Nxter News – June 2018 (III): All Truly Great Thoughts Are Conceived While Walking

June (III)

 

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

Walking is healthy, and for that alone everyone should do it. Walking also allows for you to clear your head and just be alone with your thoughts. When walking you can think about how to use blockchain to change the world, as a friendly suggestion – or you can think about space. Space is cool. Can you walk to space? These are great thoughts that you can ponder after you read this (you are welcome for the idea)! Also, no, you cannot walk into space, but what if the blockchain was used as a backbone to build a space elevator? That is an idea I came up with while walking! Perhaps the act of walking allows people to be more creative because you subconsciously know that you are moving forward, that progress is being made. Many great ideas were formulated from thoughts had while walking and blockchain is no different.

Last week the future transitioned into the past as many eventful things transpired. Nxter is pleased to announce that our new tool, SIGBRO OFFLINE, is now available for our security-minded readers (THIS SHOULD BE ALL OF YOU!), the Ardor.world website received new functionality, the ANG announced events, many Meetups occurred as Jelurida was notably present in Silicon Valley, the Triffic Founders Sale JUST started, ways for NXT holders to claim airdropped tokens from clones, Ardor Lite was fully released in the Google Play store, and much more!

Thank you for walking with us as we take you on a journey through the busy week that was.

COMMUNITY

MEETUPS

BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

CLONES

DEVELOPMENT

EXCHANGES

IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


COMMUNITY

  • Jelurida

Veronica Torras, from Jelurida, answered questions from the Slack community regarding long-awaited upgrades to the technical documentation, Jelurida controlled websites and a request for more public communication.

She wrote:

Regarding the technical [Ardor and child chain] documentation (…), Alberto and Jesse lead the project, with my help, and Lior/Tomi/Petko review as well of course. This is something that is going on. We start with the Ardor Technical Documentation, and would like to have a first version ready in 2-3 weeks, and then grow it from there. Both Jesse and Alberto have experience on this kind of writing.

Regarding the Jelurida website, you are totally right. It shouldn’t take this long. But the Jelurida founding team wanted to do it under their control and have several reviews, so it is taking longer. But I would like to start working on the Nxt and Ardor websites soon, I think Jelurida should take these projects. @Elizabeth before starting something let’s update each other next week.

I know that Jelurida needs to improve the communication with the community, like organizing an AMA regularly. I agree with you that we need get started on guides that make it easy to start to the different targets (users, developers, business people, etc…) Jelurida is evaluating 3 new candidates for writing quality content now. The priority is to make our technology more understandable, and write about use cases in different verticals, starting with the ones we are working on. Several new incorporations to the team might happen soon, hopefully in the coming weeks.

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  • SIGBRO OFFLINE | NXTER.ORG

Nxter is introducing SIGBRO OFFLINE. This is a lightweight, downloadable tool for the Ardor blockchain platform that is designed to keep your passphrase (private key) safe by letting you create accounts, sign transactions, and perform other transactions on the Ardor parent chain / Ardor child chains in a secure, offline environment.

If you are still cautious about using this tool, a simple test is to use your browser’s “developers tools” functionality and go to the “Network” tab to see the requests that SIGBRO OFFLINE makes. We cannot, and do not, collect and store your identity or passphrase, for any reason, ever.

By the way! Should we post more on Medium?

We decided to re-post last week’s Nxter newsly on the Medium.com platform. What do you say? If you want to see us there more often, visit the post and give it some claps. Consider your claps as a vote for us to use the platform to promote our tech, community and ourselves more in the future.

Oh! You can actually give a Medium post up to +50 claps, just by holding down the + button.

Your Nxter sites:

English | French | Spanish | Russian | Chinese | Korean

 

  • Ardor.world Updates

Sergei, developer of the English/Russian languaged Ardor.world website has implemented a feed that keeps you in the loop with what goes on inside the Ardor, Nxt and Ignis ecosystems. Relevant Twitter-feeds, Reddit/r/ and RSS feeds (Like Nxter – thanks!) should keep you up-to-date. Check it out and give him some feedback.

Sergei wrote:

I’m testing a new service, I need feedback.

https://www.ardor.world/feed/

 

Moreover:

Price in Nxt, Ardor, Ignis
Link: https://www.ardor.world/pricein/

More info

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  • Ardor & Nxt Group – Workshops, Sponsorships and More

Elizabeth, director of the Ardor and Nxt Group, aka @TheCryptoWoman, had another hectic week, one of the most picture-rich events being… the Blockchain Bash!

A quick update to say I’m excited to be holding a workshop on Lightweight Contracts in Philadelphia this afternoon. I learned from the best! @riker

I will try to video.

NXT on a blue and green background. We do like your sense of design, Elizabeth!

Elizabeth: Chinese friends and NXT fans, this brand new separate display is in honor of you!

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MEETUPS

  • CEBIT Festival 2018 in Hannover

Jelurida was present at CEBIT 2018 in Germany. It is apt that they would attend a conference for business innovation and digitization. Hopefully good leads were captured.

Interview with Alberto Fernández (aka Almonte) at #CEBIT2018:

And here’s another interview, in German (unfortunately the sound wasn’t recorded properly):

Would you like to know more about this event? We reported about it in last week’s Nxter newsletter.

Source

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  • CPC Crypto Devcon in Stanford

Last week Lior Yaffe, co-founder of Jelurida, was presenting Ardor and its advanced concepts, in the heart of the digital world: Stanford / Silicon Valley.

Video – Lior at CryptoDevcon: the Ardor Blockchain Bloat Solution

Good 14 minute video of Lior’s presentation.

