Pi and set up the forging server from scratch via a “headless” install. This means that you will not need to connect a keyboard & mouse or monitor to the device. But you will need to communicate with it from another computer – this will be called the “primary computer” from now on. This communication will be done via a protocol called Secure Shell or SSH. So both the primary computer and your Raspberry Pi need to be connected to the same Local Area Network (LAN). I.e. they should both be connected via Wi-Fi and/or Ethernet to the same router.

This guide is heavily inspired by the following guide for setting up a NXT forging server on a Raspberry Pi 2 – https://www.nxter.org/how-to-set-up-a-nxt-node-on-a-raspberry-pi-2/.

Source

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NXT IN THE MEDIA

  • Lior Yaffe in Medium – Ardor Launch – Update #1

Ardor was successfully launched over a week ago now. As always with new releases, bugs were identified and fixed. Lior explained why Poloniex trading of ARDR went down and mentioned the dangers of not updating the Ardor client quickly enough.

Lior wrote:

Ardor has been in design for over 2 and half years and in development for at least 18 month, this is a long term strategic project for Jelurida which will surely disrupt the existing blockchain industry. We are taking our robust and stable NXT POS technology to the next level by solving the Blockchain Bloat problem and later in our roadmap also various other scalability limitations. This is not a Whitepaper this is a working product!

As expected with this type of complex blockchain projects, some bugs were identified and fixed, as a result we quickly released version 2.0.10 which is a mandatory upgrade. We urge forgers to upgrade but there is no practical way we can force them in such truly decentralized system.

Some nodes which did not upgrade on time were left on a fork including, unfortunately, the Poloniex node thus causing issues with deposits and withdrawals. This is unfortunate but it is their responsibility to update their node.

Source

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  • Benzinga – Blockchain As A Service Takes Shape

This article about the growing world of Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) mentions that Ardor has a good chance of overtaking Ethereum as the go-to BaaS platform. This claim is based on the easy and simplicity that developers and businesses can implement and deploy on the Ardor blockchain, compared to the massive programming language that is Ethereum’s Solidity.

They wrote:

One such simplification lies in the bones of the system. Ardor allows development in Java, which means developers don’t need to go through the laboriously long route of learning Ethereum’s Solidity programming language before they can build BaaS apps that interact with various APIs. The fact that the underlying NXT platform has been operational since 2013 also serves to remove skepticism from the minds of interested businesses.

Another reason Ardor has decent chances of overtaking Ethereum as the go-to blockchain as a service platform is that it uses a parent-child architecture. Existing blockchain networks such as Bitcoin and Ethereum are suffering massive scaling challenges as more people use their networks. The endlessly growing sequence of blockchain blocks make it more data intensive to confirm transactions as the file size continues to grow.

In the parent-child architecture, all transactions are processed and secured by parent chain forgers. Even though the child chains are tightly integrated into the main chain, they can be pruned off to reduce blockchain bloat without damage to key data stored on the parent chain. Even Ethereum cofounder Vitalik Buterin and founder of the Bitcoin Lightning network Joseph Poon are exploring Plasma, a model that scales blockchain by building child chains on a parent chain in order to “reframe all blockchain computation”.

Features like child chains and java integration allow for the ability to issue and trade assets on an exchange, run public or private pools, set conditional transactions, setting up multistage security, and sending encrypted messages. Despite the continued volatility in the blockchain space, and all the questions still surrounding where this new framework fits into the current business and economic paradigm, Jelurida and Ardor are already bring the decentralized future into clearer relief.

Source

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  • Stocksgazette – Good Reasons To Keep An Eye On Ardor (ARDR)

More attention is given to Ardor and how it is the ideal business blockchain if you are a small to medium business. Highlights include the parent/child chain architecture and the following scalability of the Ardor blockchain platform.

They wrote:

  • It will solve the issue that users have of storing and processing large amounts of data that aren’t important on the blockchain. Ardor can achieve this by separating the tokens used for normal transactions from those allocated to provide blockchain security.
  • Ardor platform has a special parent-child chain architecture. This makes it possible for them to create their products and services utilizing child chains while also relying on the security provided by the parent chain.
  • The platform makes use of the Proof-of-Stake consensus algorithm that removes mining competition. Thus the nodes can use low energy and some economic

Its Child chain transactions can be eliminated from the blockchain the moment they are confirmed. This helps in keeping the actual blockchain lightweight and very efficient.

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  • Steemit – 5 High Growth Potential Altcoins for 2018: Part 1 – Ardor

Ardor is the first coin mentioned in this series on platforms that the author believes will have big growth potential in 2018.

@acelad wrote:

I’m writing a series on 5 coins (in no particular order) that I believe have big growth potential in 2018 and beyond, along with my reasoning. Part 1 is all about Ardor!

Ardor

Source

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution

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

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

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

 

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That is all for this week, Nxters. Make sure you stay tuned next week for more coverage of blockchain Meetups, Ardor updates, ongoing projects, and much more. For those who cannot wait a week to learn more, visit our site. We explain in much more detail about Jelurida and all things Nxt / Ardor / Ignis.

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

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Nxt News – January 2018 (I): Believe You Can And You Are Halfway There

January (I)

Welcome again, fellow Nxters! Happy New Year and Happy Ardor Days! The new year is upon us and that means the long-anticipated launch of the Ardor mainnet. Learn about what happened with the Nxt Snapshot, the untimely demise of the Jelurida web wallet, how to access your IGNIS tokens, watch a new episode of Ardor Time and more.

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

 

NXT COMMUNITY

NXT AE

DEVELOPMENT

NXT IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


NXT COMMUNITY

 

  • Ardor Genesis Block 

The Ardor blockchain is now live! The Genesis block was successfully born and now Ardor is a fully functioning blockchain. Remember that IGNIS is an Ardor child chain, as such you check your balance of IGNIS on the Ardor client. Many people have worked very hard to make this extraordinary thing happen, congratulations to everyone!

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  • Nxt Snapshot Block

Last week the Nxt Snapshot occurred at block height 1636363.

The Ignis child chain was spawned with the Ardor genesis block, and you can now download the latest version of the Ardor Platform client, below, and access your account balance. All accounts that held NXT have been credited with IGNIS. Note that assets like Janus and Bitswift have migrated to the Ardor blockchain, they will no longer be listed on the Nxt AE.

Jelurida announced:

AFTER THE NXT SNAPSHOT

The NXT snapshot was taken at block 1636363 and everything worked out as expected.

THANK YOU ALL for your incredible support!

Please remember that the trading of the Ardor, Bitswift and Janus assets is not possible anymore on the Nxt blockchain, anyone trying to sell you one of these assets is selling you fake tokens. The trading with Ardor, Bitswift and Janus will be possible on the new Ardor platform only.

*** AFTER THE NXT SNAPSHOT ***The NXT snapshot was taken at block 1636363 and everything worked out as expected…

Geplaatst door Nxt Blockchain op donderdag 28 december 2017

Also, due to the big interest in the airdrop process, nxtforum.org obtained a record of visits.

 

 

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  • Android Ardor App

Android users rejoice! You can now trade and check your balances with the official Android app, released with v2.0.10. This version is a mandatory update, read more here.

 


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  • Where is the Jelurida Web Wallet?

Jelurida announced last week that they had terminated their web wallet service due to constant DDOS attacks and to add more decentralization. For all Nxters who used the web wallet, you now need to download and run the Nxt client locally on your device. We at Nxter feel that Jelurida did not give their investors and community much warning. Nonetheless, there are now two ways to access your Nxt wallet – via running a full node (which we always recommend!) or by selecting the “light client” option during the installation process if you do not want to download the Nxt blockchain (and support the network). Remember to forge if you have a balance of over 1000 NXT or ARDR on their respective blockchains. Forgers are awarded tokens for their time keeping the network safe and secure.

Jelurida announced:

The Jelurida web wallet https://nxt.jelurida.com/index.html has been a convenience service.
It served its purpose while it lasted but unfortunately we had to take it offline since:
1. It became a lucrative target for hackers and a prime DDOS target
2. It defeats the purpose of decentralization – aren’t we using a blockchain so that we don’t have to depend on single corporate entity?
Instead we recommend users to setup their own nodes.

Source

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  • Q&A session about the Snapshot with Lior Yaffe

An AMA styled Q&A with the community on Slack has been printed below. Lior and other members of Jelurida answer community questions regarding the Nxt Snapshot, the future of Nxt, the purpose of Ardor, and more.

Source

 

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  • Introducing a Gateway Between the EURO and the Ardor Ecosystem

Jelurida partnered last week with Ardorgate to take another step toward the implementation of blockchain technology for small and medium companies. The fruit of this partnership is the Euro pegged child chain named AEUR. The new AEUR token provides a quick and simple entry point into the crypto world using the Euro. Each AEUR token will always equal exactly 1€ and this is guaranteed and backed by Ardorgate, which has partnered with MISTERTANGO bank (www.mistertango.com) as the payment processor.

Martynas Bacevicius; Ardorgate founder and blockchain engineer, wrote:

“The entry point into NXT has always been a problem for our European customers, using the AEUR Ardor child chain we now have a simple solution to convert between the EURO and our tokens. Anybody can be a bundler and earn AEUR. I do not have any control here. Except I’ll start a bundler with 0 fees”.

“We are excited to work with Ardorgate to deliver the best user experience in the blockchain industry”, says Lior Yaffe Co-founder and Managing Director at Jelurida.

Source

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  • Blockchain Public Sector Use Case on Nxt

The Austrian government will be using Nxt. The company behind providing digital identity citizenship for Austrian citizens, A-Trust, has created a platform based on Nxt blockchain tech so that local Austrian municipalities can reach out to citizens and publish their announcements via smart digital billboards.

They wrote:

A-Trust GmbH starts a Blockchain Project for Austrian City Halls based on Nxt

A-Trust is the entity responsible for providing the digital identity citizenship on card and mobile smartphone for the Austrian citizens.

In 2017 creating a powerful and trustful application using blockchain technology seemed to be the perfect complement. A-Trust teamed up with Jelurida and the ANG (Ardor Nxt Group) to initiate an enterprise application based on the Nxt Blockchain technology which will enable Austrian municipalities to publish their announcements on a digital bulletin board created for this purpose.

At the moment municipalities in Austria publish their information for the citizens as hard copy, send them via newsletter systems and/or put them on websites, created by the municipals themselves. Although a majority of municipals are doing an excellent job regarding the information-flow to the citizens, the municipal information platform, created by A-Trust and based on nxt blockchain technology will help to take the process of citizenship-information to the next level.

Source

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  • Ardor Time Episode 3: Blockchain Public Sector Use Case on Nxt

The latest video from Ardor Time. This episode explores the growing ecosystem of the Ardor and Nxt platforms. Great for sharing and promoting general awareness of the Ardor and Nxt blockchains.

Ardor Time continues to explore the growing ecosystem of the Ardor and Nxt platforms.

Check out the latest news:
– Third-party exchanges supporting the IGNIS Airdrop
– New director of the ANG, Elizabeth Mong
– Co-founder of Jelurida, Lior Yaffe, speaks about Ardor
– A-Trust – Austrian digital identity citizenship provider
– Free ebook explains in great detail about Ardor vs. competition.

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  • Ardor Days Facebook Live Event

Have you ever wondered who the other Nxters really are?

Elizabeth Mong – the new ANG director – has been hosting a series of live interviews with members of the Nxt / Ardor community. Get to know the personalities and the passions behind the people who make our ecosystem what it is. Learn about the core devs from Jelurida, the marketing team, the businesses, the editor of the Nxter Newsletters. Celebrate Ardor Days by watching the interviews and connecting with the passion and the enthusiasm we have for our work. Sure, we provide you with a comprehensive weekly newsletter but have you wondered whether or not we are actually people?

 

Elizabeth wrote:

@damelon will be joining me to launch the Ardor Days Facebook Live event tomorrow over the time of the NXT blockchain snapshot. It will be a fun time of reminiscing for old time NXTers and a chance for newcomers to get an insight into the community and development over the past four years. Celebrate with us here:

Geplaatst door Ardor Nxt Group op zaterdag 23 december 2017

This one is the interview with James, our editor.

Conversation with James Godwin

Geplaatst door Ardor Nxt Group op donderdag 28 december 2017

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  • Ardor: Blockchain Token- What is it? Ep. 31

More coverage of Ardor. This episode released last week explores the similarities and differences between Ardor and Ethereum. An enjoyable video and we thank Blockchain Token for highlighting our great community.

They wrote:

This episode of Blockchain Token – Which is it? covers Ardor!
In this series, we will cover the different types of blockchain platforms and cryptocurrencies on the market right now. We’ll give you a quick description of each blockchain/token, its function, who is their competition and where you can learn more.
Ardor is one of the projects that is offering blockchain as a service, basically the project connects people willing to build a blockchain with private companies that need them. Ardor is built off of NXT blockchain tech, an alternative to bitcoin and ethereum’s blockchains. See how Ardor differentiates itself with this episode of Blockchain Token – What is it?

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  • LD Studio – The Next is Ardor

Documentary about Lior’s trip to China last year in which he spoke to the great and growing Nxt / Ardor community. This Chinese language video is great coverage of Ardor in the world’s biggest market for cryptocurrencies.

Documentary about Lior’s China Trip and Introduction to Ardor

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  • Buy books on NXTER.ORG and get Reward

Oh hey, shameless self-promotion time! Buy the SNAPSHOT book from Nxter and receive a nice little bonus! Why not learn about the fascinating history of Nxt, the PoS blockchain, the many use cases, the incredible community, and be rewarded!

apenzl –

Oh. Someone found out that we give rewards to people that buy SNAPSHOT on NXTER.ORG.

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NXT AE

  • Janus – Status Update

Janus tokens can now be traded on Ardor.

For the interim between the Nxt Snapshot on December 28th and December 31st, Janus assets could not be traded as they migrated from the Nxt blockchain to the new Ardor blockchain launch. The Janus asset ID’s have the same names on Ardor as on the Nxt blockchain.

 

 

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  • Bitswift – Status Update

Bitswift writes:

We now accept Ignis token and Doge coin on Bitswift.shop.

Also we have a new bitswift.shop product manager and Bitswift rep on board. Will make formal announcements in coming days.

Unfortunately, Bittrex did not support the Bitswift Airdrop. Bitswift reached out to Bittrex to see if they could return the Bitswift tokens meant for NXT holders and redistribute them accordingly.

Bitswiftbro wrote:

It doesn’t look like Bittrex is going to honor our airdrop. If you had kept your NXT in the Nxt wallet, it would not be an issue. I tried pretty hard to get them to honor our drop but it seems they just did not want to deal with it.

At least they have not replied to any of my last requests.

I have also requested that they send our air dropped tokens that were meant for our community back to us so that we can find a way to re-distribute them. I have not received a reply on that either.

 

 

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Ardor Launch – Version 2.0.9

This is the latest version

This is the PRODUCTION LAUNCH of Ardor! Download it below to access you IGNIS and ARDR. After installation select “Returning User” and copy in your NXT account address. There is no need for your passphrase as it is the same for your Ardor wallet. Once in the client click on Ardor in the top left and select Ignis from the drop-down menu to see your IGNIS balance.

Jelurida announced:

Ardor 2.0.9 is released!

This is the first production release of the Ardor Blockchain Platform!

The Ardor Genesis Snapshot has been taken at Nxt blockchain height of 1636363.

The Genesis timestamp is set to 00:00:00 UTC, Jan 1st 2018.

Everyone with ARDR balance >= 1000 is invited to setup a node and start forging. Block generation will start automatically when the Genesis timestamp is reached. In the meantime, please check your balances and report any discrepancies from what you expected.

The first start after installation may take a few minutes, do not interrupt.

To simplify processing of phased transactions, the getExecutedTransactions API
now returns the transactions ordered by the height at which they were executed, not at which they were included in the blockchain.

Download it from https://www.jelurida.com/ (Ardor downloads) or  https://bitbucket.org/Jelurida/ardor/downloads/

 

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  • Ardor Update – Version 2.0.10

Download it from https://www.jelurida.com/ (Ardor downloads) or https://bitbucket.org/Jelurida/ardor/downloads/

Changelog:

– This is a bugfix release, mandatory update for all nodes.

-Fixed an issue with block pop-off handling, which can result in a node unable to continue downloading the blockchain after encountering an error condition.

-Fixed processing of alias transfer transactions.

-Fixed exchange price handling affecting some coin exchange trades.

-Show correct total coin amounts for each chain.

-Other minor bugfixes and improvements.

-This release will perform a database rescan.

  • First Android Ardor Client

Android Mobile App https://bitbucket.org/Jelurida/ardor/downloads/ardor-client-2.0.10.apk
SHA256 05104090d274ef53645ab5f3cef6cebfc0f4a305d649beed8d0b2598ce0cb51f

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  • NRS Update – Version 1.11.12

New update for the NRS (Nxt Reference Software) client – changelog below! In the last version 1.11.11 the biggest change is the default number of nodes connected to increased from 250 to 2000, this will prevent a network failure such as that occurred a couple weeks back.

Changelog:

-Fixed peer disconnections while downloading the blockchain. Upgrade to this release is recommended for all public nodes, to help improve download speeds.

-Snapshot code bugfixes. Added a checkpoint after the snapshot hardfork.

  • Updated Android client app

Mobile app link https://bitbucket.org/Jelurida/nxt/downloads/nxt-client-1.11.11.apk
SHA256 1f33561ae164ffd6f485ea7b82662daf7775935128152ffbd2ae93b9b5e8690f

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NXT IN THE MEDIA

 

  • Lior Yaffe in Medium – Dealing with Scammers

Lior Yaffe, co-founder of Jelurida and a core dev, wrote about how he and his team deal with scammers – a persistent issue with blockchain platforms. An enlightening read.

However some scammers made a huge mistake, considering us to be total fools, they took the NXT they steal and invested it into our own ICO token.

Source

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  • Global Coin Report – Jelurida Releases The Source Code For Ardor (ARDR) With An Upcoming Blockchain Launch In January

Coverage of the release of Ardor’s source code for Ardor. Also talks about the details of the Ardor main net launch.

 

“The release of the testnet is an important milestone setting standards for the whole blockchain industry paving the way for mainstream adoption of blockchain technology,” stated Jelurida’s co-founder and managing director, Lior Yaffe.

Source

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  • CoinsMoon – What is Ardor Coin

CoinsMoon wrote about the Ardor blockchain ecosystem and the significance of the revolutionary child chain architecture behind Ardor. We appreciate the coverage and encourage you to read the article.

Ardor is a blockchain ecosystem

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

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  • Newsbtc – How Blockchain is Pumping Life into Stale Business Models

The belief that Ardor will be a huge step forward in enabling small and medium businesses to adopt, deploy, and develop blockchain technology in an easy and scalable way is becoming more prevalent. The more coverage we have of this the better! NewsBTC covered the release of Ardor.

After 1 year of testing, Ardor will be released on January 1st. This will be a huge step forward in enabling businesses to adopt blockchain technology in an easy, scalable way.

Source

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  • Cryptotrade – Endless Possibilities For Ardor’s Blockchain as a Service Platform

The possibilities of Ardor as a service platform, especially as a BaaS (Blockchain-as-a-Service) provider are innumerable. Read this Australian coverage of the use cases and applications of Ardor and child chains.

TL;DR:
To sum this up, Ardor’s Blockchain-as-a-Service platform is built with interoperability between its child chains. Users from Ardor’s different child chains will be able to transact between each other directly, and their swap transactions are secured by their Parent chain.

Now is time for me to stop writing, and to let you continue to imagine all the use cases you can, the possibilities are endless. The Ardor blockchain will (hopefully) reshape blockchain and build a harmonised digital world.

If you are and enterprise or a consortium of enterprises, than start thinking about how you can modify the Ardor building blocks to fit your specific needs, and if you need help, contact me and I will be glad to help or guide you to Ardor’s developers team.

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PRICE EVOLUTION

 

  • 2017’s Biggest Cryptotokens Ranked by Performance

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  • TradingView – Potential long set up on NXT

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  • TradingView – LONG – NXT Buy Opportunity

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  • TradingView – ARDR/BTC/POLONIEX/BITTREX

ARDR/BTC/POLONIEX/BITTREX BUY : 0.00009 – 0.000115 TARGET 1 : 0.0001 – 0.00011 TARGET 2 : 0.000123 – 0.00013 TARGET 3 : +0.00015 OR +0.00017 STOP LOSS : LESS 0.000087 OR 0.000097 STOP LIMIT BUY : 0.00013 / 0.00014

Source

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  • Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution

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

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

 

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That is all for this week, Nxters. Make sure you find the Star Wars references in the newsly as you stay tuned next week for more coverage of the exciting launch of Ardor. More exciting coverage awaits as Jelurida continues to meet milestones and we will continue to cover and analyze the news for you. For those who cannot wait a week to learn more, visit our site. We explain in much more detail about Jelurida and all things Nxt / Ardor / Ignis.

Follow us on Twitter for important breaking updates during the week as they happen. Stay warm and stay informed, dear Nxters. See you back here next week! Happy New Year!

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Nxt News – December 2017 (IV): If Opportunity Doesn’t Knock, Build a Door

December (IV)

Welcome again, fellow Nxters! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all! Jelurida’s gift of free IGNIS tokens will occur on December 28th! While you enjoyed the holiday season with your friends and family and pets we have crafted another newsletter that contains all the important information that occurred regarding Nxt / Ardor / Ignis last week. Learn how the Austrian government is using Nxt, seven exchanges announced support for the IGNIS Airdrop, Ardor looks for a US-based team to develop for Ardor, Travin Keith announced he will host a trading webinar and more await you this week!

We welcome back our old readers and warmly welcome our new ones. The cryptosphere is a large, complex, and largely mysterious place for most people and we at Nxter are changing that. We want our readers to become experts in the Nxt / Ardor / Ignis blockchain community so you can make informed decisions and impress your coworkers at the upcoming holiday parties. Lean back and enjoy the important crypto news from last week!

 

NXT COMMUNITY

NXT AE

DEVELOPMENT

NXT IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


NXT COMMUNITY

 

  • Snapshot Block

Jelurida announced that the Nxt Snapshot will occur at block height 1636363 on December 28th. Any NXT you want to be counted towards the IGNIS Airdrop must be in a supported wallet by this block height.

You can check the last forged block (i.e block height) at nxtportal.org or by using your Nxt wallet:

Snapshot countdown:
https://nxter.org
https://www.ardorplatform.org/ardor-timeline/ardor-genesis-snapshot-ignis
https://www.ardor.world/en/

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  • Nxt Getting Started Guide

The ANG created a nice and simple guide to help you get started with NXT and ARDR!

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  • THE FOLLOWING EXCHANGES HAVE ANNOUNCED IGNIS AIRDROP SUPPORT

The Airdrop will be calculated on December 28th. Nxter recommends using the official local wallet but seven third-party exchanges have announced Snapshot integration support: Bittrex, AEX, Bitcoin Indonesia, HitBTC, Stocks.exchange, Freewallet, and Upbit. Any NXT you have in a wallet on these exchanges will be credited with free IGNIS.

Bittrex: https://support.bittrex.com/hc/en-us/articles/115003571832-Statement-on-Ignis-IGNIS-airdrop-to-Nxt-NXT-holders

AEX: https://www.aex.com/page/candy.html

HitBTC: https://blog.hitbtc.com/statement-on-the-upcoming-btc-hard-forks-and-ignis-airdrop/

Bitcoin Indonesia: https://blog.bitcoin.co.id/pengumuman-mengenai-airdrop-ignis/

Freewallet: https://freewallet.org/ Twitter

Upbit: https://upbit.com/service_center/notice?id=191

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  • AEX adds NXT / Bitcny Transactions

Last week, ANG partner AEX added NXT / BitCNY transaction support to the AEX cryptocurrency exchange.

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  • First Blockchain Ardor Meetup by Almonte

Community member Almonte found a hotel to sponsor the first Ardor Blockchain Meetup. If you are in Romania and want to learn more about the Ardor blockchain stay tuned as we announce more info.

Almonte wrote:

Finally I think I found a Hotel to sponsor what it would be my first Blockchain Ardor meetup. Now I am figuring out the way to attract businesses and university students of west Romania, this time I´ll try to show a less technical presentation (Isn´t it annoying that now everybody interest is on “how to invest”?

If anyone has non-technical slides about Ardor/Nxt to share with me, they are highly appreciated.

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  • Austrian Government Uses Nxt Blockchain

The Austrian government announced that they work with A – Trust to initiate an enterprise blockchain application based on the Nxt Blockchain technology which will enable Austrian municipalities to publish their announcements on a digital bulletin board created for this purpose.

Source

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  • NXTER.ORG – What Good is Ignis, Anyway?

By now our readers know of Ignis, the first child chain of Ardor. But what is Ignis? Segfaultsteve wrote a piece about its awesomeness. Learn about use cases and some of the permissionless functionality of the revolutionary child chain technology powered by the Ardor Platform.

What Good is Ignis, Anyway?

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  • Press Release LimeSoda, Ardor Nxt Group

Limesoda has announced a partnership with Jelurida and the ANG. We look forward to providing our readers with detailed updates about this partnership in the coming future.

They wrote:

LimeSoda and Jelurida (developers of Nxt/Ardor technology) will also explore together the option of creating an Ardor child chain, that serves as a payment platform for the Magento webshop system. LimeSoda is a Magento solutions specialist and is always looking for opportunities to take their portfolio to the next level.

Bernd Pfeiffer, Co-Founder of LimeSoda: We were very impressed with the director of the Ardor and Nxt Group, Travin Keith, and are looking forward to developing web-apps for us as a company in the future. Furthermore, we are resources available for when clients will approach us and request blockchain-driven apps.

Source

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  • Jelurida Helpdesk

Lior Yaffe, core developer for Nxt / Ardor, announced that he is testing a new helpdesk system for Jelurida.

He wrote:

Folks, I’m testing a new helpdesk system for Jelurida, if someone would like to open a ticket here I will answer it promptly https://desk.zoho.eu/portal/jelurida/home

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  • Nxt (NXT) Added to the Hashers Cryptoportal

Hashers added Nxt to their cryptoportal. Track and analyze how NXT is doing against the larger crypto world.

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  • ICO Alert Podcast #21: Lior Yaffe

Lior was interviewed by ICO Alert and he talked about Nxt, Ardor, and Ignis. No one is better at explaining these things than the man who worked on designing them.

They announced:

On the show today is Lior Yaffe, the Co-Founder & Managing Director of Jelurida, and Developer for blockchain platforms NXT & Ardor. During the show, we’ll discuss the upcoming IGNIS & Ardor launches, what makes Ardor different from other blockchain platforms, what will happen to NXT after Ardor launches, and more. Without further ado, let’s get to it.

 

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  • Chinese Community – News Updates

Updates for our Chinese audience. Many thanks to lege for being the Nxter conduit to the Chinese community – we warmly embrace everyone in our community!

User lege
https://www.toutiao.com/a1587404949973005/
toutiao.com
感谢legel及其团队做的一切,谢谢大家支持
感谢legel及其团队做的一切,谢谢大家支持

chinese fans celebrate the snapshot and mainnet

give some gift to our chinese fans

To thank them for their support

thanks to travin and jelurida

Riker and James

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  • Bitcoin in Arabic Talks Nxt / Ardor / Ignis

Bitcoin in Arabic released a video explaining Nxt, Ardor, and Ignis to the Arabic speaking world.

https://youtu.be/pewxslV4MRk

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  • NeocashRadio – Interview with Lior Yaffe from Jelurida

Lior was very busy last week. He also conducted an interview with NeocashRadio. This interview touched on where and how you can obtain NXT ahead of the IGNIS Airdrop.

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  • Travin Keith – Trading Webinar

Longtime community member, Travin, announced that on February 19th, 2018 he will host a trading webinar aimed at people with little to no knowledge about trading cryptocurrencies. More info to come.

Travin wrote:

Will be having a webinar about trading. Mostly for people between beginner and intermediate. Will mention Nxt and Ardor as well as ANG in my intro but focusing on my BitcoinMarkets role since that’s my claim to relevancy in trading. https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/13689/294503?utm_source=BrightTALK&utm_medium=brighttalk&utm_campaign=294503

Fun fact: I found out about Nxt through BitcoinMarkets, despite it being against the rules to talk about anything that wasn’t Bitcoin at the time.

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  • Veronica Torras – Moving Forward, And Getting Into The Blockchain

Successful entrepreneur and new member of the Jelurida team, Veronica, wrote about how she ended up moving on with her life to newer and better things – the Nxt and Ardor ecosystem. An engaging and personal look at her journey from CEO of a startup to a key member of one of the blockchains on the cutting edge of technological development.

Veronica wrote:

Why Ardor and Nxt?
I asked around and, to my surprise, I found experienced people close to me who became my mentors, my wise “Yodas”. One of them introduced me to Nxt and Ardor technology, which I quickly found matched the three “must haves” that I was looking for in my next project: (1) great and solid technology, (2) talented, engaged and passionate people, and (3) a fast growing project in a disruptive sector.

Source

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  • Happy Holidays

From all of us at Nxter, Jelurida, and the ANG we say Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Elizabeth, the director of ANG has a crypto-themed message for you. She wrote:

Just smile and say thank you if I shake your hand and leave you with a long string of numbers on a folded piece of paper. #givecrypto $ARDR $NXT #cryptocurrency #HappyHolidays

Kristina, from Jelurida:

Dear, Nxters! On behalf of the whole team, I wish you very Happy Holidays and a wonderful and successful new year! Thank you for your support!

All about NXT:

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NXT AE

  • Janus – Status Update

Janus continues to assemble more rigs for their mining operation – JNSHash.

 

 

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  • Bitswift – Status Update

Concurrent with the IGNIS Airdrop is the Bitswift Airdrop as 10% of all SWIFT tokens will be distributed to IGNIS holders on January 1st. Bittrex is a great place to buy your SWIFT tokens after then Ardor launch on January 1st.

 

Bitswiftbro wrote:

You can see the largest address in bitswift is dedicated to blanket on top of all ignis holders, which is essentially all nxt holders yes.
Well actually my bad, the largest is bittrex address
Development Fund: NXT-3GV8-8347-UD38-FNU2U
Bittrex Exchange Account: NXT-S42Z-ERET-QLMX-4JR77

Transparency addresses

Realizing we have reduced the token supply of Bitswift through recent token burn. This means the amount allocated for Ignis users is actually slightly more than 10% of the total Bitswift supply. 10.45% to be exact.
NXT-2HKA-GTP2-ZBFL-34B9L <– Ignis air drop allocation transparency address
Was allocated prior to the token burn.

Feel free to download and create your own QR code and stick it on. Maybe stick it in someones stocking for Christmas. If you have crypto friends, send them a gift. We will release a new series every year. Next year theme.. 8 Bit retro

Bitswift Gift Cards Series 1 – Crypto Pioneers

 

 

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Last Ardor Testnet – Version 2.0.7.e

There is another mandatory testnet upgrade before the final Ardor mainnet launch.

Final preparations are being made ahead of the New Year’s launch of Ardor. This was the last upgrade to the testnet. Change log is below.

Extract from change log:

This release is a mandatory upgrade for all Ardor testnet nodes. It involves a reset of the existing testnet and starts from a new genesis block.

The new testnet genesis block is based on a snapshot of the Nxt blockchain at height 1624000. Forging on testnet is set to start at midnight UTC, Dec 22.

The BTC and USD testnet child chains have been removed, for consistency with the expected production child chains. The EUR child chain has been renamed to AEUR, with 2 decimals. Child chain ids for AEUR and Bitswift have changed to 3 and 4 respectively.

The child chain transaction types that affect only global platform entities and do not involve pricing or transfer of value are now allowed only on the IGNIS child chain. Such transactions currently are: asset issuance, setting account info, setting account properties, asset share increase, setting asset control, setting account control.

All fees have been reviewed and updated. Most fees have been decreased significantly, with the default Ardor chain fee set to 1 ARDR, and the default child chain fee to 0.01 ARDR.

Source

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  • Weekly Reminder – Regarding Network Issues

Last week many users discovered an error in their logs after experiencing network issues. The issue arose from too few nodes announcing their address via a parameter in the configuration folder. Jelurida is working on a more permanent solution but an immediate fix involves editing the suggested parameters in your NXT/conf folders and increasing the maximum number of connections.

Jelurida wrote:

In regards to the network issues that users experience – “No openAPI peers found” message in light client and “Maximum number of inbound connections exceeded” in the log:

The problem is that in the network there are too little nodes that announce their address via the nxt.myAddress property, and by default these nodes accept too small number of inbound connections (250).

We are working on a more sustainable solution, but it will require a new release.

For now I want to ask anyone who is running a public node, to first check if the node is accessible at the address announced with nxt.myAddress (port 7874 unless something else is set in the address), and then increase nxt.maxNumberOfInboundConnections.

How much to increase nxt.maxNumberOfInboundConnections depends on the hardware capabilities, 1000 should be safe even on weakest hardware. My node run for a day with 4000 inbound connections on VPS with 1GB of RAM. Then it run out of memory, but I also had a tesnet node there.

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  • Job Offer – Looking for a Developer to join a U.S. based Team

Do you have what it takes to work with the blockchain? Ardor is looking for people who are experienced with the Nxt platform who can apply their expertise to developing for Ardor.

Details:

HIRING! Hey everyone! Looking for a developer to join a U.S based team that can develop off of the ardor platform. We are leveraging the ardor platform in accordance with the JPL license. Need someone or a group who are familiar with building on NXT platform and can transition that expertise to ardor. PM me if interested! Happy holidays everyone!
Any leads would be great too :$

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NXT IN THE MEDIA

  • Forbes – Are New Platforms Threatening The Hegemony Of Bitcoin And Ethereum?

