Nxter News – March 2018 (II): Don’t Be Pushed Around By The Fears In Your Mind. Be Led By The Dreams In Your Heart

March (II)

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers! Amidst the volatility in the crypto markets, the billion dollar MtGox Bitcoin sale and the ongoing expansion of the Ardor ecosystem, we are here to provide you with the news of the last week. Featured prominently was an excellent introductory video presentation from Blockchain for Business in Barcelona, new blockchain Meetups, an Ardor TESTNET betting app add-on released by Lior Yaffe, news from the Triffic team, Janus, and also some cloners from which Nxters receive token airdrops according to their NXT balance. This and much more awaits you, dear reader – including a great Medium article the Triffic founder wrote about the importance of Ardor.

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









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



  • New IGNIS Webpage

Last week a new webpage for Ignis, the most advanced public blockchain, launched.

Many thanks to all of the great community members who rallied together and helped make this happen.

Check it out

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  • Blockchain For Business Presentation

Last week Nxter covered the 4YFN and WMC event where Jelurida attended and got to the finals, but another event took place in Barcelona as well: the first Blockchain for Business Meetup. Joan Manel Vilaseca (VanBreuk) starts off with an introduction to the blockchain, after which Veronica Torras follows with insights about how businesses can make use of it, with the Ardor Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) platform. The presentation is in English, and it is a great video to watch!

Learn about using Blockchain for Business, what Blockchain As A Service is. February 2018. By Veronica Torras and Joan Manel Vilaseca, for the Ardor Nxt Community. Designed for the business audience trying to understand benefits of this technology, presented by Blockchain For Business Barcelona, a local non-profit group of passionate people about Blockchain.

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  • Ardor Nxt Store on Zazzle

ANG has set up a store on Zazzle. This means it is now easier than ever to get great merch to show your love for Ardor and Nxt!

Elizabeth –
And we have an Ardor Nxt Store on Zazzle. Buy your Ardor and Nxt bling most places in the world 🙂

You can get Nxt and Ardor gear, like mugs, caps, t-shirts, key chains and more. Ships worldwide.

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  • Great Korean Blog About Ardor 

Community member, ArdorBaby, is actively educating the Korean community about NXT, IGNIS and ARDOR from his blog, curating news from – and being part of – our ecosystem. Thanks for the great effort you are putting into this, we all appreciate it!


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  • Exchanges

Poloniex finally fixed their ARDR wallets.

Poloniex volume is back at https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/ardor/#markets

Polo hereby joins the list of updated ARDR exchanges, alongside Bittrex, Upbit, Litebit, AEX, HitBTC and more. HitBTC told a user last week that they would distribute the airdropped IGNIS, but there is no follow-up about that yet.


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

Finally, you can upvote Nxt, Ardor, and Ignis daily to make Lescovex list the tokens:




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

As soon as ardor ecosystem event dates are known, put them into cryptoCalendar to get the word out.


  • Ardor at Chemnitz Linux Days on March 11th

In Germany, this week Ardor will be demonstrated at Chemnitz Linux days on March 11th. Great things can happen when exposure to Linux users, experts, and companies.


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  • Nxt/Ardor Hackaton in Norway, March 22nd

Be sure to make your way to this Hackathon for some great hands-on experience!


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

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

More info

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  • Triffic

A great looking teaser video was released by the Triffic team, Coinerz, promoting their upcoming launch.

There is no doubt that widespread adoption of ARDR and IGNIS will come through use cases. We are only two and a half months into the launch of Ardor, which is nothing in a business development cycle of real applications (yes REAL, not just whitepapers). Still, some may find it difficult to wait, being in the midst of a crashing and volatile crypto (price) market. Small reminders like this, of what is being worked on behind the scenes, are more than welcomed. Coinerz’ gamified GPS app looks promising; Nxters know the work that is already been put behind it. We wish their continued success!

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  • Janus – Status Update

Last week the Janus team released an update. By next month they will have a new office to fully begin their mining business.

bjorn_bb wrote:

Less than one month until we move in to the new building and continue JNSHash farm construction, remember this deal is already done, just a waiting period while the building owners help clear it out in preparation for our team to move in. We were very close in December, but this time a lot more prepared electrically.