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

Upcoming/Ongoing:

  • Learn How to Write a Smart Contract – Barcelona, June 21th

“Bring your own computer, we’ll guide you through a blockchain use case so that you can see the functionality of smart contracts.” This Spanish-language Meetup will take place in Barcelona later this upcoming week and will be an opportunity to learn about writing conditional contracts.

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  • WEBIT.FESTIVAL – June 25-27th in Sofia, Bulgaria

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BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

Let us get down to business. Not only Jelurida is doing business here, actually, there are public blockchains, permissionless ones. Why not have an ICO on such a mature blockchain 3.0 technology with child chains?

  • Triffic ICO – Founders Sale Started

James Malach has just announced:

It gives me great pleasure to announce that the Triffic token sales site is finally open and our Founders Sale has started for people investing over $25,000.

If you would like to get a head start on our pre-ICO, then you can get on our whitelist by going to https://triffic.world and be ready for July 2nd.

Apart from updating the public about the upcoming ICO, the Triffic CEO wrote about how the transactional tokens, GPS, will be obtained by users of the Triffic app after the ICO. A very interesting concept that will, undoubtedly, drive (see what I did there?) people to use the Triffic app as they “gamify” their GPS experience.

James Malach (coinerz):

Apart from the ICO, nobody ‘buys tokens’. They are given to people who use the app in many different ways. Travelling about, creating vouchers, buying and selling in the marketplace, using personal services and much more. Unlike most tokens that are sold in an ICO, GPS Tokens actually have a use – they power the whole app ecosystem. Something that very much requires blockchain technology – and Ardor already provides much of the functionality we need.

GPS TOKEN PRESALE BEGINS JULY 2, 2018 AT 09:00PST

Public Sale Supply: 100,000,000 GPS Tokens / Total Supply: 1,000,000,000 GPS Tokens

ANNWebsite | Pitch Deck | WhitepaperEnglish Telegram

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  • Bitswift Child Chain Update

Bitswift had to change their coin ticker. You might know Bitswift’s child chain token as SWIFT on Bittrex, but soon they will change the name to BITS. This stems from a long and protracted legal dispute over the name SWIFT. More details below from the company.

Paul Busch wrote:

A decision was made to change the ticker from SWIFT to BITS.

Part of the reason – we are having so much grief over our trademark application so we hope this helps things along.

https://support.bittrex.com/hc/en-us/articles/360004823112-Rebranding-and-ticker-symbol-changes-Bitcoin-Cash-BCC-Legends-LGD-and-Bitswift-SWIFT-

Onward.

This was a large step for Bitswift in all (…) but as some of you may know we have been dealing with an ongoing legal battle over our name and trademark “Bitswift”.

Our companies were sent a cease and desist by the banks themselves saying we are confusing the public.

This is obviously a bunch of [BS] because no one thinks Bitswift is SWIFT financial people. In any event, it was costing a lot of money, time and stress. It turned out what they did not like was our ticker “SWIFT”.. so it was simple enough to change to “BITS” which is just as good, if not better. Now I hope the banksters leave us alone and we can get on with business.

I feel a little bullied around by big money, but hey, its not SWIFT we want anyway, its Bitswift and BITS will be far better known in these markets, I will ensure it.

BITS holder? If you held NXT at the IGNIS snapshot block, then you already are.

You can see your BITS balance in the Ardor client right now; just log in to ardor.nxter.org by using your Nxt account address (not your passphrase – we will not steal it but just do not do it!), and if you want to buy some Bitswift BITS, sell some Bitswift BITS, make transactions and use the Bitswift child chain features – do that too – you can even do it OFFLINE.

Read their June Tech Update

Join Bitswift on TelegramDiscord, and Reddit. Learn more about the Bitswift ecosystem

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  • EZYcount, AI-Automated Blockchain Accounting

We mentioned EZYcount last week, as one of the upcoming ICO’s on the Ignis chain. The creator of EZYcount, Vivien, speaks to how the incredible flexibility of the Ignis chain makes it very compatible with his vision of scalable blockchain tech paired with AI for automated accounting.

Vivien wrote:

The Ardor PoS blockchain has a unique parent-chain and side-chain architecture that enables obsolete past transactions to be pruned, with both parties’ consent.

At EZYcount, we are very excited by the prospects blockchain technology can bring to the area of SME accounting. Individuals can buy a token (…) that enables business ledgers to be updated and monitored by participants and independent third parties. The potential to remove paperwork, additional costs and guarantee transparency for governments and regulators is too big a prize to give up. The Ardor blockchain enables us to carry this out in a way that would have been unimaginable five years ago.

Their whitepaper is to be released – you can sign up to receive it here.

ANNWebsite | LinkedIn | Reddit

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  • CTC ATM – Pocket Developer Edition

Do you remember CtC? The Ignis asset token? Last week they announced a developers kit.

Ever since CtC moved from Ethereum to the Ignis child chain, they have made some progress in developing their real-world usecase: providing people with a way to change their spare coins into crypto at airports, to exchange crypto at CtC ATM’s, and to enable merchants worldwide to take crypto as payment. We are longingly waiting, as we present their latest update, a little sad to see how they will NOT ship the kit to the largest crypto markets.:

This is the developer’s edition which is made sorely for developers who wants to experiment, develop more with CtC Pocket.

The device comes with magnetic card reader, camera, basic android software, ctc basic software, receipt printer, ic card reader, batteries, sim cards slots, memory card slot and wifi function.

(…)

The machine is made sorely for experiment at this stage. We, the CtC will not be responsible for any transaction made with this device nor any conversion done to this device which leads to financial losses.