Forbes wrote about smart-contract solutions offered by new platforms like Ardor. Ardor’s smart transaction framework makes it very easy for developers to write smart contracts, unlike with Ethereum.

Smart contract platform Qtum, for instance, boasts a faster consensus algorithm compared to Ethereum while Jelurida-developed Ardor offers scalability and customizability through its child chain technology.

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  • Zerohedge – When It Comes to Secure Networks, Ethereum Isn’t the Only Game in Town

Ardor is mentioned as a competitor to Ethereum. The article highlights the versatility and scalability of Ardor as a major selling point for businesses. A very informative read.

They wrote:

One such challenger, Jelurida, has created two platforms it hopes will challenge Ethereum’s dominance. While NXT was accused of having too much in the way of deliverables, spreading its focus too thin, the company expects its most recent entrant into the platform game—Ardor will prove to be a silver bullet. Ardor is custom-designed to let developers easily build applications on the blockchain with minor input.

It also features some creative improvements on Ethereum’s blockchain, including its parent-child chain architecture, which reduces bloat on the main chain and allows for better maintenance of the overall network. Ardor also utilizes Proof-of-Stake, which reduces the strain on each node and eliminates the need for costly mining, as coins are minted.

Ardor’s use of child chains that stem off from the main chain also adds several layers of security. The main blockchain will prioritize the overall network’s security, remaining lightweight and adaptable to changing loads. Additionally, each child chain will have transactions and data that don’t affect the larger chain, so even localized breaches can easily be quarantined without causing larger issues.

Finally, NXT and Ardor both offer an improvement on Ethereum’s smart contracts. While ETH contracts are still the norm, there have been several instances where a poorly designed contract wipes out large chunks of the currency. Jelurida’s platforms use smart transactions that are not programmable, enhancing its overall security while providing less room for the error’s that commonly plague Ethereum.

Custom Crypto

Cryptocurrencies may be getting the attention, but blockchain has more potential in the long run. Jelurida and its peers have the right idea, creating blockchain solutions tailored specifically for individuals or companies to build on them swiftly and creatively. Much like Ripple created a niche market to focus on the needs of streamlining cross-border transactions, Ardor, NXT, and others can capitalize on the demand for an agile and secure blockchain platform to build applications.

Source

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  • CIO – The Rise of Blockchain-as-a-Service

Ardor is mentioned as a BaaS solution. The prunability and, hence, the solution to the blockchain bloat problem is highlighed and touted as a great solution for businesses.

They wrote:

 Jelurida, the group behind the pioneering proof-of-stake blockchain platform NXT, is now working on Ardor – a new project that is aimed at addressing blockchain’s scalability concerns for business users.

Jelurida also recognizes the need for businesses to anchor their blockchain efforts to a secure and scalable platform. Ardor improves upon its NXT platform to provide a more scalable and customizable BaaS solution. Central to Ardor is its child chain technology. A business using Ardor could customize its own child chain to keep its data separate from other organizations’ data on the blockchain. Child chains are still validated by all nodes on the network and can be pruned at a scheduled time. This reduces bloat on the main chain.

Source

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  • Max Keiser – Blockchain Companies Still Need to Overcome Their Fatal Flaw

What is the fatal flaw of the blockchain? Scalability. The blockchain bloat problem is haunting Ethereum and Bitcoin. These platforms are not scalable as they are weighed down by their, immutable, histories. Ardor has a unique and elegant solution to this problem with their parent/child chain architecture. The prunability of Ardor child chains makes them lightweight, secure and very easy for businesses to deploy.

They wrote:

The Long Term Solution for Blockchain Scalability

Sensing a need for true scalability, the Jelurida group is working on their second platform, Ardor. The platform operates on a BaaS model that uses a parent chain in conjunction with several different child chains.

The model’s parent chain is purposefully small. Its main objective is to guarantee the security of the entire network, including the child chains. The platform’s additional functions will all run on child chains, allowing the blockchain to streamline processes and scale rapidly. Because the parent chain is built for security and other operations can be executed through child chains, blockchain bloat will decrease dramatically.

The brilliance of the platform is that it allows companies to create their own projects off of the platform in the form of child chains. They can be pruned without affecting the security of the parent chain while also allowing transactions to be paid in any child token, rather than the parent chain’s token. This gives companies the opportunity to still run as unique, autonomous entities while also enjoying the security of the parent chain. All chains will run smoothly because the architecture of the BaaS platform is designed to solve the bloat issue.

Additionally, the platform utilizes the Proof-of-Stake (PoS) consensus method as opposed to the costly and energy inefficient Proof-of-Work (PoW) protocol. This is particularly important to startups who want to implement blockchain technology but may have a hard time due to the high costs associated with PoW mining. PoS mining is also the preferable method in places where government regulators could crack down on blockchains’ high energy consumption.

Those who are new to blockchain technology can rest assured that the implementation curve is very shallow. The platform integrates well with APIs and is built in Java, resulting in an easy-to-use application. In light of these factors, it is quite likely that more companies will begin using BaaS models to improve their business operations.

More info
Source

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  • Potential Options for Pierre Rischman

The Nxt platform is mentioned as an option for the AVISIA Group in France.

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  • Medium – Parent Child chains Metaphor

Explanation about the unique architecture of Ardor. Read the article for a clever and easy way for non-technical people to understand the parent/child chain architecture of Ardor.

They wrote:

The Parent-ChildChains is a new blockchain architecture developped by Jelurida team in their new brand fresh Blockchain-as-a-Service plateform Ardor.
For the technical experts reading this article, it’s cristal clear and easy to understand. But for non technical people, it’s not so obvious to understand and to realize its potential and implications. Thus I came out with a small metaphor to help you get the mean idea behind this wired name.

Source

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  • Investing – Ethereum Might Be A Victim Of Its Own Success, See 4 Alternatives Here

Ardor is mentioned as a competitor to Ethereum in the enterprise sector, which is very true. Ardor was created to solve specific blockchain problems and is being marketed, successfully, as a great and easy way for businesses to develop and deploy their own blockchain apps.

They wrote:

Ardor is another blockchain platform that has the potential to displace Ethereum as the go-to blockchain for the enterprise segment. In fact, businesses that need a Blockchain-as-a-service platform will find undeniable potential in Ardor’s value proposition. Ardor will make it easy for businesses to create their own blockchains using parent-child chains instead of the bloated nodes of some of the popular blockchains.

Credit: Coinmarketcap.com

Credit: Coinmarketcap.com

Using the Nxt technology created by its parent company Jelurida, Ardor’s blockchain simply has a main chain and a practically endless number of child chains. The main chain holds all Ardor token (ARDR) transactions but other features of the blockchain will be inaccessible in order to ensure improved performance and limit the odds of blockchain bloat. The child chains in turn are meant for businesses that want to create their own blockchain complete with tokens, aliasing, data cloud, account control, marketplace, and secure messaging among others.

Another key factor that gives Ardor’s blockchain an edge over Ethereum is that Ardor uses a Proof-of-stake (PoS) network as opposed to a Proof-of-work (PoW) system that Ethereum uses. The Proof-of-stake system is resistance to potential censorship threat that could cripple the cryptocurrency industry because it doesn’t require heavy mining and the need for a mining factory. Interestingly, Ethereum has started to consider the idea of switching to a Proof-of-stake model; hence, Ardor is on the right path and with a first mover advantage over Ethereum.

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  • AltClub – NXT price $6+ with 50% Free Ignis

A terrible and poorly written article that attacks Jelurida, Christianity, and the kitchen sink. We advise against reading the inflammatory content in this article as it will only confuse you do the writer having the grammar and syntactical abilities of a child. We at Nxter are above such petulant attacks but there is value in reading Lior’s responses to the claims.

User MikeA – Still uploading in parts (long article).

http://alts-club.com/docs/nxt-price-usd6-with-free-ignis.php

 

Lior Yaffe responded:

1. The date chosen for the snapshot is partially based on our past experience that our community members are working class people that actually on the holiday season will have more time follow the snapshot and launch process and perform the necessary testing. From this reason we also release many of our releases on Saturday even though we have nothing against Judaism.

2. The block height change was necessary since when we announced it in October we didn’t fully realize that exchanges will have to stop trading ARDR between the snapshot block and the Ardor launch. Once we realized this we decided to delay it by few days in order to shorten this time period. So oversight yes, but nothing sinister.

3. As to market manipulation and insider trading. Jelurida announced upfront that we will sell most of the NXT we raise and this is what we did. Take a look at account NXT-72LE-QYEV-D3LE-AM8G7 where we keep the ICO funds. This is all done transparently for anyone to see.
It’s really simple, account NXT-Y5Z8-XEQC-3AW2-46CF6 is the account which issued the JLRDA currency and received the NXT collected in the ICO, since this wasn’t a mulitsig account (long story) we constantly sent the collected NXT to account NXT-72LE-QYEV-D3LE-AM8G7 which is a multisig account and from there gradually to the Bittrex hot wallet NXT-97H4-KRWL-A53G-7GVRG – all recorded on the blockchain for anyone to see

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • NXT Moonshot? IGNIS Airdrop Coming Soon

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  • Cryptovest – NXT Launches Like a Rocket After Bittrex Confirms IGNIS Airdrop Support

NXT just took off with a major pump, following an official announcement from Bittrex, one of the most popular cryptocurrency exchanges, confirming their support for the upcoming IGNIS tokens airdrop.

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  • TradingView – NXT, are you Ready for the real Breakout?

NXT is going to see another big pump in next 10 days. IGNIS airdrop is coming and it is currently causing a FOMO. Whales are pushing the price down with massive sell walls but once those sell walls are gone we will see the moon. This is not a trading advice and I am not responsible for any losses may occur..

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  • TradingView – NXT VISION / STRONG FUNDAMENT / 28.12. / AIRDROP /

HERE IS MY CHART FOR NXT for next week ! We can easily reach previous $BTC ATH -1.69% it’s returning cycle. WITH STRONG FUNDAMENT HOW IS AIRDROP NO PROBLEM

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  • TradingView – Nxt big pump Coming

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  • TradingView – NXT-BTC LONG

Many Reasons. Long-term: Massive C&H on Weekly Time-frame. Extremely Positive news with Ignis Airdrop on 12.28.2017 with free token reward. Short-term: Has broken out of Ichimoku cloud (Setting doubled to prevent false positives) on 1 day, 4 hour, and 1-hour time-frames with Tenkan above Kijun. Extremely Short-term: 1 HR -4.13% – Massive Bull Pennant Consolidating ready to make the next run upwards. I am putting 20% of the portfolio on this trade. Optimal bet size here according to Kelly Criterion. 1st Target is at 68k sats -1.51% for 32% fib line. 2nd Target at 50% fib at 80k sats -1.51%

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  • TradingView – NXT/BTC long

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  • TradingView – NXT – Here’s why it’s about to Skyrocket!

One of the biggest end of the week movers in the cryptocurrency space last week was (NXT), Here’s why it’s about to skyrocket! The justification for its existence is rooted in the deficiencies of what we might deem the first generation of cryptocurrencies – bitcoin -6.56 %, Litecoin etc. While these coins have expanded to become well-established in their own right, they each have drawbacks and – as adoption and mainstream use of these coins increases – the severity of these drawbacks will increase in tandem. The creators of NXT recognized this and set out to create what is essentially a brand-new type of cryptocurrency and, by proxy, one that seeks to resolve the issues associated with first-generation coins. Isolation, NXT uses what’s called a Proof of Stake ( PoS 4.52% ) algorithm to process transactions, as compared to bitcoin’s PoW. PoS 4.52% doesn’t require mining, immediately solving the efficiency issue. PoS 4.52% can also handle a dramatically increased amount of transactions per second, with this increased volume once again based on the fact that mining-based block verification isn’t necessary. The coin is up 25% over the last twenty-four hours and closes to 1,300% over the last four weeks. as bitcoin -6.56% becomes more popular – it’s drawbacks are going to become more apparent. We saw this yesterday with the more than 200,000 transactions stacked up and delayed as participants rushed into take advantage of the gains we were seeing in the market overnight. Final conclusion with Technical, NXT against BTC -6.56% is forming a Bullish flag anticipation of week BTC -6.56% and short-term gains to NXT, Which will Initially mine us our profit with this short term, long looking trade,

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  • TradingView – NXT Ignis Airdrop

Twitter Bittrex Yes, we are supporting the IGNIS airdrop. https://t.co/sDB8iD9Bfa https://twitter.com/BittrexExchange/status/943585026372902912 an hour ago Comment: Note: Bittrex will be closing our NXT wallet and stop trading the token to take accurate snapshots of balances. If any NXT deposits you had sent to Bittrex are not settled (i.e. marked as pending) by 6:00 PM PT, on 12/27/2017 (1:00 AM on 12/28/2017 UTC), you may not be credited with IGNIS.

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  • TradingView – NXT Quick NXT TA

Possible repeat of last couple waves? Volume increasing..

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  • Trading View – NXT–>free IGNIS pre-fork final info, Market Overview + Targets

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  • TradingView – ARDR/BTC

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  • TradingView – ARDR/BTC Risk/Profit…

In my opinion it’s not worth it already to buy POLONIEX:ARDRBTC 4.48% Si vis pacem, para bellum.

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  • Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution

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

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

Live ARDR stats from the Nxt Blockchain Asset Exchange:

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That is all for this week, Nxters. Make sure you find the Star Wars references in the newsly as you stay tuned next week for more coverage of the New Year’s launch of Ardor, the NXT Snapshot, ongoing projects, and much more. For those who cannot wait a week to learn more, visit our site. We explain in much more detail about Jelurida and all things Nxt / Ardor / Ignis

Follow us on Twitter for important breaking updates during the week as they happen. Stay warm and stay informed, dear Nxters. See you back here next week! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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

Nxt News – December 2017 (III): The Greatest Teacher, Failure Is

December (III)

Welcome again, fellow Nxters! The holiday season is here and the stress of buying presents for your friends and family is upon us all. Luckily, there are some things in life that can distract you and put your mind at ease. First, go see the Star Wars: The Last Jedi – it is really good! Nxt (see what I did there!), we have the news of the week; compiled and analyzed for you. Last week AEX partnered with ANG, a new video in the Ardor Time series was released, show your love of Ardor during Ardor Days, great gift ideas, and detailed “how-to” guides for moving your NXT to the official wallet from third-party exchanges ahead of the IGNIS Airdrop – all this and more in this edition of the newsletter.

We welcome back our old readers and warmly welcome our new ones. The cryptosphere is a large, complex, and largely mysterious place for most people and we at Nxter are changing that. We want our readers to become experts in the Nxt / Ardor / Ignis blockchain community so you can make informed decisions and impress your coworkers at the upcoming holiday parties. Lean back and enjoy the important crypto news from last week!

 

NXT COMMUNITY

NXT AE

DEVELOPMENT

NXT IN THE MEDIA

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


NXT COMMUNITY

 

  • The Future of NXT

The imminent launch of Ardor has many concerned that the NXT blockchain will be made obsolete. This is patently untrue. No blockchain is a one-size-fits-all solution. The Nxt platform will be actively supported for years to come thanks to the $15 M raised last quarter in the IGNIS ICO. Ardor does not replace Nxt, it compliments it. The Nxt platform is going strong and will do so for years. The Crypto Woman, the new ANG Director, explains with a new infographic:

 

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  • IGNIS Airdrop – what, where, when

A new informative article from apenzl summarizes the Airdrop and technology:

IGNIS Airdrop

 

  • Infogram – Move your NXT from Bittrex

Nxter recommends the local wallet with official NRS client as the place to move you NXT for the upcoming Snapshot. Third party wallets may need to implement official support for the Nxt Snapshot, and if they do not you will not receive free IGNIS. Users with a Bittrex account: the following infographic informs you how to transfer your NXT to your wallet.

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  • Move your NXT from Poloniex by Ardor Nxt Group

Likewise, here is an official guide for transferring your NXT from Poloniex to your local wallet. NXT left in a Poloniex wallet will not be eligible to receive IGNIS at the Snapshot on December 28th.

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And here is the much requested guide to withdrawal NXT from Poloniex. Feel free to share with hose whom it might help

 

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  • Video Explaining How To Transfer NXT from Bittrex to the Official Wallet

If you still have your NXT in a Bittrex wallet after the infographic above, congrats. We really, really want everyone to receive their Holiday bonus of free IGNIS. Watch this video for a detailed, and simple explanation of how to transfer your NXT from Bittrex to the official local wallet.

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  • Ardor Time Episode 2 – Child Chain Architecture | Security Meets Scalability

A new episode of Ardor Time, the new video series from Jelurida that is designed to promote, explain, and demystify the Ardor platform. Last week’s episode explained the unique child chain architecture of Ardor and what that means for scalability purposes.

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  • The Snapshot Book by Nxter added to @st_association Collection

Last week the Swiss Tech Association added ‘Snapshot’, the comprehensive Nxter source for information on the blockchain and the history of Nxt, to their collection. Plus it makes a great gift! Spread Holiday cheer and help support Nxter.org – link below.

“SNAPSHOT – Nxt, unsurpassable blockchain solutions” is a collection of articles, which, after a short introduction to the concept of blockchain technology, looks deep into Nxt – the tech and the decentralized community. It was published by Nxter.org for the 3rd anniversary of the Nxt Blockchain”

Buy it here!

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  • The Ardor Nxt Group Welcomes AEX.com 

The ANG announced last week that the major Chinese exchange, AEX, has partnered with them. Cooperation between the largest exchange in China and ANG is a powerful force.

The Ardor and Nxt Group (ANG) is an initiative by community members that enables members of the community to participate in the growth of the Nxt and Ardor Platform ecosystem as well as provide businesses, projects, and organizations in the blockchain ecosystem, a platform to gain wider visibility, as well as promote collaborative activities among its members.

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A detailed list of ANG membership tiers and their respective benefits:

Membership

Business Membership

The business membership program is a membership program that is free until January 15, 2018, for businesses and projects that are using or are interested in using the technologies developed by Jelurida, namely Nxt and Ardor, as well as those that are involved in the ecosystem, including, but not limited to, service providers, news agencies, such as Nxter Magazine, and community tool providers. However, businesses and projects will be categorized appropriately in order for users and other businesses to have a better experience when searching through members, as well as for members to be exposed better.

After January 15, 2018, members will either need to pay a yearly fee for the Business Membership or upgrade to the Premium Business Membership. This fee will be determined during the interim period. However, some categories will either remain free or have a nominal charge, and perhaps have a different membership category. These will also be determined during the interim period.

Premier Membership

The premium business membership category is targeted to larger businesses and projects that qualify for the Business Membership, though is by no means restricted to them nor is this category the only one available for larger businesses and projects. Additional benefits, such as better positioning on the site, as well as potential special press release, will be available for these members. The fee for this category will be considerably higher than the Business Membership, and may or may not take into account the amount of employees of the business.

All Corporate Supporters of the Nxt Foundation will automatically become Premier Members and retain this benefit for one year starting January 15, 2018, regardless of their remaining months as a Corporate Supporter. Until the fee for Premier Membership has been announced, no new Corporate Supporters will be accepted at this time.

General Membership

The General Membership program will mimic the Supporter+ program, retain all its benefits, including the choice of emails, as well as other new benefits to be announced during the interim period. At the time of this announcement, no new supporters will be accepted into the program until a proper fee has been set. However, all Supporters, with or without the + attribute, will be given this membership for at least one year from January 15, 2018, depending on their initial contribution. They will also be given this status during the interim period.

Disclaimer

Membership in ANG does not entitle the Member to an official status within the Nxt Foundation.

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  • Photos from Tokyo Meetup 2017

Last month Travin went to Japan to attend a blockchain expo. The link below summarizes his trip. A couple days later, November 13th, he attended a Meetup. The photos of it are below! Shout out to the Japanese members of the Nxt / Ardor community!

Nxt News – November 2017 (III): Push Yourself Because No One Else Is Going To Do It For You

http://viva-bitcoin.club/good-source-of-nxt-aldor/

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  • Chinese Community – News Updates

A new Chinese language article has been published for the Chinese community about Ardor. There is interest in China about Ardor and after the mainnet launch, it appears that many new exchanges will list ARDR. This is great exposure for the community as China is by far the largest market for all things crypto and blockchain.

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I have contacted some exchanges in china , they are all interested in ardor, when the mainnet launched they will consider to list ardr

today we post an article

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  • Crypto Woman: Let’s Have Some Fun!

A great idea to share your love of Ardor is to take a picture of yourself with an Ardor t-shirt on Ardor Days, December 28th – January 1st. Share your love on social media and let’s see how diverse and wonderful a community we have across the globe!

Elizabeth

Challenge: get and wear an Ardor tee-shirt, post a selfie and let us know where you are in the world – on Ardor Days, December 28th – January 1. Share to all you social sites

'HODL Ardor Crypto currency (HArdor)' Women's Fitted Scoop T-Shirt by Royce104
‘HODL Ardor Crypto currency (HArdor)’ Women’s Fitted Scoop T-Shirt by Royce104

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  • Ardor Launch Infographic

Another shout out to the community for creating this awesome graphic. Pass it around to friends and family to answer their questions about the launch of Ardor!

Veronica wrote:

Thanks to @joelq who did an amazing job with the content of this infographic together with @kristina and thanks to @Johnny Tran who did an amazing job with the graphic design! Everybody, feel free to download and share it on social media.

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  • We passed 5,000 Followers on our Twitter

Thanks to all our followers on Twitter! We appreciate you following us and recognizing us to be the go-to source for your blockchain news and analysis! Hopefully, we reach 10,000 soon!

5412 followers @Nxter_org

251 followers @NXT_Espana

246 followers @NXT_France

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NXT AE

  • Janus – Status Update

Update from Janus about the status of their mining farm – they experienced a setback: They are using too much electricity and they are not at capacity. They have a lead on a building with a 1000 amp line. This connection will allow for future growth and will result in bigger dividends for those who have invested in them.

Bjorn wrote:

Thanks everyone for your words in both public and private messages, I’ve just landed and there are some very good things occuring and one thing that was bad but will be remedied.

As you all know we are in the final stage of adding machines to the mining office. At 200 amps we can safely (usually) use 80% of this amount we hit our maximum. Hours before I left for vacation I had a weird feeling based on some of the wiring that leads to the master electrical box, they felt a bit too warm, we added the final machines but because our staff watching over are still a bit new I unplugged 3 machines that performed least. I figured this could offset my intuition, however, on day 2 our new team member TJ contacted me out of country and said there was no power.

We went through our entire electrical lines/breakers and there was no issue, the issue was outside… and later discovered an older transformer blew, so while our electrical is brand new the transformer was not and we have been down for ~4.5 days now.

2 other things happened: I have sought the past month approval for reduced rate, our rate was already very low but they granted it 0.0326 kwh killowatt per hour, this is amazing, however we need to get this transformer replaced! This issue sort of pissed off the town a little, but TJ calmed them down in my absence, and they then offered potentially a new property to better suit our needs. 1000 amps. I am bringing a new investor with me to negotiate with the owner of this facility, 1000 amps would be incredible and this new private investor wishes to help us grow.

IF this all comes to play it will change the foundational revenue by a large margin. Our developers are finishing some changes we requested to the Scraper site, this is being worked on, so, while we have to suffer some losses during this down time, there sprung some big positives once everything is operational as normal and growing. I will keep you all aware the only roadblock could be the time of year; the holidays in the US make people lazy. I am not lazy but I cannot force municipal elected officials to move faster than they will so I will push but not to the extent they push back, however, it must be fixed ASAP for you, for us, for all. Until then, be safe, and hodl.

 

 

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  • Adel – Status Update

An update for the Adel community on what happens after the plans to swap ADL to Ethereum. Also, hype for their first project – iFin.

What’s Next after NXT? ▲ Community Vote Wrap-up
After the success of Adel’s first community vote, @R0bInI0 looks at questions about the move, and what’s next in Adel’s plans to swap ADL to Ethereum. https://medium.com/@R0bInI0/the-community-vote-of-the-adl-coin-b510f6f67586

BIG NEWS: iFin Expansion ▲ Adel Ethereum Project
We’re excited to announce huge news on the first ever Adel project – iFin is getting bigger! The original aim of creating a Crypto loan platform has expanded – iFin.io will now include four additional financial instruments for trading, based on Ethereum smart contracts, using iFin tokens as its native currency:

• Crypto Swap • Exchange cryptocurrency and swap back in the future at the same rate
• Crypto Forward • Buy or sell offers, at a set rate, set in the future
• Crypto Binary • Bet on price movements of various cryptos using an agreed upon exchange rate
• Crypto Spot • Immediately buy or sell cryptocurrency
• Crypto Loan • Loan or borrow various cryptocurrencies based on several agreed parameters

The iFin platform will allow traders to maximize profits and liquidity, with low fees enjoyed in the crypto economy, while enjoying the benefits of a truly decentralized platform.Stay tuned for more major announcements on iFin’s development coming soon.

 

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  • Bitswift – Status Update

Continued exposure for Bitswift! Also a link to their newsletter.

Bitswiftbro:

December Tech Update, Client Newsletter :

 

 

 

Bitswiftbro:

Special thanks to spendabit.co for featuring us: https://spendabit.co/merchants/bitswift.shop

Bitswiftbro:

It has got my mind thinking of some really cool things.
Everyone can be a sales rep if they want.

 

 

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Weekly Reminder 

What are the most important things in the world? This will vary from person to person but one thing, apart from Star Wars, that should be up there for most important, “guard-it-with-your-life” importance is your Nxt account passphrase! Never, EVER, tell anyone your passphrase. This is your key to your account and all the NXT you have!

Jelurida has worked tirelessly to secure your account on the Nxt blockchain, but your passphrase is your account! Keep it safe, do not forget it. If you give out your passphrase others will be able to submit transactions from your account – if you forget your passphrase you will not be able to access your account!

We all need reminders, but this is probably THE MOST important thing regarding the Nxt blockchain! Keep it safe!

[From https://nxtwiki.org/wiki/How-To:CreateAccount] :

The most important thing to understand about your Nxt account is that you create your Nxt account using a private key in the form of a passphrase. This passphrase will generate your account address, so your passphrase is your account. Unlike other crypto currencies, there is no wallet file like wallet.dat.

The account address is needed to view your account, the passphrase is needed to submit transactions.

If you type in a different passphrase, you will open up a different account. If someone else types in your passphrase, they will access your account and get access to your NXT.

So be very careful with your passphrase!

Peter2615
https://nxtforum.org/index.php?topic=9779.msg191405#msg191405
>>>12 word passphrases are secure, I have personally audited the code and done the math and they are secure.

They use the javascript secure random number generator to product the necessary entropy, and selects words from a wordlist of 1626 different words, this gives us 1626^12 possible combinations and an entropy level of Log (1626^12)/log (2) = 128 bits of entropy
This is an arbitrarily large number, with 38 decimal places, even with one trillion guesses a second, it would take until beyond the heat death of the universe to compute the entire keyspace.

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NXT IN THE MEDIA

  •  CryptoSlate – The Birth of Child Chains

A nice piece about Nxt, Ardor, and Ignis. A thorough read that is great for the uninitiated into our growing community!

 

 

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  • Pre-press Release of our Ardor/Nxt/Ignis Gamejam 2018

Jelurida and ANG will co-host the Ardor/Nxt/Ignis Gamejam 2018 with the Center for Applied Game Studies at Danube University this coming August. The “game-jam” will see participants split into small teams that have 48 hours to create prototypes that act Proofs-of-Concept for gaming applications.

Alex Pfeiffer announced with Jelurida:

The goal for this particular “game jam” is to have small teams designing and developing prototypes that act as proof of concepts for the gaming market for 48 hours, resulting in 4-5 running demos. This will serve as the basis for further funding proposals in cooperation with the students, the University, Jelurida and ANG.

The event will take place between the 24th and the 26th of August 2018. Application forms will be available as from February 2018.

The Center for Applied Game Studies and Jelurida have already worked together on proposals for funding opportunities. During the MITA (Malta) 2017 game-jam, Jelurida and Alexander Pfeiffer have organized a site competition seeking gaming-related ideas on the Ardor network. As such, organizing such a creative event in Krems (Austria) is a great opportunity for both the University and Jelurida.

Alexander Pfeiffer, Head of Center for Applied Game Studies at Danube University:

I am very proud to co-host this event together with Jelurida and the ANG. We like to offer a creative atmosphere at our university for up to 30 students and developers to work on the projects within this “cryto game-jam” and gather some great keynote speakers on board; both for inspiration and as jury-members.

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(Microsoft Hackaton at Danube University Krems – Paper Prototyping)

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(Microsoft Hackaton at Danube University Krems – Early Stage of Programming)

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  • Lior Yaffe in Medium – NXT-based Multi-Currency ICO

Lior, guru that he is, wrote about how you can use NXT as an ICO token registry while raising funds using multiple cryptocurrencies. This is another great reason the Nxt platform is ideal for hosting ICOs and is further proof that Nxt has a long and healthy life ahead despite the imminent launch of Ardor.

Lior wrote:

In my previous article I explained how we used the NXT blockchain as a crowdfunding platform for our IGNIS ICO and how you can reuse our technique for your own crowdfunding campaign.

However, due to price fluctuations and liquidity issues, ICO issuers will benefit from diversifying their holdings. Therefore, in this article, I’ll explain how you can use NXT as ICO token registry while raising the funds using multiple crypto currencies.

Disclaimer: users buying the token using NXT will always have some priority when buying the token since other users will have to wait for their other crypto transactions to confirm first before receiving their tokens on the NXT blockchain.

Here is my proposed procedure:

Use a similar model to the IGNIS ICO with controllable currency and several price levels enforced by Exchange Offers as described in my previous article. Anyone who is familiar with NXT will be able to buy your token using the NXT wallet. However, users who want to buy using other crypto currencies will follow the process outlined below. I’ll assume BTC for the purpose of this document but this technique can be used for any other currency.

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  • Cryptovest – NXT Set to Burst Ahead of IGNIS Airdrop This Month? It’s a Gamble

The hype around the IGNIS Airdrop has pushed the value of NXT to record highs. Yet it could be a correction for a platform that has long been undervalued from lack of proper exposure. Cryptovest explained:

For those who don’t know, NXT is a blockchain platform that has been around since 2013, and while it has promising features, it didn’t really take off due to several issues, including the disappearance of its anonymous creator BCNext and lack of funding. Now with Ardor, the development team aims to get things right and build a new platform with the best features from NXT.

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  • Ardor – ARDR Scalable Blockchain For Businesses, Govt., and Banks

BitcoinExhangeGuide wrote about Ardor, explaining and highlighting the many strengths and unique features of the platform. A good read.

ardor
They wrote:

Ardor is a major blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) platform that helps companies to share digital currency with ease. It is actually the next generation after the Nxt platform, which is actually the first product from Jelurida. This is one of the three major BaaS options available right now, but there are many ways that it stands out.

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  • Forex Broker News and Reviews – What are Jelurida, Ardor, and Nxt?

Forex Broker News reviewed Jelurida and their properties.

They wrote:

While ARDOR and NXT are built using the same technology, they operate in fundamentally different ways. Ardor creates and maintains a standard full-length blockchain. The features and the functions of the software are however limited to record keeping and security. On top of Ardor, there are child-chains that maintain pruned blockchains made of only the last 24 hours worth of blocks or less. These child-chains reconcile their transaction balances every once in a while with Ardor parent-chain through bundle contracts. The moment a log of the transaction data has been secured on Ardor, child-chain pruning of older blocks happens.

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  •  Ardor in the Latest Let’s Talk Bitcoin Episode

Last week, LTB mentioned Ardor! The LTB Network is a publishing platform created for content providers to present the ideas and people involved with cryptocurrency — through podcasts, articles, and discussion forums.

thewiremaster
Thank you @adamblevine for mentioning Ardor in the latest LTB episode!

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • Allcoinsnews – Ardor Market Report: ARDR Price Explodes Upwards

Ardor is among the top movers today seeing explosive upwards price performance in just twenty four hours. Ardor is up 49.90% in 24 hours, up 11.22% on the week and up 57.66% on the month on a last price of 0.00005392 BTC or about $00.94.

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  • TradingView – NXT vs. Bitcoin Bullish Divergence

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  • Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution

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

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

Live ARDR stats from the Nxt Blockchain Asset Exchange:

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That is all for this week, Nxters. Make sure you find the Star Wars references in the newsly as you stay tuned next week for more coverage of the New Year’s launch of Ardor, the NXT Snapshot, ongoing projects, and much more. For those who cannot wait a week to learn more, visit our site. We explain in much more detail about Jelurida and all things Nxt / Ardor / Ignis

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

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

Nxt News – December 2017 (II): Great Works Are Performed Not By Strength But By Perseverance

December (II)

Welcome again, fellow Nxters! The Christmas season is in full swing, and that means giving and receiving presents. Like the comfort of an old friend, we present to you the important news from the last week in order to soothe your curious mind. The ANG has a new director, the NXT Snapshot is December 28th, Lior Yaffe has new Medium articles, 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 most people and we at Nxter are changing that. We want our readers to become experts in the blockchain community so you can make informed decisions and impress your coworkers at the upcoming Holiday parties. Lean back and learn about the important crypto news from last week!

NXT COMMUNITY

NXT AE

DEVELOPMENT

NXT IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


NXT COMMUNITY

  • Introducing the new ANG Director

Last week Elizabeth Mong, commonly know as the CryptoWoman, was selected to be the new Director of the Ardor and Nxt Group. We welcome her expertise and her diverse skill set into our blossoming ecosystem. We anticipate great things from her and the strong leadership and vision she will provide for the ANG.

Travin Keith announced:

Hello everyone,

I am happy to announce that though there was only one candidate who qualified after all the interest has been expressed and so there will be no election, it’s none other than Elizabeth, formerly known as qbtc, who will be the new Director of ANG after the Interim Period. For the rest of the Interim Period, she will be actively working towards the growth of ANG and its foundation before January 15th.

