May 2017 (III)
Here’s some of the latest news about Nxt over this past week in May:
- Blockchain Event by El Pais Retina – Decentralized Voting
- Nxt in a Box – How to Setup a Nxt Node on a Raspberry Pi 2
- Jelurida – Using the Nxt and Ardor Blockchains Without Installing the Client
- Janus – New Projects and Q&A Session
- Adel – Roadmap and New White Paper Published
- 19800.com – New Market ARDR/CNY
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Here below are more details about each of these:
Blockchain Event by El Pais Retina – Decentralized Voting
In this month’s first weekly newsletter, we announced that Lior Yaffe, Nxt and Ardor core developer and member of Jelurida, was going to attend to the Retina technology forum, an event that took place on the 9th of May, 2017 at the Palacio de Congresos de Madrid (Spain), which was organized by El País, the largest circulation newspaper in Spain, and Accenture. At the forum, many different round-table discussions took place and lectures were given by acclaimed experts, including Lior himself.
This technology brings transparency in everything we do, allowing users and corporations to save time and money in a safer way, by getting rid of middle men.
For over 15 minutes Lior Yaffe and Alfonso Peña, the Communications, Media, and Technology Senior Manager at Accenture, had the chance to explain a plausible real-life voting use case based on blockchain technology, more specifically with the technology of Ardor, in a very simple, fast, effective, and completely decentralized way. The Voting System is one of the many features included in the core of Nxt and Ardor. There are many others, such as Account Control, Encrypted Messaging, Decentralized Data Cloud, Decentralized Asset Exchange, Decentralized Marketplace, and many others, which make it possible to perform a wide variety of practical use cases as Lior and Alfonso show:
Some traditional newspapers in Spain have written about this decentralized voting application, such as Cinco Dias, the second largest economics-focused newspaper in Spain.
Source and more information: http://retina.elpais.com/retina/2017/…
Nxt in a Box – How to Set Up a Nxt Node on a Raspberry Pi 2
One of the multiple advantages of the 100% Proof-of-Stake algorithm used in Nxt is the possibility of taking part in the block forging (Nxt’s version of mining) process using basic equipment as a simple Raspberry Pi, thus only needing a minimum investment in terms of hardware for a node up as well as minimal energy consumption when it is operating with just a few watts per hour.
This low energy consumption was a key factor in the creation of a prototype of the self sustainable Nxt node by zuqka, a member of the Nxt community, which constitutes a complete Nxt node completely powered by solar energy.
I updated the instructions to create a separate startup script for screen rather than modifying run.sh. The links to the JDK and NRS downloads have been updated to the latest versions as well.
You’ll need the following materials in order to build your Nxt node this way:
- Raspberry Pi 2 or 3 (model B)
- 8GB+ microSDHC card (Class 6 or higher recommended)
- Micro USB cable for power
- Cat 5 network cable or USB wifi adapter
- USB keyboard, monitor + HDMI cable (initial setup only)
Once you’ve set up your node, you’ll have to modify the config file as shown in this article in order to participate in Megalodon’s campaign to further reward forgers.
Source and more information: https://nxtportal.org/blog/nxt-in-a-box-rpi2.html
Jelurida – Using Nxt and Ardor Without Installing the Core Clients
Jelurida added some direct links on its website for people to try the official Nxt client (mainnet), Ardor client (testnet), as well as a Nxt client for the testnet, without needing to download or install anything. This way, users can check out the features and functionalities of Ardor and Nxt and experience the technology in an easy and safe way, because these are open nodes managed by trustwhorthy people, that use an https connection to establish a safe connection.
However, for maximum security, we always recommend running the official client in your own computer (or your local network), and either wait for the the full blockchain to download or run the Nxt client in light mode.
Lior Yaffe, aka Riker, states:
Source and more information: https://nxtchat.slack.com/archives/C0JR4J5NF/p1494568283575599
Link to the the Nxt Client interface on mainnet by Jelurida
Link to the Nxt client interface on testnet by Jelurida
Link to the Ardor client interface on testnet by Jelurida
Janus – New Projects and Q&A Session
On the 18th of May at 13:00h CEST, there will be a Questions and Answers session at the #janusproject channel on NxtChat on Slack, where a new and, according to rumors, remarkable member of the Janus team who will be introduced to the community. Travin Keith, Marketing Director and Blockchain Advisor at the Nxt Foundation, will be organizing this event and confirm the identity of this mysterious new Janus team member after they are revealed.
This individual brings with him over 20+ years of experience and contacts within various industry, primarily entertainment. He has personally met world leaders, and celebrity alike that are well known in pop culture past and present. His experience will be vital to our team and company success now and long into the future.
To avoid making extravagant claims we will have the Nxt Foundation confirm publicly his identity, followed up with LinkedIn and other factors that cannot be faked. I have also met him under circumstances that are impossible to fabricate his roles in the past.
Please mark the date and time down if you plan to attend this Q&A and thank you in advance for joining the event!
Moreover, the Janus team has also launched their new website, EtcBets.com, an online casino with the Ethereum Classic (ETC) community in mind, in order to provide a fun and safe place to play and bet, which generates an extra source of income for the owners of Janus and JanusXT assets.