If you received Kreds from the airdrop [to JNS holders], keep in mind this is part of your Janus investment. Any work done on both projects is part of the whole.

Kreds requires a lot of community building, and we cannot move on the deep JNS development until April so this is the perfect time to have Kreds set up and moving while our team then splits and handle the 2 parts of the whole.

TJ, myself, and 2 others not directly part of our team will be switching to JNS work by months end, Lobos is back full time and has several developments as well.

We will post information as it’s completed, from this point I think it’s best to show the work then talk about it.

Thanks everyone.

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

Janus asset ID on the ARDOR platform: 4348103880042995903

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

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  • Bitswift Child Chain Update

Last week we announced the new TECH token launch on the Bitswift sidechain. The Bitswift team is hard at work and they have now announced the implementation of a Bitswift Remote Agent, which was launched into production on March 3rd, with 15 agents installed on business customer computers within the first week of operation.


Bitswift plans to develop apps for its blockchain and publish them onto the Connectwise marketplace. Opportunities exist for the Bitswift blockchain interface to be pushed through the remote agent [by Bitswift reps] to the business customers desktop while simultaneously ensuring the end device is protected and that there is a representative available to provide reputable support and integration assistance if required.

bitswiftbro wrote:

We are really busy over here and hard at work, expect our new tech website to launch very soon and with that will follow the dedicated blockchain site which I know we have all be waiting for.

Everything is coming together, I can feel it 🙂

oh yea we also managed to scoop up /r/bitswift on reddit. So please go there and ask questions and stuff, we will try to get a nice community going there, over and out.

Join their Telegram Channel

Learn more about the Bitswift ecosystem

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  • Airdrop: DIRA

Italian Nxt clone, DIRA Coin, aims to become a token for gamers and game developers.

A snapshot of NXT’s blockchain was taken on Feb 17, at block height 1711114, and the airdrop for Nxters already occurred.

Nxt’s well-known 100% PoS forging algorithm is, according to DIRA’s website, accompanied by other reward systems, which are BrainMining, where users earn variable rewards by solving math equations, cyphered words, etc. Also, users can earn coins by playing JavaScriptGames on the website, and finally users can use the JavaScript WebMiner (currently SHA-512 algorithm) that tries to emulate PoW mining and pays a reward for every “block” found.

The DIRA Team writes:

DIRA won’t have an ICO simply because DIRAs starting value is ZERO. We are aware of the possibility for the project to fail due to its “unusual” concept, so we decided to assume the initial risk ourselves. We are then mainly focused on building a strong community around DIRA and working to make its value grow as it becomes even more used.





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  • ACTC Airdrop Update

MOHA, Action Coin Brand Ambassador Germany, wrote about the launch:

After months of negotiations and careful consideration of our evolving blockchain needs, combined with long term plans for the Action Coin Platform in general, we decided that it would be in our best interest to provision a private blockchain based on Nxt Technology (Nxt Clone). On March 1st, 2018, we officially launched the Action Blockchain Network, with 10 globally load balanced nodes and a public facing web wallet.

The airdrop of 10% of the total ACTN token supply to NXT holders (see the JPL) was successfully carried out with the Genesis block of the Action Coin blockchain. NXT users who were eligible for the airdrop can find their ACTN coins on the Action Coin blockchain by logging in to the web wallet with their NXT account address. As always, be careful using your secret passphrase with an online node. In other words: we recommend you not to. There are secure ways to make a safe transaction. More details in last week’s newsly.

Action Point > ACTN token swap

For those who earned Action Points from signing up for an account on actioncoin.io or from any of their affiliate programs, in advance of the blockchain launch, there’s a swap process ongoing. A bit delayed but on track.

The Action coin team wrote:

Actionium Coinistus, [09.03.18, 21:36] :

We are currently refining our point to token transfer system (transfer your Action Points to our blockchain), and expect to have a more accurate and efficient transfer system completed by March 12th.

In the meantime, feel free to create a free account on our blockchain (make sure you save your pass phrase in a super safe place), and have a look around!


Official Telegram Group

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  • Lele Airdrop Distribution

LELE, a clone of the Ardor platform, seems to be having problems with their distribution of tokens. Whereas Jelurida developed the Ardor platform from scratch and knows every line of the source code, the LELE team has launched an advanced blockchain platform by cloning it and modifying it; even if it is only a clone, it is not easy, even less so when it’s new and you are not familiar with the building blocks.