Congratulations Elizabeth!

qbtc:

Thank you for the well wishes! I’m humbled by the responsibility to this awesome community of investors and idealists who want to make a profit and make the world a better place through the applications of blockchain technology on the Ardor and Nxt platforms. I’m with you on both fronts and eager to get started.

Source

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  • Jelurida – Marketing Update

The marketing team for Jelurida will be working long hours this upcoming Holiday season to provide us with great material that will demystify and explain the complexities behind Ardor ahead of its launch this New Year. An Ardor for Dummies series is upcoming, new email blasts, a new video will be released every two weeks in the Ardor Time series, and regular PR releases are just some of what is in the pipeline for Jelurida.

Veronica wrote:

We are working on several announcements and marketing materials. On one side, the Ardor time episodes are going to be launched every 2 weeks. We are working on press releases every week with John, and we are going to plan articles with a new agency to get publications during the second half of Dec and Jan.We are working also in use cases with several companies, and hoping they will be confirmed so we can announce them.

Right now we have some projects in the pipeline. A-trust is one of them.  This use cases will help a lot to understand applications of the blockchain technology.

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  • IGNIS Airdrop Information

December 28th is the date of the NXT Snapshot. If you want to maximize the amount of IGNIS tokens you receive; be sure to purchase as much NXT as possible by the 28th. The exact block height will be announced soon. A list of supported wallets is below. Remember, these are free IGNIS tokens being given to anyone who has NXT at a rate of 0.5 IGNIS / 1.0 NXT. This is the last chance to obtain IGNIS tokens ahead of the launch of Ardor on January 1st, 2018.

*Note – the amount of IGNIS tokens every eligible wallet receives will be calculated with the NXT Snapshot on December 28th, but the tokens will not appear in your wallet until the launch of Ardor on January 1st, 2018.

Jelurida announced:

The IGNIS Token Sale is over! Jelurida (the company behind Ardor and IGNIS) raised over $15 million! They greatly appreciate and thank you all for your contribution! Your love and support have ensured that Nxt will be supported for at least the next three years.

The remaining 500M IGNIS tokens will be given away as a FREE airdrop to all NXT holders this coming Christmas. A NXT snapshot will occur in a snapshot to be taken on Dec 28th. Every NXT holder will receive 0.5 IGNIS for every NXT token at the moment of the snapshot.

This is your last chance to get IGNIS before the Jan 1st launch of Ardor!

NXT is currently traded on major exchanges such as: BittrexPoloniexShapeShiftChangellyAEX, and many others.

Check the Ardor timeline for the upcoming milestones.

For further questions join us in the NXT Slack chat. If you are not yet a member, you can sign up here.

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  • Great Infographic

One of the best things about being a Nxter is knowing that our community has so much love and talent to bring for the benefit of others. User @joelq created a great infographic to pass around on SM that explains the significance of the NXT Snapshot / IGNIS Airdrop.

Kristina promoted:

https://www.jelurida.com/sites/default/files/inline-images/IGNIS_Airdrop.jpg thanks to @joelq we now have a great infographic to share on social media. Everybody, feel free to download and spread around

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  • ICO Roadshow – Part 1

Last week Nxt and Lior Yaffe were featured in the Tel Aviv ICO Roadshow. This monthly Meetup for blockchain enthusiasts was well-attended and is a great way to mingle with other great members for those able to attend future Meetups.

They wrote:

The first Monday of every month month is the ICO Roadshow – an event for blockchain enthusiasts – featuring discussions, presentations and lectures on everything regarding blockchain technology, ICO’s and related topics.

Lior Yaffe is an experienced Java developer and a co-founder of Jelurida. Lior has a B.A. in computer science from the Technion in Haifa, but has been fascinated by computer technology since childhood. He eats and drinks programming and technology and has worked in various companies from startups to large corporations, specializing in software development of enterprise applications.
He is a true believer in Blockchain technology and its potential to change the world. Jelurida’s latest ICO of IGNIS tokens has successfully raised over $15 million.

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  • The Crypto Lark – Ardor Platform – Blockchain for Business

A good review and explainer of the Ardor platform by the Crypto Lark. He goes through the Ardor website and slowly explains the significance of Ardor and how it is going to be implemented. An informative yet enjoyable video to lean back and watch.

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  • NXT Included in Crypto News Weekly Recap 

Nice shoutout from the Crypto News Weekly Recap about NXT. Note, the Ardor mainnet launch is January 1st, not this December as is erroneously mentioned in the video.

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  • Bittrex Supports Ardor [ARDR]

Ardor will be supported by the Bittrex exchange when the mainnet launches on January 1st. The announcement is a little confusing because they did not mention any support for IGNIS. We will clarify this once we learn more. This is a necessary step for exchanges as ARDR tokens will be migrated off the Nxt platform onto the Ardor platform at a 1:1 ratio.

*Note – until we hear otherwise- Bittrex is NOT participating the NXT Snapshot. This means to receive IGNIS tokens in the Airdrop you need to move your NXT to a supported wallet. Instructions from ANG here on how to easily do this.

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  • AEX to Support NXT Snapshot

AEX has officially announced support for the NXT Snapshot, so this means that any NXT you have in you AEX wallet will be eligible to receive the free IGNIS tokens on January 1st.

fz1128 – AEX announces approval of NXT snapshot, which will help AEX users to receive IGNIS airdrop.

https://www.aex.com/page/candy.html

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  • Panel Discussion at the Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Conference in Tokyo 2017

Last week we introduced the video of the conference from Travin Keith’s presentation. Very informative and well received. The video is in English with Japanese translation overlaid on top. This week we provide the full Panel Discussion which includes some great answers and feedback from Travin.

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  • IGNIS Token Sale Bounty Program

As we mentioned in a previous newsletter, Jelurida decided to reward the efforts of some of the members of the Nxt community. The most active members of the Nxt platform will be given a nice bounty, a thank you for their continued support and advancement of the Nxt platform over the last four years.

Kristina, from Jelurida:

Hello, Nxters! Time to get your IGNIS ICO bounties! Once again, many thanks to all supporters!

For anyone in the bounty recipients list, to claim your bounty, follow this process:
Using a known profile in social media send us the NXT deposit account for the bounty (for new accounts also include the public key). For example, email info@jelurida.com, send a direct message to jelurida on ardornxt chat, send message to Jelurida on nxtforum, or contact riker or Kristina.Please use only one channel. The final deadline for submitting your account number is Dec 24th, after that no claims will be accepted. Bounties will be processed after Dec 24th.

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  • Japanese Ardor T-shirt Shop

A Japanese community member has created an Ardor t-shirt shop. This is good news for the community as you can buy sweet Ardor shirts as a thoughtful present this Holiday season for a blockchain enthusiast friend or family member.

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  • Another Business Presentation 

User Almonte prepared another Ardor business presentation last week. He presented to Mnemo about the best solution for blockchain interoperability – the obvious answer is Ardor! Thanks, Almonte, keep up the great work.

Almonte:
Another week, another Ardor focused presentation. Please have a look at the article and feel free to contact me for suggestions.

Mnemo, a cybersecurity international company with a lot of blockchain technology interest was open to have an interoperability conference. Ardor was detailed explained though there was interest in other technologies. There is an open question at the end of the article: What is your favourite solution for blockchain interoperability and why? I would really appreciate if someone takes the time to answer “Ardor” and explain why it is considered superior. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/best-cybersecurity-companies-know-what-doing-alberto-fernandez/

All about NXT:

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NXT AE

  • Janus – Status Update

There is some confusion in the Janus community over previous announcements. Last week the Janus team released a detailed memo about the specifics of JNSHash and how the community is to be rewarded for helping. Also an update on getting listed on other exchanges.

Bjorn wrote:

Some people expressed concern over the numbers posted. I will try to make this easy to understand but the answer is semi complex. We used 125 daily as a basis. For example, in the last 2 weeks daily income from the asic miners ranged from 120 daily usd to 400. This passive bonus membership coins amount will swing wildly, there is sort of a base income this is the number we posted, but with markets lately being so erratic it changes all the time.

It’s also important to note that we will be identifying coins that have the potential for a breakout and then passing the JNSHash members % to you all, so for example you as a member choose Dogecoin for payout, you receive this coin as the threshold is met daily/could be every couple days/weekly, then a new project launches, for example Helium, we switch because it has potential to earn more, mine coins, send them to users.

Then resume the prohashing pool, this will be a diverse cloud mining. It will in time add many investments to each user in JNSHash portfolio, it gives everyone a chance to hit on the next 5x/10x/100x currencies.

There are options to increase payouts, the one I posted that would essentially quintuple our farms operation through investment is one. Another option is being discussed, but right now we prefer a large expansion. There are 2 main ways to expand JNSHash, one is swift, one is slow

– Option swift, investment, take the money and build larger farm.

– Option slow, take our portion of the income from the farm and apply (after lease/electrical cost) to buying equipment over time.

It’s really black or white on those, fast or slow build. At any rate daily income varies, of that I can assure you, some days and weeks amazing, some not as good. Given the reaction so far, I must say it was not well received. Originally when we purchased the Antminers the roi for all of them was 80,000 USD month. A sane person, can account for a 400% loss of this due to changes in network difficulty. It went much much lower than 400% over a 3 month period. Even the worse case difficulty projections were wrong. When we decided to put a large % of the farm towards Janus holders, this calculation was based on a worse case scenario that 80,000 usd monthy would dip to 15-25k monthly. This was still a giant loss, but it broke all convention, as crypto often does, and sits at 4000 usd monthly. With an electrical cost of ~1100 month to run them all.

We will evaluate options, our team doesn’t want to disappoint this community.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2029822.5580

This thread can show you the worlds reactions to the major loss of ROI, a few pages back is all you need to go to see what I’m talking about, no one, not even the most negative people could have predicted this amount of drop.Again, due to the unpopularity of yesterdays release we are going to have some brainstorming sessions to really identify weaknesses currently with the project as a whole and fix them.

We will take drastic measures to ensure our team and projects do well if needed, if this means a complete rewrite then so be it.

Ascendus – Exchanges_update
In the last few months, I´ve been trying to get Janus listed on several exchanges (old and new), but unsuccessfully or at least without response. As all of you already know we paid 5 BTC to Bittrex to get listed, again unsuccessfully, and we tried also to get a partial refund of that BTC, again nothing. To get listed JNS on cryptopia we need to pay almost 5BTC… sorry guys we can´t afford such amount. IMO NXT assets are stigmatized, don´t ask me why. We truly hope Ardor brings fresh blood to the table so we can list JNS more easily on external exchanges. We’ll do our best to list JNS. Trust me.

JNSHash signup form

Meanwhile, for those who want to partake in our mining farm project named, JNSHash, don´t forget to fill the signup form: https://goo.gl/evxVEM
Thank you all!

Join the “Janus Token” YouTube Channel

 

 

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  • Adel – Status Update

The Adel Team officially released the result of their community vote and reiterate that the Adel company is blockchain agnostic.

They wrote:

Based on these voting results, the Adel team will proceed to implement the creation of ADL on the Ethereum blockchain as soon as possible and practical. Further details will be announced in the near future, and any questions in the meantime may be directed to the Adel Public Slack.
The anticipation is that the new AdelEther coins will increase trading volume to
leverage the popularity of Ethereum, raise the profile of Adel as a blockchain agnostic incubator, and will be traded on a wider number of exchanges (since many do not support Nxt).

Gdusil:
– in addition, it’s worth mentioning that we are not “moving away” from Nxt. We have communicated that we are blockchain agnostic since the beginning of creating Adel. But in the early days, until now we were only on Nxt. So there may be this perception that we are moving away from Nxt, but what we are really doing is expanding our presence in the blockchain space. The future ADS token will still reside on the Ardor platform, for example – that is yet another blockchain. The community vote to swap ADL to Ethereum is just exercising this blockchain agnostic nature. In the future, if we add a third blockchain, or a forth, it won’t mean that we are abandoning Nxt and Ethereum. This will highlight the value of additional blockchains into the Adel ecosystem. We actually anticipate that this will be the response of these respective communities. The “Us vs. Them” scenario is very strong in cryptocurrency, and we are one of the first companies to say, “let’s work together in crypto, to raise the profile of blockchain as a brand, so that the entire world benefits.” Adel, in this context, is like the United Nations of blockchain.

@wolffang has prepared a detailed spreadsheet on our exchange strategy for Ethereum, so we have a great top-view of how to proceed, once we move ADL onto Ethereum.

Hope this helps.

https://medium.com/@R0bInI0/the-community-vote-of-the-adl-coin-b510f6f67586

 

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  • Bitswift – Status Update

A comprehensive history of Bitswift was released last week. It explains the events around the inception and why they chose the Nxt / Ardor blockchain to host them towards the end. A detailed and interesting read.

Bitswiftbro wrote:

Bitswift History:

The Bitswift blockchain gave birth to its first public block on September 30th 2014. The concept was simple, to create a quicker version of the Bitcoin protocol and eliminate fees. All 4 million Bitswift tokens were initially mined on gpus through an X15 mining process until the network switched to pure proof of stake. Back then Bitswift was a simple proof of stake coin, with 3% staking interest, 30 second blocks, and a small community. All four million tokens were mined and then sent off to Bittrex for the token distribution. A token distribution is similar to an ico in execution, but with no intention of raising any money on behalf of any companies, in fact there were no companies even behind Bitswift at this time. The Bitswift project consisted of a few ideas, and what we can call a coin promotion group.

The vast majority of the initial members of this group disappeared over time. Few stayed behind and continued to build the project, continuing community development and trying to obtain some interest in the scene to maintain listing on exchanges. Our small group managed to keep the Bitswift blockchain floating, as time went on the network was able to fund its own development as its tokens continuously increased in value. To this day, through proper management, the Bitswift blockchain continues to fund its own development and will do so far into the future.

The old Bitswift blockchain seemed stable at 30 second blocks, but we knew it was not suitable for us to start building a suite of application on top of, it was clunky and slow, and there were glitches here and there left over from the last coin we forked, Bitswift was becoming a cross chain mutant composed of various sources from other blockchains, things were getting messy. We started doing some research into other blockchain platforms to see how we could migrate Bitswift forward. We looked into Ethereum, Waves, Nxt and various other technologies and tangles. A decision was nearly made to fork Nxt and create our own version of the client migrating all our old tokens into our own version of Nxt. A last minute decision was made to migrate under Ardor as a child chain. The child chain infrastructure seemed to solve all of the problems we were looking at, blokchain bloat, reducing fees, fast confirmations, everything we want it comes with to start building on.

This leads us to the Bitswift you see today, setting up as an Ardor child chain with a growing community and a proper dev team who cares about the project. The focus no longer on creating a quicker version of the Bitcoin protocol, but on integrating users and business to token ecosystems through the Bitswift blockchain platform.

Canadian based corporations have been launched in the name of Bitswift to ensure the blockchain and its products can interface and integrate with reality and so that its intellectual property may be protected.

Celebrate the Bitswift supply decreasing!

 

 

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  • ETMtoken ICO Pre-Sale

ETM will use Nxt’s blockchain creation kit as a basis to encourage enterprises and organizations to develop their own blockchain applications. Essentially they will be an NXT-based token that derives value from getting others to develop and use the NXT blockchain. We wish them luck.

Their business model is presented below:

How to buy? Step by step, you can follow this manual only to open a Nxt account

More information

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Weekly Reminder – Where to Buy ARDR?

With all the buzz generated by the incipient launch of the Ardor mainnet, a commonly asked question is “where can I buy ARDR?”

Exchanges

https://nxter.org/ardor-blockchain/#exchange

Ardor Blockchain

Wallets

Many places allow you to buy ARDR, but where to keep them, then?

  1. A local wallet you control
  2. An exchange that supports the Nxt Snapshot (TBA)

China:

A Chinese community member, lege, has created a simple website that allows for the easy creation of an NXT wallet, along with directions to buy ARDR, which will be stored in the wallet.

@lege – so many people ask me why nxt and ardor go to moon ?? how to download nxt wallet. so i make a site for you, please go and download the wallet, and to use , use , use , use ……you will find nxt is so nice than eth

http://nxt-wallet.legeishere.com:8000/ lege just for chinese people because of gfw……  people not in China , don’t need to use that link, I don’t clear that firstly, sorry for that

 

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NXT IN THE MEDIA

  • Trade NXT Directly with Rupiah on Bitcoin Indonesia

Bitcoin Indonesia now supports direct trading with Rupiah using NXT.

Hello, Bitcoiners!

Starting in Tuesday, on 5th December 2017 at 3.00 PM (GMT+7), you can trade NXT with Rupiah at www.bitcoin.co.id! Fee for trade NXT with Rupiah is similar to Bitcoin, which is 0.3% for market taker, and 0% for market maker.

NXT is top 30th altcoin in coinmarketcap.com

Start trading NXT now! Just log in to www.bitcoin.co.id and enjoy how easy it is to trade cryptocurrency in our exchange!

Thank you in advance for your cooperation,

Bitcoin.co.id

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  • Lior Yaffe in Medium – How to Implement a Fair and Secure ICO

A technical look into the inner workings of the IGNIS crowdfunding campaign which can be duplicated for your own NXT based ICO for a fraction of the cost of other solutions. Nxt is one of the best solutions on the market for hosting a secure and hassle-free ICO. Lior Yaffe analyzed the effectiveness of the Nxt platform and used his experience with the recent IGNIS ICO.

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  • Lior Yaffe in Medium – Looking into IOTA’s Latest Announcement

Lior Yaffe, co-founder of Jelurida, is unimpressed with the IOTA tangle solutions presented to solve the listed problems. His opinion is that Ardor solves these problems better using the revolutionary parent/child architecture is better at securing and encrypting volumes of data.

Lior wrote:

Why am I telling you all this? Because the Ardor Blockchain platform which Jelurida is about to launch into production by the beginning of 2018 has much better solutions to these challenges. Our unique parent/child chain architecture will soon enable us to separate different applications into their own chains and remove data from these chains once it is no longer required.

In addition some of this “Data Marketplace” information will need to be encrypted to protect privacy and then shared securely with 3rd parties. We already have this feature in production since 2015 within our NXT blockchain.

To summarize, when dealing with large volumes of data, the ability to prune it and not share it with all nodes is very important. Time will tell which protocol provides a better solution IOTA’s tangle or Ardor’s parent/child architecture.

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  • Medium – Why the Ardor Blockchain is Important to know?

This Medium article was written about the many solutions solved by the Ardor platform and how this makes it a game changer for businesses. Highlights the scalability and sustainability of Ardor.

The blockchain space is full of old and new project with huge promises. Nevertheless, a very small part of them succeed to deliver their promises and more importantly provide the world with robust and secure building blocks to reshape our relations online and offline. I truly believe that Ardor has this potential, and I will try to explain why. Hence, through this article I will guide you to understand:

I- In which conditions Ardor was born?
II- How much Ardor architecture is beautiful?
III- What makes Ardor so distinguishable from other projects?

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  • finder.com.au – How to buy Ardor (ARDR) and Ignis (IGNIS)

An informative infographic about the distinctions between NXT / ARDR / IGNIS. Includes info on how to buy.

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  • Steemit – Free IGNIS Coins Airdrop, December 28th, 2017

More coverage of the upcoming IGNIS Airdrop. Look at that awesome picture!

The long anticipated IGNIS airdrop snapshot is happening this month. For everyone who wants to get some free IGNIS this is your last chance! NXT is already on the rise. Get in before FOMO starts: https://bittrex.com/Market/Index?MarketName=BTC-NXT

Find all the info you need in this infographic. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment.

Source

  • InvestIn – Ardor Roadmap and What the Near Future Holds

Thoughts on the Ardor Roadmap and a nice shout out to Nxter for being a primary source for all things Nxt / Ardor / Ignis. While we do have a partnership with Jelurida, Nxter.org is an independent entity.

Ardor Roadmap and What the Near Future Holds

Final Thoughts

Jelurida B.V. is a results-oriented company. Their first BAAS product, Nxt, has been running commercially since 2013. With Ardor, they are improving on an already solid product that distinguishes itself as a top BAAS choice.

Now that they are nearing mainnet completion, they have recently announced a marketing strategy overhaul. Nxter Magazine, the startup’s online publication, is an excellent source of updates for both Nxt and Ardor. The company will also be maintaining a regular video channel, Ardor Time.

Ardor is easily undervalued, but for its already loyal supporters, there are clear wins on the way. With mainnet release, a plethora of new investors is sure to come and – most excitedly – a wealth of industrious child chains on the Ardor network.

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  • Nxter.org – What is Bitcoin’s Ceiling?

It is impossible to escape the news that Bitcoin’s value has been rising precipitously recently. While we do not cover Bitcoin, it is worth understanding why the value is so high. Our analysis:

What is Bitcoin’s Ceiling?

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • TradingView – Updated NXT/USDT Entry Level Reward to Risk 5:1 

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  • TradingView – NXT Bullish Ascendant Breakthrough

NXT about to pump again

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  • TradingView – NXT level up

Very strong signals from NXT that is rewarded to another level up. very nice setup

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  • TradingView – NXT New Targets w/ Bitcoin BULL (300%+ Potential -28th Dec. top)

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  • TradingView – Insane Ascending Triangle on NXT

Volatility is fucking crazy in this Triangle. We have already seen dozens of failed breakouts here, but its probably just the beginning of the next insane move up!

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  • TradingView – NXT / USDT Updated Another Bull Flag Entry Point

Hello again! NXT is turning into the king of December with setup after setup giving us great entry and reentry points. We’re currently in another Bull Flag/Bull Pennant . A break above the top would signal an entry point – A word of caution on this one though. We’re right below the long-term trend line, so I could enter at .695 only to see us bounce off the longterm trendline at .72; however, the overall trend and fundamentals are so bullish on this coin that I’m not overly concerned. If we make it through the trendline: Target 1: previous All time high (I’ll be taking 25% off the table here) Target 2: The length of the flagpole added to the top of the flag (note: the pattern suggest a gain of 80-110% of the flagpole, so I’ll be keeping an eye on this range for reversal or consolidation, either of which will see me taking another 25% off the table). Target 3 is the extension of the Fib, it’s also right below the $1 mark which should be a significant psychological hurdle. Overall, note: I pretty confident at this point that this coin will go over $2 this month, with a reach goal of $5. All of these entries and exits are meant to increase my pile of NXT while protecting my trading bankroll. See my previous ideas on NXT for an explanation of the Ignis airdrop on the 28th or to see how my other trades have worked out.

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  • TradingView – NXT – Super Bullish chart – My Target 10k in 3 weeks

$NXT Chart number 3: I am very bullish on this coin since under 2000 level. Reasons are: TA: 1. MACD above signal line – Bullish 2. Trading above Ichimoku cloud – Bullish 3. Convergence line above the baseline – Bullish 4. Gaining huge amount of volume – Bullish FA/NEWS: 1. $IGNIS snapshot scheduled for the end of this month, you would get 0.5 $IGNIS per each $NXT 2. You will get 10% $SWIFT coin if you hold $IGNIS 3. The current price of $IGNIS is $1.10 at hitbtc. Who would not want to jump into this? I have a feeling it can touch 10k or more in next 2-3 weeks. #Do your Own researches before buying.

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  • TradingView – ARDR/BTC Heating up for Wave 3

Ardor heating up for wave 3. However, we could see some more correction in the yellow rectangle (especially with BTC 0.09% volatility at the moment). Ardor is one of my favorite projects and has main net launch at 28th of December. https://www.ardorplatform.org/ardor-timeline

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  • NXT COIN Price Prediction December 2017 in Hindi/Urdu

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  • Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution

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

 

Live ARDR stats from the Nxt Blockchain Asset Exchange:

 

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That is all for this week, Nxters. Make sure you have more of your favorite Holiday beverage as you stay tuned next week for more coverage of the New Year launch of Ardor, the NXT Snapshot, ongoing projects, and much more. For those who cannot wait a week to learn more, visit our site. We explain in much more detail about Jelurida and all things Nxt / Ardor / Ignis

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

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

Nxt News – December 2017 (I): Many Of Life’s Failures Are Experienced By People Who Did Not Realize How Close They Were To Success When They Gave Up

December (I)

Welcome again, fellow Nxters! Christmas is in the air and that means presents are coming! Jelurida released more info about the IGNIS Airdrop and mentioned the Bitswift Airdrop, Riker had an excellent interview with Tai Zen about the future of Nxt, Internet of Coins will support Nxt among its first seven chains for hybrid, inter-system token exchange, Adel announced the results of their community vote, a new video series for Ardor explains the rich history of Nxt and much more.

Welcome to the news of the last week, compiled and analyzed for you by us at Nxter. Regardless if crypto or blockchains are a passionate hobby or just a curious fancy – we have the relevant news for you. While the days are getting shorter, that does not mean that the world is slowing down. In fact, ahead of the Ardor mainnet launch at the new year the volume of news seemingly is increasing. Follow us into your happy place as we present to you the important news from last week!

NXT COMMUNITY

NXT AE

DEVELOPMENT

NXT IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


NXT COMMUNITY

  • Ardor Genesis Snapshot – Instructions for Exchanges

The Ardor Genesis Snapshot is scheduled to occur in the last week of December, around Dec 27 – 30, exact block height to be announced one week in advance.

On the Nxt blockchain, any transactions with the following assets will be disabled at the snapshot block:

  • ARDR: 12422608354438203866
  • Bitswift: 12034575542068240440
  • Janus: 4348103880042995903
  • JanusXT: 14572747084550678873
  • ComJNSXT: 13363533560620557665

The user account balances of NXT, the above assets, and the JLRDA currency, as of the block height of the snapshot, will be used to calculate the distribution of IGNIS coin, ARDR coin, BITSWIFT coin, and Janus, JanusXT, ComJNSXT assets on the Ardor platform when it launches on Jan 1st, as follows:

NXT Blockchain Ardor Blockchain
1 NXT 0.5 IGNIS coin
1 ARDR asset 1 ARDR coin
1 JLRDA currency 1 IGNIS coin
1 Bitswift asset 1 BITSWIFT coin
1 Janus asset 1 Janus asset
1 JanusXT asset 1 JanusXT asset
1 ComJNSXT asset 1 ComJNSXT asset

The asset ids (for the above assets only!!!) on the Ardor blockchain will be the same as on the Nxt blockchain. In addition, after the distribution of IGNIS coins has been calculated, each IGNIS holder will receive an airdrop of BITSWIFT coins based on 406136.2 coins (10% of the original Bitswift asset quantity) distributed proportionately to all IGNIS holders.

For users who keep their balances on a shared exchange account, it is the exchange account which will receive, on the Ardor blockchain, the above holdings airdrop.

Note that as the mapping between passwords and accounts has not changed from Nxt to Ardor, on the Ardor blockchain, accounts can be accessed with the same password as the corresponding Nxt blockchain accounts, and the NXT- or ARDOR- account prefix is for display purposes only, this prefix is ignored by the API. Exchanges, therefore, will be able to access their accounts on the Ardor platform once it launches, and should be able to re-distribute the holdings airdrops they received to their users.

To support the Ardor Genesis Snapshot, exchanges should look here

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  • Ardor Release Timeline

Jelurida announced small changes to the release timeline. Nothing major, just that the implementation of the snapshot will take 1-2 days, not the listed 5-6. This means that come the week of Christmas, Ardor accounts will be locked from trading for only two days at max instead of the greater part of a week. The exact date will be released by December 18th – Jelurida explains below:

Riker:
“We don’t like to lock trading for more than necessary between taking the snapshot and the launch of Ardor. As proven from the testnet release, so we don’t need 5-6 days between Dec 25th and Jan 1st to validate the snapshot. 1-2 days should be enough.”

Jelurida:
Folks, we are making a small adjustment to the Ignis airdrop for Nxt holders schedule in order to minimize the time between the snapshot and the release of Ardor. During this time trading of Ardor and other assets will be disabled so we like to make sure, it is as short as possible, mainly for security reasons to avoid users being scammed by fake assets.

Therefore, at the moment instead of announcing a specific block height we only announce that it will take place in the last week of December.

The exact block height will be announced by December 18th.
As always, for all official information please visit https://www.jelurida.com/

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  • Ardor vs. the Competition – Closing Remarks

All things must end: Firefly, the Universe, even the “Ardor vs. the Competition” series.

Over the last few months, segfaultsteve wrote a compelling and highly informative series that explained and contrasted new tokens like Lisk, Stratis, Waves with Ardor. The last part was a comparison between Ethereum and Ardor. We have one last article, appropriately entitled, “Closing Remarks” which mentions the theme of this series: scaling securely. Ardor, in his opinion, stacks up favorably against all the competition and scales incredibly well. Platforms like Ethereum have not demonstrated that they can scale. We are pleased to highlight his work one last time.

Article available in Spanish

Download the “Ardor vs the Competition” series and read as a .pdf ebook

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  • Ardor Time Presented by Starla

A new video series from Jelurida that is designed to promote the new Ardor platform. This introductory video explains the poorly understood early days of Nxt when the platform was truly decentralized and without a visible leader. This ongoing series will highlight the competitive and business advantages of Ardor. Enjoy!

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  • Ardor and Nxt at the Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Conference in Tokyo 2017

Video of the conference from Travin Keith’s presentation. Very informative and well received. Video is in English with Japanese translation overlaid on top.

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  • AEX Exchange (old BTC38) Prepares for Nxt Snapshot

AEX, the reborn BTC38, is preparing for the Nxt Snapshot. They seek community help to be ready in time, but this is good news as China is the world’s largest market for crypto and IGNIS being listed on a premier exchange is great ahead of the Ardor launch at the new year. AEX already supports NXT and ARDR.

fz1128
Hello, I have a good news:
The AEX (btc38) management told me that they were preparing the implementation of the NXT snapshot.

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  • Internet of Coins – Alpha Wallet v0.23 Supports NXT

Internet of Coins desires to create an interconnected cryptosphere whereby a meta-level transfer protocol is implemented; promoting cross-blockchain and inter-system transactions. In short, a hybrid token issued on the Nxt chain will be directly exchangeable with same IoC hybrid token issued on the Bitcoin chain. The seven chains supported will be Bitcoin, Ethereum, NXT, CounterParty, Waves, NEM and Bitshares. Their white paper explains their vision in detail. Over seven million hybrid tokens are available for the IoC fundraiser.

More information

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  • Cheddur app adds Ardor

The Cheddur app has added Ardor! This app allows you to link wallets, exchanges, and other services that support Ardor – from one convenient app. They wrote:

Cheddur_announce:
We added Ardor to the Cheddur app (https://www.cheddur.com)! This will allow new users to learn about Ardor and join the community. Cheddur allows you to link wallets, exchanges, and other services that support ARDR so that new users can easily get started. You can also review the project and post your ARDR addresses on your profile to receive tips / payments / donations in ARDR from other users.

Can others from the community please review the profile for quality and help add supported services? The more active the Ardor profile is (via user reviews and addresses), the higher it ranks in search results and the more likely newcomers are to discover the Ardor project!

Screenshots: https://imgur.com/a/ltS8T

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  • Riker Interviewed in NXT For Investors #29 – NXT, Ardor & Ignis

A very informative interview with Lior and Tai Zen. Many people are confused about what the future for Nxt is with Ardor launching. Lior clarifies that no chain is a “one-size-fits-all” solution for any problem. Ardor is designed for business applications with scalability in mind. For those who would rather operate on a robust and mature platform that is over four years old then use the public Nxt PoS blockchain, or you could easily launch and customize your own clone with the Nxt Blockchain Kit. Jelurida is actively supporting both the Nxt and Ardor platforms for years to come.

 

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  • Alex Pfeiffer Explains Ardor

During a conference in Malta, Alex Pfeiffer did a great job pitching and explaining Ardor to the audience. Highlights included in the pictures below:

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  • Community Members in BlockShow Asia

It is always great when you travel and meet members of your community. During BlockShow Asia many Nxters gathered and took pictures documenting the fun they were having.

 

All about NXT:

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NXT AE

  • Janus – Status Update

Janus ran into supply difficulties that will ultimately delay the launch of their JNSHash project. Expect an announcement from the Janus team this week to give an exact date when all the rigs will be up and running.

The wrote:

bjorn_bb
Hello everyone just a quick update. We are waiting on the final shipments from Bitmain (roughly 6 more machines) to complete the starting setup for JNSHash they gave us a timeframe of Nov. 22nd – the 30th, and seems they waited until the last moment. We have the power supplies but not yet the final rigs to begin, however the final should be here (aftter customs check) before I take my personal vacation on Dec. 9th During this time frame Luis will be getting everyone’s information/coin choices/and verifying accounts.
Our new team member will be physcally at the JNSHash farm to prevent any breakdowns or outages while I’m away. It’s good learning for him anyway, trial by fire.

Luis will be here to facilitate the rest with a bit of luck first payouts will begin shortly after my return around the 17th, this is the current plan, it may be give or take a few days.

Tomorrow team meeting will occur and we will stress test the Scraper site.
My hope is that it is very solid, and I have stressed to our developers that because mainstream users will be the most prominent at first to utilize it, the quality must be very high. If it happens to be high quality after careful review, expect that to launch December as well, more on how Luis and I will be adding blockchain features to those scraper sites after the new year.

Thank you, and enjoy the rest of your week.

JNSHash 

Signup form and membership plan:

Scrapers

Join the “Janus Token” YouTube Channel

 

 

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  • Adel – Status Update

The announced vote occurred and it appears that Adel will be migrating their assets to the ERC20 token ADE.

They maintain that they are committed to the Nxt / Ardor community even though their actions speak otherwise. If the vote was held on the Nxt voting platform the results would be transparent for all to see, nonetheless, they have announced an FAQ later this week that will elaborate and illuminate the plans and motives for this abrupt switch from the mature Nxt chain, and their plan to move the ADL asset to Ardor, to the nebulous and uncommitted, but undeniably more well-known, Ethereum chain.