The shipment for the unit is sent by DHL and it will be around second week of July 2018.

We will not sell nor ship the unit to the United States, China, South Korea, Japan, North Korea, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, Congo, Zimbabwe, Pakistan and Iran.

Website | Whitepaper | Twitter

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CLONES

  • Metrodex Airdrop

The Metro team announced welcome specifics about their upcoming airdrop, occurring this coming week!

 

 

The snapshot block is getting closer, NXT holders:

NXT Snapshot block: 1894000 (approximately on June 22nd).

100,000,000 MTR coins or 10% of the max circulation supply will be distributed to the holders of NXT. For each 10 NXT on your (own) wallet at the moment of the snapshot, you will get 1MTR.

Also, 100,000,000 MTR coins go to the Metro development team.

Airdrop coins will be locked on the blockchain start. Every mined block will unlock 1/200,000 of locked balances. Thus, about 1000 initial distributed MTR will be unlocked every mined block. The whole initial distributed stake will be unlocked when miners receive 400,000,000 MTR.

Follow the thread in the forum

More info

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  • Apollo (APL)

Also, the Apollo team announced instructions on how NXT holders can claim airdropped APL tokens if they held NXT on January 14:

Let us emphasize what they link to from that tweet:

We recommend you NOT to login to any online node by using your passphrase, as this is the same passphrase that gives access to all your NXT, your other airdropped coins + probably also your holdings on the Ardor blockchain platform.

In order to move airdropped coins into a new account, we recommend you to create a new account address, set up a transaction of all your clone coins to this new account using the online clone client – but instead of signing online with your passphrase click “Advanced” > “Do Not Sign” > “Do Not Broadcast”.

Copy the Unsigned Transaction Bytes, and transfer them into the NxtBridge OFFLINE tool. Sign (offline) with your passphrase (private key), and copy the Signed Transaction Bytes back into the online clone client. Broadcast the Signed Transaction Bytes (cogwheel > Transaction Operations > Broadcast Transaction).

You have now moved your clone coins to a brand new account without exposing your passphrase to the clone server, or anyone on the internet even.

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  • Weekly Reminder: Clones, How to Act

Free cloning is one of the issues that often comes up when talking about open-source software. And this is not the first time that we have seen this happen in our ecosystem. Many Nxt clones were created over the past four years that have taken advantage of our excellent team of developers for their own benefits. Sometimes these clone creators fail to even mention the Nxt blockchain when promoting their cloned version.

This is why Jelurida decided to create a new type of “coinleft” license, the JPL, in the spirit of the GNU General Public License, but better suited to protect the interests of open source cryptocurrency projects.

According to the JPL, any public clone of the Nxt blockchain will have to distribute 10% of all the tokens in that new cloned chain to NXT holders. Any public clone of the Ardor blockchain will have to distribute 10% of all the tokens in that new cloned parent chain platform to the IGNIS holders.

Full text of the JPL v1.1: Ardor _ Nxt

You usually can see your airdropped coins by logging into the online wallet from the cloned chain (e.g., for Apollo) with your Nxt/Ardor/Ignis account address. You never want to expose this to an online node from an untrusted source. With apologies to these third-parties, you are only trustworthy if you have proven to be so. If you want to, safely, move the coins, make an Unsigned Transaction on the clone’s client and sign it with NxtBridge Offline or (if it is an Ardor clone) with SIGBRO OFFLINE. Paste and broadcast the Signed Transaction Bytes or the Signed Transaction JSON with Nxter.org/wallet or any other Nxt/Ardor node. Should we make a “How-To” video?

Note, that if you want to support a clone by forging, you will have to download their client and server software.

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Ardor Lite Update

Last week Ardor Lite came out of beta and the app is available to download and use.

mrv777

Ardor Lite Wallet released out of beta on Google Play. Public reviews/ratings are allowed, so I would really appreciate people trying it and leaving a review and/or rating 🙂

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

I know users like to know the official team’s stance on community wallets. (…) Jelurida has now stated that they will look over the code within the next few days.

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EXCHANGES

  • ARDR and NXT in Zecoex

This exchange will enable the trading of Ardor and Nxt against the US dollar and the Indian rupee. Zecoex is India’s most diversified cryptocurrency exchange currently live with 80+ currencies and expanding.

Trading begins this week on June 18th.

Source

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  • Support your Tokens

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

Bithumb

Let your voice be heard:

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

TOKOK

Nxters can vote to get NXT and ARDR listed on this upcoming Chinese exchange.

Tokok wrote:

TOKOK.COM will launch its trading system in June 2018. Now we have to decide on the first listing coins. In line with the goal of building a consensus community, it is our duty to serve the users and make them satisfied, we decided to launch the first listing coins vote activity.

Voting start time: At 14:00 on June 9, 2018;

Deadline for voting: 14:00 hours on June 25, 2018;

The result announcement time: June 25, 2018 at 15:00.

i42silver voted and wrote:

1. Get a Wechat account
[1a. Follow TOKOK’s official Wechat account :”TOKOK咨询” (Wechat account :TOKOKZX)]
2. Scan the QR code above
3. You will be directed to a webpage inside wechat, scroll down and locate [the Nxt or the] Ardor icon, below the icon tap the orange button (投票) to vote.

