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ARDOR: A TOUR THROUGH UTOPIA (II)

If you have been a follower of the biggest development in the cryptoland, Ardor, then you must have read the first episode of this article series. Well, if you haven’t read it or you haven’t been following, then I say congratulations to you for seeing this sequel. Verily, you have finally found the future; now it lies in your hands. In the first episode, we discussed some of the adorable features of Ardor. They are adorable for, with Ardor and all which it represents, Cryptocurrency becomes worthwhile and interesting. Now, we shall discuss another feature of Ardor, by discussing what it involves and basically how it works.

May 2017, Jelurida’s Co-founder and Senior Developer, Lior Yaffe, was in Spain where he presented a voting use case based on the Ardor Blockchain platform at a live broadcasted Blockchain event organized by El Pais Retina in Madrid. The demo was prepared and demonstrated in collaboration with Accenture Spain and it showed how easily our Blockchain and its voting feature can be adapted to this important real world use case.

Well, you may begin to wonder what voting has got to do with activities in the cryptoland. You are probably asking if Ardor has secured the contract to organize the next presidential elections. Fortunately, we are here for you, for everyone, and for every organization. Since we often make decisions from time to time, we have established the voting features for use by our members.

Using the Voting System, any account can create a poll with one question and up to 100 answers. The creator of the poll qualifies who can vote based on the account, the balance per voting account, an asset, or a currency. Here is a summary of how it works.

#Poll creation: This is the first step in the voting system. Here, the administrator will be eligible to create specific questions and add them in the blockchain.

#Registration/Notification: The registration will be received through a medium which shall be received by stakeholders or eligible candidates.

#Casting of Votes: While votes are being cast, counting of the votes is on, and this will be done by the Blockchain itself.

#Poll Validation: The votes are confirmed and validated.

#Poll Ends: Here, the voting is brought to an end, after which nobody will be eligible to vote.

#Poll Results: Results are instantly presented in graphics and other forms.

The voting system allows for an online database, unlike the manual voting based on paper. A consensus method is adopted in casting and the results are released instantly; so no more waiting or unnecessary delays. Also, votes can be cast from anywhere, whether browser or mobile application. The system is user-friendly and there are in-built fraud avoidance features, which make it immutable, traceable and reliable.

So do you get the idea? The Cryptoland has been hit by changes, and the only solid ground is that which is open to positive changes. Not anymore is it just about the coins or trading in them, but a whole lot more. We are glad that Jelurida, the umbrella under which these groundbreaking ideas surfaced is at the forefront of this evolution. This is just the beginning. The wonders of Utopia cannot be comprehended or experienced in few days in time or pages in tales.

The Equal Market You Ought to Explore

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Launch of NXTinfo.org

Launch of NXTinfo

We are happy to announce the official launch of NXTinfo.org version 1.

NXTinfo provides a number of crucial services for NXT Asset Exchange traders and investors, including an average price calculator, a performance calculator and an asset evaluator. The latter two services  are linked to our ‘historic Nxt dividend database’ which should certainly help to guarantee added value for users of our ecosystem.

To attract newcomers to the site, we will also be hosting a NXT faucet.

Who are we?

Dee22: a member of the Nxt community since July 2015 and responsible for the server infrastructure and the (further) development of the website.

KarlKarlsson: a long-time member of the Nxt community, is in charge of the business management and PR.

More about our tools

We aim to provide you with the toolkit you need to become an asset expert. Our first version includes the following, already mentioned, services:

Average Price Calculator: Compute the average price at which you have traded an asset. This feature is needed when a position has been accumulated or sold over successive trading periods and has therefore been traded at different prices.

Performance Calculator: Calculate the exact return you made with a certain asset. What makes our calculator unique is the fact that it includes dividend payments in the computation. We are aiming to include as many dividend-paying assets and their respective payouts into our database as possible.

Asset Evaluator: Compare different assets with each other based on multiple parameters. Be it the dividend periodicity, the dividend return or the trading volume. At the time of launch, this feature is in its most basic form and will be further developed based on community feedback and our own vision.

Nxt Faucet: The Nxt community is missing a faucet, which is why we have included one in NXTinfo. Get yourself some NXT (4 NXT per payout) and use it to get started with Nxt or to simply pay your Nxt transactions. Note that currently each e-mail address is only eligible for one payout.

Plans for the next version

We already have plans for the next release of NXTinfo with new tools, for instance a Nxt portfolio tracker with which you can follow your assets and their respective performance, again including dividend payments.

In the meantime however we will be working to further develop the current tools and their usability based on feedback from the community.

Donations

We are always happy to receive donations, not only as appreciation for our work, but to also make NXTinfo a better service. If you wish to donate, there are two possibilities:

  • Support our Nxt faucet (NXT-7YPL-9SRG-7BYX-GHBV9) by donating directly to it!
  • Help us to finance our server/hosting expenditures or just as an appreciation for our work by donating to NXTinfo (NXT-3FV3-LS6S-WFTF-H6S2Y)

Advertise on NXTinfo

NXTinfo’s main source of income will be from advertisement. We provide a platform which is aimed in particular at crypto enthusiasts, fintech entrepreneurs and crowdfunding activists. If you want to target this audience, feel free to contact us for a non-binding offer.