New Collaboration Module is here! ▲ Adel Community
Ready for take off? AdelWiki™ is now ready for member beta testing. Members can submit ideas for incubation, vote on proposals and help develop ideas from other members. The power of the community and their valuable insights allow for bold iterations and the continuing improvement of our processes. Register an account, and become a member today with 64000 ADL: register.adel.io

More info

 

 

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  • Bitswift – Status Update

The Nxt forum has a nice new page, welcome Bitswift! This page is an excellent way for the Nxt and Ardor community to interact with members of the Bitswift community. They also might need the services of a social media ambassador soon.

Bitswisftbro wrote:

Hey everyone, we recently sparked up a thread over on the nxt forum: https://nxtforum.org/bitswift/welcome-to-bitswift/ – if you hang out over there feel free to create some convo. Not much info there yet, but we will try to keep it updated and relevant for the nxt community. We are probably in need of a social media ambassador here shortly.

Follow the lastest update from bitswift in Medium

Follow Bitswift on Facebook

Follow Bitswift on Twitter

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  • [Service ANN] for NxtAE Holders of SuperNET

Holders of SuperNET – sell now, or swap your assets to receive a dividend. More info below:

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Alternative Source for Blockchain Download

The internet is a wonderful place! Never before has it been easier for people to access and utilize the lightweight simplicity of the Nxt / Ardor ecosystem. For anyone who has wanted to download the Nxt or Ardor blockchains fast, we now present the following alternatives for you.

riker
Thanks to @vanbreuk efforts we now have an alternative source for Blockchain download:

NXT Mainnet
https://f001.backblazeb2.com/file/NxtBlockchain/NXT-nxt_db.zip

NXT Testnet
https://f001.backblazeb2.com/file/NxtBlockchain/NXT-nxt_test_db.zip

Ardor Testnet
https://f001.backblazeb2.com/file/ArdorBlockchain/Ardor-nxt_test_db.zip

Please only use it when necessary and not download all at once.
Feedback is welcomed.

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NXT IN THE MEDIA

  • Lior Yaffe in Medium – Post ICO Solutions

Jelurida is a company that was founded to be the one stop shop for all blockchain related needs. It appears as if too many nascent ICOs are locked into the Ethereum chain, with its insecurities and other flaws. Lior has posted about one of the underappreciated aspects of the Nxt platform – the excellent foundation that it is for ICOs to be held on.

Excerpts from the article:

Many of you ICO entrepreneurs are completely locked in on Ethereum with its insecure and expensive smart contract platform. If this characterizes you, I wish you good luck. All the rest, keep reading…..

To summarize, Jelurida provides an ecosystem of Blockchain solutions which designate a one stop shop for all your decentralized applications development needs.

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  • Investinblockchain – What is Ardor?

An article that introduces Ardor as a BaaS solution. A short history of the Nxt and Ardor legacy is included as well as a solid introduction of the unique selling points of Ardor.

They wrote:

Ardor is a blockchain-as-a-service ecosystem. Much like Ethereum, the Ardor platform eliminates the need to operate outside of the robust platform, and also – as a Proof of Stake platform – eliminates the need for mining. While Ardor’s open source nature will drive much of its innovation, its parent company offers commercial licensing on this product as well.

Ardor offers two key chains.

The Ardor main chain is the processing brain behind all Ardor child chains. It serves to improve performance by relieving blockchain bloat, with each block containing child chain transactions processed in 60 seconds or less. It also functions to distribute the Ardor token (ARDR) from one account to another.

Ardor child chains are independently-created and owned chains. Child chains offer the option to use the Ardor token, or any other token of the chain owner’s choosing. Thanks to bundling, processing non-essential and secure data take place in the child and main chain, respectively. Child chains have the ability, however, to trade assets with any other child chain on the entire Ardor ecosystem. While the setup is still a manual process at this stage, it’s far easier than creating one’s own blockchain.

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  • Blockchaindailynews – Nxt Foundation Launches ANG Initiative

ANG will focus on the growing role the Nxt Foundation played in working on and improving the community, both online and offline, and creating a better environment for projects interested in using Nxt and Ardor blockchain technology and those that contribute to the ecosystem. ANG envisions a community where mutual engagement and participation in the Blockchain ecosystem enable users, projects, and businesses to learn from one another and support each other’s goals, through meetup groups, speaker’s corners and education initiatives.

Travin Keith wrote:

As the Nxt community approaches its fourth anniversary, it’s important that we create effective structures and onboarding procedures to ensure that community members are able to easily take part in various activities and that businesses are able to stay visible to the community and other projects for possible collaboration. Now that Jelurida B.V. has formally taken on the role of leading Nxt and Ardor technology, ANG can focus exclusively on this role for projects using Jelurida’s pioneering technology or are part of its ecosystem.

To keep ANG sustainable, membership fees will be charged in a similar way to the [Nxt Foundation] Supporter Program. Basic membership will be free for companies until January 15, 2018, as ANG gains traction and Supporters of the Nxt Foundation, both Individual and Corporate, will automatically get relevant membership for at least one year from January 15, 2018, regardless of when their Supporter status ends.

About the Ardor and Nxt Group (ANG):

The Ardor and Nxt Group (ANG) is an initiative by community members that enables members of the community to participate in the growth of the Nxt and Ardor Platform ecosystem as well as provide businesses, projects, and organizations in the blockchain ecosystem, a platform to gain wider visibility, as well as promote collaborative activities among its members.

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • TradingView – NXT is now on long-term Up Trend

 

Target should be at least 250% gain, up to 7200 or even higher considering EMC2 is now 100% over the june all time high.

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  • TradingView – NXT Upcoming Big Pump

NXT is will probably see a huge pump due to Ignis airdrop that is planned on December 25. You do not have to wait until by then because it already started to affect the price IMO 0.84%. we just have a resistance to break at 2350 sats 0.84% .I am not sure where would target be at exactly but between 4500sats and 5000 seems like a sweet spot to me. This might be a risky trade due to btc’s bull run however if you are willing to take the risk you know what to do…. This is not trading advice and I am not responsible for any losses may occur from following this chart. Happy trading

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  • TradingView – Ardor Buy Opportunity NXT 2.0

There is a lot of hype around NXT at the moment and it’s mainly due to the hardfork and IGNIS airdrop. Ardor is known as NXT 2.0 and I think the same will happen with Ardor in December as there are numerous time line events and the blockchain goes live on the 1st Jan. https://www.ardorplatform.org/ardor-timeline There are still lots of variables at the moment. This is dependent on BTC 8.50% stability and Ardor breaking out of the triangle. Buy under 3.2k Target 4.8k Target 6.1k Target 7.2k Target Moon Stop Loss 2.3k but can be adjusted after breakout.

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  • TradingView – Are Alts ready to breakout?

$NXTBTC broke above its ichimoku cloud . Several other alts are just behind it…$DGBBTC $NEOBTC $XMRBTC $OMGBTC…is this a sign that other breakouts are locked and loaded?

Source

  • Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution

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

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

 

Live ARDR stats from the Nxt Blockchain Asset Exchange:

 

 

 

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That is all for this week, Nxters. Make sure you have more of your favorite warm, holiday-themed beverage – Egg nog is ours. Please stay tuned next week for more coverage of the IGNIS airdrop, the Bitswift airdrop,  the New Year launch of Ardor, ongoing projects, and much more. For those who cannot wait a week to learn more, visit our site. We explain in much more detail about Jelurida and all things Nxt / Ardor / Ignis

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

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 – November 2017 (IV): Remind Yourself That It’s Ok Not To Be Perfect

November (IV)

Welcome again, fellow Nxters! Hopefully, everyone is enjoying the amazing seasonal deals available on Amazon and is using them to buy Christmas presents for your friends and family. We personally recommend an ebook, detailed below, as the perfect gift for that crypto-nerd friend you have. This week we celebrated a birthday, saw the release of the Ardor source code, learned about the upcoming airdrop and of a scammer that we need to be vigilant about. All this and more below in this week’s edition of the newsletter.

As always we welcome back longtime readers and welcome our newest ones. You are reading the comprehensive source of all things Nxt / Ardor / Ignis. Learn and become part of the community that helps us continue to grow. Enjoy the upcoming Christmas season as the festivities surround you as you learn about the week that was.

NXT COMMUNITY

NXT AE

DEVELOPMENT

NXT IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


NXT COMMUNITY

  • Happy Fourth Birthday Nxt

This is a joyous occasion, Nxt is now four years old and my has it grown fast! Ardor is about to launch its mainnet after a successful crowdfunding ICO with Ignis. We celebrate four years of innovation, growth, and stability for the first 100% PoS token that has proven its worth and value time and time again.

Warm wishes include:

Riker:

Happy birthday NXT! I’m proud to be part of this wonderful project.

This year has been so exciting, Jelurida was established and finally managed to raise some funds to provide this amazing product the attention it deserves. We are moving forward on all fronts and things have never been better.

Thanks so much to our wonderful community which provides us so much love and support. We can’t make it without you.

Kristina:

Happy 4th Nxt Anniversary to all Nxters! The best community!

Sebastien256:

Happy Birthday NXT and best wishes for the future!

TheWireMaster:

NXT has given me one of my favorite interests/hobbies! So thanks to you guys to make that possible! Sometimes I cannot concentrate at work because I want to check what’s happening with NXT and Ardor! An addiction!

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  • Nxtwiki – IGNIS Airdrop

Christmas is coming and that means it is time to receive presents! 500 M IGNIS tokens are going to be distributed to all holders of NXT at a 2 : 1 ratio of NXT : IGNIS. This means that as a gift, for every 2 NXT that you have in your wallet you will be airdropped 1 IGNIS token on December 25th.

More details about this airdrop are below:

Riker:

Added info about the IGNIS airdrop to the Wiki FAW page https://nxtwiki.org/wiki/FAQ#IGNIS_Airdrop_FAQ feedback is welcomed

FAQ

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  • eBook About #Ardor vs the Competition

Taking advantage of the fourth anniversary of Nxt, a free ebook has been published which has the whole saga of Ardor vs the competition, including the latest two articles:

The ebook, composed of the excellently written posts by segfaultsteve, describes in great and concise detail about various tokens and compares them to Ardor. These essays are a wealth of knowledge and – going with the Christmas theme – are available for free in a nice ebook.

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  • Last News about Ardor and Nxt Group (ANG)

In October we presented the creation of the ANG. Thanks for all your feedback; the ANG is ready to be structured in such a way as to best suit the community. Travin Keith, NXT Foundation board member, and ANG member is looking to hire a dedicated Director of the ANG. This director would, in essence, be the face of Ardor and Nxt and would assume many of the duties that Travin used to have. This is a public, full-time position. More details below.

Travin Keith wrote:

Thanks to those who have provided feedback on the structure of ANG and also those who’ve indicated a willingness to be an active member in it. A lot of developments are going on, such as structuring for the Meetup Group in coordination with Jelurida with the Booster Meetups, as well as curating resources for the Speakers Corner.

I’ve also heard some interest about the Director position and I’m now setting the deadline for those interested in the position on December 1st at 00:00:00 GMT. Please make sure to email me at travin@nxtfoundation.io if you’re interested.

Please note that this is a full time position and requires one to not be anonymous, as well as requires an established understanding of Nxt and Ardor, as there will be fairly little training and advisory provided.

About the ANG:

The Ardor and Nxt Group (ANG) is an initiative by community members that enables members of the community to participate in the growth of the Nxt and Ardor Platform ecosystem as well as provide businesses, projects, and organizations in the blockchain ecosystem, a platform to gain wider visibility, as well as promote collaborative activities among its members.

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  • Luckygames Accepts NXT

The multi-coin gambling site, Luckygames, now accepts NXT. For those of you who enjoy gambling and love crypto then this is the place to be for you. Many unique games with a low house edge await you to spend your NXT – at your own risk!

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  • SCAM ALERT

Many NXT users might have received a blockchain message asking you to transfer your funds from wallet.myNxt.info to a given account – this is a SCAM, a malicious action to trick you into sending your tokens to someone else’s’ wallet.

Do not fall for this scam. We apologize to anyone who might have fallen for this, the best we can do is to be vigilant and raise awareness. Remember, Nxters, there is no central authority policing transactions. Your account is YOUR account, you should never hand over control of your funds or your passphrase no anyone. Trust no one!

Martis:

Just received message to my account. SCAAAAMMM!!!!!

^ DO NOT SEND YOUR FUNDS TO THIS ACCOUNT! ^

Here’s a link to the actual instructions from Mynxt Wallet > https://wallet.mynxt.info/faq.php.
Please move your funds (into an account YOU control!) before December 31st, and better backup your wallet NOW.

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  • Community Members in BlockShow Asia

Our community will be well represented next week at the BlockShow Asia 2017 conference. Our own Gabriel will be the moderator!

Gabriel Francesch wrote:

I will be moderating a panel next week at BlockShow Asia. Definitely wearing an Ardor T-shirt.

Source

More information

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All about NXT:

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NXT AE

  • Janus – Status Update

Last week Janus clarified some questions from the community regarding payouts, mining, and JNSHash. The community questions and expert answers are presented below:

puremage111 – Just to confirm for the JNShash, so janus is now something like a service token instead of revenue sharing right? Will my coins be burned when redeem after 90 days?

ascendus –  @puremage111 , no, 90 days prior to year end we will announce the method needed to re-up, it’s user’s choice to continue with payouts. You’ll get payouts for your holdings (more holdings, more payouts), plus some bonus we’re cooking, and if you’re not satisfied you can sell your tokens on the free market. Free market that we’ll try to expand on the meantime.

Luis Batista – The tier contract plan will be valid for one year, and once finished it can be renewed. Renewal cost will be determined 90 days prior to first year contract end. Payouts will be sent from daily to weekly, depending on coin chosen and when threshold is reached. In some circumstances bonus coins from new coin launches will be sent to each member of each tier. When this occurs we will announce and collect appropriate wallet addresses for the bonus coins.

puremage111 – ahh so in this case, i still hold my janus except that after 90 days, the tier thing will be needed to renew? is this how it works? I will then need to pay x amount of janus to refresh my Jnshash mining to continue? Thanks

ascendus – If you want to continue receiving payouts you´ll need to renew contract.

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  • Adel – Status Update

Adel officially announced that this week they will hold the community vote over whether or not to create a separate ERC20 token – ADE. The vote will take place for members from Nov 27-30th. More details are below.

ADE Vote Announced ▲ Adel Community
Exciting news – Adel is announcing the community vote on ADE. Members will decide whether or not Adel will create an ERC20 token on the Ethereum blockchain, or stay with single NXT token, ADL. The vote will take place from Nov. 27 – 30 on the voting module inside AdelWiki™.

Details and FAQs will be released to members on the members-only Slack this week. Every member has a voice and voting power is based on the amount of ADLs that each member holds. Join Adel for 64000 ADL.

R0bInI0 also wrote an article about this upcoming vote.

In other news….

ESMA Acknowledges ICOs ▲ Blockchain News
The European Securities and Markets Authority has released a statement regarding ICO risks for investors and firms. In it, the ESMA urges companies to protect investors from fraud and money laundering. Adel understands that there has been a huge surge of investor interest in Blockchain technology and ICO funding to finance the next generation of disruptive technology. As a company, we were the first AML/CTF/KYC compliant and aim to provide the highest levels of assurance to our community and investors. The board of directors have decades of collective experience in the Financial Services and technology sectors and welcome high levels of transparency and accountability to our investors.

https://www.esma.europa.eu/press-news/esma-news/esma-highlights-ico-risks-investors-and-firms

More info

 

 

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  • Bitswift – Status Update

BITSWIFT will be launched as an Ardor child chain with Ardor’s Genesis Block, January 1st. Migration to the Ardor environment appears to be almost complete. The old Bitswift chain on chainz is now defunct. The dev team continues to refine the block explorer.

They wrote:

bitswiftbro
Im lovin it. And it looks like the old Bitswift chain has officially stopped moving : https://chainz.cryptoid.info/swift/# RIP old friend. Our dev team is working on a new custom block explorer dedicated for our child chain. It will include market and network health info all in one spot. Not sure we will need chainz anymore after that releases.

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bitswiftbro:

Bitswift attending another Blockchain meetup today at Queens. Could be an important one for us : Thursday, November 23, 2017. Special Event with Jack C. Liu, Co-Founder of OKLink. We will be able to network with some other Blockchain professionals coming from China. Should be interesting, hopefully I get some time to speak on the panel.

We have an ongoing marketing campaign going on through FB and Adroll at the moment. Some announcements coming in near future also. Its been awhile since we gave an update. Like what is going on with these unclaimed tokens from the blockchain swap ? We all need to know right ? Working on blog update at the moment to supply new info.

Follow Bitswift on Facebook

Follow Bitswift on Twitter

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Ardor Testnet – Version 2.0.6e

A new Ardor Testnet version has just been released. Ardor source code included. This is to be the last significant testnet release ahead of the mainnet launch in five weeks. All further testnet releases will be bug patches. The detailed changelog is below.

Changelog:

This is a feature-freeze release for the Ardor testnet. No more API changes or feature additions are planned before launch, only bug fixes.

The source code is now included in the package, for a public review, under a temporary evaluation license only.

Added getExecutedTransactions API. This new API accepts parameters: “chain”, “height”, “numberOfConfirmations”, “type”, “subtype”, “sender”, “recipient”, “firstIndex”, “lastIndex”, and returns the transactions from the specified chain executed at this height, or executed with at least that many number of confirmations.
Both non-phased and phased transactions are returned. For phased transactions, only those approved and executed at the specified height, or approved with at least that many confirmations of the final approval transaction, are returned. If height is specified, sender or recipient parameters are optional, otherwise at least one of them is required.

Fixed UI bugs – base target calculation, missing asset control setup, asset control local signing, calculation of deadline when doing manual transaction

Riker:

To access the server side source code, install one of the packages and review the src folder.
The client side source code is available under the html/www folder.

Once we release the mainnet release we will also upload the source code to a bitbucket repository.

 

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  • btc2nxt – Monopoly Game Powered by Nxt

Here are the details for the lovingly crafted Monopoly game, powered by the Nxt blockchain. Think of it as a game with fun bounties available for players and participants. Details below.

[TESTNET] Monopoly Game | Smart Contract | Fork Nxt

Monopoly is a block chain game based on Nxt 1.3.5 codebase with smart contract named FSM (Final State Machine), which is a new design of AT (Automated Machine).

50% coins will be distributed by Airdrop FSM , after players jump to the location of the coins in next block, they will share the coins. There are lands in the game too, so players can buy lands (Asset) to build hotel, restaurants, which can be traded in asset market in the game also.

Features:
Total supply: 1 000 000 000
Premine:
10%: NxtAT Asset holders.  (10 NxtAT Asset swap 1 FSMCoin)
10%: HZ holders. (10 HZ swap 1 FSMCoin)
20%: Development (UI design), Testing.
10%: Marketing (website, nodes).

Block time: 1 minute
Distribution per 10 blocks: 6*100 (100 to FSM Foundation)
Map: 100*100
Lands: 68 (4 for hotels, 4 restaurants, 1 notary office, 1 court of justice…)
Role of player: collector (collect coins), worker (build hotels and so on).

Bounties:
UI design 5,000,000
Testing 1,000,000
Node 100,000/per year

Road Map:
2018 Q1 guess game

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  • Weekly Reminder: Secure Your NXT

The best thing you can do with your NXT account is to keep your passphrase secure and safe. Best practices and guides on how to do this are this week’s friendly reminder to the community. We link you to the wiki that has all the information you could ever want to know about securing your wallet and passphrase. Furthermore, we’d like to remind you that you can create NXT accounts OFFLINE with our NxtBridge Offline software and use them as cold storage accounts.

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NXT IN THE MEDIA

 

  • PRESS RELEASE: ARDOR SOURCE CODE RELEASED

Everyone likes birthday presents, and in honor of Nxt turning four – Jelurida made the source code of Ardor public. Details of this great present are below!

Jelurida has shared the following information in a Press Release:

Ardor a next generation blockchain platform, introduces three major innovations:

• Unique parent child chain architecture
• Separation between security and transactional tokens
• Scalability, first steps towards solving the blockchain bloat problem

Jelurida the development company behind the Nxt and Ardor blockchain platforms (www.jelurida.com) announces today the final testnet release of its new product Ardor. Following its roadmap, Jelurida has also published the source code of Ardor for review. It is now included in the packages available from https://bitbucket.org/Jelurida/ardor/downloads.

This takes place on the fourth anniversary of Nxt’s launch, Jelurida’s flagship product and the world’s first pure proof-of-stake next generation blockchain platform. Ardor is built on top of Nxt’s functional, robust, stable and secure blockchain.

A number of significant new features were added to Ardor to make it a robust business ready platform. Asset Control to support secure share distribution, Composite Phasing to support advanced use cases such as dead man switch, and By Property Phasing to enable account based KYC.

This testnet release provides users a platform to test and prepare their applications for the mainnet launch, while reviewing the source code for potential problems. Here is the link to access the testnet https://ardor.jelurida.com/index.html

Lior Yaffe co-Founder and Managing Director of Jelurida: The release of the testnet is an important milestone setting standards for the whole blockchain industry paving the way for mainstream adoption of blockchain technology. We are very proud of everything we have achieved over the course of the last four years and are excited to see what the future holds as blockchain technology becomes mainstream.

Between 5th August and 4th November, Jelurida conducted a successful crowd sale for the first Ardor child chain tokens, IGNIS and raised over $15,000,000.

As announced 50% of the tokens will be air dropped to NXT holders during the last week of December 2017. For more information about the IGNIS airdrop go to https://www.jelurida.com/ico

Other links about the latest release:

http://www.fintech.finance/01-news/ardor-source-code-released/
https://www.businesscomputingworld.co.uk

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  • JELURIDA, NXT, ARDOR reviewed by Techcrunch

Last week Techcrunch interviewed Jelurida and their staff in Israel about NXT, ARDR and the philosophies of each token. This article is big news and great publicity for Jelurida as Techcrunch is among the most viewed websites on the planet, especially in America. Details of the interview are below.

Riker said

In case you live on the moon, this is techcrunch https://techcrunch.com/about/ the 280 most popular site in the US and 626 world wide. For a startup getting a mention there is equivalent to a prophet being mentioned in the Bible and the article is 4th most popular at the moment https://techcrunch.com/popular/.

For NXT, Ardor and Jelurida this is huge exposure to exactly the audience we need. Getting there was a coordinated effort of many people over several month.

Techcrunch writes

Jelurida is the development company behind Nxt and Ardor blockchain platforms. It creates customized commercial versions of these platforms while continuously supporting and maintaining the decentralized public Nxt blockchain. With the upcoming Ardor platform, Jelurida will be creating custom child chains for its clients and partners as well.

Whereas many blockchain companies are still in the fundraising stage, Nxt is fully operational and trading with a market cap of over a hundred million dollars. The company, which has in the past offered functions specifically designed for crypto developers, is turning its focus to use cases which have to do with everyday life, from introducing new voting mechanisms to offering transparent international bank transfers that consumers can enjoy. Ardor is the newest blockchain platform Jelurida has been working on, and functions as sort of a Nxt 2.0. Ardor features a unique parent-child chain structure, which helps combat blockchain bloat.

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  • Cryptoninjas.net – Nxt Web Wallet

Cryptoninjas published the official notice to myNXT wallet holders about the closure of the myNXT wallet. We recommend migrating the assets to the official Nxt client or claim an account using the Jelurida public node. Users have until the end of the year latest, December 31st, to export their tokens (or Nxt passphrase) out of their myNXT wallet.

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • Hacked.com – Trade Recommendation: NXT

This is a long term trade. The price bounced from 0.060000 support level and moved upward. If the market can break SMA100, we’ll get a signal confirming a trend reversal. MACD and DMI support upward movement. Pending orders for buy should be placed at 0.082000 level with stop orders at 0.048000 level. Profit targets are 0.130000 and 0.180000 levels. If you don’t use leverage, trading volume for this trade is up to 10% from your deposit.

Market: NXTUSD
Buy: 0.082000
Stop: 0.048000
Profit Targets: 0.130000 and 0.180000

// — Discuss and ask questions in our community on Workplace.

The trading signal is based on Poloniex chart.
Disclaimer: The analyst does not have investments in NXT.

Source

  • TradingView – Nxt Bull Market Until Ignis Airdrop on Dec. 25th

Nxt showing strong signs of a bullish reversal before the Ignis airdrop on Dec 2.78% . 25th. As you can see from the chart, Nxt has a strong history of bullish price action leading up to airdrops. Ignis is the first child chain for the Ardr platform. Between 12/25 – 12/28, Nxt holders will receive .5 Ignis for every Nxt they hold.

Source

  • TradingView – NXT Update

buy zone between 0.00001125/0.00001225 targets 0.00002688 0.00004139 Stop lose 0.00000767 risk / reward 33% / 255%

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  • TradingView – NXT Long Term Trade

The price reached the possible reversal zone formed by SMA100 and the resistance level . But MACD and DMI give bullish signals and we can trade based on a possible breakout. Pending orders for buy should be placed at 0.00001900 level with stop at 0.00000800 level. Profit targets can be 0.00003000 and 0.00004000 resistance levels. The part of trade volume can be left for long run.

TradingView – NXTBTC – Daily MA Cloud Breakout – 4H Trend Continuation

XT has recently had an edge to edge trade through the cloud (see related, closed with 100% profit) and price is now progressing above the cloud with a good daily momentum after a white doji has formed. I will be watching for a good entry position on the 4H chart while price retraces back to the 4H MA cloud.

 

  • TradingView – ARDR/BTC Grahn Gyllene Kors [Alerts]

Grahn Gyllene Kors is the companion study for the Grahn Gyllene Kors strategy… This is an EMA / Trend Explorer & Strategy useful for identifying trends before EMA’s cross and also identifying and experimenting with various EMA lengths and candle trends. There is also a companion Alerts study for this in which trend signals may be sent to the user via sms or email AND/OR buy and sell alerts may be sent to bots for automated trading of this strategy. Once you have optimized your settings and backtested with this strategy, apply your same settings into the Alerts study and create your alerts. NOTICE: This script does not require access from me, simply open Indicators on chart and search for “Grahn”. By accessing this script you acknowledge that you have read and understood that this is for research purposes only and I am not responsible for any financial losses you may incur by using this script!

Source

  • TradingView – NXTBTC update

We already reach previous analysis target with 127% nice profit in 20 days,, congrats ^_^ Now NXT perform bullish pennats, we have buy level here at 1330 with 89% profit target at 2513. if this coin drop, buyback level at 864 *maximum target 272% profit with estimated 47 days.

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  • Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution

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

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

Live ARDR stats from the Nxt Blockchain Asset Exchange:

 

 

 

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That is all for this week, Nxters. Make sure you have more of your favorite warm beverage available for Christmas as you stay tuned next week for more coverage of the airdrop, the new year launch of Ardor, ongoing projects, and much more. For those who cannot wait a week to learn more, visit our site. We explain in much more detail about Jelurida and all things Nxt / Ardor / Ignis

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

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 – November 2017 (III): Push Yourself Because No One Else Is Going To Do It For You

November (III)

Welcome again, fellow Nxters! Winter is coming but that is no excuse not to continue to thrive and grow. Last week was eventful, as per usual, with the Nxt and Ardor blockchain community. Once upon a time, we struggled to provide quality content, but not anymore. Happy Thanksgiving to our American readers – we hope you are surrounded by good food and family/friends as we surround you with all the relevant news that you might have missed.

The Nxt slack is rebranding, we learned how much money was raised in the Ignis ICO, Jelurida is hiring a new PR firm, a new Ardor video series is coming out, and more awaits our intrepid readers. Learn about the platform and become a part of the community by consuming this newsletter with a warm beverage and an open mind as we indulge your intellectual passion or childlike curiosity about the blockchain and all things Nxt / Ardor / Ignis. We welcome new readers as we grow and expand and we appreciate our old readers returning for another week – it is a thing of comfort to know, that like your favorite pet, we are always here to provide you with the best, and most relevant news about the week that was.

 

NXT COMMUNITY

NXT AE

DEVELOPMENT

NXT IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


NXT COMMUNITY

  • IGNIS ICO, How much?

The numbers have been crunched and over $15 million was raised during the three-month IGNIS crowdsale. This means that Jelurida has enough money to actively support the Nxt platform for at least the next three years, reaching Level 4 on their roadmap. Obviously, the hundreds of millions of NXT tokens can appreciate in value and the platform can be supported for even longer. Jelurida greatly appreciates the wonderful support from all members of the community who invested and participated.

Jelurida wrote:

The IGNIS Token Sale is now over! We collected over $15 M, thank you all for your contribution! The remaining 500 M IGNIS will be given away as a free airdrop to all NXT owners on Dec 25th – holding NXT is your last chance to get IGNIS before the launch!

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  • Nxtwiki – Exchange Integration Ignis

Hooray, your JLRDA tokens will transform into IGNIS tokens, but no crypto-currency exchange currently supports IGNIS. Luckily Nxtwiki has a new article out about how to integrate IGNIS, the token of Ignis into a crypto-currency exchange. Unlike with Bitcoin and their throwaway addresses, Ardor and its child-chain addresses are more expensive to maintain. The following article does a great job of documenting the exchange integration process for any exchange developers out there.

Riker wrote:

riker
Published Ignis exchange integration draft for review https://nxtwiki.org/wiki/Exchange_Integration_Ignis
Monitoring for deposits is more difficult in Ardor. We still need to provide an example otherwise it will be difficult task for exchange developers.

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  • Jelurida – Marketing Update

With the IGNIS ICO over, Jelurida has parted ways with Blonde 2.0, the PR firm hired for the duration of the crowdsale. Jelurida is hiring and they are allocating an extensive budget for a new PR agency and a new angle. The technical superiority of Ardor over other platforms when it comes to resolving issues like the “blockchain bloat problem” does not seem to interest many people – readers want specific use cases of this new technology, not a treatise on how it is better than other platforms with more name recognition. As a result, new PR initiatives are being followed and enacted in the run-up to the Ardor launch in six weeks time.

Lior Yaffe wrote:

Our contract with Blonde 2.0 has ended at the end of the ICO, we are now negotiating with another PR agency. We allocated a nice budget for this.

Personally I invested endless hours in learning the PR and marketing business. The reality is that we held dozens of interviews with folks from Reuters, Bloomberg, Techcrunch and others. Only about 10-20% was published and what was published did not make a huge impact.

Going forward we have quite a few marketing and PR initiatives in the pipeline building up toward the Ardor launch and for the long run.

Frankly, it is much easier to pitch a journalist about selling trees in a banana plantation over the blockchain than pitching advanced architecture to solve blockchain bloat.

 riker
Just to clarify, I have no complaints about Blonde 2.0, they are pro and do their job. It’s just difficult to PR a blockchain infrastructure project

During the ICO we were paying outrageous amounts of money for online marketing on CMC, Google, Facebook, investing.com and ICO web sites. Probably well over €50K spent just for online marketing.


It’s really hard to standout in this crowded market.
We are working since last week with a professional marketing expert dedicated full time for NXT and Ardor. We will announce details about this soon.

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  • Nxt/Ardor Slack Rebrand

For members of the Nxt slack prepare for a new rebrand as in anticipation of the launch of Ardor, the Nxt slack is set to become the Ardor and Nxt slack. We apologize for any inconveniences caused by this update and we recommend you change your bookmark in your browser to reflect the new URL (below) as only temporarily will a redirect from the old one exist. You have been warned!

Vanbreuk wrote:

Hello all, the name of this slack community has been updated to reflect from now on both the Ardor and the Nxt communities.

nxtchat.slack.com becomes ardornxt.slack.com

Slack will temporarily redirect the old URL address to the new one, but please update your bookmarks for this Ardor & Nxt slack to https://ardornxt.slack.com !!
Users of the Slack application should see the group name automatically updated to ardornxt.

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  • Ardor News Teaser

Everyone likes videos. Jelurida, as part of their marketing blitz, has partnered with the newly formed ANG and LD Studios to produce videos that document the unique features and history of Ardor. This video series will exist alongside Nxter’s own video series that will explain the technical aspects in a series of tutorial videos. Expect the Jelurida series to premiere as early as this week!

Jelurida and ANG partnered with LD Studios to produce weekly Ardor news videos presented by Starla. We expect to publish the first video around Nov. 20

limitlessbunny said on slack:

As riker said, we partnered with Jelurida and ANG to make an online show ‘Ardor Time’ to promote Ardor all over the world .

Myself is an Ardor believer and we are very proud to be a part of this great project.
Sorry for the typo and the name ‘Ardor girl’ in the sample clip, we are really in a hurry to catch up the schedule so we could release the first episode in time. Thanks for you guys to point them out for us.

And Really happy to see so many people care about the show! Let’s make it great together. If you guys have any ideas about the show please DM me or @ me, Can’t do it without you guys.

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  • Ardor vs. the Competition, Pt. 6

We present to you the most recent installment of the “Ardor vs. the Competition” series. The latest installment describes and contrasts Ardor against Komodo/SuperNET.

Ardor vs. the Competition, Pt. 6: Komodo/SuperNET

Find the previous posts below:

 

  • Chinese Community – News Updates

More of our recently written content has been translated, by our great community, into Chinese. Rock on globalization, rock on!

Last week’s news:

Nxt 新闻 – 2017年11月 (II): 对你拥有的感到满意,对你想要的感到兴奋

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  • Spanish Community – News Updates

Did you know that Spanish is the language that is spoken across the most countries on Earth? For all of you who knew that, good job! But what only few knows is that now the exciting “Ardor vs. the Competition” saga has been translated into Spanish – bueno!