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IN THE MEDIA

 

  • EMBlog Mayo Clinic – Blockchain: A New Technology for Health Professions Education

From the guy who created Ardor Blockchain Bootcamp, the Udemy course, comes this guest piece in which Ardor is briefly mentioned as a solution for the healthcare industry looking to implement blockchain-based solutions.

efunkem, creator of the Ardor Bootcamp, wrote:

Hey guys, I wrote a paper about blockchain and education that got published in a pretty decent medical journal. The place where I work has a blog and wanted to run an article about it and I put in a (very tiny) shot out for Ardor!

Source

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  • Fintech Weekly – Token-as-a-License, Blockchain’s Next Evolution

The CEO of EZYcount, Vivien Fuhrer,  wrote an intro piece about his new blockchain concept – a Token-as-a-License (TaaL).  The new business models afforded by TaaL allow for a new breed of software start-up to sell license rights secured over the blockchain. The author claims that this will make digital goods and services instantly accessible to anyone anywhere in the world.

He wrote:

Customizable tokens are tokens that can be coded and defined freely by developers such as tokens on Ethereum, with its most popular example being the ERC20. Non customizable tokens are standard tokens which are created through an official interface such as the Ardor wallet to create tokens on the Ardor blockchain. The main advantage of customizable tokens is the possibility to fully customize the token to fit the needs of the business. The main advantage of non-customizable tokens is the security, speed and easiness to create a new token. TaaL combines all the aforementioned benefits of customizable and non-customizable token software through the blockchain.

Source

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  • Cryptoactive.ru – ДЕТАЛЬНЫЙ РАЗБОР ПРОЕКТА ARDOR

This Russian-language blog post is informative about Ardor and explains its ICO and some of the basic properties of the system. The article pulls from the following infographic when it speaks to the efficiency afforded by Proof-of-Stake (PoS) blockchains.

Source

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • Blocker.nl – Exclusief als Eerste in de Nieuwsbrief: ARDR

Source

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  • TradingView – Ardor at the Bottom. Is it Worth Taking? By DestinationMoonCrypto

Source

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  • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution

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

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

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And that was all for this week, fellow Nxters. By posting our newsletter to Medium we found out that the Nxter newsletter is a 22-minute read! If you think that is long to read, consider how long it takes us to make it.

Help Nxter.org continue to provide focused coverage and grow by rewarding us for our efforts. Donate to MEKH, our loving patron: NXT-TK9J-MEKH-MUP9-HFCH2 / ARDOR-TK9J-MEKH-MUP9-HFCH2. Thanks.

Want to follow us on Twitter or Telegram for important breaking updates during the week as they happen – please do. We hope to see you back here next week. Keep walking forward towards the future and all that it brings.

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Nxter News – June 2018 (II): Those Who Are Crazy Enough To Think They Can Change the World Usually Do

June (II)

 

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

People tend to like the familiarity of routines and changing the world is often lumped in with “delusions of grandeur.” It was crazy for bicycle shop owners to think that man could fly and yet the Wright brothers built the first plane. It was crazy to think we could slip the bounds of our planet and go into the stars and yet we landed on the Moon! Maybe only crazy people change the world. If being crazy gets us things like flight and space travel, then why would you want to be normal? Not everyone can invent something new, but everyone can see ways to improve the world and everyone should be brave enough to act on those “crazy” ideas.

Last week in the realm of crazy ideas we have our favorite purveyor of distributed sequentially hashed file technology, Jelurida, promoting their products across the globe – with an emphasis this week on being in Silicon Valley. Nxter is going to change soon (DEAL WITH IT!) and we are teasing a new app ecosystem, the Ardor Bootcamp Udemy course is still a thing, the Triffic ICO is about to begin and is being well-reviewed, CoinDesk offhandedly insulted the Ardor community, and much more.

Thank you for being with us as we take you on a journey through the busy week that was. Just imagine what is next – it would be crazy of you to do so!

COMMUNITY

MEETUPS

BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

CLONES

DEVELOPMENT

EXCHANGES

IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


COMMUNITY

  • Jelurida

Since “a picture is worth a thousand words” below is 3000 words worth of pictures.

Last week in Lugano, Switzerland – there was the ICO Race, in part sponsored by Jelurida. Vivien from EZYcount (seen in the above picture next to our friend Travin Keith (Agavon) on the right) blogged about his experience:

As the crypto world is a bit crazy, the competition named ICO Race takes place in the big hall where 20 teams with each more ambitious projects than the other fighting with PowerPoints and shock statements. There’s nothing wrong; the team that finishes first receives 600’000 euros (partly cash, partly services)!

The whole day is going at incredible speed. Between meetings and encounters no time to sleep.

Travin is smiling and full of energy. He participates in a panel discussion in the afternoon. I look forward to hearing it. We take advantage of this appointment so that he introduces me to the team of Jelurida. Jelurida is the company behind Ardor, the blockchain technology we use. They just moved the head office to Lugano. During this day, I learn that it is not the only crypto company that recently moved to Lugano. It seems to me that the blockchain companies in Switzerland are mostly in Zug and Geneva and newly Lugano!

The day ends, the Pigzbe project wins the first prize. Bravo Pigzbe! I get back on a train and think back of this exciting day: many business cards in my pockets, tomorrow the thank you emails will be sent.

  • What is the Ardor Blockchain-as-a-Service Model?

There exists some confusion about how Ardor is a good BaaS solution. Lior directly answered this in the video below.

Veronica wrote:

How does the Ardor Blockchain-as-a-Service offering work? Blockchain-as-a-Service is only as good as the Blockchain application it is built upon, and in this video, Lior speaks to the differences between other Blockchain-as-a-Service offerings, and the Ardor platform, and why it has natural advantages.

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  • SIGBRO Wallet | NXTER.ORG

At Nxter we are preparing to roll out some changes.