— Luis_Batista (@FloatingLamps) May 13, 2017
I’m very proud as a Janus team member to provide this site for the Ethereum Classic community. It comes at a turning point in our careers where we will be soon shifting into mainstream industry. While we cannot predict the future I can foresee huge potential in our concepts and direction. If you haven’t researched our work, I invite you now to come take a look.”
We´re proud to announce the launch of our new website EtcBets.com, a centric Provably Fair igaming for Ethereum Classic.
Official Thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1907827.0
Janus holders can expect an addition to the monthly NXT profit share ( 90% of the NXT profit * from BetterBets.io), .
an extra revenue stream to Janus and JanusXT holders from this centric ETC blockchain business:
10% to Janus holders, 10% to JanusXT holders, 10% to the Ethereum Classic development teams, and 70% to the Janus Team
* Please keep in mind, that not always the profits will be equal due to the nature of BetterBets.io and EtcBets.com . Sometimes the house wins and sometimes it loses, although we´ve a standard house edge of 1%.
Source and more information: https://nxtchat.slack.com/archives/C302TRJAV/p1494598583299736
Adel – Roadmap and New White Paper Published
Adel, the blockchain project incubator that uses Nxt technology as a base to build its ecosystem, has recently published its 10th Whitepaper titled ‘Designing a Blockchain Incubator‘, together with a detailed road map showing the upcoming milestones in its project development and execution.
Gabriel Dusil, co-founder & board member of Adel, states:
We are passionate about Adel, and have great plans for the ecosystem, so we will present a compelling roadmap to the participants of the ICO,
Feb 2016 ▲ Adel is founded
Jun 2016 ▲ Phase 1 ▲ Ecosystem Architecture
Dec 6th 2016 ▲ Website is launched
March 17th 2017 ▲ Adel Ecosystem Limited is registered in the Isle of Man
May 1st 2017 ▲ ICO, round 1 begins
Jun/Jul 2017 ▲ Adelphoi, ADL is listed on exchanges
Jun 2017 ▲ Community module development begins
Jun 2017 ▲ Phase 2 ▲ Legal & Investment structure development begins
Jun 2017 ▲ Idea to Project Supply Chain begins
Q3 2017 ▲ Ardor is released
Q4 2017 ▲ Adel becomes child-chain of Ardor
Q1 2018 ▲ Investment entity established
Q1 2018 ▲ Adelshare, ADS equity token is established
Q2 2018 ▲ First projects are funded & launched
Q2 2018 ▲ Phase 3 ▲ Project Execution
Whatever the result of the ICO we plan to plow forward with Adel, because the seed capital already raised is enough to establish momentum to build the second phase of our ecosystem (see WP#10).
Adel’s ICO has already collected over 200BTC. However it’s far from the minimum of 900 BTC required to be collected by the end of the ICO process. Despite this, it is possible that the the aforementioned road map, together with the translation of the website and ICO landing page to Spanish and Russian, boosts this ICO.
19800.com – New Market ARDR / CNY
19800, an exchange based in China, now allows users to trade ARDR straight with CNY (Chinese Yuans). The announcement of the inclusion of this new pair will hopefully include an increase in Ardor technology as it seems to have created big expectations for traders.
— Ardor Platform (@ArdorPlatform) May 14, 2017
While other exchanges, such as HitBTC, Changelly, Poloniex, and Bittrex, allow users to trade ARDR with BTC. This inclusion makes 19800.com one of the few exchanges, together with Litebit, that allows you to use fiat money to buy ARDR.
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CoinTelegraph – Reviews and Articles About Adel
CoinTelegraph has recently published a string of articles analyzing and talking about Adel and its community-based ecosystem, which will rely on the features and advantages that the Nxt & Ardor platform are able to offer for administrative purposes, whilst adopting the best business procedures to manage the projects. The articles include a lot of information about Adel and the ICO that is currently going on:
Among Adel’s features are:
- The Board, comprised of several people, who are experts in various aspects of business. The proclaimed purpose of the Board is to direct the development of the community and provide guidance to the Blockchain-powered projects whose development will be facilitated by Adel;
- A thoroughly developed and described process, which Adel will use to help the new Blockchain-based companies throughout their early existence, from the stage of an idea to a fully functioning use case;
- Adelphoi, a cryptocurrency token which will be used to power the inner workings of Adel’s ecosystem. It provides an easy and transparent way to exchange value between the participants.
- Three planned projects, whose implementation is set to begin right after the end of the three rounds of funding of Adel. Their descriptions and implementation plans are available on Adel’s home page as project 01, project 02 and project 03.
As these texts explain, Adel intends to build a community composed of enthusiast innovators who will be the base to build new business, starting from an idea and steering, funding and boosting all the process with the participation of the community.
Gabriel Dusil, co-founder & board member of Adel, states:
After researching the digital currency market, Adel chose Nxt’s Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) platform due to the features it presents that Adel can employ for its community. Adel will also use Nxt’s Ardor, which has further features that Adel will use for its project portfolio.
Source and more information: Adel – ICO Due Diligence