Enjoy the whole saga in Spanish:

Follow the Spanish Nxt/Ardor Twitter and you will never miss an update.

And don’t forget –  all our previously released newsletters are also available in Spanish.

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  • Ardor Price Alert, Chart and News on BitScreener.com

An interesting video on Ardor from BitScreener.com on Ardor and how they think that Ardor might be primed for a breakout. Watch the video to learn their opinion while seeing some of the latest movements in the market.

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  • Ardor (ARDR) Review NXT 2.0 – Cryptocurrency Review

We appreciate coverage of all of the platforms in the Jelurida ecosystem, but we do ask that you get the facts correct. The following review is factually incorrect on a few points, highlighted below. We hope that a clarification is issued shortly from Cryptocurrency Review.

Apenzl noted these inaccuracies:

NOTE: Nxt+Ardor is written in Java not JavaScript, that’s a big difference!
NXT holders did not get 50% but 100% of ARDR. And soon they’ll get +50% of IGNIS. 🙂

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Widely appreciated blockchain expert, Bas Wisselink, features in this video about blockchains, and specifically mentions Nxt and the unique approach the platform had when it came to decentralization at its launch four years ago. A worthwhile and informative video.

Bittopia wrote:

In this episode we discussed the blockchain/crypto movement and how it has progressed along and the mainstream adoption and its impact on the idea. Also an overview on Bas’s involvement within Nxt Foundation and now onto helping people understand the applications of blockchain far beyond the currency application.

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  • More Conclusions from Tokyo Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Conference

The Tokyo conference, attended by Travin Keith of Agavon and the ANG (Ardor and Nxt Group), had this to say about the conference two weeks ago.

Today in Toyko, we held the largest Nxt and Ardor meetup with over 150 people registered in attendance. The photo only shows 1/3rd of the people in attendance. During the meetup we also held a public vote for the Katakana version of the word “Ardor”.

Effusive praise from Riker:

Amazing work Travin, I wish I could join you there.

travin:

Thanks. There will be more events soon and we can surely go. My translator and business partner Taiichi Fox is also worth crediting. He had to translate technical terms that I was using and had to translate all of my answers during the Q&A, whether it was to community members, government employees, or developers, which lasted for a total of two hours. Definitely not easy.

Shoutout to CtC, an ANG member, which sponsored and paid for almost all fees for the meetup location, my travel costs, and everything else. Because of this, ANG did not have to pay anything. (Agavon paid for all remaining costs as they were ancillary)

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  • Funny Video by ZARK‏

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video must be worth, like at least a million!

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  • Crypto Woman: Raving Fans

News from the Elizabeth (aka QBTC aka Crypto Woman) as she reached out to her supporters and followers last week.

Elizabeth wrote after Riker comments (see Jelurida – Marketing Update)

Elizabeth (qbtc)
RAVING FANS – that’s all of us. Did you know that we have a lot of untapped marketing power? How many of you have read the book “Raving Fans” or are familiar with the concept? Did you know that many businesses direct the largest part of their marketing budgets to building a fan base? And here we all are!

We are passionate, ideologically and financially invested, informed and concerned. But we are not rallied or focused! For every thought we have that somebody else isn’t doing a great job, I challenge us to engage in the conversation outside of closed channels. Post ORIGINAL thoughts, repost others with thoughtful and positive comments, share content freely.

If you want to be more invested, create original content on Steemit, Medium, your own blog or an article on LinkedIn. And share it.

Foray into bitcointalk.org and Reddit and spend some of your energy there.

For that matter, how many of you have accounts on LinkedIn? Go there – that’s where the serious crypto and blockchain people are finding each other now. It’s the place to professionally engage in a conversation and present ourselves as professionally worthy of the recognition we are craving

Some have challenged me on the share buttons and individual pages with images on the website. This was done for you – the fan base – to spread the word. This works! If you don’t like my images, grab some of your own and use them in your articles and posts – click through rates increase astronomically with an image.

We can moan and complain, but really one of the biggest goals of PR and marketing today is to rally a fanbase. Let’s recognize our power and be proactive in helping the solution! Let’s recognize the value we have here as a community and treasure each individual contribution while we rally together as a formidable fan base to spread the word.

Btw, Elizabeth is doing a great work with https://www.ardorplatform.org/

https://twitter.com/TheCryptoWoman

http://www.blockchained.business

 

All about NXT:

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NXT AE

  • Janus – Status Update

News of another rebrand/remodel and a clarification was issued by the Janus Team, presented below.

Bjorn wrote:

We are going to remodel the ANN OP on bitcointalk.

To survive we must adapt, this means shifting from a dividends model to a more action based token usage model – in other words, like the BAT team we must shift Janus and any other token that may or may not come to life into a means to pay/use for currency and services.

A token receiving divs because a user purchased is a security. A token used in a business model as payment for something like JNSHash falls into an area not considered a security. Its then more of a currency. Please understand that this is very important we make this shift.

I do not want to meet anything in the future to impede progress for all of us.

On a personal note, I find it terrible that a very efficient system like the NXT/Ardor developers have built for dividend distribution cannot be used in a public manner due to ONE country’s current stance on this. Sure more may chime in and join the bandwagon but this is unfortunate, however the change forces action, and action for JNS will be good.

The new reward model:

I will attempt to clarify the best way I can:

Janus dividends in the way they were done the past year violates SEC security laws, it keeps us from being listed on many exchanges, and is dangerous to our team’s future. What JNS tokens will be used for to avoid legal nonsense is, in our business, they will be part of a currency or way to purchase services.

[For example] JNSHash as a service means you can buy into the 4 tiers a set amount of hardware hashing power so you as the Janus token user are using your tokens owned to gain this hashpower, it’s the only form [of payment] we are accepting for JNSHash. In time, if we can grow this farm to 2-10x it’s current size, we will open the door to those who own less than 100k Janus tokens (tier1) to buy/sell/trade on a per token basis for hashpower similar to Hashnest, www.hashnest.com.

So now you no longer receive divs but you are receiving payouts from the service you purchased [or accessed] via ownership.

Our path will be to grow this over time along with the sites and Scrapers.
4 months ago I asked our development team to integrate a tokenization model to push activity and site value. This means, for example, if a person writes a followup to a media article like “Trumps a nuclear lunatic” and a bunch of users comment and like the user’s post, he will receive tokens, but this is something we will detail on launch and after.

The target for Janus has always been mainstream then mixing blockchain in, and it should be fully obvious by the latest Q2 2018. The [scraper] site will come well before that, the rest follows. If the political/news scraper is even mildly successful we will put out a site for all viable industry, each with the action based token model. The framework code is already there, and we will utilize it to the fullest. Trademimic will and should hit before Q2. Yes, it’s not on the timeframe we wanted (myself included) but all of our team working their faces off to deliver. Sometime in December I plan to have JNSHash officially go live with Luis’ help before Ardor launch.

JNSHash Tier Plan

Tier 1: 100k – 250k JNS
Tier 2: +250k – 500k JNS
Tier 3: +500k – 1.8 mil JNS
Tier 4: 1.8mil+

You have to own this many but they are not sold to us – you keep your Janus but earn your tier by amount you own.

The Tier Contract Plan will be valid for one year, and once finished it can be renewed. Renewal cost will be determined 90 days prior to first year contract end.
Payouts will be sent from daily to weekly depending on coin chosen and when threshold is reached.

In some circumstances bonus coins from new coin launches will be sent to each member of each tier. When this occurs we will announce and collect appropriate wallet addresses for the bonus coins.

Tier rewards announcement will come shortly, Luis is finishing them up over the next week.

Also before months end I should have news regarding doubling the farm’s electrical supply. This of course could translate into double the farm size.

Please observe first then decide, we will use portions of our % from the farm to build it, so the first numbers will change when we add more machines as well. It will be done 1 year payout contracts, but we will try our best to grow it to compensate for difficulty changes.

Join the “Janus Token” YouTube Channel

 

 

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  • Adel – Status Update

Adel announced a new website and new videos from a conference last month in Prague.

They wrote:

Adel Launches adel.io ▲ NEW website
We’re proud to announce Adel’s new website! We’ve been working diligently on a solid foundation and launchpad, and now, our next phase is well underway. The new page reflects the exciting future of Adel, and includes a knowledge center filled with fresh content that’s easy to navigate. In addition to finding everything you need to know in one place, we’ve connected all of our social platforms, watch lists, exchange listings, news and blogs. Check it out and show us some love on Social Media https://adel.io

Deloitte NOTED Certification ▲ Fintech Popup Accelerator
Deloitte has released two new videos showcasing its fintech innovator conference in Prague last month. Adel was one of a handful of startups chosen out of hundreds to present at Fintech (R)evolution. This first video is a one-minute wrap up of the event:https://youtu.be/vIRX5pIcZ5o – while the second video provides the full 1 hr. 15 min pitch from Deloitte’s top five startups (in English and Czech): https://youtu.be/R-SKqy4JkAw

Join Adel on Telegram ▲ Start Something Great
Have an idea for a #blockchain startup? Connect with us now on @Telegram https://t.me/Adelphoi

Follow Adel on Social Media▲ Facebook
Throw us a ‘like’ if you’ve got a moment and we’re always here if you have any ideas, feedback or questions. https://www.facebook.com/Adelphoi.io/

 

More info

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  • Bitswift – Status Update

Bitswift is being integrated into the Ardor wallet! Looking good.

Bitswiftbro wrote:

November Client Newsletter http://bitswifttechnologysolutions.cmail20.com/t/ViewEmail/i/AB1282DD74FFE73B2540EF23F30FEDED/B9F86BB54276480363B21DE8DA818551

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  • [ANN] for FARLAWEB Holders

For legal reasons, any holders of the FARLAWEB token are entitled to a buyback.

farl4bit

I will stop paying dividends on the end of 2017. I announced before that eventually I will stop this asset because of legal reasons. I will put a buyback offer on Nxt Asset Exchange (asset id: 17491339106794048806) at the original price of € 0,06 per asset.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

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DEVELOPMENT

  • NRS Update – Version 1.11.10

The latest stable version of the NRS client is out. Gone is the IGNIS Token Sale page, and minor bug patches and mobile optimizations have been implemented. Obtain the latest download of the NRS client below.

Change log:

Removed the IGNIS Token Sale page.

Mobile app bugfixes, node.js module improvements, other minor bugfixes.

Updated jetty to 9.3.22 and bouncycastle to 1.58.

Get it

 

  • Updated Android Client App

More support and functionality for Android mobile users who want to have light NRS client on their phone. Eventually, probably, there will come an iOS version too.

 

Riker – Updated Android mobile app https://bitbucket.org/Jelurida/nxt/downloads/nxt-client-1.11.10.apk
sha256 fddc74a2683bd4124e2f81751d170154a2127a3d8b11cd72ed9ac13591160f04

Source

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  • Ardor Update – Version 2.0.5.e

A new mandatory version of the latest Ardor testnet client is out. Dabble and explore this experimental release at your leisure. Changelog listed below.

This is an experimental release for testing only. The source code is not provided.

Change log:

This release is a mandatory update for all Ardor testnet nodes. It will perform
a rescan on first start.

Client UI improvements for the new asset control, composite phasing, and asset
increase features.

The default transaction deadline has been reduced to 15 min instead of 24 h.

Mobile app now connects to ardor.jelurida.com by default.

Use ARDOR as default account prefix. Using NXT or any other prefix continues to
be supported for logging in.

Allow whitelisting of specific bundler accounts using the property
nxt.bestBundlerRateWhitelist. If set, only bundler rates announced by the
whitelisted accounts will be used.

Fixed bugs in peer networking, parsing genesis block json, by-property voting.

Source

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  • Weekly Reminder: About forging and security

Not many people remember the theoretical vulnerabilities that exist with extant blockchain platforms. The conversation below highlights that the PoS architecture of Nxt / Ardor is at least as protected from DDoS attacks as PoW architectures. The blockchain has some theoretical issues but they are statistically insignificant and exist within the realm of pedants spouting about the philosophy of computer science. The security concerns and vulnerabilities of blockchains are of little to no concern for users. Security in the blockchain is inherent and far superior to extant technologies.

The conversation is below:

Josenxt – So, if we were under attack , as long as one legitimate node manages to stay up and keep forging with the highest stake of all, the network would be safe. New pairs that want to join the network will rely on that legitimate now to rebuild the network again, isn’t it?
But, concerning the eclipse attack, I guess my NRS client initally is unable to know what nodes are legitimate and which ones aren’t. Does it mean that as long as the threshold (¿total forging power in the network?) is higher than a set figure, the forging node with the higher stake is considered the most legitimate? (I hope I’m no saying any nonsense, as I said before this technical side goes way beyond my knowledge)

Petko – what you say is true, it’s same for PoW – just replace “forging power” with “mining power”. In fact in PoW, since all miners are crowding into pools, it should be easier to ddos the legitimate pools – since they are smaller number. Theoretically PoS should be at least as secure against ddos as PoW. There is always an option that we had (or still have) some bug that bitcoin doesn’t have – it should be fixable same way like it is working for bitcoin.

 

Sirpask – Any improvement in the Ardor forging protocol to avoid attacks with false chains?
If my node is connected to 8 nodes, seven of which are trying to trick me by presenting me with a fake blockchain, but one presents a legitimate string. Is there any way for my node (automatically) to detect the only good node and ban the other 7 false nodes? The power of forged and what decides that Blockchain would be the correct one is the amount of NXT or Ardors that the attackers have?

Petko – Yes, your node should automatically blacklist the 7 rogue peers. The code for that is in BlockchainProcessorImpl.java line 655
What is used to decide the “true” chain is the cumulative difficulty of the chain, which is proportional to the amount of forging power used to build that chain.

Josenxt – Ok, it’s clear that the forging power is the most important thing for the security of the network, and the forging node with the biggest stake is the most trustworthy If we went further, I can see that (according to https://nxtportal.org/monitor) the current active (forging) stake in the Nxt platform is 288,214,449 NXT. I also can see that (according to https://mynxt.info/accounts) some exchanges (such as Bittrex, which is clearly identified in that list) have a huge (potential) forging power (currently 126,940,991NXT). What would happen if someone managed to get control of that account (some hackers, a government, by mistake… it wouldn’t be the first case that an exchange has been hacked :guiño: ) and sets up a malicious node that joins the network with an ilegitimate blockchain and making use of all that forging power?

Petko – bad things will happen. This is not the idea – so big part of the stake to be kept in centralized exchanges (this is poloniex btw – NXT-NEQW-Q7UK-MUNN-B2L4P 145,000,004)

Jose – Is there any way to avoid or minimize this risk? It’s not that I don’t trust centralized exchanges (well, actually I don’t trust them at all 😀 ), but I really think that some of those exchanges been hacked have more to do with someone from the inside have had their hands in the till… while saying it was an outside attack.
I guess that you can’t really use the client to blacklist an account from such a big exchanges to start forging (plus it wouldn’t be decentralized, althought the Nxt client properties file includes a list of well known peers in it). Is there any other way around to further protections against it? I don’t know, maybe harcode a grace period for these big Nxt accounts (let’s consider a big account those over a set threshold, let’s say when it’s over 25% of the active stake at that moment, for example) so that they can’t start forging inmediately unless it’s clear they are not in a fork…

Petko – we cannot impose different rules for big accounts. What exchanges can do at their own will is to lease their forging power to an account whose secret they intentionally lost or hid very well (if they don’t intend to forge but seems bittrex does forge). Note that if the money in these accounts are stollen, it would be a disaster anyways. We must think how to incentivise stakeholders to forge or at least keep their funds in their own wallets. Why do you think so many users keep their funds in exchanges? Are they exchanging all the time, or is it just simpler?

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NXT IN THE MEDIA

  • Lior Yaffe in Medium – Scaling a Blockchain vs. Scaling a Tangle

Blockchain expert, and co-founder of Jelurida, Lior Yaffe wrote an excellent Medium article about the nature of scaling a blockchain vs a DAG. An excerpt below explains in great detail about this interesting quirk of distributed ledger technologies.

 

From the article:

As someone who spent endless hours working on blockchain load testing and scaling, I can testify that decentralized networks operating under heavy load will naturally generate forks even when all participants are honest and work by the protocol rules. I can also testify that switching to a better fork is one of the most heavy operations a node needs to perform since it has to undo changes made by existing transactions in the popped off blocks and apply the changes made by the transactions included in the blocks of the better fork.

However, I claim, that an advantage of a blockchain over DAG is that a blockchain is only sensitive to the order of blocks not to the order of transactions and this fact makes it no less scalable than a DAG.

For a blockchain this is not a serious problem since block generation is made artificially difficult thus limiting average block generation frequency to 15 seconds on Ethereum, 1 minute on NXT/Ardor and 10 minutes on Bitcoin. This means that even under heavy load, forks caused by conflicting blocks are infrequent and when they do occur, nodes has time to perform the large processing required to switch to a better fork in order to synchronize the state with another node and before yet more blocks are generated.

In a DAG implementation however, the latency of transaction propagation and the possible order differences is causing several problems while transaction throughput increases and nodes start getting transactions submitted by other nodes for which one or two of the approved transactions are not yet known to them and therefore will be unable to add them to the DAG.

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Source

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  • fail92fail – Survival of Blockchain and Ethereum vs. Alternatives

Technical article describing the solutions that Ardor, uniquely, solves with its child chain architecture.

3. Ardor solves the common (to all blockchains) bloat problem, relying on an innovative parent/child chain architecture and pruning of the child chain transactions. It shares some similarities with plasma.io, based on NXT blockchain technology and already running on testnet.

Source

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  • Mercati24 (It) – ICO Criptovaluta: cos’è, come funziona, come investire

An Italian language article about all things Nxt. Detailed and knowledgeable about the system, we present this to anyone who consumes Italian blockchain news.

 Mercati24

Steemit – Investigating the Top 50 Cryptocurrencies, Part 18/50: Ardor

An in-depth white paper by Steemit that lists Ardor as being among the Top 50 cryptocurrencies. A comprehensive list and analysis of every token, including Ardor. Worth the read.

They wrote:

The most emphasized aspect of the entire 50+ page white paper is this fact: The issued tokens are not built on “sidechains,” they are (as Jelurida calls them) “child chains,” the children of the “parent chain” such as Ardor.

The difference between “sidechains” and “child chains” is that the latter are more closely related to their source. Child chain tokens are exchangeable for any other token from the same parent without an exchange. Sidechains are more independent and require their own security/processing.

In this system, the parent chains are paramount. They do the bulk of the work and account for most of the blockchain’s settings. The parent chain is what keeps all the other tokens liquid and working.

Source

 

PRICE EVOLUTION

  • CryptoPost – Ardor Is a Favorite Against Bitcoin

Source

  • Ardor – NXT to Go UP?

YouTube user “CryptoCurrency Analysis” has posted this:

I would like to share presentations that I like and that I prepared on my own. I am very pleased if you follow my vote and vote. I have a Dream , when I come to a certain level, I will focus only on it.
  • TradingView – NXT Buy Opportunity

The market gives us a new high which can be used for placing buy orders. The price moved above the cloud. If it also breaks the downtrend line and the local high, we’ll get a signal confirming further upward movement. If ADX line rises above 20 level, it will support the market movement. Entry level is 0.070500 with stop orders below the previous low at 0.058500 level. Profit targets are 0.080000 and 0.100000 levels. Trade recommendations on Hacked.com: https://goo.gl/4K6zWv Trading Signals for Crypto: https://t.me/dlavrov_tch True ECN Forex Broker: https://goo.gl/dsiQN8 Free Forex Signals: https://goo.gl/rHLWcE

Source

  • TradingView – ARDR BTC Daily and 4hr Chart 18th Nov 2017

Quick TA on ARDR we got some fundamental news with NXT/IGNIS, ARDR looking to be a strong player into 2018 there is a strong support shown by the red line and the Gann fan looks like a triangle forming on the 4hour chart and expect to play within this before breaking out

Source

 

  • TradingView – Back to Accumulation zone

Now you may have another good opportunity to get some ARDR at a good price before next month launch of the main net. Personally, I think ARDR is a project with a team with reliable track record, an interesting product, and lack or poor PR 0.00% strategy. All of this is good as we are at firsts steps of crypto and first steps of ARDR. You can find more information at https://www.ardorplatform.org/ never do things blindly. About the chart: MACD suggests more downside movement and the horizontal support has proven to be strong ( trend line is probably useless). I’ve been accumulating on bounces on the strong horizontal support and it’s been working fine so long. You can see here ARDR/USD https://www.tradingview.com/x/G5KYNEgY/ Some kind of triangle or ascending triangle with support building and accumulation taking place that suggests a big move at the end of the year (when main net will launch)

Source

 

  • Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution

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

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

Live ARDR stats from the Nxt Blockchain Asset Exchange:

 

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That is all for this week, Nxters. Make sure you have more of your favorite warm beverage available for Thanksgiving as you stay tuned next week for more coverage of the new year launch of Ardor, ongoing projects, and much more. For those who cannot wait a week to learn more, visit our site. We explain in much more detail about Jelurida and all things Nxt / Ardor / Ignis

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

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 – November 2017 (II): Be Happy With What You Have. Be Excited About What You Want.

November (II)

Welcome again, fellow Nxters! The brisk autumnal air is upon us. Christmas might as well be here, and Thanksgiving has not even happened. As always, last week was an eventful one for the Nxt / Ardor ecosystem. Rebranding was the apparent theme of the week. In anticipation of the upcoming new year, many sites and platforms are undergoing major rebrands, some are launching anew, and others are permanently shutting down.

We are the comprehensive aggregator and distiller of all the important and relevant news associated with the Nxt / Ardor ecosystems. We appreciate you sharing your passion with ours as we compile all the events that you need to know and, likely, missed in the last week. This newsletter is accessible to all, no matter your level of familiarity with the platforms. We ooze passion for Nxt and Ardor and we have plenty of content that is aimed at higher level, more technically oriented of our readers. Regardless, sit back and consume the news that was last week!

NXT COMMUNITY

NXT AE

DEVELOPMENT

NXT IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


NXT COMMUNITY

  • IGNIS ICO

Everyone wants to know how much money was raised. With the IGNIS ICO officially over Lior Yaffe, co-founder of Jelurida, announced that Jelurida will release an official statement documenting the statistics of the ICO, including the money raised. It will be breaking news when it happens.

Ignis ICO Report 8

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  • [ANN] ArdorForum

News from the Nxt Foundation! With the launch of Ardor around six weeks away; January first, 2018, the Nxt Foundation (soon to be ANG) announced that there will launch a dedicated Ardor forum, creatively named: ArdorForum. The forum will be hosted on the same database that the Nxt forum is on so anyone with a NxtForum account will also have an ArdorForum account. More details to come in the coming weeks.

This forum will be one of the go-to resources for community members who have questions about all things Ardor.

VanBreuk, of the Nxt Foundation, wrote:

There will be a new forum very soon.

Good news is we’ll be using a parallel forum for Ardor, that will share the database with NxtForum, so everyone who has an account here will get an ArdorForum account, and gets to use both while keeping personal history.

The snapshot philosphy applied to the forum, if you want 🙂

I estimate the move will take place in a couple weeks from now.

Source

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  • Ardorrate.com is now ‘Moonstats’

It must just be that time of the year because there is a lot of new rebranding occurring. Yet the latest is Ardorrate.com becoming Moonstats. The latest version and the reason for the rebrand are explained below.

They wrote:

As many of you might have already noticed, the new version of ardorrate.com is live as of today. With the new version we also rebranded to a new name; ‘Moonstats’.

The Ardor price and historical charts are online at https://www.moonstats.com/ardr
The NXT price and historical charts are online at https://www.moonstats.com/nxt

A few new features of Moonstats.com:
– Support for multiple fiat currencies
– Price spread in charts
– Several technical and speed optimizations
– Brand spanking new design
– Available for all big crypto currencies

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  • Chinese Community – News Updates

Last weeks newsletter has been translated into Chinese. Some content has been trimmed from the original version.

Nxt 新闻 – 2017年11月 (I): 永不放弃

fz1128
Chinese supporters can continue to visit the Chinese version of Nxter.org.

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

Also, fz1128 has been uploading Nxt/Ardor videos to the Chinese video site Tencent video, and he contacted the new https://www.zb.com and asked them to add NXT.

This new exchange, reply to me and let me to submit detailed information about NXT and team information of Jelurida.

Our deepest thanks and respect goes to fz1128, may more Nxters follow in his footsteps and do their part. Ain’t that the spirit?

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  • Important Reminder About myNXT Wallet

Users of myNXT Wallet received an email from VanBreuk last week. It was a reminder that the service will be terminated at the end of the year. The ongoing popularity of the NRS light client has doomed this third-party wallet. The service will remain operational as normal until November 30th. Users have until December 31st to migrate their assets to a new wallet.

VanBreuk wrote:

Dear myNXT wallet user,

Due to the wide usage of the official Nxt light client feature (https://nxtplatform.org/download) and the Jelurida public node (https://nxt.jelurida.com), the lack of manpower for development and support, and no clear path to profitability, myNXT has closed new user registrations and will phase out the MyNxt web wallet feature by the end of 2017.

You can confirm this announcement in the login page of the myNXT web wallet, at https://wallet.mynxt.info

You will be able to operate the myNXT wallet normally until November 30, 2017, and will be able to export the Nxt accounts in your web wallet until December 31, 2017.

For instructions about how to continue using your Nxt accounts outside of the MyNxt wallet, see https://wallet.mynxt.info/faq.php
If after reading you still have any doubts, please do not reply to this email. You can ask in our NxtForum board, https://nxtforum.org/mynxt-info

REMEMBER THAT MYNXT WILL NEVER ASK YOU FOR YOUR LOGIN PASSWORD OR YOUR MASTER PASSWORD. DO NOT SHARE THEM WITH ANYONE!

So it is VERY IMPORTANT that you, if you still have NXT, assets or currencies in your myNXT wallet accounts, take action before December 31. myNXT cannot access the contents of user accounts, so any contents in accounts that have not been exported by the end of the year will be lost.

We want to give a big thank you for your support, and we hope to continue to see you as both Nxt and ARDOR move forward!

 

  • Nxter Meetup with Riker in Amsterdam

Lior Yaffe was very busy last week in Amsterdam. Also known by his alias, Riker, he interviewed candidates for Jelurida and attended a Nxter Meetup.

Riker wrote:

Regarding a meetup. Would you like to gather at 19:00 at my hotel Hampton By Hilton Amsterdam Arena Boulevard and find a place nearby or does anyone has a better recommendation (https://www.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=Hampton+by+Hilton+Amsterdam+/+Arena+Boulevard,+Hoekenrode+1,+1102+BR+Amsterdam-Zuidoost,+Netherlands&source=calendar)

zuqka – Who is the guy next to Thomas?
farl4bit – @mantas779 is left

 

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  • @Almonte Showing Ardor’s Potential in Business

Last week Almonte was in Barcelona. He promised to document his experience in great depth and he delivered. He wrote about the cooperation between Ardor and Bankinter. Many fintech institutions, notably banks, are very interested in the security provided by the blockchain. Interesting read, link below.

As promised, this is article where Bankinter and Ardor walk together https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/bankinter-interest-blockchain-technology-alberto-fernandez

“Once we covered the basis, the most interesting part began: “Blockchain for businesses”. Here we made a hands-on explanation about the most important Proof of Stake blockchain out there: The Ardor platform to be released in production next January.

As the main principle of this 2 hours introduction was to extract use cases, the most convenient next step is moving forward to application building? Fancy a use case competition?”

Source

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  • Travin Keith – Bridging the Gap -“A Digital Initiative Steered by the Blockchain Revolution”

Last week Travin Keith attended a conference in Hamburg entitled “A Digital Initiative Steered by the Blockchain Revolution.” Travin attended as an eminent expert in the field, among many others at the Deutsche Bank AG sponsored event.

Source

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  • Pics from Tokyo Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Conference

In the last newsletter of October, we introduced this meetup. Travin attended as the Nxt / Ardor expert. The pictures below document the awesomeness of the event!

All about NXT:

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NXT AE

  • Janus – Status Update

The mining farm business of Janus continues to grow as they continue to produce equipment for the upcoming launch of JNSHash. They are looking at novel ways to add value to their tokens.

Our medium-sized mining operation just added several more rigs for Bitcoin Gold, those who own more than 100k Janus tokens will end up receiving a nice chunk of early mining rewards as our way of thanking everyone. Stay tuned for more!

The Janusproject Team

Join the “Janus Token” YouTube Channel

 

 

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

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  • Adel – Status Update

Big news from Adel – they announced a possible move of the ADL token from the Nxt platform to the Ethereum one. This is a big deal and will require a community vote. No timetables were proposed for this move but it is a big announcement. This is not a sign of weakness or lack of faith in the Nxt / Ardor ecosystem, but a diversification that hopes to capitalize on current trends in the blockchain world. There is no need to move your assets to a new wallet, the NXT-backed ADL will live on but they anticipate, we do not know why, that the Ethereum-backed ADE token would be worth more. Security is a known issue with the Ethereum platform and it is not as robust or as mature as the Nxt platform. Our view is that they are unnecessarily creating a new token that will fail to distinguish itself from the other tokens out there. Time will tell.

They wrote:

BIG Announcement ▲ Adel Proposes moving $ADL to Ethereum
Today we are announcing a proposed plan to move the ADL coin from the Nxt platform to Ethereum. This will require a vote by the community members, and if successful, will mean that Adel will create an asset on the Ethereum blockchain and provide a 1:1 creation of an ERC20 compliant asset. The reason for this proposal is the enable this new Adel Ethereum coin to trade on a wider range of exchanges, increase trading volume, and raise the profile of Adel as a blockchain agnostic incubator. Adel still plans to create a child chain on Ardor for the Adelshare (ADS) token in Q1’18.

 

Gabriel Dusil:
Q. When will the vote commence? Do you plan to run the second stage ico?

A. There will not be another ico. Adel stakeholders will have the option to keep their ADL or exchange them for ADE.

Q. What will happen with my adel coins, which are on the NXT wallet?

A. Your ADL will live on and you can keep them or exchange them for ADE (AdelEther). We anticipate that the ADE coin will have more options to trade on many more exchanges.

Q. What does this mean for Adel & Nxt?

A. Adel will continue to utilize the advantages of the Nxt blockchain. For example NXT will be utilized for the planned ADS (Adelshares) profit participation token. We also highlight the value of being a blockchain agnostic incubator.

Q. What is the timeline for the vote to move to ethereum?

A. The details of this proposal needs to be discussed with the community, and our legal teams so that this new ADE asset is created correctly. So there is no timeframe set for the vote at the moment. But we want to proceed with a vote as soon as possible, and practical.

Q. Will there be two coins in Adel: ADL & ADE?

A. Yes, both coins will exist in the ecosystem and serve as a transaction currency for members. This is the most practical scenario because it is unrealistic to expect that 100% of ADLs will be exchanged for ADE.

Q. Does this announcement mean that Adel is abandoning the Nxt blockchain?

A. No. We continue to support Nxt, and their robust features. Both ADL will reside as an asset on the Nxt blockchain. ADS will be an asset on the Ardor blockchain as a child chain. In fact we feel that the creation of Adel’s ADE coin may even help to raise the profile of Nxt, within the Ethereum community. We don’t want to propogate an “Us vs. Them” scenario, as often seems to play out between blockchains. Adel is blockchain agnostic, and we believe that there are much wider implications to blockchain’s positive impact on society and humanity.

Follow Adel In Medium

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

 

More info

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  • Bitswift – Status Update

Bitswift looked into creating a unique rewards/credit system for their Bitswift.Shop store. This would happen after they get their foundation on Ardor, which means it will likely occur in early Q1 next year. They look to accept your crypto tokens in exchange for goods in their store.

They wrote:

Our tokens will be integrated into our shop after we get our foundation straight into Ardor. We are looking at a rewards / credit system, that issues credits to the users on checkout for x% of the cart value. I think to gain some traction and be competitive in this online store business we really have to change the game. We need to start operating on credits rather than debts.

You can now purchase any item using Ardor, Nxt, Bitswift, Bitcoin, and Litecoin from bitswift.shop.

 

bitswiftbro
give us your crypto, and we will give you gadgets … fair trade

We have pushed a bunch of new products to the shop, check it out if you have not in the last week or so. Categories are becoming nice and populated. We need to get some tablets and digital cameras on there. bitswift.shop – now accepting Nxt and Ardor tokens.

Just signed up with a large video game related distributor. Expect Playstation and Nintendo coming to Bitswift.shop. By the way, if anyone here plays overwatch.. I challenge you. I am prepared to own you in OW. Send me a PM

https://www.facebook.com/bitswifttech/
If you use FB we would appreciate a like and follow. FB is pretty strong when it comes to marketing. So says our marketing guy. A community of non-crypto nerds is growing over there, so that’s good.

Bitswift – Economy, Tech, Shop. Welcome to Bitswift Ecosystem.

 

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  • Important Reminder About MGW

Multigateway announced, across many platforms, that users need to migrate their superBTC/superBTCD assets to a different wallet on a different platform by December 31st, 2017. You have until the end of the year to move them. Any unmoved assets will be absorbed by MGW and considered a donation.

They wrote:

IMPORTANT REMINDER for holders of superBTC / superBTCD in the Nxt Asset Exchange

As announced in the Multigateway website, in the NxtForum support thread and in blockchain message to all asset holders above a minimum, *December 31st 2017* is the deadline to withdraw Multigateway assets to external wallets.

Any assets that are not redeemed by December 31st 2017 will be considered a donation to the service.

Withdraws can be requested in the usual way, either with the (deprecated) SuperNET Lite wallet, or sending the assets to the MGW account, NXT-8RQH-HFUP-3AJ9-E2DB9, including a permanent message with the external BTC/BTCD address where the coins should be sent.