A new brand design has been worked on for months, as well as some new services.

Nxter will launch with a new logo, a rebranded and more structured website; to help you engage better with our massive selection of way too hidden content concerning all aspects of the Nxt and Ardor ecosystems. The new design will be rolled out in our email newsletter, social media channels, the website, the tools, and services gradually, in all languages.

With the “relaunch” of Nxter Magazine, we will also present you with some new tools and services. SIGBRO Wallet is one of them. In March we mentioned our upcoming mobile app, and our AEUR WooCommerce plugin. What we are aching to present to you is a software bundle, a gateway to the Nxt blockchain and the Ardor child chain features, which will be easy for anyone to set up and use on their own websites, and in their daily life, without any coding knowledge.

English | French | Spanish | Russian | Chinese | Korean

Soft launch: https://nxter.org/wallet (will be updated often as we move forward – bookmark it)

ETA: August 1st

https://www.nxter.org/wallet/ – not quite the wallet yet.
We very much look forward to sharing this with our community and the wonderful ever-growing ecosystem.

 

  • Ardor Bootcamp Update

Remember the Nxter review of the Ardor Bootcamp course? There is a bonus code inside that article for you if you want to attend; efunkem (the creator) has great plans for updating the Udemy content. We encourage everyone to take this online class if you desire to learn more about the Ardor platform and its robust functionality, remember it is online so you can go at your own pace!

efunkem wrote:

An update on the Ardor Bootcamp class on Udemy:

– I’m working on improving some of the videos. I pushed it out pretty fast and want to add more details and just improve it overall. Anticipate summer 2018 for a refresh.
– going to add videos based on the medium articles that @riker publishes
– so far have had about 40 signups, about 15 from ppl on here who already know about it, but about 25 who found it through Udemy and are getting exposed to Ardor for the first time!
– overall feedback has been positive. I’ve only had one review with less than 4 stars.
– going to build a series of other classes about the Jelurida stack: other child chains as well as other projects that are copying the NXT code like Apollo. I can advertise these on the other currencies Slack/Telegram to drive traffic to my classes, which will all reference the wonders of Jelurida and Ardor, hopefully increasing interest and exposure
– going to launch advertising for the class, starting with Twitter
– considering launching an affiliate program. Give people 100 unique coupon codes, I’ll send you 20% of profit for anyone you can get to sign up for the class (happy to convert USD to NXT or Ardor and send to you). Let me know if interested in this
– considering launching an Ardor Bootcamp Advertising Asset. Money raised from sales of the asset will be used to purchase ads. Profits split evenly between the asset via the dividend feature. Will also generate voting (restricted to those who own the asset) so that the group decides what kind of ads we want to run.
– overall, lots of cool stuff on the horizon for my Udemy classes and will focus on spreading the word about Ardor! I found that charging people for the info actually makes them more likely to use it, as opposed to free info that they ignore. Always open to suggestions or ideas!
Link to Ardor Bootcamp:  https://www.udemy.com/ardor-bootcamp/ 

More Information

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  • New Telegram Group called Ignis – CommunityFirst

We love our community because they are always working on a varied assortment of interesting projects that will benefit others. This week we call attention to a new Ignis focused Telegram group created by the community (apologies CryptoSolar), for the community!

With this recent addition, here is a (non-exhaustive) list of all the Telegram groups/channels that directly refer to Nxt/Ardor/Ignis

Join this new group

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  • Blockchain Platform Review: Jelurida – Developing Ardor

Once you get past the WALL OF TEXT in this video, it can be informative. The video analyzes the Ardor platform and, uniquely, spends a lot of time analyzing the new Ardor / Ignis roadmap.

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MEETUPS

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

 

Upcoming/Ongoing:

  • CPC Crypto Devcon in Stanford, June 10th – 12th

Lior is one of the speakers of this renowned event. In turn, Jelurida is one of the sponsors – busy week for Jelurida and Lior as he discusses Lightweight Contracts in the heart of Silicon Valley.

More Info

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

This week in Germany the CEBIT Festival continues on.

Veronica wrote:

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

Source

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  • Light Contracts on Ardor Blockchain Platform Explained in Silicon Valley, June 12th

More Info
Source

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  • Learn How to Write a Smart Contract – Barcelona, June 21th

“Bring your own computer, we’ll guide you through a blockchain use case so that you can see the functionality of smart contracts.” This Spanish-language Meetup will take place in Barcelona later this month and will be an opportunity to learn about writing conditional contracts.

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  • WEBIT.FESTIVAL – June 25-27th in Sofia, Bulgaria

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BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

  • Dominium

Veronica, of Jelurida, told us that a child chain agreement is not signed, yet.

An important clarification here: Dominium is testing and evaluating the Ardor technology, it is NOT BASED YET in the Ardor technology, they are seriously considering it 🙂

Still, Dominium is advertising themselves as an Ignis asset and a property platform built on the Ardor blockchain. As seen in the above tweet, Dominium has seen a large interest in their airdrop and asset. Also – as is often the case – the huge interest revealed bugs, all of which they have crunched: email and SMS verification links did not work at all times – fixed, and 2FA with Google Authenticator has been added as an option, “whois” details for their website are now public, the site’s SSL certificate has been upgraded, and a translation module is in place. 