Feedback

We are both supporters of an active and open feedback culture. Therefore, we ask you to leave your site review in our NXTforum thread (https://nxtforum.org/nxtinfo-org/) or send us a personal message.

Contact

Do you have any questions about the website or its tools? Do you have something else in mind which you would like to share with us? Do not hesitate to get in touch through any of the following channels:

NXTER.ORG update #1

Hello world!

NXTER.ORG is slowly (in crypto time) turning into the community project we hoped for. Nxters are contributing with their news and views, so the overall number of news items, blogposts and tech articles published has been going up, and with this also the number of site visitors, social media connections and email subscribers. So a big thank you to everybody who has contributed to the English and the French NXTER.ORG so far.

Done:

In January we focused on getting some basic ‘long lasting’ content up, Nxt guides and in depth presentations of Nxt’s CORE features, not only because they have been implemented in the NRS Client, but also to show they should be and are being used by 3rd party developers to build innovative and user friendly services on top of our Nxt platform. With the essential guides and articles now in place, we can begin to spend more time on diving into the detail of those 3rd party projects. They are, after all, what will probably drive the wider adoption of Nxt in the future. So, if you have a project built, or in the process of being built, on Nxt, please get in contact so we can help you spread the word.

Also read: http://test.nxter.org/developers

But why?

In addition to the obvious reason for documenting Nxt’s core features, one of our goals for February-March is to translate them and add landing pages in more languages. Each ‘local’ NXTER.ORG site will host easy to follow guides, our main articles about Nxt plus the most important links. This is to give non-English speaking people an access point into Nxt and also make it easier for them to spread the word about Nxt locally. To friends, maybe developers, maybe universities, maybe the press. Each subsite can be turned into a full blown local blog space or magazine (like the English and the French sites), if/when local editors take on the task. For the moment we will not be actively working for the latter, as we are still working hard on building the main site.

Translators

We consider the expansion of Nxt’s outreach very important, so we’ve decided to reward translators of this specific ‘landing page’ content, not with the usual 1/3 of what the original authors were paid, but with 1/2. If you are interested in translating and can do it well, you can read more here.

Short news

Sponsorship
Coinomat is now main sponsor of NXTER.ORG.

SuperNET client
The official SuperNET Client will link to http://test.nxter.org.

Crypto radio show
You can listen to crypto radio on NXTER.ORG. Just hit ‘play’ in the sidebar and enjoy. It’s Nxt friendly crypto talk and good music, live and recorded, from http://www.supernetradio.com.

SuperNET silver coin contest
We’ve gotten our dirty hands with a .999 grade silver SuperNET coin, and now you can have it.

The coin is from pondsea, and one out of a total mintage of only 1000 numbered SuperNET coins. This silver beauty can be redeemed for a physical coin or traded as an asset on Nxt AE, ID 1976421459488798622). Here’s how you can win the coin: http://test.nxter.org/win-a-supernet-silver-coin/

Nxtforum.org subforum
We’ve started a public subforum here: https://nxtforum.org/nxter-org/

Do visit, feel at home, bookmark it, push ideas, ask questions, or just post a meme.

New French editor
We have a new French editor: Hachoir. Welcome on board!

New accountant / business manager
Lionel Jeannerat (Ludom), who has been a core contributor to NXTER.ORG since July, has recently taken over from KarlKarlsson as NXTER.ORG’s accountant and general business manager. Ludom is a trusted Nxt community veteran, known as the “French Nxter” (even though he is Swiss), the founder of the world’s Most Interesting Coin (MIC), an asset expert, article writer and (former) editor of the French NXTER.ORG site.

Join the movement

We welcome anyone who wants to join us in our efforts.

We don’t want to just sit around waiting for NXT to appreciate in price. Neither do we want to confine ourselves to merely being a donation funded promoter of the Nxt platform. We want to share Nxt with the world and at the same time make money which can be shared with everyone who is participating in building Nxt through NXTER.ORG.

NXTER.ORG is an opportunity to showcase Nxt and its ever-growing range of services. We think people should directly benefit from contributing to this promotional experiment. Accordingly, when you make a contribution to NXTER.ORG, profit-sharing NXTP assets are transferred to your account and every month we pay out 70% of NXTER.ORG’s Net profit as NXT dividends to our asset holding contributors.

We welcome anyone who wants to join us and contribute their quality skills to our awareness building community project; bloggers, journalists, graphic designers, web designers, translators, SEO experts, Nxt 3rd party project devs (funded or unfunded), and Nxt businesses. We look forward to working with you, either as employers or in a profit-sharing business relationship.

Make contact either by writing directly to apenzl or Ludom or by using NXTER.ORG.

Yours sincerely,
Arthur Penzl, on behalf of the NXTER.ORG Team