The BTC MGW servers went offline months ago, so BTC redeems are processed manually and take a bit longer. BTCD MGW servers will still work until the end of December, so withdrawal times are between 10-15 Nxt blocks. Remember that the BTCD > KMD swap process is still ongoing !
— For any doubts, contact @vanbreuk in this slack

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  • SuperNET AE > KMD Swap

News about obtaining a Komodo address without running a client!

As announced, holders of jl777’s assets on the Nxt blockchain must move their assets. If they don’t, the assets will be considered a donation.

They wrote:

VanBreuk:
I had overlooked the Komodo Paper Wallet Generator in the first post, for whoever only wants the obtain a Komodo address without running a client.
https://github.com/SuperNETorg/KomodoPaperWalletGenerator 
https://nxtforum.org/unity/supernet-assets-nxt-ae-gt-komodo-migration

Source

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  • New Child Chain? Action Coin Network

Exciting news about a new child chain: The Action token (ACTN) on the NXT Asset Exchange (AE).

In their own words:

ACTN (an asset issued on the NXT Asset Exchange) represents the amount of “Action” each account will receive in the future Action blockchain.

We’re building an online community of people that love to participate in new and interesting activities.  We have a rewards program that encourages social interaction in exchange for Action (ACTN) and we’re currently working on a related business directory, as well as Android and IOS apps.  Action may be redeemed locally for a limited number of special offer vouchers (deals) and we’re currently talking to nearly 2,000 businesses across Canada in an effort to bring even more special offers to the table.  Action will also be required by vendors, to obtain network advertising services over the coming months and years.

ACTN says on bitcointalk

“I did originally look at Ethereum (6 months ago), but I found their platform to be buggy, expensive and slow. Not yet as robust or mature as the NXT/Ardor platform.”

“March 1st is the planned token distribution date. That will give us time to integrate with the Ardor Platform (launching January 1st), if approved as a child chain, or to proceed with a backup solution (such as Waves, or..?).

The referral program will go for as long as there are bounties to distribute, but the Action payouts will be reduced over time (after March 1st).

It is currently based on the NXT platform, but we’re hoping to move to Ardor when it’s launched. Unfortunately it’s not yet clear if that will be possible, as communications with their team have indicated that only select child chains will be permitted.”

White Paper Published – Download in PDF format here 

Asset: 13483660838603398727
Quantity: 10 Billion
Issuer: NXT-5F6V-G8RU-ZGV6-7XAXU
Wallet: https://actioncoin.io
YouTube: https://youtu.be/FvJEXyuALCQ
Team: https://actioncoin.io/team/
Rewards: https://actionrewards.net
Twitter: https://twitter.com/actioncoin
Bounties: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2169616

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Ardor – v2.0.4e Proof-of-Funds

A user asked about the amount of Bitswift tokens that will be allotted per a given balance of IGNIS tokens.

Bitswift is the latest token to become a childchain of Ardor. 10% of all Bitswift tokens issued is to be proportionally distributed amongst IGNIS holders when Ardor launches.

Here is the exchange:

Supernxt user

Hello, my IGNIS balance is 116,000 on the testnet…
Is this correct that the 10% BITSWIFT airdrop, distributed proportionately to all IGNIS holders, equals just 47 BITSWIFT then, for me?
Thanks

Jelurida responded:

The total number of Bitswift coins is 4061361.999693 and of Ignis coins is 999829588.664593 (you can see those when the snapshot data is imported). If you have 11600 Ignis, 4.7 Bitswift seems correct.

Since now balances on the Ardor testnet are based on a snapshot from the Nxt mainnet, everyone who had NXT or ARDR or JLRDA should also have testnet coins. Please try the testnet, it should be safe to send transactions because Ardor transactions cannot be re-broadcasted on the Nxt blockchain (the byte format has changed), and also the transaction replay protection is now mandatory on Ardor, each transaction must have a valid ECBlockId and ECBlockHeight parameters and those from testnet will not match on the Nxt blockchain or on the future Ardor mainnet.

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  • btc2nxt – Monopoly Game Powered by Nxt

We love to showcase cool projects developed by members of our community and this week we showcase Monopoly, powered by the Nxt blockchain! The game is now ready to test, please follow the instructions below if you want to help.

How to Test

FSM (Finite State Machine) is new design of AT (Automated Machine). Two years past, FSM still slept in the bitbucket and didn’t improve. That is why I want to develop a game or some use cases to push FSM to the real world or solve some problems of businesses. When I have been coding, I found many bugs of FSM and need to improve.

Last week, I reached the first milestone which succeeded in airdropping coins, distributing a dividend to asset holders.

Because I am not good at UI design, all tests are on HTTP and offline. Actually, I use Nxt1.3.5 NRS, and sometimes the 1.3.5 UI too.

Follow the instructions in this thread to help with testing and play the game. You can read more about the game here.

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  • Weekly Reminder

Remember all the things you forgot? No, you forgot them? That sucks, but we are here to help, partly. In case you forgot the distinction between ETH and NXT or forgot (or do not know) the distinction between NXT and ARDR, we have a short and succinct Tweet for you!

Here it is, from apenzl:

We’ve run smart contracts in production for 4 years and have never lost any investor’s funds in a hack.

Only centralised exchanges have been hacked because of their bad security. Nxters have created the basis for the shift to a global decentralised economy system, with Ardor, the first scalable, well-tested, smart transaction-enabled blockchain platform for businesses and everyone. Did I mention it’s energy efficient? Begin using the API.

Migrating an existing application which relies on the NXT APIs to Ardor is a relatively simple task > see nxtwiki.org.

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NXT IN THE MEDIA

  • Lior Yaffe in Medium –  Blockchain as a Service

Large companies like Microsoft, IBM, and Oracle are promoting Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) options for customers. Ardor core developer Lior Yaffe gives his two cents about this. Long story short, little to no value is added by most of these companies when you can, for free, build and test your own scalable blockchain on extent platforms.

Thanks for the heads up Lior!

We hear more and more recently about “Blockchain as a Service” or “BAAS” solutions from large corporations such as Microsoft, IBM and Oracle to name a few. But what do they really mean? I decided to investigate.

….

Source

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  • PeculiarMonkeys – Ardor (ARDR) Platform Review: BlockChain 101

A nice and informative piece about the Ardor platform. A good place to start if you are brand new and have no idea what Ardor is, how it works, or who is behind it.

The Highlights of the Ardor Review includes:

Ardor a brief Introduction
The Ardor Team
Ardor Marketing Strategy
Ardor Investment Analysis

Before we begin, please understand that cryptocurrencies, in general, are high risk- high reward investments. As with any investment, please research before carefully deciding to invest. Having said this, I do believe Ardor has a bright future and could prove to be a lucrative cryptocurrency Investment.

Source

 

PRICE EVOLUTION

  • CryptoMessiah – Just picked up a nice sack of $NXT

“Nxt at historical lows / support. Snapshot for Ignis, the first child chain of Ardor is Dec. 25th. Likely a good entry for ~2 month hodl. Nxt rallied hard for Ardor snapshot.”

 

  • CryptoYoda1338 – CryptoWisdom Market Report #1

What an opportunity for $NXT right in key buy zone at breakout point of previous rally. Although generally more volume is needed, it likely will increase in the very foreseeable future. Early entry is already triggered, however we want to make sure to have a very low downward risk. There are already buyers in the markets driving up the price, which will likely accelerate in the coming weeks. If you have been waiting for the opportunity to get some cheap bags of $NXT just before takeoff, that might indeed be your chance. Trendline is being attacked right here right now. If prices manage to close above we will likely see more upside traction soon. Therefore green box is suggested buy area. Have a close eye on this one, before it takes off. Would be a pity to let this opportunity go.
Entry: 755 – 1100 in buy zone of previous High

  • TradingView – NXT/USDT

Source

 

  • Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution

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

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

Live ARDR stats from the Nxt Blockchain Asset Exchange:

 

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That is all for this week, Nxters. Make sure you have more of your favorite warm beverage available as you stay tuned next week for more coverage of the new year launch of Ardor, news of whether or not ADL holders vote to migrate to Ethereum, ongoing projects, and much more. For those who cannot wait a week to learn more, visit our site. We explain in much more detail about Jelurida, Ignis, Ardor, and everything else that is pertinent to the platforms and the momentous ICO.

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.

Live stats from the Nxt Blockchain Asset Exchange:

Nxt News – November 2017 (I): Never, Never, Never, Never, Never Give Up

November (I)

Welcome again, fellow Nxters! Start off your week by reading about the blockchain news of last week. Our dedicated team endeavors to bring you the most comprehensive list of the major events of last week. Winter sucks, it is cold, it is dreary, and it is often wet. But hey, Thanksgiving is a thing that is coming up. For our non-North-American readers, picture a holiday where you eat too much food, drink even more, watch sports and then proceed to drive to the nearest mall before dawn to participate in Black Friday sales to buy things you definitely do not need at slightly lower than normal prices; with that in mind, we have much info for you to intellectually gorge yourselves on.

From the end of the IGNIS ICO, finally, to a new Ardor website redesign, to a HUGE Ardor testnet release, a lot happened in the week that was. As always, if you are new, welcome, and if you are an old Nxter, welcome back. We adore the Nxt / Ardor / Ignis platforms and we love our talented and dedicated community members even more. Who needs to work when you can read up on your favorite hobby that will slowly take over the world! Sit back and let your mind become full.

NXT COMMUNITY

NXT AE

DEVELOPMENT

NXT IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

 

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


NXT COMMUNITY

  • IGNIS ICO

It took three, eventful months but now the IGNIS ICO has ended. On behalf of Jelurida and the Nxter community, we profoundly thank all of you who participated in the crowdsale that helped fund the Nxt and Ardor platforms for years yet to come. What is next is the airdrop of IGNIS tokens that will occur on January 1, 2018 – basically a second Xmas. We will elaborate more as the time nears, but for now let us revel in what we have helped build and fund.

Kristina, from Jelurida, explains:

Hello everybody! IGNIS Token sale is now officially over after three (unforgettable) months. It has been a great success and we are grateful for your contribution and the trust you have shown in the team and in the technology! Thank you!

Jelurida will keep and allocate the unsold tokens to a pool to be used to continue to raise awareness of the Nxt / Ardor platform. Later we will touch on the release of the latest testnet version of Ardor, v2.0.4.

Also read: IGNIS ICO Report 8

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


Live stats from the Nxt Blockchain

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  • New Ardor Website

The ardorplatform.org redesign is almost complete. The developer appreciates community feedback on how the site can be improved. The conversations below highlight what is to come and how the community can help when the new info and functionality is added.

qbtc / Crypto Woman: I would like to ask for your help! The goal is to get the site to a “finished” state in two weeks. Please contribute constructive feedback and reasonable suggestions. I will be rewriting some of the content yet again for further simplification and business understanding while at the same time creating more technical info for the crypto-minded. I also want to develop some generic use case examples…

Source

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  • Ardor Listed on AEX.com

AEX lists ARDR and NXT as assets that can be exchanged for BTC.

Billed as the “Next-Generation Asset Exchange” we are happy to promote this new exchange (former btc38) and we wish them the best.

Source

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  • Invitations for Nxt/Ardor Slack are Open

This is the perfect opportunity for community members to participate in the Nxt slack community. Please submit your invites. We apologize for the delay it might take to process your invite as new methodologies are being implemented to prevent spammers and bots from hijacking and shitposting the conversations. Over 4000 people are already members and you could be one, if you ask, and pass the human test. This Slack is one of the premier Nxt / Ardor forums out there with direct participation from many of the founding members of Nxt, Nxter, Jelurida, Adel, Janus and more.

vanbreuk – Invitations for this slack are open again at slack.nxtplatform.org – please update your bookmarks! Our community staff will from now on quickly review new invite requests, to intercept bots and potential spammers.

The new bookmark is slack.nxtplatform.org or https://nxtplatform.org/slack , as you prefer.

(Soon we should also forward there slack.ardorplatform.org)

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  • Chinese Community – News Updates

For our Chinese readers, we have released the translated version of last weeks newsletter for you! Our tremendous thanks to all who aid us in our translating tasks.

Also, Chinese Nxter, lege, announced last week:

lege
hi guys, after lior back from China , i decide to promote ardor in China, so those days i was busy with my work, and i quit my job, register a company in China, yesterday i made a speech about ardor in the trip of Blockchian in China. so if you are in China, you can contact me , let’s do something together for ardor, and change the world. where amazing happens, ardor is here.

my wechat id : legelchain

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  • Meetup Nxters in NYC – Presenting NXT / Ardor in Building out Dapps on Codepen.com

This was a demo and intro on how to build decentralized apps using Codepen. Blockchain technologies covered, included Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ardor/NXT. It was a great opportunity for our community to mingle and meet other dedicated developers in the blockchain space. Cool pics below.

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https://www.meetup.com/codepen-nyc/events/244014591/?_cookie-check=po8Ti5KVz8R-jXTf

I’m running a new meetup dedicated to front end developers and I’ll be giving a presentation on NXT / Ardor capabilities using only html/css/js on the codepen.com platform. I’ll be presenting to a room full of developers that most likely might not have dabbled in blockchain yet. imo, this target audience is more valuable than trying to sell tokens/coins to speculators. If you can get even just a few to work on the nxt/ardor platform thats a success already.

I’m demoing simple json ajax calls to the nxt/ardor apis and showing how to:

– build a decentralized market place filtered by specific keywords.
– possibly build out some type of simple chess board game that records the piece location on a board using data cloud
– build a MIDI player fetching .midi music from the data cloud that is less than 40kb.

If anyone is willing to help out, that would be great. I need codepen.com demos that make use of the nxt/ardor apis.

Met some awesome folks from our community in the Big Apple today. Here I am with @patoshi and his lovely wife, @codehalo and @xdmcrypto
qbtc / CryptoWoman: Met some awesome folks from our community in the Big Apple today. Here I am with @patoshi and his lovely wife, @codehalo and @xdmcrypt

 

qbtc
In addition to Pats team and us there were about 20 developers. Small but very interested.

Source

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  • User @Almonte Showing Ardor’s Potential in Business

Almonte was in Spain demoing the many use-cases that Ardor and Nxt have for businesses, especially in the fintech sector. He visited a company in Lisbon, documented below, and also presented to a bank. We are excited for his success and look to continue to follow his adventures in the Spanish business world.

Almonte – Last week I came back to my projects and had a very good opportunity to show Ardor potential in a business environment. Have a look at this picture and check where nxt fits: the CoE of the company located in Lisbon was such a great experience, where we were able to seat the basis for blockchain design. I´m awaiting permission for this company to publish an article about what we did last week.

And this week I have another one, this time in Spain for one of the most important banks. Wish me luck.

I had the presentation this morning. It went really well and I had the opportunity to explain from blockchain introductions to hands-on demonstrations using Ardor/Nxt. I´ll write an article soon. The audience was the innovation department, which is very open to start working on this technology.

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  • Travin Keith – NXT For Investors #28 NXT, Ardor, and Ignis Updates 

Travin represents the Nxt Foundation and here presents to investors about the many benefits and business solutions provided by using Nxt / Ardor distributed ledger technologies. The live stream video of the presentation is below and is worth checking out, it contains a wealth of information.

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  • Crypto Woman – An Impromptu Opportunity to talk about Blockchain

The Crypto Woman had an impromptu opportunity to talk about the blockchain with over 200 eager developers at a conference in Pennsylvania last week. It went over well, demonstrating a lot of high level interest in Nxt and Ardor platforms.

She wrote:

An impromptu opportunity to talk about blockchain and the incredible tech of NXT and Ardor to a group of about 200 developers at Central PA Open Source Conference today 🙂

Source

All about NXT:

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NXT AE

  • Janus – Status Update

Janus announced that they will be selling 250K CCEX tokens to offset a major purchase on behalf of their JNSHash project. Variable rate tiers are available depending on how much you wish to purchase.

 

They wrote:

bjorn_bb
In order to offset a portion of this months purchase for Bitmain L3+ asic miners we posted some Janus for sale on the NXTAE, to give an alternate purchase option we will add 250,000 to CCEX at current going rates. If you want to get yourself into a different payout Tier this is a good chance to make the jump.

JNSHash is going to be open to Janus token holders who own 100k JNS or more and mining payouts will vary based on the 4 tiers. Further information will be coming out this month to allow people time to absorb the information.

The office has grown much since we posted this first video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dn29aBQgS0Q

Within the next 7 days video part 2 will be posted showing current progress, and then followed up by the final mining rigs coming at the end of November.

Janus tokens are the only method to obtain hashpower from this mining farm. We have placed tokens for sale to allow token holders a chance to fill their wallets with the required amounts needed and posted tier structure in our slack. The more funding we get the more we expand which is why on our twitter, forums, and slack you see portions of the deliveries we make. If you want to reach an alpha level farm we appreciate all team token buyups that occur.

We realize Bitcoin is mooning but I assure you nothing goes parabolic forever, and as a long time trader you can nearly count on segwit to stop the rise on btc. We welcome all new people to our diverse project and look forward to a bright future with our current and new community members.

Join the “Janus Token” YouTube Channel

 

 

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

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  • Adel – Status Update

Blockchain incubator Adel announced that their AdelWiki project is about to go into beta testing. Also, they were one of six finalists at a conference sponsored by the Czech National Bank and they will have a large and important presence this week at the world’s largest technology conference: The Global Web Summit.

They wrote:

New Collaboration Module is here! ▲ Adel Community
Ready for take off? AdelWiki™ is imminently ready for member beta testing. Members will shortly be able to take a test drive and explore the interface and get ready for projects that will change the world! They can submit ideas for incubation, and help develop ideas from other members, The power of community and valuable insights allow for bold iterations and the continuing improvement of our processes. Become a member today with 64000 ADL, and Start Something Great! www.adelphoi.io

ADEL Ecosystem Ltd. ▲ Crowdfunding 2.0 on the Blockchain
Sometimes the best way to communicate ideas behind new technology is to make references to an existing platform. This can spark the minds of people new to the space and help facilitate adoption. In his latest blog that’s lighting up social media, community member @R0bInI0 @wolffang breaks down Adel in bite-sized pieces by relating it to Kickstarter. His down to earth explanation of evolving tech is one you’ll want to share with your family and friends.

https://medium.com/@R0bInI0/adel-ecosystem-ltd-evolution-of-kickstarter-on-the-blockchain-9e76051989da

Fintech Innovator Conference ▲ e.conomia ▲ Deloitte
Out of 140 startups reviewed by Deloitte, Adel was one of only five to get a pitch at Fintech (R)evolution. In this new video, Adel’s Co-Founder Gabriel Dusil speaks to hundreds of leaders in Fintech at the event sponsored by Czech National Bank and hosted by the Media House of Economia. During the event last week, each startup including Adel, had six minutes to pitch their company and four minutes to answer questions from the audience.

Global Web Summit ▲ Adel Community
We’re gearing up for the largest tech summit in the world. Adel will join more than 1,000 speakers, 60,000 attendees and more than 2,000 journalists from 160 countries in Lisbon next week. From startup battles, to crypto talks, Artificial Intelligence, cybersecurity panels, marketing tech and much more, the center of the tech universe unfolds in Portugal, Nov. 6-9. Visit our stand #B203 on Wednesday Nov 8th. https://websummit.com/

Follow Adel In Medium

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

 

More info

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  • Bitswift – Status Update

There was a Blockchainers Meetup in Queens (NYC) that Bitswift attended. Their Bitswift.shop is live and is looking good.

They wrote:

It’s about time we let people know a little bit more about Bitswift and who better than the bright minds going to Queens. https://www.meetup.com/Queens_Blockchainers/events/244005403/?read=1&_af=event&_af_eid=244005403&https=on.

Back from the meetup, a bunch more people know about Ardor, Nxt, and Bitswift.. mission accomplished. Looks like there may be opportunity to speak on a panel in the near future @Queens. Should be interesting and good for spreading the word.

Bitswiftbro wrote:

she is live
she is not optimized
prices may seem weird
categories will change
not nearly even 25% of the products are posted but it works…

You will see over the next few weeks that we go through the categories and adjust the pricing to be on par with Newegg, Bestbuy, and Staples Business Depot. We are having some issues with pricing and availability being pulled in across the distributors we have hooked up, so if you see “Quote” options instead of pricing, that is why. We have pushed some updates to the shop to fix the out of stock items. Check out our VR section:  https://bitswift.shop/collections/virtual-reality. Much more products and categories coming also.

 

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  • DeBuNe Token Swap Finalized

The DeBuNe Token Swap is over, ending at the beginning of November.

Capodieci wrote:

IMPORTANT AND URGENT

Last few hours to send back the DeBuNe Assets to the issuer account, to then get them as ERC20 or as DeBuNe tokens once the DeBuNe blockchain is launched.

I saw some of you that have put them for sale, in a few hours they will be worth nothing (I will put ALL the assets from the issuer account for sale at 0.00000001 (or whatever the minimum is).

Cancel your purchase orders, cancel your sales order and send back to asset issuer BEFORE all the assets will be put on sale.
Just a few hours left!

Roberto

Hopefully, you migrated your assets in time.

 

Source

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  • Stocks.Exchange – New Dividends

Dividend payments were offered on Stocks.Exchange last week at a rate of 1.88%.

 

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Ardor – v2.0.4e Released on Testnet

Exciting news from Jelurida, the latest testnet release of Ardor is epic and has mindblowing functionality. We are so stoked about this that we wrote an exclusive report extolling the many wonderful features that the latest release provides, including complete and total asset control and multistage phased transactions – just to name a few.

Kristina Kalcheva wrote:

We are looking forward to the future and are happy to announce the release of Ardor testnet 2.0.4e with major new features added (Asset control, Composite phasing, By-Property phasing, Asset share increase) as well as new and modified APIs.

Update your testnet nodes, delete the nxt_test_db folder and start forging. Block generation will start automatically at midnight!

https://nxtforum.org/nrs-releases/ardor-v2-0-4e/
https://bitbucket.org/Jelurida/ardor/downloads/

ARDOR Implements Game-Changing Features In New TESTNET RELEASE

Major new features:

– Asset Control: Similar to Account Control which once set requires all transactions of an account to be subject to approval (i.e. to use phasing), the new Asset Control feature allows imposing such restriction to all transactions involving a given asset – such as placing bid and ask orders, transfers, share deletions, and dividend payments that use the asset as a dividend.

This feature enables, for example, a private company to issue its shares on the Ardor blockchain, yet to impose control over who can purchase or sell them, for example requiring asset transactions to be approved by its board of directors, or a shareholder voting. It also allows asset issuers to be KYC compliant, by only allowing verified accounts to transact with their assets.

– Composite Phasing: The Composite Phasing (“Smart Phasing”) is a very powerful new feature that allows approval models for conditional transactions to be defined in terms of a Boolean combination of other approval models, i.e. allows joining the current primitive approval models such as by whitelist, by asset balance, by hash, etc, using the AND, OR, and NOT operators.

This allows the new Asset Control feature to be used in combination with the Account Control feature when required, the transaction execution being made conditional on satisfying both the Asset Control and Account Control settings. It also allows for example combining the existing by hash or by transaction approval models with by whitelist, by balance, etc, approvals, which enables doing atomic coupling of transactions (including cross-blockchain) even for multisignature accounts (i.e. subject to Account Control), or with assets subject to Asset Control.

The NOT operator allows for dead-man-switch type conditions, where a transaction is executed only if some condition (e.g. revealing a secret) is not satisfied.

– By-Property phasing: The new by-property approval model allows the transaction execution to be made conditional on the sender account or the recipient account having a specific account property set. If this property is set, the transaction will be executed immediately, else, a second check whether the property is set is performed at the finish height defined.

This allows, for example, enforcing KYC by asset issuers, who can define in their Asset Control settings that only KYC-verified accounts, labeled with a predefined account property by a trusted authority (or the asset issuer itself), to perform transactions with their assets.

– Asset share increase: A new transaction type has been added, allowing the asset issuer to increase the total number of asset shares in existence. The new shares are allocated to the asset issuer account but can be then distributed to shareholders using a separate dividend payment transaction. This allows corporate actions such as capital increases or stock splits to be performed.

Modified APIs and new APIs

See changelog.

Imports from Nxt blockchain: 

– Accounts public keys
– Account balances. ARDOR chain balances are based on ARDR asset balances, and IGNIS chain balances are based on NXT balances divided by 2, plus JLRDA asset balances. Each of those has been additionally divided by 2, in order to allocate 50% of the testnet coins to developer accounts for testing purposes. BITSWIFT chain balances are based on Bitswift asset balances, plus a 10% sharedrop distributed proportionately to all IGNIS shareholders.
– Account info (name and description)
– Account properties
– Account control settings, but only for account control by whitelist with no minimum balance. Other types of account control will not be imported.
– Account aliases have been imported to the IGNIS child chain.
– Assets. Only the Janus, JanusXT, and ComJNSXT assets have been imported, with their asset ids preserved.
– Monetary system currencies have been imported to the IGNIS child chain, but only the currency code and name, in order to reserve those. It would be up to each currency issuer to re-issue the currency with the appropriate properties and re-distribute it to users.

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  • Weekly Reminder

 

Patoshi on StackExchange:

Is there a way to open up the Nxt / Ardor wallet in the browser and immediately go open up the account you want to view? The answer is yes, you can with Ardor and the link below explains how you can specify the specific chain. A bug is soon to be fixed such that a blue screen does not show if you forget to select a chain.

@riker any help with this? https://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/questions/61787/how-to-goto-a-nxt-ardor-wallet-with-a-default-address-set-in-the-url

riker
In Ardor you also need to specify the chain i.e. https://ardor.jelurida.com/index.html?account=NXT-YD9C-ZKZW-ZZLZ-BNB3W&chain=IGNIS however I will fix it so that if the chain is not specified we will choose the parent chain and not just show a Blue screen.

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NXT IN THE MEDIA

  • Lior Yaffe in Medium –  Ardor Q&A

Lior Yaffe conducted an Ardor Q&A last week covering the basics of the platform and explaining the many benefits that it aims to solve regarding common problems in the blockchain space. Excerpts of the Medium interview are below:

Discussion with potential stake holder

Q: What result are you looking for?

For the next 2 months, we want to focus on promoting both Nxt and Ardor
as platforms, to increase their visibility in the crypto community.

We also want to attract businesses to consider licensing our software (either Nxt or Ardor) for their private blockchains, to consider launching a child chain on Ardor, and also use Nxt and Ardor as platforms for conducting their own ICOs.

Q: What is the purpose of Ignis?

Ignis as a token is necessary in order for the Ardor platform to function. We distribute 50% of it for free to existing Nxt holders, in the upcoming Ardor Genesis Snapshot. The other 50% is distributed to buyers of the Ignis ICO.

Q: What do you want to communicate?

The snapshot is the last chance to acquire Ignis cheaply, by just holding Nxt at that time. It is a share drop where users get to keep their Nxt, and get 0.5 Ignis for each 1 Nxt they have.

Q: What is the value of ardor?

As a token, it allows tokens holders to participate in the proof of stake consensus algorithm which provides security for the whole platform. For this service, those who own Ardor and actively forge, are rewarded with transaction fees.

Q: What is different?

Ardor is not yet another Bitcoin clone or an Ethereum asset. It is a standalone platform with a unique architecture, based on the solid and time tested Nxt code. Proof of stake, multi-chain, scalable, implemented in Java.

Source

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  • Money 20/20 – Blockchain Usage at a Tipping Point

Article about the growing usage of private permissioned blockchains and how Microsoft and Jelurida are investing heavily in enterprise-grade solutions.

Public permissioned blockchains are not scalable for enterprises. However, private permissioned blockchains allows for innovations in scalability and many companies are investing in this, including Microsoft and Jelurida.

A permissioned blockchain restricts the actors who can contribute to the consensus of the system. A permissionless blockchain is the opposite of this.

Source

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  • Cryptopost – Ardor Should Surprise Investors Very Soon

We do not offer investment advice, but Cryptopost speaks very highly of Ardor and believes that the price will skyrocket.

The nearest upside target is at $4 which is a psychological resistance, but overall $0.46 is expected to be reached in the short to medium term. If this resistance at 161.8% Fibonacci will be broken then the trend will indeed prove to be a long term.

Keep in mind that break below the $0.15 support area will invalidate this bullish forecast.

Source

 

PRICE EVOLUTION

  • Cryptogirl – My Thoughts on NXTUSD

 

  • Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution

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

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

Live stats from the Nxt Blockchain Asset Exchange:

 

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And that is all for this week, Nxters. Make sure you have more of your favorite warm beverage available as you stay tuned next week for more coverage of the new year launch of Ardor, ongoing projects, and much more. For those who cannot wait a week to learn more, visit our site. We explain in much more detail about Jelurida, Ignis, Ardor, and everything else that is pertinent to the platforms and the momentous ICO.

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

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Nxt News – October 2017 (V): Do Not Go Where The Path May Lead, Go Where There Is No Path And Leave A Trail

October 2017 (V)

Welcome again, fellow Nxters! Halloween is almost upon us and that means an excuse to dress in provocative costumes, drink lots of alcohol, and consume massive amounts of children’s candy! The end of October brings us another week in the very interesting and constantly busy world of the blockchain. The final round of the IGNIS ICO began Oct. 28, Ardor joins more exchanges, Meetups and more!

As always, welcome to the comprehensive coverage of blockchain concerning all things Nxt / Ardor / Ignis. We endeavor to enlighten and inform all of our readers, from the gentlest of old grandmothers to the most hardcore and extreme members of our community. Put on your provocative costume, grab a nice beverage and follow the melodious sound of our voice as we guide you through the week that was.

NXT COMMUNITY

NXT AE

NXT IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

 

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


NXT COMMUNITY

  • IGNIS ICO

The final round of the IGNIS ICO has started. At a rate of 1 JLRDA : 1.45 NXT, this is the last opportunity for anyone to participate in the ICO and get JLRDA (IGNIS tokens) while supporting Jelurida. There are around 160 M tokens available for sale. Participate by using the NRS client. Remember, JLRDA tokens are non-transferable until they mature into IGNIS tokens during at the Ardor Genesis snapshot, which is on track to occur this Christmas. Over 260 M JLRDA tokens are sold! Up to 160 M is left in the ultimate round for sale. The final round runs from Oct. 28 to Nov. 04.

 

 

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

* If any batch is not sold completely at the end of the designated time frame, the remaining unsold JLRDA tokens will be added to the next batch. The last round will be reduced by up to 20M JLRDA tokens allocated by Jelurida for promotional and marketing use.

Source



Live stats from the Nxt Blockchain

Ignis ICO Whitepaper

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  • NXT GIVEAWAY

Say what? Free stuff?! Do you like free stuff? That, of course, is a rhetorical question. Jelurida is giving away free NXT to new users if they follow the posted guidelines below. Sorry old users, we will offer you the ability to win free stuff in the near future. Tweet out your love and your account address at #ILove$NXT! to enter to win free NXT.

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  • Jelurida – New Jobs Posted

Thanks to the wonderful interest in the IGNIS ICO, Jelurida, the parent company, has sufficient funding for at least the next three years to actively develop and maintain the Nxt blockchain as well as Ardor. As such they now begin the second part of the process – hiring talented people!  Opportunities are listed below. Do you think you have what it takes to work for Jelurida and shape our future? Our advice if you think the answer is yes is to not show up to the interview in your Halloween costume.

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  • Forging vs Bundling

With brave new worlds like Ardor come brave new terms. Longtime Nxters are familiar with Forging, the approximation of mining to which the process of creating new blocks in the blockchain is undertaken. What is new, and unique to Ardor, is the concept of Bundling. Bundlers will bundle child chain transactions into Child Blocks and send them to ARDR forgers on the Ardor main chain.

Here, Jelurida explains the distinction between these two keystone concepts of the Nxt / Ardor ecosystem so as to dispel any confusion that you might have:

Source

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  • Ardor.World Updated: Nxt Asset Reporting!

The Telegram bot, Ardor.World, that allows you to check current prices of Nxt / Ardor assets now has new functionality: Nxt Asset Reporting. If you are not already using this cool tool, you are missing out. Check it in the link below.

Source

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  • NXT and ARDR Listed on the Korean Exchange: Upbit

The blockchain space continues to explode. Last week the Korean Exchange, Upbit, listed NXT and ARDR as tradeable assets listed on their Korean based exchange. Working in cooperation with Bittrex, Upbit is another stable virtual currency exchange that allows for all interested parties to participate in the frontier of cryptocurrency.

“Upbit supports stable virtual currency trading with exclusive co-operation with Bittrex, a global exchange that supports approximately 200 coins of transactions and wallets .”

Source

More info

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  • Q&A: The Ardor and Nxt Group (ANG)

So you are confused about the hierarchy of the complicated web of relationships between the Nxt Foundation and Jelurida and now the Ardor and Nxt Group (ANG). No worries, sip that pumpkin spice latte and lean back and read the following conversation between Travin and members of the community. Common questions regarding consultancy repeatedly were asked so they are presented to you below.

Travin responds to the following questions:

wolffang:
Hi travin what is ANG different than what Jelurida is doing now and wants to do in nearby future? Talking about consultancy, attending events, meetups with communities around the world.

Wont Jelurida hire people like community managers for example in the nearby feature thanks to ico funds?

Travin:
1) ANG will not do consultancy.
2) Attending events will be primarily for Jelurida to handle. ANG allows community members to easily sign up to be on-hand assistance for Jelurida. Jelurida cannot hire regular employees all around the world just for events that only happen occasionally.
3) Meetups are commonly handled at a community-level.
4) Jelurida can hire a community manager. That’s not the job of ANG. The job of ANG is to provide a way for people to be more involved if they want to, while being rewarded appropriately, such as promoting their tech or getting additional training for free, such as with the Speakers Corner.