Dominium also acknowledged that they will add different levels to their AML/KYC registration process. The details are below:

Another often heard complaint is the level of AML / KYC we are demanding. This is of course because we started from the position that everyone will be a potential investor for assets (securities). As we are also putting an international property portal on the platform, this will not always be the case, so next week we are separating the clearance levels into three levels as follows:

  • Clearance level 1
    • Requires the completion of your contact details and an upload of an image of you holding your ID next to your face for identification purposes (the image and ID need to be clear and legible)
    • This level allows you to purchase and trade utility tokens (DOM), list properties and rent (share) and buy properties
  • Clearance level 2
    • Requires the upload of a proof of address and proof of tax number
    • This level allows you to purchase and trade all assets (securities), although some jurisdictional restrictions may apply
  • Clearance level 3
    • Requires the completion of a number of questions and a declaration that you are a qualified investor
    • This level allows you to invest in all assets without restrictions

Once all this has been build, we will start working on the whitelisting for the Dominium ICO (and if you are fast the PRE-ICO) and shopping cart, as we will be dealing with the full functionality of the ICO ourselves. This is after all the best way to stress test the platform for future asset listings and their ICO’s.

This week and next we are doing more marketing and we look forward to welcoming many more users to our community.

Learn more: ANNWebsite | Pitch Deck | English Telegram

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  • Triffic ICO

By the time you read this, the updated Triffic whitepaper should be released. The Triffic ICO was well-reviewed and should be high on many people’s priority list for participation come July, when it officially begins.

Also, coinerz wrote:

Our first ICO review is in and I’m delighted to say that Triffic scored top marks! https://www.trackico.io/ico/triffic/

 

GPS TOKEN PRESALE BEGINS JULY 2, 2018 AT 09:00PST

Public Sale Supply: 100,000,000 GPS Tokens / Total Supply: 1,000,000,000 GPS Tokens

James Malach (coinerz):

Apart from the ICO, nobody ‘buys tokens’. They are given to people who use the app in many different ways. Travelling about, creating vouchers, buying and selling in the marketplace, using personal services and much more. Unlike most tokens that are sold in an ICO, GPS Tokens actually have a use – they power the whole app ecosystem. Something that very much requires blockchain technology – and Ardor already provides much of the functionality we need.

ANNWebsite | Pitch Deck | WhitepaperEnglish Telegram

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  • Bitswift Child Chain Update

Last week Bitswift announced testing/showcasing of their voting feature. 

bitswiftbro wrote:

If you live in Ontario, feel free to vote:
“None of the above” is an actual registered party .. lol https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/None_of_the_Above_Direct_Democracy_Party

Join Bitswift on TelegramDiscord, and Reddit.

Learn more about the Bitswift ecosystem

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  • EZYcount, AI-Automated Blockchain Accounting

This week, meet Vivien, CEO of EZYcount. Vivien wrote about their upcoming Pre-ICO, involving Tokens-as-a-License (TaaL).

Vivien wrote:

At EZYcount, we envisage accounting for the self-employed and small business owners as being automated and decentralised so they can focus on what matters instead of managing accounts.

Accounting can and should be completed automatically. Connection to payment systems, e-commerce websites and invoicing systems enable our AI to complete tasks automatically that would manually take hours to do. Bookings are created automatically and fully completed financial statements are available within a couple of clicks, and following analysis of your data, EZYcount AI can provide you with tips to improve your financial stability.

We support strong data ownership laws that protect individuals and ensure they have ownership of their data. Decentralisation ensures you will have full ownership of your data and can decide how it should be used.

In order to give an incentive to participate at our Pre-ICO, we decided to take an unconventional approach. Instead of just granting the Pre-ICO participants a discount we will give out a completely different Token during the Pre-ICO.

The Token available during the Pre-ICO is the Token-as-a-Licence (TaaL) which represents a lifelong and tradable license for our AI automated blockchain accounting solutions. The function of the Token available during the main ICO will have a different functionality which will be shared with our Community later on.

Their whitepaper is soon to be released – you can sign up to receive it here.

ANNWebsite | LinkedIn | Reddit

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CLONES

  • Metrodex

Metro, the Nxt clone and hybrid DEX we have been writing about over the last couple of weeks, has released their source code and a reward program to incentivize devs to take a look at it, and go for a bug-hunt.

 

Metro wrote:

We’re happy to announce that our code has been released on GitHub! https://github.com/metrosoftware

We also have a reward program for finding bugs in our code. You’ll get 1,000, 5,000 or 15,000 MTR for each bug depending on its severity.

Bounty hunters – check the code and enter their discussion in this BCT thread.

NXT Snapshot block: 1894000 (approximately on June 22nd).

100,000,000 MTR coins or 10% of the max circulation supply will be distributed to the holders of NXT. For each 10 NXT on your (own) wallet at the moment of the snapshot, you will get 1MTR.

Also, 100,000,000 MTR coins go to the Metro development team.

Airdrop coins will be locked on the blockchain start. Every mined block will unlock 1/200,000 of locked balances. Thus, about 1000 initial distributed MTR will be unlocked every mined block. The whole initial distributed stake will be unlocked when miners receive 400,000,000 MTR.

Follow the thread in the forum

More info

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  • Apollo (APL) Airdrop – DONE!

Apollo claims to be the first cryptocurrency with all the features of blockchain in one place.

Nowhere in their whitepaper is Nxt mentioned, however as a veteran Nxter, or just slightly familiar with the Nxt Reference Software wallet and features, reading through Apollo’s materials is like one big deja vu. The Apollo team has honored the JPL and distributed 10% of their coins to NXT holders.

The plan is to add further privacy features and – eventually – replace the Nxt protocol.