IGNIS holders, according to the JPL, are entitled to 10% of the tokens from Ardor clones, so we will keep you updated.

Important Read Airdrop from Clones – How to Act

Visit their website to learn more about LELE’s approach to the technology in their roadmap and whitepaper.

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  • Small Betting Game

Lior Yaffe, core developer and co-founder of Jelurida, announced an add-on had been uploaded to the testnet data cloud; a small betting game contract. You can send some (test!-) ARDR, IGNIS, or other child chain tokens to the account, using a TESTNET account, and the contract will automagically send you between zero and twice the amount you sent.

Lior wrote the following instructions:

We created a small betting game (I call it Ping Pong) for you, based on a “smart contract” deployed as cloud data.

On the Ardor TESTNET send some ARDR, IGNIS or other child chain token amount to account ARDOR-XK4R-7VJU-6EQG-7R335 with a prunable non-encrypted message pointing to the smart contract transaction.

The message text should be exactly {“chain”:2, “fullHash”:”ca2e8a26f9ed2fecf772a40346ec98d156834f85be6b8c31e58046a9f45021f2″}

As a result the contract will send you back between 0 and twice the amount you sent, good luck!

See attached image [the message text is another in the image].

You don’t need to pay gas for this contract and you can program in Java. On the other hand this “contract” is only executed by anyone running the addon and it’s not part of the consensus i.e. you can verify that anyone who created a transaction based on this contract did not cheat, but if they cheat or just choose not to run the contract then you cannot fix it. i.e. some trust in the contract executor is required.

Source code:

package nxt.addons;

import nxt.Nxt;
import nxt.NxtException;
import nxt.account.PaymentAttachment;
import nxt.account.PaymentFxtAttachment;
import nxt.blockchain.Attachment;
import nxt.blockchain.Block;
import nxt.blockchain.Chain;
import nxt.blockchain.ChildChain;
import nxt.blockchain.ChildTransaction;
import nxt.blockchain.Transaction;
import nxt.http.JSONData;
import nxt.util.Convert;
import nxt.util.Logger;
import org.json.simple.JSONObject;

import java.math.BigInteger;
import java.util.Random;

public class RandomPaymentContract implements Contract {

     * Sample contract which receives amount from the trigger transaction and returns a random amount between 0 and twice the received amount
     * @param context contract context
     * @return transaction json
    public JSONObject execute(ContractContext context) {
        Logger.logInfoMessage("RandomPaymentContract started");
        JSONObject response = validateInput(context);
        if (response != null) {
            return response;
        Transaction triggerTransaction = context.getTransaction();
        Random r = getRandom(context);
        long amount = triggerTransaction.getAmount();
        long returnAmount = BigInteger.valueOf(Math.abs(r.nextLong())).multiply(BigInteger.valueOf(2)).multiply(BigInteger.valueOf(amount)).divide(BigInteger.valueOf(Long.MAX_VALUE)).longValue();
        Logger.logInfoMessage(String.format("amount paid %d amount returned %d", amount, returnAmount));
        Chain chain = triggerTransaction.getChain();
        String secretPhrase = context.getProperty("secretPhrase");
        byte[] publicKey = Convert.parseHexString(context.getProperty("publicKey"));
        long feeRateNQTPerFXT = Long.parseUnsignedLong(context.getProperty("feeRateNQTPerFXT"));
        long recipient = triggerTransaction.getSenderId();
        return sendMoney(secretPhrase, publicKey, chain, recipient, returnAmount, feeRateNQTPerFXT);

    private JSONObject validateInput(ContractContext context) {
        Transaction triggerTransaction = context.getTransaction();
        if (triggerTransaction.getRecipientId() != Convert.parseAccountId(context.getProperty("rsAccount"))) {
            String message = String.format("trigger account %s differ from contract account %s", Convert.rsAccount(triggerTransaction.getRecipientId()), context.getProperty("rsAccount"));
            JSONObject response  = new JSONObject();
            response.put("errorCode", 10001);
            response.put("errorDescription", message);
            return response;
        if (triggerTransaction.getSenderId() == Convert.parseAccountId(context.getProperty("rsAccount"))) {
            String message = String.format("trigger account %s is the same as contract account - paying yourself is not supported", Convert.rsAccount(triggerTransaction.getRecipientId()));
            JSONObject response  = new JSONObject();
            response.put("errorCode", 10002);
            response.put("errorDescription", message);
            return response;
        return null;