Goodwill:
Can we utilize the group to perform following:

1) Weekly update on Reddit, Bitcointalk, and YouTube channel (not much updates on NXT Foundation)
2) Interview with the founders and the developer team. Let’s put their face in public, should they want to, to gain people’s confidence and trust
3) A campaign to make Ignis more known — which will drive the sales
4) Ask people what they want and maybe adopt the hot topic, such as privacy, database, dVPN, decentralized exchange, AI bot to predict market trend based on key words on social media and technical analysis on charts, etc

(…)

When I type Ardor in YouTube, hardly anything comes up. I understand the goal is to focus on developent, but shouldn’t we also focus on getting the product know to mass market? This will only further fuel the fund the team need to continue with developent.

Travin
Before I get started, Marketing is not one of the roles that ANG will provide. This will need to be done by Jelurida, though the community will be able to participate in those Marketing activities. ANG is more of an initiative for allowing community members to get more involved in an easier way. Some of its activities, however, can be counted as marketing efforts, such as the Speakers Corner. However, Marketing strategy development and its execution will not be done by ANG.

Quote 1 -Weekly update on Reddit, Bitcointalk, and YouTube channel (not much updates on NXT Foundation)

ANG is the update from the Nxt Foundation. The weekly updates on Reddit are posted by me from the Nxter Magazine weekly newsletters. Anyone can do this though. At the start, I took this role, but really anyone can do it and some others have done it in the past. These days I only do it if no one else has yet, but I don’t have much time. I do post regular updates on to Twitter though.

Quote 2) Interview with the founders and the developer team. Let’s put their face in public, should they want to, to gain people’s confidence and trust

Perhaps Nxter Magazine can do this. Jelurida has also done interviews outside of Nxter. Lior (Riker) especially. I think their faces are quite public. I met them again in Barcelona at an event and all members of Jelurida was there. Lior also presented on stage and we all had a meetup on the Friday after the event. They’re starting to get more public by attending more events as well, so it’s looking good on this end.

Quote 3) A campaign to make Ignis more known — which will drive the sales
Quote 4) Ask people what they want and maybe adopt the hot topic, such as privacy, database, dVPN, decentralized exchange, AI bot to predict market trend based on key words on social media and technical analysis on charts, etc

See first paragraph for the answer to this. Also, activities by the Nxt Foundation were never targeted to increase buying forces in the market. They were always for adoption of the technology.

Regarding #4, these things can be developed by 3rd parties. For privacy, there’s the shuffling feature and the decentralized exchange already exists. The AI bot should definitely be done by a 3rd party and not Jelurida.

When I type Ardor in YouTube, hardly anything comes up. I understand the goal is to focus on development, but shouldn’t we also focus on getting the product know to mass market? This will only further fuel the fund the team need to continue with developent.

NXTer is providing some insight, but can we also explore on additional platform?

Nxter is actually working on some videos for Ardor and Nxt. Other community members have expressed the desire to work on some other videos as well.

To clarify:
ANG is an initiative by the Nxt Foundation, not by Jelurida. It also doesn’t deal with Marketing, though some of its activities may aid Jelurida in their marketing efforts. ANG is also not involved in the Ignis ICO. All funds from the ICO will go to Jelurida. However, Jelurida may donate funds to support ANG. If they do so, it will be publicly disclosed as was when they became a Supporter of the Nxt Foundation.

Source

fz1128, editor of the Chinese Nxter.org covered the ANG news btc38’s blog

 

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  • Nxt Community Attends BlockBali Meetup

User san2ok, member of the Frasindo team, which has an ICO currently in progress, as we mentioned in a previous newsletter, attended the BlockBali Meetup last week. These sweet photos document their continued existence and we wish them luck with their ICO.

 

  • Riker Attends – Blockchain: The Future of Everything?

Last week at the Herzliya Meetup Riker spoke before a packed room full of hundreds of eager participants, with thousands more on the waiting list. We fervently believe that Ardor is going to be an integral part of the blockchain space in the coming future.

The photos below document the successful Meetup:

Back from the blockchain meetup. 450 people showed up. There were another 2000 on waiting list.

I joined one of the panels together with founders of bancor and stox. Managed to mention ardor a few times.

@riker KILLING IT at the Herzliya meetup

riker:  “To my left is Motti. To my right Eyal from Bancor then Adam from Zen protocol Moshe Hogeg from stox and a lawyer”

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  • Travin Keith will Attend Tokyo Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Conference

Blockchain Labo is proud to announce that they will be hosting a conference in Tokyo on Nov. 11 that our very own Travin Keith will be attending. Check out the details below and attend if you can.

 

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All about NXT:

 

NXT AE

  • Janus – Status Update

The Janus team is working on creating their first business-oriented revenue stream models. Their accounts of their efforts are below.

They wrote:

Hi Janus community

Our team has made some great progress on _Scraper site_ functionality over the past few days. Some final tweaks and styling changes are being completed to ensure that our first mainstream site is perfect.

It should be noted, this business site will launch primarily to mainstream users and there will be a crypto aspect Bjorn and I are developing, but it will come after some educational drives to get those who have no idea what blockchain is, aquainted.

ascendus
There are many ways to monetize this site such as : *Sell Ad Space* – *BuySellAds* | *Advertisespace* ( _Google Adsense_ , _Outbrain_, _Bingads_) ; *Paid Memberships* ; and others monetization strategies that for now we can not reveal.

JNSHash

bjorn_bb: we have an opportunity to acquire 15 more antminer L3 and will post some JNS tokens to cover a portion of the cost if you need or want more. The deal is not set in stone but if we get the green light then the tokens will go up probably within a week. Thanks all.

ascendus: anyone who fill the min requirements ( min 100k JNS ) will [get mining rewards from the JNSHash mining farm and] be able to choose a currency of their choice from a given list offered. Full details will be publicly released next month.

Join the “Janus Token” YouTube Channel

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

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  • Adel – Status Update

Adel announced that they will be present at the Warsaw Summit Cryptocurrency World Expo in Poland on December 1st and 2nd.

 

Cryptocurrency World Expo ▲ Warsaw Summit
It is one of the largest blockchain events of the year – 1,400 of the biggest names in cryptocurrency will meet in Poland – and Adel has been invited to speak. The biggest exchanges, payment providers, leaders in fintech, miners, traders, ICO participants and crypto-maniacs will be eager to discuss trends and new opportunities for innovation at this year’s summit on December 1st & 2nd.

Home

 

Fintech Innovator Conference ▲ e.conomia ▲ Deloitte
Networking and building partnerships is key to the success of $ADL and the community. Continuing its speaking lineup, Adel is one of only five startups to speak at Fintech (r)evolution, an innovator conference hosted by the Media House of Economia and sponsored by Czech National Bank. The event will be held Oct. 25 in Prague. Adel will take the stage at 15:00. http://www.cashlessfuture.cz/

Read the latest great Adel article:

ADEL Ecosystem Ltd. — Evolution of Kickstarters using Blockchain

Follow Adel In Medium

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

 

More info

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  • Bitswift – Status Update

Bitswift announced that they will have to go to court to settle a trademark dispute with the “SWIFT” group. The dispute is over usage of the “Bitswift” trademark and a resolution was not found in arbitration.

 

Bitswiftbro wrote:

Dear Bitswift Community,

It looks like we will be defending our Trademark application on “Bitswift” in court from the opposition the banking society (SWIFT). There was a long drawn out negotiation process, we won’t bore you, here is the TLDR version: The society was willing to allow us to keep our “Bitswift” TM providing we added the limitation that “our tokens would not be used between financial institutions and their corporate customers”.

This sounds all fine and dandy at first, great actually! we never wanted financial institutions using our tokens, Bitswift tokens are to be used between people directly and between businesses directly without the need for a central person, that is the whole point. We were about to sign saying we would agree to the limitation, but then a question appeared. What if the society launches their own token? and what if it starts trading with ours? are we now considered “between them and their corporate customers”. Naturally curious, and above all wanting to make sure our requirements were covered, our lawyers wrote them back and asked this question, to which they replied basically “yes then you would be infringing”. This did not sit well with us, it would mean at any point in the future and when the opposition launched any token of their own, connected to blockchain ecosystems, that our Bitswift tokens could now be considered between them and their corporate customers and as such we would be infringing. Agreeing to this would mean that we would have to ensure that our tokens were only ever exchanged between a certain subset of users, which would defeat their whole purpose of free exchange between anyone, anywhere, anytime and without the need for a central dictator.

To that end we could not settle on an agreement that worked for us. We will not be agreeing to modify our TM in such a way that would undermine their usefulness or impact us negatively in the future. We will seek a Bitswift TM and use case WITHOUT limitations as clearly we are Bitswift not some banking society, and clearly we are not doing anything inter banking whatsoever. No one calling our companies is looking for anything to do with banks or financial institutions and our ™ on “Digital tokens” has nothing to do with inter-banking or societies related to them. To our knowledge we have had a public and usable blockchian token products before any financial institutions were even considering the legitimacy of blockchain based markets.

What happens now? On our side, nothing. We will continue on our mission to develop the Bitswift ecosystem. Our companies will fund the expenses related to preserving the Bitswift brand so that they may continue to operate well into the future, enriching lives through technology as intended.

Everything for a reason and everything with time.

Also Bitswift was mentioned this week in the following article: https://cryptostec.com/what-is-bitswift

 

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  • DeBuNe – Last Days of ERC20 Token Swap

October 31st is the last day to swap your NXT assets for ERC20 tokens.

 

Source

 

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NXT IN THE MEDIA

  • Lior Yaffe in Medium – WEF: Ardor is a leading “Digital Asset”

Look at how Ardor is the leading digital asset!

 

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  • Lior Yaffe in Medium –  Enough is Enough: Everyone Wants a Ride on the Success of PoS

It is one thing to build on top of our platform and make it better, this is encouraged. As long as you acknowledge that you are building on top of our platform. It is another thing if you steal our codebase and claim that your product is better while giving us no credit for our work.

Riker wrote:

Suddenly everyone piggybacks on the POS trend. It started with Ethereum and their unnecessarily complex, Casper vaporware, which they promote everywhere as the next big thing, even though they are very far from implementing it and perhaps never will.

Cardano with some outrageous claims that they later deleted, then blackcoin with some bold and incorrect claims that cointelegraph had to correct and now Waves presents their Leased Proof of Stake a 1:1 copy of the NXT implementation as their own novelty.

Enough is enough, we were here first. NXT is the first pure POS coin and rest are copycats.

Also see my previous articles NXT Proof of Stake Theory vs Practice and POS vs POW revisited

 

Reaction, karlkarlsson, Waves Team – Good to see you guys discussing the topic. As I just tweeted to Lior, this quote is in no way made by Waves respectively our marketing team. We have always stated that we’re using the Nxt PoS algorithm as it’s the most proven algo out there. We’ve also never hid that our core team is coming from Nxt and that Waves tries to ‘fix’ some aspects we were not content with.

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  • Russia’s NSD Work: Proxy Voting Solution Using the NXT Blockchain

Report about how the Russian Federal government use the NXT Blockchain to provide security and veracity to its voting system.

 

The NSD’s work with blockchain-based securities is among the most advanced revealed to the public so far. Since beginning its exploration of blockchain over a year ago, the NSD has published the results of an early test for a proxy voting solution using the NXT blockchain and – as revealed for the first time on stage – has sold a $10 million bond by Russian telecom MegaFon using the open-source Hyperledger Fabric platform.

Source

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  • Geektime.co Quotes Riker

Article about blockchain technology going mainstream quotes from an interview conducted with Riker.

riker –  My quote on geektime https://www.geektime.co.il/geektime-blockchain-event/ towards the end, in answer to

Q: “when would blockchain become mainstream?”
A: “When we vote on the general elections using our smart phones.”

Source

  • Briandcolwell – Ardor & Child Chains: A Blockchain 2.0 Innovation, But Is This A Coin We Really Need?

Article by cryptoenthusiast about Ardor and its child chain technology.

He wrote:

Ardor is more than just about money: It’s about making a blockchain platform that is open to everyone, from single users all the way up to FinTech startups and governments, and one where anyone can create their own child chain and interact with the whole blockchain ecosystem. That means anyone, anywhere, will be able to utilize blockchain services with relative ease.

Source

 

PRICE EVOLUTION

  • TradingView – Ardor – Last Stand

The correction came down to the 88% fib. Retracement level and is no moving inside a triangle, currently sitting at the support line. The daily chart shows an oversold RSI heading upwards and a slightly dropping MACD indicator. The volume decreased, which might be a sign for tired bears. The 4h chart shows that the market closed below the Bollinger Bands, even the last dip closed below it. MACD is showing bearish downwards, RSI is oversold. The big question is if the support holds and the bulls are coming back to push the market. A good signal would be a closing inside the Bollinger Bands and crossing MACD. If the support breaks, next support is around 3000 and then 2700. If we are staying above the trendline, the retest of the downtrend channel is likely at around 3400.

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  • TradingView – ARDR Trading Idea

If we look at the daily chart of Ardor, we can see that the market is at the support zone . Price bounced from 0.000030 support level and diverged with RSI . We have a reversal signal based on a bullish divergence . We can open long trades above 0.000029 level with stop orders below 0.000027 support level .

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  • TradingView – ARDR Analysis

 

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  • Hacked.com – NXT Trade Recommendation

Bullish divergence gives a trend reversal signal. We should be ready to see a new upward movement. RSI confirms price reversal from 0.0000100 support level. MACD histogram supports upward movement. DMI allows to open long trades. We should buy based on a breakout above the local swing high. It will gives us an additional confirmation that the market is going to move upward. Pending orders for buy should be placed at 0.0000120 level with stop orders at 0.0000094 level. Profit targets are 0.0000160 and 0.0000200 levels. If you don’t use leverage, recommended trading volume for this trade is up to 5% from your deposit.

Source

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  • Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution

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

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

Live stats from the Nxt Blockchain Asset Exchange:

 

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Yes, that is all for this week, Nxters. Make sure you have more of your favorite warm beverage available as you stay tuned next week for more up-to-date coverage on the final and ultimate round of the IGNIS ICO, the new year launch of Ardor, ongoing projects, and much more. For those who cannot wait a week to learn more, visit our site. We explain in much more detail about Jelurida, Ignis, Ardor, and everything else that is pertinent to the platforms and the momentous ICO.

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

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Nxt News – October 2017 (IV): At least once a day, allow yourself the freedom to think and dream for yourself.

October 2017 (IV)

Welcome again, fellow Nxters! Halloween is almost here and autumn is well underway so grab your favorite warm beverage and catch up on the news from the last week of October. The Nxt Foundation is proud to introduce the ANG, the final round of the IGNIS ICO will begin this week, (sad) news from MyNxt, the announcement of an Android full node client and much more awaits down below.

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

NXT COMMUNITY

NXT AE

NXT IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

 

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


NXT COMMUNITY

  • Introducing The Ardor and Nxt Group (ANG)

This week the Nxt Foundation announced the launch of the Ardor and Nxt Foundation (ANG) with the mission statement of

“To provide the users, project owners, and businesses around the Nxt and Ardor ecosystem with a better environment to collaborate, communicate, and utilize Nxt and Ardor blockchain technology and be more active while maximizing the benefits gained by the community.”

The Nxt Foundation was originally created to be a point-of-contact for businesses interested in using the technology, which Jelurida will now become as they themselves are the developers. However, the Nxt Foundation has expanded its role in the past few years, including but not limited to, providing and supporting community tools, such as Nxtforum, the Nxt and Ardor subreddits, and multiple others, in addition to helping users directly as well as working on expanding the community itself.

Travin Keith writes:

With the decline in the role of speaking with interested parties on behalf of Jelurida, we believe that the shift to focusing on the community is a natural progression. To reflect these recent changes, the Nxt Foundation launched the ANG, which will be an initiative to provide the community with a better environment, such as organizing meetups around the world, as well as to provide a better ecosystem for the projects that use Nxt and Ardor blockchain technology.

We @ Nxter.org welcome the initiative and look forward to working with the ANG.

Source

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  • IGNIS ICO

The penultimate round of the IGNIS ICO is over. Next week the ultimate round will be for sale with up to 160,000,000 JLRDA* available for purchase at a rate of 1.45 NXT : 1 JLRDA. It is not too late to support Jelurida and their efforts. Remember, the more money that is raised in this ICO the more time and resources Jelurida will devote towards supporting and developing Nxt, Ignis and the Ardor platform.

With the announcement that the Ardor mainnet will launch on Jan. 1, the JLRDA tokens will instantly revert to IGNIS tokens at this moment and will be freely fungible. Also, users holding NXT at the time of the Nxt blockchain snapshot will get 0,5 IGNIS per 1 NXT they hold in their account. The Snapshot will be taken on the 25th December 2017.

 

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

* If any batch is not sold completely at the end of the designated time frame, the remaining unsold JLRDA tokens will be added to the next batch. The last round will be reduced by up to 20M JLRDA tokens allocated by Jelurida for promotional and marketing use.

Source



Live stats from the Nxt Blockchain

Ignis ICO Whitepaper

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  • BuyArdor.info – A Step-by-step guide on how to buy and store Ardor (ARDR)

For the uninitiated, of for the forgetful, this is a handy guide for the setup of the Nxt Client, of which ARDR is currently an asset. Easy to follow for the technologically inept. Once the wallet is set up, enjoy freely trading ARDR tokens.

Source

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  • Ardor vs. the Competition, Pt. 5: Stratis

A sixth article in the “Ardor vs. the Competition” series was published last week. This installment covers Stratis, a new going-to-be Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) platform based on the Bitcoin protocol.

Segfaultsteve writes about the benefits of Ardor versus other competing blockchain solutions, that are explored in great depth. His first post highlighted the technological supremacy Ardor has over Plasma, the next installment talked about the LISK blockchain and the functionality provided by it, the third compared Ardor against NEM/Mijin/Catapult. The fourth covered IOTA and the debacle with the code base, and 2 weeks ago his post covered Waves, the Nxt-like decentralized exchange (DEX).

Links to previous articles:

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  • Meetup CodePen, New York

CodePen has announced their first Meetup in New York, and the Nxt Foundation is sponsoring community member Patoshi to promote the use of the Nxt and Ardor technologies. For our readers around NYC this is an excellent opportunity to meet other members of the community as well as learn more about Ardor and Nxt. Don’t forget to bring a dev friend.

Patoshi wrote:

patoshi
thanks @travin and nxt foundation to help sponsor our first event here in nyc. I’ll be presenting an ardor session using it to make something with codepen to a room full of devs. — https://www.meetup.com/codepen-nyc/sponsors/

Source

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  • 3rd-Party MyNXT.info Wallet will Shutdown by the End of 2017

MyNxt wallet users, be prepared to migrate your account or move your tokens. MyNxt announced last week the closure of their web wallet because of no clear path to monetization and massive usage of the Nxt light client feature and the Jelurida public node. Users have until the end of 2017 to export their passphrase or their holdings. Accounts will function normally until the end of November 2017.

In their words:

*IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FROM MYNXT WALLET*
https://wallet.mynxt.info

Due to the wide usage of the Nxt light client feature and the Jelurida public node, the lack of manpower for development and support, and no clear path to profitability, MyNxt is closing new user registrations and will phase out the MyNxt web wallet feature by the end of 2017.

New users can download the Nxt Client or use the Jelurida public Nxt node instead.

Existing users will be able to operate the MyNxt wallet normally until the end of November and will be able to export their Nxt accounts until the end of 2017. For instructions about how to continue using your Nxt accounts outside of the MyNxt wallet, check our FAQ page: https://wallet.mynxt.info/faq.php

Thank you all for your support! We hope to continue to see you as both Nxt and Ardor move forward!

Source

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  • The NXT, Ignis and Ardor timeline in Chinese

Jelurida’s timeline has been translated into Chinese and shared on btc38.

Source

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  • Riker Interview with Labo Blockchain from Japan

A Japanese language interview of Riker, Lior Yaffe, from Labo Blockchain in Japan.

Source

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NXT AE

  • Janus – Status Update

An update from our friends Janus on their new JNSHash Mining project. According to current projections, they will have a more than decent farm up and running by November! Good job guys, we are excited to see this project and we raise our warm beverages to you!

Bjorn wrote:

We will be constructing the last Nvidia rig we can squeeze in before BTC gold, this is of course a highly speculative coin, I personally feel it’s unlikely to be unprofitable but it could go either way, high risk/reward as all crypto usually is.

One thing I should mention, although the past isnt a perfect indicator, often a large BTC dominance eventually pours back into altcoins it may seem rough at first but this could also translate into a second 12 month mining boom cycle.

If this occurs then JNSHash could perform very unexpectedly well.

As our team is also in this good times and bad, let’s cross our fingers we make the right choices in terms of highest output and I maybe get to keep some of my hair in the process some speculative coins could go high, it’s not impossible, if not we can remain steady on the tried and true ones either way.

Ok that is all, again enjoy your time with your families, stay well.


Another shipment of 1080 Ti’s arrived, just in time to add hashpower for BTC gold!

Join the “Janus Token” YouTube Channel

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

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  • Adel – Status Update

Last week Adel announced that their collaborative AdelWiki platform is almost ready to launch. Adel was also present at several blockchain conferences across Europe.

They wrote:

Adel’s Collaboration Module ▲ Coming Soon
The AdelWiki™ collaborative platform is almost ready for launch. It will allow members to submit ideas and collaborate with a slack and WiKi interface. We’re putting the finishing touches on this module.

 

Wrap-up ▲ Smile Expo’s ICO Event
Adel co-founder Gabriel Dusil spoke about blockchain innovation in front of an audience of 200 a major European conference dedicated to ICO investments last week. The Smile Expo event in London focused on ICOs and drew a diverse crowd of investors, government officials, banking and fintech executives and hundreds of journalists.

https://icoeventuk.com/en

Deloitte Innovation Event ▲ Adel Seminar
Continuing rounds of speaking engagements to get the word out about Adel, Dusil presented Blockchain market opportunities to over 30 Deloitte executives in Prague. He was invited as the keynote speaker of the event to introduce Deloitte’s future leaders to the world of cryptocurrencies. The event was recorded, and will be posted shortly.

Adel’s NEW Homepage ▲ adel.io Coming Soon
In anticipation of the wiki collaboration module release and huge coming announcements, Adel is completely overhauling its homepage and refreshing content, multimedia, listings and more. As we prepare for an exciting next few months with a lot of press coverage, the new site will reflect the hard work that’s been going on behind the scenes and set the stage for Adel 2.0 – look out for the release by the end of this month.

You are the rock and foundation of this community and we extend our deepest gratitude for your contributions and support. If you have a few minutes, please kindly share your favorite Adel news from today on your social networks – we look forward to connecting again soon!

Read the latest great Adel article:

Adelphoi: “I am more than just a trader’s coin” — Adel Ecosystem Ltd.

Follow Adel In Medium

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

 

More info

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  • SuperNet Asset Migration From Nxt AE 

Last week SuperNet announced they will be migrating from the Nxt AE to Komodo. The asset transfer swaps will be open until March 1st 2018. The Nxt community originally supported c-developer jl777 and SuperNET with 5% of the entire NXT marketcap.

Vanbreuk wrote:

jl777 has published today this update and asked me to manage the communication with the Nxt community.

I will take care of the user support in the Nxt side, so for any doubts about how to send the assets please ask in this topic. However, here’s the available information in clear bullet points:

 How to send your assets for migration?

Send your assets to NXT-MRBN-8DFH-PFMK-A4DBM, the official SuperNET account in Nxt, adding to the asset transfer a permanent message (make sure you check the “Message is Never Deleted” option under the message box in the Nxt Client) with the destination Komodo address where you want your tokens to be delivered when the swaps are processed. To obtain a Komodo address if you don’t have one, check the Komodoplatform website for upcoming new download links for the Agama wallet. Advanced users can try the Komodod client repository.

IMPORTANT: If you have any doubts or support requests for the Agama wallet or Komodo in general, please go to the SuperNET Slack and ask in the #agama or #komodo channels. This NxtForum topic is ONLY to provide user support for sending the Nxt assets to swap correctly.

The transfer of the new tokens to Komodo addresses will start to be processed by jl777 in December, and the swap process will be open until March 1st, 2018. For other announcement details, please check the quote in the top of this post. If you have any doubts, please ask and I will contact jl777 if necessary.

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NXT IN THE MEDIA

  • Lior Yaffe in Medium – Ardor Full Node on Android

Hallelujah, an Android full node has been tested successfully for Ardor. With Android 8 (Oreo) you can run a full Nxt or Ardor node on any device that runs Android, which will be most of our electronics and appliances, and maybe even our future robot overlords. Either way, this is great news for the entire ecosystem.

Lior wrote:

Now with Android Studio 3.0 getting closer to a stable release with full Java 8 support, the Jelurida developers decided to give it a try and it works quite well. Naturally there are some limitations, the main one being that your device has to Support Android 8 (Oreo) which is currently only supported by few brand new devices. Also the JavaFX desktop wallet is not supported on Android but this is not a major concern since we can merge the existing Apache Cordova wallet app with the full node to provide a visual wallet.

Being able to run a full blockchain node on Android may not seem like high priority at the moment, but in few years when Android is integrated into virtually every device, and data connection is nearly unlimited, every car, TV and refrigerator will be able to run Ardor and NXT full nodes and you’ll be able to always carry your full node with you in your pocket.

Source

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  • Catalist.co Interviewed Riker in “Even an Unknown Programmer from Hadera can Raise Millions Without any Supervision”

Calcalist, one of the biggest financial news sites in Israel, interviewed Riker last week. The humor-filled article is, as of publishing, only available in Hebrew, but should soon be translated into English and other languages. The article wanted to interview a widely regarded blockchain expert, Lior, after the Israeli programmer raised millions in an ICO.

Quotes from Riker:

Calcalist is a very popular web site in Israel, one of the 3 most popular financial sites, and linked to the most popular news site (ynet.co.il)

I will translate it later unless someone do it first, it’s written with a lot of humor.

The title reads “Even an unknown programmer from Hadera (my home town) can raise millions without any supervision”

Then “Lior Yaffe a Java programmer without business experience raised already 7-8 million euro during the ICO of the Ignis coin, and its not over yet. ‘Anyone who is telling some nonsense story on blockchain raises 100’s millions dollars. We have real technology’ he says.”

Source

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  • Medium – Long-term and Passionless? Get back to the Moon and Beyond, Ignite that Passion!

Blockchain enthusiast, R0bInI0, wrote a passionate piece on Ardor. He describes the revolutionary nature of the platform and the problems that are solved by it, such as the infamous blockchain bloat problem.

Ardor (ARDR) is a blockchain-as-a-service platform, like Stratis and Ark are but completely different.

Ardor is the first that has solved the blockchain bloat and scaling issues that every blockchain and blockchain platform like Ethereum and Bitcoin faces out there today.

Source

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  • CryptoCoin Daddy – NXT to be used as ICO Platform: NXT Coin Future

Post documenting the recently released timeline from Jelurida in regards to NXT and the plan to develop Nxt as a simple and secure crowdfunding solution for new ICOs in Q1 2018.

NXT coin future

Source

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • TradingView – ARDR Breakout on Volume Within the Week to 6k Area

34 0 3 Flag pattern appears to be converging near the $BTC.X hardfork. Expect 3 areas of resistance, 5000, 6000 and 7000 satoshis.

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  • TradingView – ARDR Moon Mission

 

If it can go above the cloud, the sky is the limit.

Source

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  • TradingView – ARDR Rectangles

Currently in a higher rectangle – the potential attempt at a higher base – bulls could be looking to exhaust sellers either through attrition or price movement one way or the other. Would not be surprised to see a break below the rectangle or at least another move down to yellow major support before a move higher. Resistance is almost futile at this point, but it is cute to watch.
  • TradingView – ARDR-BTC – Where Now?

46 0 2 While indicators are bearish and sell volume is increasing, there is a cluster of supports around the current price action. Key levels highlighted using trend lines and moving averages.

Source

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  • Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution

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

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

Live stats from the Nxt Blockchain Asset Exchange:

 

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Yes, that is all for this week, Nxters. Make sure you have more of your favorite warm beverage available as you stay tuned next week for more up-to-date coverage on the final and ultimate round of the IGNIS ICO, the new year launch of Ardor, ongoing projects, and much more. For those who cannot wait a week to learn more, visit our site. We explain in much more detail about Jelurida, Ignis, Ardor, and everything else that is pertinent to the platforms and the momentous ICO.

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

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 – October 2017 (III): If you Really Love Something Just go out and do It

October 2017 (III)

Welcome again, fellow Nxters! Fall is now here and we have the major news of last week. The IGNIS ICO continues with the Fourth Round, Riker visits Barcelona, Ardor release timeline, salacious lies and much more! You are in the right place for comprehensive coverage of all things Nxt / Ardor / Ignis.

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

NXT COMMUNITY

NXT AE

NXT IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

 

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


NXT COMMUNITY

 

  • Ardor Release Timeline 

Finally, some news to write about regarding the Ardor release timeline. A detailed release timeline was released. The short version of the story is that Ardor will get two more testnet upgrades in anticipation of the New Year. Yes, that is right, The Ardor Genesis Block will be forged at 00:00 on Jan 01, 2018. The Snapshot will be taken on 25th December.

Ardor Roadmap

  • Oct 28 – Nov 04
    • 5th and last ICO round, 100 M JLRDA plus all unsold JLRDA from the 4th round and minus marketing expenses are put for sale at 1.45 NXT each as announced
    • Any remaining unsold JLRDA tokens will be kept by Jelurida until the Ardor snapshot and the resulting IGNIS tokens will be used to fund future development and promotion
  • Nov 04
    • Ardor testnet 2.0.4e release
    • Starting from a new genesis block and deleting the current testnet
    • Adding major new features: Asset Control and Composite Phasing
  • Nov 24
    • Final Ardor testnet release
    • Source code is released for review under temporary license, no cloning allowed
    • Node JS module and Mobile App operational
    • Only security and critical bug fixes after this date
    • No further API changes
    • Four years anniversary for Nxt celebration
  • NXT Block Height 1630000 – Approximately Dec 25
    • Ardor genesis snapshot recorded at block 1630000
    • Transactions with ARDR, Bitswift, and Janus assets disabled on the Nxt blockchain

  • Dec 27
    • Ardor generally available software release
    • Source code released under the JPL
    • Forging not yet possible to give time for users to setup nodes, and perform final verification of snapshot balances
  • Jan 01, 2018, 00:00:00
    • Ardor genesis block timestamp reached
    • Forging starts automatically
    • Ardor blockchain becomes fully operational
  • 2018
    • Continue development according to roadmap

Nxt roadmap

  • Dec 24-25
    • Hardfork, freeze trading of ARDR asset and other assets included in the Ardor Genesis Snapshot
  • Q1 2018
    • Develop Nxt as a simple and secure crowdfunding solution for new ICOs
    • Position the Nxt Blockchain Creator Kit as a viable solution for new blockchain projects
    • Add permission layer and peer communication encryption for private blockchain solutions
  • Q2 2018
    • Merge features added to Ardor which do not rely on the parent/child chain architecture

Source

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  • IGNIS ICO

This is the last week to participate in the Fourth Round of the IGNIS ICO. The latest batch was released and this is the absolute last chance to buy JLRDA at 1.05 NXT. The penultimate Fourth Round ends October 21st at midnight. We thank all of the community who supported Jelurida by participating in the ICO. They are close to the 10 M Euro milestone, detailed in the ICO roadmap. Do not worry, there is still one round left, but the ratio will be 1 JLRDA to 1.45 NXT.

From Jelurida

 

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

Riker- We now surely reached the 5M€ and are looking to reach the 10M€ milestone. We need all the help we can get from you guys in order to get to it.

Source




Live stats from the Nxt Blockchain

IGNIS WHITEPAPER

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  • Riker speaking at “Blockchain Solutions Forum” in Barcelona

Riker spoke at the Blockchain Solutions Forum last week. His speech contained a lot of great material and is a must watch for anyone who wants to better understand the NXT/Ignis/Ardor ecosystem. The video also has high level information that is sure to delight even the most knowledgeable of our readers.

 

 

The IGNIS ICO Presentation

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  • Ardor vs. the Competition , Pt. 4: Waves

A new article in the “Ardor vs. the Competition” article series was published last week.

The fifth in the series, the benefits of Ardor over other competing blockchain solutions are explored in great depth.

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

Ardor vs. the Competition, Pt. 4: Waves

You can find the previous posts below:

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  • Ardor.world – Articles and Services about Nxt, Ardor, Ignis

The first three comparative articles of Ardor vs. The Competition are now available in Russian. Thanks to all the help from our great community. We have so much great content to promote, the difficulty is in translating it, well, for our large base of readers who are Russian speaking, here you go: 

Ardor.World Updated!
Add Nxt Blockchain activities https://www.ardor.world/en/analyze_nxt/
Analyzed 1,415 days of network life Nxt blockchain
Translated three articles from nxter to Russian https://www.ardor.world/ru/news/

Source

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  • Austria Released First Blockchain ‘Call for Project Ideas’

In Austria, there was a general consortium for project ideas that revolved around the blockchain. Two Ardor based ideas were presented.

Source

More info

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  • Dan Charbonneau, CEO of CBT Nuggets, joins the NxtCommunity Slack

Hooray for growth and big names – last week the CEO of CBT Nuggets joined the Nxt Community slack.

Using the alias charbo, he wrote:

charbo in #trading channel 
I’ll introduce myself since I’ve been the topic of conversation here. My name is Dan Charbonneau and I’m the CEO of CBT Nuggets. At CBT Nuggets we make IT training and have a mission of continually improving the learning experience for IT professionals. Training (education) is like working out at the gym. It’s good for you but it’s hard work. It’s tough to get motivated to do it. We’re developing a cryptocurrency to be deployed as an ARDR child chain that will provide a financial incentive to learning.