Having utilized NXT technology as our base, we are developing Hermes to be it’s replacement. Hermes will allow the Apollo blockchain to grow faster and healthier the larger the Apollo user base grows, rather than slower as with most cryptocurrencies on the market. Where as our current speed may be 20 to 30 seconds on average (transaction times will differ) Hermes will allow for transaction speeds of 2-3 seconds. Our goal in integrating Hermes is to become the safest, fastest and most private cryptocurrency on the market.

You can see your airdropped APL coins by logging into https://apollowallet.org with your Nxt account address. We recommend you NOT to login to any online node by using your passphrase, as this is the same passphrase that gives access to all your NXT, your other airdropped coins + probably also your holdings on the Ardor blockchain platform.

In order to move airdropped coins into a new account, we recommend you to create a new account address, set up a transaction of all your clone coins to this new account using the online clone client – but instead of signing online with your passphrase click “Advanced” > “Do Not Sign” > “Do Not Broadcast”.

Now copy the unsigned Transaction Bytes, and transfer them into the NxtBridge OFFLINE tool. Sign with your passphrase (private key), and copy the signed transaction bytes back into the online clone client. Broadcast the signed transaction bytes (cogwheel > Transaction Operations > Broadcast Transaction). You have now moved your clone coins to a brand new account without exposing your passphrase to the clone server, or anyone on the internet even.

Should we make a “How-To” video?

Nxt community member and developer, SwissAlps, announced an APL exchange in nxtforum:

What are you going to do with APL coins ????

  • keep them
  • sell them, in this case you can now use https://nxttracker.com/ArdorExchange.html, I have just implemented this !!!
  • buy some more, in this case you can wait until I have bought enough APL (my plan is to get 1M APL), then you will be able to buy APL using BTC, ARDR or NXT  ;D ;D ;D

Source

More Information

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  • Volp Coin Update

Last week we mentioned VOLP coin for the first time, as the team issued a placeholder asset on the Ignis chain, which will be their crowdsale token before they launch their new protocol – a hybrid between a Nxt clone and their Volp AI protocol. There is no date for the ICO or the airdrop to NXT holders yet, but the Volp team decided to enlighten us with some more details last week about their project.

They wrote:

Recently, a user asked questions that encouraged us in advance to write more about the Volp Protocol, we believe that this information is important for everyone.

With the Volpcoin beta, we obtained through parallel simulator results up to 2 million transactions per compacted block with dimensions of approximately 5 kB. These data refer to the tests applied in Volpcoin beta through a pilot implementation of the Volp protocol.

We use a hybrid VM kernel that we built from scratch to run in symbiosis with the Volp protocol along with a compiler of our own, specific to this application. Soon we will make available all the technical data on the website and the behavior collected by us during the period that volpcoin beta was active.

Note: The size of the results obtained in the compression of the Volp protocol may seem empirical, but it’s one of the most important things that we could project in the period of 2002-2006. We are at this very moment, performing load stress on the protocol, so we can identify underlying anomalies.

(…)

Source

 

DEVELOPMENT

  • NRS Update – Version 1.11.14

We have a new NRS Update from Jelurida – the Nxt client changelog is listed below, along with the link to the update.

Kristina wrote:

Hello, everybody! Nxt v1.11.14 has been released!
https://nxtforum.org/nrs-releases/nrs-v1-11-14/

Changelog:

  • Updated the translation resource files.
  • Updated default peers, added checkpoint at height 1865000.

Source

 

  • Updated Android client app

Mobile app https://bitbucket.org/Jelurida/nxt/downloads/nxt-client-1.11.14.apk
SHA256 0438cddad72a4305c2241edf6b5fd09687410033d028c3d77977f39255ecd919

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  • Lightweight Contract Updates

Lior announced that continued Lightweight Contract development is ongoing and rapidly progressing. Also, the potential news of a Lightweight Contract that rewards Nxt forging with IGNIS is very intriguing.

 

  • Ardor Lite Update

Another update to the 3rd party Ardor Lite mobile wallet app:

mrv777 wrote:

About to push version 0.8.18 of Ardor Lite to the Google Play store:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mrv.ardor.lite
• Open orders added to coin exchange
• Cancel order ability added to any open orders
• Updated Italian, Spanish, French, Russian, German, and Dutch translations updated
• Highlight active page in navigation
I would appreciate anyone that speaks another language to check the translations in the app, as I can’t verify they are correct myself :cara_ligeramente_sonriente:
Translations are always appreciated here: https://osyf9yf.oneskyapp.com/collaboration/project/306639

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EXCHANGES

 

  • ArdorGate – 100K EUR Volume is Reached!

Woohoo, build it and they will come!

With Ardorgate.eu you can deposit EURO on to the Ardor Platform and trade on the DEX.

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  • When Binance?

Earlier this year the ANG helped raise over $100K to list ARDR on Binance. Months of silence have infuriated many. Elizabeth, the director of the ANG, released this statement about the ongoing (and slow) progress of the application to list ARDR.

Elizabeth wrote:

To reiterate some facts to follow this tedious conversation. The funds have been collected, the application has been made to Binance, and NDA has been signed. I have confidence any difference in the value of the collected funds will be made up. We can only wait patiently and let Jelurida work this on our behalf under NDA.

Moving on..

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  • Support your Tokens

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

Bithumb

Let your voice be heard:

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

TOKOK

Nxters can vote to get NXT and ARDR listed on this upcoming Chinese exchange.

Tokok wrote:

TOKOK.COM will launch its trading system in June 2018. Now we have to decide on the first listing coins. In line with the goal of building a consensus community, it is our duty to serve the users and make them satisfied, we decided to launch the first listing coins vote activity.