     * Create predictable random seed that all nodes running the contract will generate the same random values
     * @param context contract context
     * @return random number generator
    private Random getRandom(ContractContext context) {
        Block block = context.getBlock();
        byte[] generationSignature = block.getGenerationSignature();
        long seed = Convert.fullHashToId(generationSignature);
        Random r = new Random();
        return r;

    private JSONObject sendMoney(String secretPhrase, byte[] publicKey, Chain chain, long recipient, long amount, long feeRateNQTPerFXT) {
        Attachment attachment = chain instanceof ChildChain ? PaymentAttachment.INSTANCE : PaymentFxtAttachment.INSTANCE;
        Transaction.Builder builder = chain.newTransactionBuilder(publicKey, amount, -1, (short)15, attachment);
        if (builder instanceof ChildTransaction.Builder) {
        Transaction newTransaction;
        try {
            newTransaction = builder.build(secretPhrase);
        } catch (NxtException.NotValidException e) {
            throw new IllegalStateException(e);
        JSONObject response = new JSONObject();
        response.put("unconfirmedTransaction", JSONData.unconfirmedTransaction(newTransaction));
        Logger.logInfoMessage("RandomPaymentContract transaction created " + response.toJSONString());
        if (secretPhrase != null) {
            try {
                Logger.logInfoMessage("RandomPaymentContract transaction broadcast");
            } catch (NxtException.ValidationException e) {
                throw new IllegalStateException(e);
        } else {
            Logger.logInfoMessage("RandomPaymentContract transaction not broadcast since secretPhrase not provided to the contract");
        return response;

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  • Weekly Reminder: IGNIS Applications

A while ago community member segfaultsteve wrote a great blog post here on Nxter, brainstorming “interesting applications” that could be built on Ignis. This week’s reminder is in line with that: if YOU have an idea for a great application or want to learn more about Ignis’ inbuilt features and whether they can solve a problem for you or your peers, feel free to join the ArdorNxt Slack and introduce it to the community.

Last week Xavier wanted to know how the Ignis transaction fees compare to the competition when the use case is issuing tickets on the blockchain. Here is a summary of the conversation it sparked:

Xavier [9:31 PM]

I’d be interested in a comparison of actual prices in usd a company issuing tickets on the blockchain would have to pay per 10.000 tickets sold using a token on the Ethereum platform for this versus using the Ardor platform for end users. Ether valued at 1000, 2000 and 3000 usd and Ardor valued at 10, 20, 30 usd. Anyone in here able to calculate this?

martis [9:34 PM]

Child chain fee is 0.01 ARDR. So 0.1, 0.2, 0.3 USD per transaction.

Xavier [9:41 PM]

A company that organises big events regularly might issue thousands of tickets as a daily average. Would it always cost 1 Ardor to bundle 100 child-chain transactions? Would you need 1000 Ardor to bundle 100.000 child chain transactions? At a value of 10 dollar per ardor it would cost 10.000 usd to issue 100.000 tickets?

martis [9:57 PM]

Your math is correct, but not for issuing the tickets. For making 100.000 transactions.

Xavier [9:58 PM]

Thanks Martis. So at a valuation of 10 usd per Ardor, the ticket issuer would pay 10 cents per transaction. At a valuation of 20 usd per Ardor 20 cents etc. I guess that’s a pretty good deal. I can’t do the math on the Ethereum equivalent. Don’t know enough about it yet.

martis [10:01 PM]

I think if ARDR is 10 USD, then fees could be adjusted by the devs.

Xavier [10:01 PM]

I was wondering about that as well. Fees for forging should be able to be lowered when Ardor valuation goes up to prevent transactions becoming too expensive. But lowering forging fees might be a difficult topic.

CullensAnton [10:02 PM]

@Xavier That already happened. Fees have been lowered once already.


My idea was wider, not just concert tickets, but also internal festival money, instead of fiat.