The reason why I’m buying so much ARDR is that when we launch it isn’t going to be with an ICO. It’s self-funded. The value of our cryptocurrency will be pegged to ARDR on a 1-to-1 basis. The initial launch will be with 50M of the new cryptocurrency paid for with 50M ARDR. The currency will be redeemable on a 1-to-1 basis for ARDR so it has value out of the gate.

Learners will buy training content with the new crypto and consume the content. There are quizzes throughout the content so you can prove you learned the material. When you answer the quizzes correctly, 30% of your purchase price is returned to you. In addition, everything you learn is stored in the blockchain so we will maintain a lifelong record of learning for you. When you interview for a job, you’ll be able to show the interviewer everything you’ve learned. The transcript will of course be private only for you and shared with the people you choose.

Anyone with the ability to teach can upload content. Once the content is vetted, it’s listed in the catalog and they earn currency with each purchase.

All holders of the new currency do our version of forging. 5% of every transaction is distributed as a block reward on a weighted random basis.

I’m a believer in ARDR, and in blockchains in general.

By the way, I need 50M of the new currency because we’ll be offering the currency for validated learning to all of our existing customers at cbtnuggets.com and I plan to give away the equivalent of 100ARDR with every download of the new client along with profile creation.

I’m hoping this changes education worldwide, providing greater access to quality content and adding competition and the principles of the free market economy to education at all levels.

Follow CBT Nuggets on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Linkedin and/or Google+

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  • Chinese Community

The latest video diary of Lior Yaffe’s great trip to Shanghai for a Meetup last month is out. This was the first official presentation in China by Jelurida about NXT/Ardor/ Ignis. These fun diaries document the momentous week that was for the burgeoning Nxt community in China and for Lior himself.

Don’t miss the other videos published two weeks ago!

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  • Travin Keith presented – “Blockchain: Making It More Than Just a Trend”

Our good friend Travin presented, on behalf of Agavon, at BrightTALK. Entitled “Blockchain: Making it More than Just a Trend” his talk speaks to the vast potential that lies untapped in the blockchain. What we know it to be today is just scratching the surface of what it will be in the not too distant future.

He wrote:
About this webinar

Perhaps one of the buzziest of buzzwords for the past few years has been “Blockchain”. But for those who are well-versed in the technology and the goings on of the industry, it is definitely more than just hype.

Join this session where a panel of experienced Blockchain specialists will discuss:

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

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

-Public vs Private Blockchain Use

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

  • Travin Keith will be a Speaker at the 10th Heidelberg Blockchain Meetup

Damn, this guy is good and busy! He revealed last week that he will be a speaker at the prestigious Heidelberg Meetup.

He wrote:

Agenda:

Travin Keith is a long-time member of the blockchain and cryptocurrency community since 2013 and has been involved in numerous projects and communities such as the Nxt Foundation, SICOS, Hyperledger, BitcoinMarkets, and his own company, Agavon. He will be starting off his presentation with anecdotal stories about his early days in the space and how he came to work full time in the industry while living in the northernmost town in the world – Longyearbyen, Svalbard, then will go into a few details about his current projects as well as observations and thoughts about the current state of the space. His presentation will end with an interesting free use case currently presented in story form.

 

  • Crypto Woman – Let’s Build a Blockchain Together!

Last week American YouTube blockchain celebrity, Crypto Woman, annonced that she had a great idea for implementing a secure and cheap messaging service built around the messaging protocol built into the NXT platform. She is still looking for people willing to help her make her vision of a cheap and secure blockchain based secure messaging platform a reality.

She wrote:

“Build it and they will come…”

– Some of you noticed I am building a blockchain on NXT – both as a public service and demonstration of how easily it can be done. I am hoping the community will take part in this and have been looking for ways to open the dialog.Now I want / need input on how to rightly distribute the tokens. There will be other conversations too. I have a hosted Zoom and have set up a scheduled meeting for every morning at this time (6am EST – 7am). Please download the Zoom app and join me here. I’d love you input!

Join me here: https://zoom.us/j/6085743832

https://twitter.com/TheCryptoWoman

http://www.blockchained.business

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NXT AE

  • Janus – Status Update

Bjorn updates us and we continue to look forward to the launch of JNSHash mining, whatever it will be!

 

bjorn –  I have to finish work with a developer before I can explain the second aspect, thanks for your patience.

JNSHash Mining

Someone is going to have fun with his “adult Legos” as these cards undergo significant modding.

ETA: For information regarding JNSHash and how it will affect Janus tokens comes second week of November. At that time another part of video progress should follow. One thing, for fairness sake is that part of the requirement, if you desire to partake in the mining aspect, JNS user must have a minimum of 100k tokens. (100k min JNS for the base tier, 4 tiers total).

There is another step but its another benefit and not been made public. Not even XT groups know this yet. I have to finish work with a developer before I can explain the second aspect, thanks for your patience. comjnsxt and JanusXT already qualify. Top tier is anything over 2 mil JNSHash. All I have for today, be well all.

ascendus – JNSHash will mine Bitcoin Gold right after the chain goes live and GPU mining software release.

Join the “Janus Token” YouTube Channel

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

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  • Adel – Status Update

Adel is looking to grow their Blockchain Startup Incubator brand. They are looking for great ideas that they can help nurture and grow into a disruptive and transformative reality.

They wrote:

Have an innovative idea for a Blockchain business? Six steps to turn dreams into reality – Join Adel Blockchain Startup Incubator

Read the latest great Adel article by Wolffang:

Adelphoi: “I am more than just a trader’s coin” — Adel Ecosystem Ltd.

Follow Adel In Medium

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

 

More info

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  • Bitswift – Status Update

Bitswift continues to look to build an advisory board. If you own a significant amount of Bitswift tokens (15,000 +) you are elligible to be a voting member on the advisory board that governs the future rollouts and implemetations of the Bitswift tokens. The tokenswap that ended a couple of weeks ago has nearly half a million unclaimed tokens in it.

They wrote:

bitswiftbro
We are still looking to build a Bitswift advisory board. Seat members must hold 15,000 Bitswift tokens. PM us if you are interested.

bitswiftbro
balance remaining unclaimed at this time: 446,879.3936604

​Last day for token swap. If you are still on the old blockchain you are going to have a bad time

We will make some formal announcement about the outcome of the swap, including what is to happen with the unclaimed tokens. We will use them to transparently develop the Bitswift ecosystem, we also promised we would be eliminating a portion from supply adding increased scarcity attribute to all remaining. Our shop is having products added it to it as we speak, its quite a tedious process but we have hired someone on now as dedicated product manager. We have also started to put together a dev team to start rolling out on our digital product line. The future looks good #bitswift.

https://twitter.com/ShopBitswift/status/919386258585128960

 

Source

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  • DeBuNe – ERC20 Token Swap

In the first newsletter of this month, we announced the Debune token swap. It is ongoing and there are only 15 days left to participate in it. Act fast before you forget and miss out on the opportunity.

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

Their update:

UPDATE:

So far 90’670.6862 DeBuNe assets have been sent back to be swapped with ERC20 tokens.

There are still 158’772.24 that needs to be returned Before the end of October, or else they will end up not being swapped.

Whoever desires to swap the DeBuNe assets with DBN after the launch of the DeBuNe blockchain, please send them back specifying so in the message.

15 days left.

Roberto

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NXT IN THE MEDIA

  • Lior Yaffe in Medium – Cardano More Secure than NXT?

In what can only be called outrageously false, Cardano claimed last week that they were somehow more secure than NXT. Clearly they did not do their homework before writing this claim. Lior Yaffe responded, point for point, in his Medium blog, throughly putting this claim of Cardano’s six feet under the ground: dead and buried.

“The first significant work on proof of stake was conducted by the team of the Nxt cryptocurrency, but their protocol had significant flaws and no formal verification.”

He wrote:

You get that? A token launched to mainnet 10 days ago claims that the NXT POS protocol which is running securely in production for 4 years, as a public blockchain, in hacker infested environment “had significant flaws”. Maybe they should say “has significant flaws”, what are these flaws? They didn’t say.

I decided to take a look at their Whitepaper but ran into a 50+ pages wall of text full of mathematical jargon which is practically unreadable for a software engineer like myself.

Then browsed through their documentation and quickly found pages like DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PAPER AND IMPLEMENTATION i.e. the paper describes an amazingly secure system (?) but this is not what they implemented. Then they describe a naive UPDATE SYSTEM MODEL which lets the stake holders vote if to upgrade to a new version, good luck with that, and BOOTSTRAP ERA which allows only “bootstrap stakeholders” to generate blocks and will end “when bootstrap stakeholders will vote for it”. Why would they vote for it?

Dear Cardano team, please show some respect.

Source

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  • Cointelegraph – Industry Experts Believe Bitcoin Headed to $6,000

Lior Yaffe, Nxt & Ardor core developer was interviewed about his take on the ceiling for Bitcoin. He sees a ceiling, but the supremacy of BTC is not going away immediately as it is the fiat currency of the crypto world, much like the USD is the fiat currency of the financial world.

His quote:

“The recent increase in Bitcoin’s value is likely due to it being the de-facto exchange currency between the fiat and crypto worlds, much the same as the US dollar is between fiat currencies. It is quite obvious that Bitcoin is not going to replace any fiat currency any time soon due to scaling issues and the waste generated by the POW process. Going forward I predict that most innovation in the crypto world in the mid to long term will take place on POS based blockchains, but being the bridge between the worlds gives Bitcoin a huge short term boost.”

Source

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  • Improprieties Cointelegraph Article

We do not usually talk about propaganda articles promoting other coins in this newsletter, but every now and then we are forced to, specially when we realize that these articles contain, for unknown reasons, some improprieties concerning the Nxt blockchain. That has been the case with Cointelegraph this time:

…Pure PoS without continual use of PoW was first conceptualized by NXT but its first actual implementation occurred on Blackcoin (BLK). Blackcoin was …released in February 2014, a month before NXT

That is the only mention of Nxt, the first 100% POS crypto platform, that you’ll read in an article which is, supposedly, devoted to PoS coins. And that statement is a blatant and outright lie.

Nxt launched in November 2013. It can be verified here, here or here, or in many other publically available resources. Even Cointelegraph itself mentions the date Nxt was launched in some of their previous articles. Some users and well-known members of the Nxt Comwell-knowne also pointed Cointelegraph their mistake:

Apenzl commented

Nxt launched in November 2013 as the first 100% PoS coin ever. Who doesn’t know that? It even says so on Nxt’s website but you don’t provide a link to it – why?

It looks like you let some dude from Blackcoin community tell your what’s the recent story of PoS, and then you call yourself “Cryptoeducator”? Please do your research and stop spreading misinformation, thank you.

The Nxt core dev team releases the world’s first scalable PoS blockchain-as-a-service platform in Q4 this year. It’s not some “idea”, it’s finished and you can use it on testnet, yet you do not mention this acknowledged project at all. Why o why don’t you think a scalable PoS child chain platform with built in smart contracts like p2p marketplace, Aset Exchange, crowdfunding, dividend payment, data cloud, shuffling, voting, etc, belongs in “The History and Evolution of Proof of Stake”?

We expect Cointelegraph to fix their mistake as soon as possible. A media with this reputation should not tolerate this. Jelurida and Blonde 2.0 are already pulling their strings to make this happen.

Riker:

Blonde 2.0 rep spoke with the editor of CT and she will make sure that they will amend it.

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  • Briandcolwell – Ardor & Child Chains: A Blockchain 2.0 Innovation, But Is This A Coin We Really Need?

Death by bulletpoints awaits anyone who reads this well-researched article about the many, many pros of the Ardor platform. Thank you Brian, for this accurate summary of the Ardor Platform.

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  • Themerkle – Accenture and BNP Paribas Experiment with Nxt Blockchain Technology

Article about the growing acceptance of NXT blockchain solutions being used by large financial institutions to secure their transactions. A very informative read.

TheMerkle banks NXT Blockchain

The number of different cryptocurrencies coming to market over the years is almost impossible to count. Some of the older altcoins are still around today, although not everyone will remember most of them. Nxt is one of the older currencies in existence, though it is mainly known for its services to developers these days. Specifically, it now allows for more transparent bank transfers, which is of great interest to BNP Paribas and Accenture Spain.

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PRICE EVOLUTION

 

  • TradingView – NXT/USDT Poloniex – This Particular Pair Includes TWO Schematics

Those two Schematics are Wyckoff Distribution Schematic #1 and Wyckoff Accumulation Schematic #2 . As usual, I have copied and pasted the cover chart within these comments for easier view of text bubbles: snapshot Here is a link to an image of Wyckoff Distribution Schematic #1: https://imgur.com/nOJl0Dd Here is a link to an image of Wyckoff Accumulation Schematic #2: https://imgur.com/945poSJ Here is a link with “basic” understanding of Wyckoff and his teachings: http://stockcharts.com/school/doku.php?id=chart_school:market_analysis:the_wyckoff_method Famous quote of Wyckoff: ”…all the fluctuations in the market and in all the various stocks should be studied as if they were the result of one man’s operations. Let us call him the Composite Man, who, in theory, sits behind the scenes and manipulates the stocks to your disadvantage if you do not understand the game as he plays it; and to your great profit if you do understand it.” Wyckoff referred to them as the Composite Man. I refer to them as the “Composite Group.” We appear to be in the “late” stages of Phase “B” in both Schematics. So, lets look at Wykoff’s description of Phase B in “both” schematics: First, Wyckoff remarks on Phase B of Distribution Schematic #2: Phase B: The function of phase B is to build a cause in preparation for a new downtrend. During this time, institutions and large professional interests are disposing of their long inventory and initiating short positions in anticipation of the next markdown. The points about phase B in distribution are similar to those made for phase B in accumulation, except that the large interests are net sellers of shares as the TR -0.80% evolves, with the goal of exhausting as much of the remaining demand as possible. This process leaves clues that the supply/demand balance has tilted toward supply instead of demand. For instance, SOWs are usually accompanied by significantly increased spread and volume to the downside. And his remarks on upcoming Phase C: [By the way, TR -0.80% = Trading Range; NOT a stock to trade] Phase C: In distribution, phase C may reveal itself via an upthrust (UT) or UTAD. As noted above, a UT is the opposite of a spring. It is a price move above TR -0.80% resistance that quickly reverses and closes in the TR -0.80% . This is a test of the remaining demand. It is also a bull trap—it appears to signal the resumption of the uptrend but in reality is intended to “wrong-foot” uninformed break-out traders. A UT or UTAD allows large interests to mislead the public about the future trend direction and to sell additional shares at elevated prices to such break-out traders and investors before the markdown begins. In addition, a UTAD may induce smaller traders in short positions to cover and surrender their shares to the larger interests who have engineered this move. Aggressive traders may wish to initiate short positions after a UT or UTAD. The risk/reward ratio is often quite favorable. However, the “smart money” repeatedly stops out traders who initiate such short positions with one UT after another, so it is often safer to wait until phase D and an LPSY. Often demand is so weak in a distribution TR -0.80% that price does not reach the level of the BC -0.35% or initial ST 0.45% . In this case, phase C’s test of demand may be represented by a UT of a lower high within the TR -0.80% . So, their’s a possibility we may not go as high as some may think. Yes, it’s going up at least “near” the top of the trading range in my opinion. Could it go higher and negate Phase “E” ??? Not sure, time will tell… Notes will be provided shortly for Wyckoff remarks on Phase B of Accumulation Schematic #1: 14 hours ago Comment: Phase B: In Wyckoff analysis, phase B serves the function of “building a cause” for a new uptrend (See Wyckoff Law #2 – “Cause and Effect”). In phase B, institutions and large professional interests are accumulating relatively low-priced inventory in anticipation of the next markup. The process of institutional accumulation may take a long time (sometimes a year or more), and involves purchasing shares at lower prices and checking advances in price with short sales. There are usually multiple STs during Phase B, as well as upthrust-type actions at the upper end of the TR. Overall, the large interests are net buyers of shares as the TR evolves, with the goal of acquiring as much of the remaining floating supply as possible. Institutional buying and selling imparts the characteristic up-and-down price action of the trading range. Early on in Phase B, the price swings tend to be wide, accompanied by high volume. As the professionals absorb the supply, however, the volume on downswings within the TR tends to diminish. When it appears that supply is likely to have been exhausted, the stock is ready for Phase C. Phase C: It is in phase C that the stock price provides goes through a decisive test of the remaining supply, allowing the “smart money” operators to ascertain whether the stock is ready to be marked up. As noted above, a spring is a price move below the support level of the TR established in phases A and B that quickly reverses and moves back into the TR. It is an example of a bear trap because the drop below support appears to signal resumption of the downtrend. In reality, though, this marks the beginning of a new uptrend, trapping the late sellers, or bears. In Wyckoff’s method, a successful test of supply represented by a spring (or a shakeout) provides a high-probability trading opportunity. A low-volume spring (or a low-volume test of a shakeout) indicates that the stock is likely to be ready to move up, so this is a good time to initiate at least a partial long position. The appearance of a SOS shortly after a spring or shakeout validates the analysis. As noted in Accumulation Schematic #2, however, the testing of supply can occur higher up in the TR without a spring or shakeout; when this occurs, the identification of phase C can be challenging. 14 hours ago Comment: It is my opinion that we should pay more attention to Accumulation Schematic #1 with its notes rather than Distribution Schematic #2 with it’s notes. I recommend you divide up into 3rd’s what you’re willing to invest in your trading with this pair. One 3rd for an entry NOW. Second 3rd held in reserve for a pull back Final 3rd held in reserve for Sign of Strength (SOS) If there is no pull back, you decide on if and/or when that other 3rd is to be engaged at a point of your choosing.
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  • TradingView – Holding Ardor

Ardor is in a nice triangle which is bound to break up in oner or two months if not weeks because of the mainnet launch.

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  • TradingView – ARDR to be a 10x for Stone Hands

10% guaranteed 24 hrs -0.05% . 10x if you want to enter in a long position and hold with stone hands

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  • TradingView – ARDR Here we go


It is a golden cross in the circe. It is in the cloud too, so we can see 7k, even above.

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  • Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution

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

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

Live stats from the Nxt Blockchain Asset Exchange:

 

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And that is all for this week, Nxters. Make sure you have more of your favorite warm beverage available as you stay tuned next week for more up-to-date coverage on the ultimate round of the IGNIS ICO, the new year launch of Ardor, ongoing projects, and much more. For those who cannot wait a week to learn more, visit our site. We explain in much more detail about Jelurida, Ignis, Ardor, and everything else that is pertinent to this momentous ICO.

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

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Nxt News – October 2017 (II): The Way to Get Started is to Quit Talking and Begin Doing

October 2017 (II)

Welcome again, fellow Nxters! Not so welcome is the rain, remember when it was nice and sunny out? Snuggle up with your favorite warm beverage and catch up on the world of the blockchain. The fourth round of the IGNIS ICO continues, Jelurida and the Nxt Foundation had an informal meeting, and more.

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

NXT COMMUNITY

NXT AE

NXT IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

 

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


NXT COMMUNITY

  • IGNIS ICO

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

At the time of writing, 65M+ JLRDA is available at a rate of only 1.05 NXT per token. This is the perfect opportunity to buy in and be ready to appreciate the revolutionary parent/child chain architecture of Ardor as IGNIS will be the ONLY unrestricted child chain. Be apart of something great and buy now while supplies last!

 

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

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Live stats from the Nxt Blockchain

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  • Jelurida and Representatives of Nxt Foundation, Agavon and Nxter Magazine in Barcelona

Last week there was an informal meeting between the core members of the above companies while attending the Blockchain Solutions Forum in Barcelona. Opportunities for photo-ops were plentiful and we have many permutations of smiling people to share! This was an opportunity for various members of the respective teams to be co-located, some for the first time ever! The community bonds between Nxter, Nxt Foundation, and Jelurida run deep and we are always thankful and appreciative of the opportunities to work with them to rule the world promote Nxt / Ardor / Ignis solutions.

 

Kristina, of Jelurida, wrote:

Hi, everybody! We had a great time at the Blockchain solutions forum last three days in Barcelona! It was not an ordinary conference for us because all Jelurida members had to be in one place (and this does not happen so often but also because this time we got to meet so many friends, thanks for joining us travin, ruben bc, vanbreuk, fsarrias, igmaca! And thanks to everybody who stopped at our “booth”! Looking forward to the meetup tomorrow and also to some sightseeing in beautiful Barcelona!

Nxter’s very own Ruben wrote:

RubenBC: after some years working inside the community I were able to know the faces behind and strengthen the relation. It has been one of my better experiences, sympathy and good feelings are the main subjects of the team. I’m waiting for the next time! Thanks @Jelurida, @Agavon and @Nxtfoundation to made it possible

Riker  speaking at “Blockchain Solutions Forum” in Barcelona

Riker: I think it was good exposure. Dozens of presenters before me talked about the ICOs and all the wonderful projects they are going to implement. Then I came last and spoke about how they can implement it.

Lior Yaffe himself has written a post about this event that we mention later in this very same newsletter.

The IGNIS ICO Presentation.PDF

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  • Crypto Woman – Let’s Build a Blockchain Together!

Elizabeth, the Crypto Woman, released an informative video about a use case for the blockchain: encrypted messaging. She enthusiastically promoted the NXT encrypted messaging platform. According to her, the reason the feature is not more widely used is that sending an encrypted message is a transaction and that requires a transaction fee of 1 NXT. Her stated goal is to develop a blockchain exclusively for encrypted messaging that has very low transaction fees, think micro Satoshi (10^-8 BTC/ 10000000 Satoshi = 1 Bitcoin) cheap. The NXT platform will be the base for this new blockchain but she is recruiting help from the best and brightest minds in the blockchain community to get around the integer transactional fee structure that underpins the Nxt platform.

She wrote:

I’m Elizabeth and if you’ve seen my earlier videos you will know that I’m building a blockchain for business. I have been studying several use cases to apply a blockchain solution to and I want to explore all of them with you. Since I started this journey, I’ve realized an immediate need and so we are going to sidestep and segue into a blockchain project right now.

In my online chats and in-coffeeshop discussions with people I realize there is a huge need for encrypted messaging. From places in the world that are closely monitoring even the most private conversations to organizations that are burdened with the cumbersome logistics of protecting sensitive client information, there is a growing cry for a simple, straightforward way to communicate privately.

The Encrypted messaging feature of the NXT blockchain has solved that problem and it’s been used effectively for several years. But there is a reason it isn’t more widely used. Each message is seen as a transaction on the blockchain and every transaction costs one NXT coin – which today is the equivalent of about 7 cents here in the United States. This is cost prohibitive for conversations and so has not been widely used.

As a public service, I am going to create a blockchain for messaging with very low transaction fees. This messaging blockchain will be built using the NXT platform and will be an encrypted messaging tool anyone can use – anywhere in the world.

My next step will be to approach the community of developers and blockchain enthusiasts of NXT for their insight and help. Stay tuned. This is going to happen soon!

Be sure to follow my YouTube channel and find me on Twitter at @TheCryptoWoman to take part of building this blockchain with me.

https://twitter.com/TheCryptoWoman

http://www.blockchained.business

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NXT AE

  • Janus – Status Update

Janus released a video teaser for their new side project JNSHash. Coinciding with this is their update on the mod process as they upgrade and overclock Vega 56 graphics cards into cheaper versions of the Vega 64. Once all the GPU rigs have been modded they will be applied towards the new JNSHash project. Janus co-founder, Bjorn, will likely have this project ready for the holiday season so we eagerly anticipate announcing more news as it is released.

The Janus team wrote:

ascendus

Hi Janus community, just a quick update:
We have begun the process of bios modding several and *Vega 56 cards* and turning them into Vega 64. So far all cards modded successful.

We will be tweaking gpu rigs for several projects upcoming but will keep everyone aware when that comes.

Yes we know that people want to know how this will affect _Janus tokens_ and that info will come after phase 3 is complete. Bjorn and I are pushing for late November early December. Bjorn is a big fan of holiday surprises if you know his work in the past you will understand.

Thank you for all your support.

JNSHash Mining

Someone is going to have fun with his “adult Legos” as these cards undergo significant modding.

Introducing: JNSHash Mining

Join the “Janus Token” YouTube Channel

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

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  • Adel – Status Update

Adel was featured in many articles last week. Labeled as a blockchain legitimizer by Coindesk and recently added to investFeed and the Token Market Tracker platforms, there is much to read about Adel and their continued efforts to become the epicenter for crypto-enthusiasts to engage and collaborate with the community and manage asset portfolios.

Adel wrote:

gdusil

Token Market Tracker ▲ $ADL
Speaking of research and investment platform Token Market… You can find the Adel profile here to share across your networks.
https://tokenmarket.net/blockchain/nxt/assets/adelphoi/

Coindesk ▲ Isle of Man Welcomes ICOs Following Adel’s Success ▲ Adel Ecosystem
More great coverage of Adel in the news. Here is a recent article on Coindesk that mentions Adel as an innovator in the legitimization of ICO projects. The Isle of Man tells Coindesk it is opening its doors to entrepreneurs looking to launch initial coin offerings. The self-governing British Crown dependency in the Irish Sea has created a new regulatory framework to support businesses in an effort to capitalize on a growing vertical market and keep consumers safe. The article mentions Adel as the model that helped to enable this move https://www.coindesk.com/icos-welcome-isle-of-man-to-unveil-friendly-framework-for-token-sales/

NEW Watch List on investFeed ▲ $ADL
investFeed is a community powered stock trading network that combines the model of StockTwits, Steemit and Token Market. The New York-based equities social platform is built on the Ethereum blockchain and has ties to TD Ameritrade, e*Trade and Fidelity. The company hopes to be the epicenter for crypto enthusiasts to engage with the community, place orders and manage portfolios.
Adel is now listed and active in the 15,000+ member space. Connect and share at https://www.investfeed.com/adelecosystem

Follow Adel In Medium

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

 

More info

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  • Bitswift – Status Update

The Bitswift Bittrex swap is officially concluded. The Bitswift Shop is still under construction and looks to launch soon. Last week they announced that they successfully integrated Bitcoin processing to the shop as they look to replace their decentralized marketplace option with the Bitswift Shop.

They are still in need of quality talent to help build and grow. If you are interested and have experience with the Nxt API PM them on Slack.

Bitswift wrote:

Bitswiftbro

The bittrex swap is over
everything on trex is the new bitswift asset

Bitswiftbro
Bitcoin processing fully integrated
Coming soon…. Bitswift Shop.

We can add new categories as community sees fit.. I think Digital Cameras should be one of them.

 

For info: We are planning on replacing the decentralized marketplace option with our online shop in our own token manager client after the Ardor migration. Decentralized marketplace is cool, but does not quite fit our business model at the moment.

We are looking for developers to help us roll out our digital product line. If you are interested please shoot us a PM.

Experience with Nxt api would be beneficial.

 

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NXT IN THE MEDIA

  • Lior Yaffe in Medium – Transparent Forging Dissected Review of One of the Most Promising Features of NXT

Jelurida co-founder Lior Yaffe wrote about the benefits of Transparent Forging, one of the unique functions designed into the NXT POS algorithm. TF is great for improving the scalability of private blockchains, among other things.

He wrote:

Summary

The NXT POS algorithm has unique ability to predict the node which will generate the next block a.k.a Transparent Forging, TF has the potential to significantly improve transaction propagation speed and reduce forking. TF is not implemented on the public blockchain due to security reasons. TF is ideal for improving the scalability of private blockchains.

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  • Lior Yaffe in Medium – The Barcelona Blockchain Solutions Event

Lior Yaffe attended to the Barcelona Blockchain Solutions Event. He wrote a post explaining his impressions from this event:

Most of the teams in the ICO were raising money for their future project or to integrate a technology from another domain like gaming or telecom with a blockchain token. Almost all of the teams were using or plan to use ETH ERC20 tokens, almost none of them actually knew which infrastructure they will use for their project, most of them had unrealistic expectations from what can be achieved using existing blockchain technology “we need to support 100K TPS”. It was a Blue Ocean for pitching and educating people about Ardor and about the NXT Blockchain Creator Kit. There were no other devs from any other competitor in sight.

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  • Techburst.io – POS vs POW Revisited – How the Tides have Turned

Related to what we published in a previous Newsletter, Lior Yaffe, aka Riker, Nxt/Ardor core developer and co-founder of Jelurida…

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

Reflecting on my visit to China couple of weeks ago just in time for the ICO ban and the Chinese exchange closure, one has to ask what’s next? What if the Chinese government also performs the next natural step and close all of China’s Bitcoin and Ether mining factories?

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  • Steemit – Portfolio Updates ETH, LTC, XTZ, ARDR

Cryptocurrency enthusiast S4m0ht wrote a Steemit post about the updates to his portfolio last week. He is bullish on Ardor and is impressed with the core team behind the platform. This is good news for Ardor and we look forward to announcing news about Ardor as the time until the launch into the mainnet gets ever closer.

He wrote:

ARDR

This is the most exotic pick I did during the summer, Jelurida is the software house working on NXT a completely different technology base w.r.t. BTC or ETH. Such completely different technology is an hedge against eventual problems that can bug the other blockchains (miner wars in BTC, hacker paradise in ETC, etc..).

The thing that really sold me this one is the team, where there is an high experienced developer who worked in the early ebay. Of course this was my minor pick, also, Ardor, when released, will be a PoS so you should take it out of exchanges and let it rest in your private wallet.

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  • Usine-digitale.fr – GreenFlex (Total) Veut Conjuguer Smart Grids et Blockchain à Grandes échellesInve

French language article about GreenFlex, a subsidiary of Total specializing in sustainable development. GreenFlex is working with the consulting firm, Blockchain Partner, to build a blockchain demonstrator dedicated to local energy loops. Many challenges await them, most importantly the decision of what will be the technical foundation of the protocol. Ethereum and Nxt are being considered, with Nxt being the slight favorite due to easier scalability at the large volumes that dominate the financial and business worlds.

Translated from the article:

On the technical side, the choice of protocol has not yet been decided. Blockchain Partner plans to study the Ethereum blockchain with confidentiality modules but also the NXT technology, already used by some banking systems.

“The platform needs to support a large volume, which gives an advantage to the NXT technology that natively manages the functionality of a decentralized market,” said Antoine Yeretzian, co-founder of the consulting firm.

Lucas Elicegui, directeur Innovation chez GreenFlex, filiale de Total spécialisée dans le développement durable.

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • TradingView – NXT Buy Opportunity

If the price bounces from 0.060000 support level, it will give us a good trading opportunity. The market has been moving between 0.060000 and 0.020000 levels 4 months amd -0.82% now the price is at the bottom of this price channel. RSI is going to confirm price reversal. MACD lines support an upward movement. DMI 0.47% allows open long trades. We can try to catch this price reversal and further upward movement. Pending orders for buy should be placed above the local high at 0.080000 level. Stop orders can be below the support at 0.052000 level. Profit targets should be 0.013000 and 0.018000 levels.

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  • TradingView – Ardor – Chance to be a Millionaire

No need to comment here. If you miss a chance to be a millionaire with Eth/xem/NEO/OMG, then this is ur -5.17% next chance -Fantastic team (devs of WAVES, lsk, xem -0.80% are original from Ardor community) -Chinese community -price is freaking cheap now and bottom is formed. The only way is UP UP UP -real business application -team has big funding from Ignis ICO 0.00% -mainnet is going to be released in Mid November

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  • Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution

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

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

Live stats from the Nxt Blockchain Asset Exchange:

 

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And that is all for this week, Nxters. Make sure you have more of your favorite warm beverage available as you stay tuned next week for more up-to-date coverage on the penultimate round of the IGNIS ICO, the launch of Ardor, ongoing projects, and much more. For those who cannot wait a week to learn more, visit our site. We explain in much more detail about Jelurida, Ignis, Ardor, and everything else that is pertinent to this momentous ICO.

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

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

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Introducing: JNSHash Mining

The Janus Team has just released a video teaser for a side project they call JNSHash.

Naturally, this small rather mystic video from the Janus Team (and one of the few signs of life and evolvement from them in a long time) was soon followed by questions in their community Slack, and thus, also some very welcome answers from the team:

Q&A

ropes [5:34 PM]

ok so
Janus now has a mini mining setup?

ascendus (Janus PR manager) [5:43 PM]

This is side work Bjorn and myself are working on to grow Janus back to proper value combined with business site delivery. This is the beginning of a farm expansion and will be part of JNS revenue. The final values cannot be disclosed until all machines are assembled and tested.

We will have more information once the acquisition of machines has completed over the next 2-3 months.

crowne [6:16 PM]

When I invested in JNS I didnt sign up for no mining….but I’ll wait to speak: this may be a good idea or it may be bad….Since Russia is getting into mining as well as N. Korea…My only question: what coin is being mined?

ascendus [6:20 PM]

@crowne, We have been mining over *12 coins* steady and convert portions to NXT and others that show promise. So it is a combination of positive income from both mining and trading.

Our office has secured 4 cents per kWh with the local electric company. This is all the information that I am able to release for now. Please note, this side business is something just bjorn and I work on while developers finish the sites. Separate but part of Janus as a whole.

krjalone [6:28 PM]

Why not. Its side work and adds more value to Janus. Been mining too from 2013 so I am a bit familiar with it too.

Update: The JNS business sites

Lobos, (Janus’ lead developer) jumps in here [6:33 PM]

On a related note,

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

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

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

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

bjorn_bb (Janus’ director of marketing) [8:55 PM]

Thank you for taking time from your day to converse and view part 1.
You will notice, when I panned the camera, an empty rack in the video.

This was symbolic.
And its labeled part 1 for a good reason.

Have a great week everyone thanks again for the support you give our team publicly and in private.

Janus (JNS) AE News page | janustoken.com | Twitter | YouTube | Slack #janusproject