Yes, the wider, the better
Museum, Swimming pools, Fancy fairs etc etc


@martis: I was already thinking about replacing event food/drinks coins/coupons with tokens as well.


and you can control merchants income inside the festival and ask them to pay not for place, but some % of their income during the festival. If the festival is in the EU, you can use AEUR for internal payments and issue assets, as festival tickets.

Xavier [10:12 PM]

The end user shouldn’t even have to know that a blockchain is somehow involved in the service he is enjoying. 


Do not be shy, come join the conversations in the ArdorNxt Slack.


  • Medium – Strong Hands Don’t Worry About Ardor

James Malach of Coinerz wrote this great article. Ethereum is the darling of the crypto world, but it was not always the case. For years it was a solid product with great architecture and then when the time was right it exploded onto the ICO stage. Likewise, Ardor is similarly primed for meteoric growth, given time. It took years for Ethereum to rise to the position it is in now, and it will likewise take time for Ardor to be widely adopted too. There is no shortcut here for organic growth, marketing hype only gets you so far. Only the best blockchain technologies will withstand the tests of time and Ardor, like Ethereum, will do so. Ardor might not have the clout that Ethereum has now, but it will – in time.

Vitalik Buterin’s status in the blockchain world is an example of old school celebrity.

People look at him now and pay homage to his expertise and the way his creation has become a game-changer but people forget that he was a cryptographer before it was cool and he worked for years to hone his craft.

Enter Ardor, a project near and dear to my heart.

Like Ethereum, Ardor was created with a specific purpose in mind. The forward thinking developers foresaw the issue of ‘blockchain-bloat’ before anyone else. They knew that the architecture of both Bitcoin and Ethereum would only allow a limited number of transactions to occur in each block before significant bottlenecks occurred. The Ardor developers knew that this issue was a show-stopper and would be a huge barrier to the mainstream adoption of blockchain technology.

Cut to January 2018 and after eighteen months of development, Ardor is successfully launched with a fully-working product that solves the issue of blockchain-bloat.

In short, people were angry that instead of ‘talking the talk’, the Ardor developers chose to ‘walk the walk’ and release a genuinely ground-breaking ecosystem that solves a genuine problem.

Of course the irony is that these are the same people who tend to speculate wildly on ICO white-papers with non-existent, and often non-feasible products. These are the weak hands, the people who laugh when somebody dares to suggest that Ardor could be a serious competitor to Ethereum.

In the same way that Ethereum started with a trickle, which then became a flood, the signs are overwhelmingly positive for Ardor. New decentralised applications are already being developed on the platform and new ICO’s are already in the pipeline. Of course things take time. It took nearly two years before Ethereum became the mainstream store of value that it is today.


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  • Adebajo Adedayo in Medium – The Blockchain Tales

The Support Specialist at Jelurida wrote this introductory piece about the beginnings of his adventure working with blockchain technology.

Today we talked of the incidence of Yesterday that has made the news headlines. Tomorrow, we shall once again narrate our experience of today that will perhaps make the history. Stories have evolved from the Mythical stone-age, to the legendary Brooklyn Bridge. Today we talk of things we couldn’t have possibly imagined yesterday. Yet, here we are today making history of the Blocks tied together in unbreakable Chains. A bond created so unique that will change the course of history. Chained together and kept intact by millions and can’t be corrupted by the powerful few. The power of connection that made the big vast world so small and linked. In the midst of some authoritative few deciding the fate of many, an array of decentralized systems was developed to break the chains of slavery with the chains of bonds. Amazing what the power of the masses can achieve. A way forward to a brighter tomorrow where we determine our own future.


2013 was another significant moment in history that built a monument across time lines where many have failed. Nxt came with an advanced technology that will improve the human liberation from the chains of bondage with the bonding chain. This is definitely a tale worth telling but cant be appropriately expressed in a single day and perhaps not even in a lifetime.


You can read another of Adebajo’s posts here at Nxter.


  • TradingView – ARDR) / BTC – Falling Wedge Pattern Ending by CryptoMoe81


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  • TradingView – Ardr Good Support Zone – Potential Profits by RamoZa


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  • TradingView – ARDR/BTC POTENTIAL 1000% by joewalker808


  • TradingView – ARDR/BTC by ChartsOnTime

  • TradingView – IGNIS/BTC Buy Signals by AnakEmasDukun


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  • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution

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

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

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

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And that is all for this week, Nxters.

Follow us on Twitter or Telegram for important breaking updates during the week as they happen. See you back here next week! We will keep you updated on the growing world of distributed ledger technology.

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

February (IV)

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

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



The AE




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


  • Jelurida to Present at 4YFN and MWC in Barcelona

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


Lior wrote, in an update post on Medium:

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

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

Jelurida will pitch on the main stage, meet up with investors and exhibit within the innovation market at 4YFN Barcelona on Tuesday, February 27, and pitch in Mobile World Congress, Conference Innovation session, three days later, on March 1st. On Friday, March 2nd there will be a Fireside Chat with Lior Yaffe during which the community can ask questions of the core-developer of Nxt and Ardor!

The 4YFN Awards 2018 is the startup competition of the 4YFN at the Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2018 event, focused on accelerating business development and the investment in new technologies. More than 300 applications were submitted by startup companies from 20 countries for the competition, and Jelurida was chosen to be among the 10 finalists.

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


Jelurida just made it to the finals!



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

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  • Jelurida Creates Faucet Account

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

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

Lior Yaffe wrote:

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

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

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  • Exchange Campaigns

The Problems are Centralized Exchanges – the Solution is Ardor

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

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

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  • Jelurida’s Commitment

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

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

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

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

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

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


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  • Jelurida has applied for listing on Binance

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

Kristina wrote:

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

Elizabeth, the director of the ANG, wrote:

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

The fund raising continues for Nxt and Ignis here:

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  • Buy/Sell CtC Using Euro Pegged AEUR Tokens

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

Whitepaper and more Information.

CtC has asset ID 6066975351926729052.

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

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  • Bitswift Child Chain Update

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

They wrote:

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Action Coin Presale Ends

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

They wrote:

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


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  • Lele Airdrop

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

Visit their website

Important Read Airdrop from Clones – How to Act

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  • Ardor Intro Video

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

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

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


They wrote:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

As soon as ardor ecosystem event dates are known, put them into cryptoCalendar to get the word out.

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



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

Thursday, Mar 1, 2018, 6:00 PM

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

152 Members Attending

• What we’ll do Blockchain-based technologies are revolutionizing the world as they are applied to new and existing business models. In the context of Mobile World Congress 2018, the most significant mobile event in the world, with Annual attendance more than 100,000, we are going to invite thought leaders to talk about the future of Blockchain in …

Check out this Meetup →

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  • Triffic – Preparing the ICO

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

coinerz wrote:


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

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

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

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

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

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

The Triffic app lets businesses:

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

The Triffic app lets users:

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

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

The Triffic business model is compelling for many reasons:

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


More information

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  • Frasindo Crowdsale

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

They wrote:

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

Group Chat

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

How to buy Frasindo

Bounty Questions

More info

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  • Janus – Status Update

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

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

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

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

Janus asset ID on the ARDOR platform: 4348103880042995903


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

Anyone have their masternode setup on the vps?


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  • SHR –  Future Asset of the Nxt Network

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

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

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

They wrote:

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

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

—  SHR Pre-ICO:  15.02.2018 to 15.03.2018

Total tokens to be distributed 10,000,000 SHR

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

SHR ICO 01.10.2018 to 31.10.2018

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


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

Currency ID: 18377284845091566145
Currency CODE: SHRPI

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

More info

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  • Weekly Reminder

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

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

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

Ardorbaby (Korean blogger) –

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

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

riker –

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

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

Ardorbaby (Korean blogger) –

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

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

Read more:

Cryptocompare – How to mine Nxt

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

Reddit – Complete Guide to Forging with a Raspberry Pi Computer

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

Nxtwiki.org – Bundling

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

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

Lior wrote:

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

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

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

These documents represent confidential commercial information.

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

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

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


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

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

He wrote:

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

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


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  • Steemit – Can Ardor Challenge Ethereum?

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

They wrote:

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


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  • Reddit – The Moving Train of Chains

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


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

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



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  • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution

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

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

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


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And that is all for this week, Nxters.

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

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