Voting start time: At 14:00 on June 9, 2018;

Deadline for voting: 14:00 hours on June 25, 2018;

The result announcement time: June 25, 2018 at 15:00.

i42silver voted and wrote:

1. Get a Wechat account
[1a. Follow TOKOK’s official Wechat account :”TOKOK咨询” (Wechat account :TOKOKZX)]
2. Scan the QR code above
3. You will be directed to a webpage inside wechat, scroll down and locate [the Nxt or the] Ardor icon, below the icon tap the orange button (投票) to vote.

CryptalDash – Request for your Favorite Coin to be Listed

https://www.cryptaldash.com/request-coin-listing

CoinPulse

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

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

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

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

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IN THE MEDIA

  • Lior Yaffe at Medium – Stateful vs. Stateless Blockchain Contracts, Or what is wrong with Ethereum Contracts and how the new Ardor Lightweight Contracts can fix this

In Lior’s latest Medium post he explains the pitiful state (pun intended) of smart contracts. Technical in the extreme, but extremely informative.

Lior wrote:

Ethereum Contracts are Stateful

….

To summarize, relying on the contract to save its state is a bad idea, it opens up many attack vectors and manipulation options and also causes constant risk of locking funds in a contract because of difficult to find bugs.

Ardor Lightweight Contracts to the rescue

Since lightweight contracts are executed by a single node not by all nodes, there is no risk of flooding the blockchain with duplicate messaging transactions. As you can see the contract is invoked, does some processing, submits some transactions and quits. The next invocation of the contract does not rely on any data saved into the contract itself so can run in parallel.

We believe that the stateless approach to contract execution used by Ardor will prove safer and more scalable compared to other stateful approaches.

Read the Article

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  • CoinDesk Mentions (Insults) Ardor

Wow…just wow. CoinDesk is probably the preeminent name in the blockchain space and to be humiliated by them is – initially – an affront. The gist of this article is supposed to be the toxicity of cryptocurrency fanbases on Twitter – a valid point. But the explicit accusations of our Nxter community as being the champion of a toxic, social media “bias train” is a step too far. To demonize an entire community based on a tweet is a very poor metric to casually dismiss the legitimate desires of many. Do not be the troll, Mr. Casey – if people ask you to pay attention to a PoS blockchain 3.0 project that has spent more effort in developing a quality product since 2013 than it has on the marketing / hype-train then perhaps it is worth doing so. Far be it from us to tell you what to do and what to dismiss but your “casual” dismissal of an entire ecosystem based on such petty and petulant things as some tweets is frankly insulting and unprofessional. Kindly, don’t mix your emotions up with lack of research, or, in the worst case, it could be read as a bad attempt at spinning.

Here’s the infamous comment:

https://twitter.com/AvdiuSazan/status/1001801842416934915

The author wrote:

OK, Ardor fans. You have your wish. Your favorite token is getting a mention on CoinDesk.

Not, perhaps, for the reasons you want. But they do say all publicity is good publicity. So, there you have it. The response to my column last week on layer-two solutions was mostly positive with the usual dose of critics, but it was the Ardor tribe who caught my attention when one reader’s tweet, complaining that I hadn’t mentioned the blockchain platform, prompted others to pile on with accusations of my bias and ignorance.

Source

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  • The Wiremaster – Buy and Sell a Property on Blockchain

Will buying and selling property on the blockchain be the “killer app” that makes blockchain a “must have” piece of technology? This article insists that a future of listing real estate on a blockchain and using tethered tokens like AEUR, and stateless Lightweight Contracts, our suggestion, can propel the homebuying experience onto the blockchain. Read an Ardor use case.

The Wiremaster wrote:

Let’s suppose that you found your dream apartment in Germany and after you had a look at it and you’re convinced that it is the one, you decide to go on with the process

Imagine that we had a digital identity on the Ardor platform and that there was a land registry right into the Ardor blockchain with each property being represented by a singleton asset.

So after you have agreed on the sale price:
– the bank sets up a Phased Transaction (bank, buyer, seller and notary have to approve) in AEUR (Ardor) towards the seller and confirm the mortgage amount.
– the buyer sets up a Phased Transaction (all parties have to approve — as above) in AEUR towards the seller with the deposit agreed
– seller sets up a Phased transaction (all parties have to approve — as above) with the transfer of the singleton asset, representing the property, to the buyer
(…)
In this way all verifications can be done and the final approval would allow the transfer of funds and the property asset. By transferring the singleton asset, the official property registry is automatically updated as it’s in the blockchain itself.

What could come next, is a full trustless property sale where the notary would not be needed. Once all transactions are approved by all parties, they will be executed at the Phased transaction’s predefined deadline. E.g. after the deadline is reached, the money from the buyer and the bank are transferred to the seller and the property ownership is being transferred to the buyer.

Source

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  • 101blockchains – Ardor vs Ethereum: What Are the Pros And Cons?

A simple refresher on the business use cases of Ardor – easy to implement and easy to maintain. Our readers know this, but it is nice to see the larger community realizing that Ethereum is not the “prodigal child” of the blockchain space.

They wrote:

Ardor being an evolution of NXT, which was the first [altcoin] ever built from scratch, comes with a lot of improvements made possible by the alteration of the underlying blockchain. For starters, it frees itself from much data to enhance efficiency and speed through the creation of multiple chains.

In contrast, Ethereum just like Bitcoin stores and processes transactions on a single blockchain. For this reason, it currently has a capacity of 121 GB blockchain which means revalidation must take place for all new nodes. This explains its scalability issues.

Security with Ardor blockchain is also on another level thanks to the parent-child chains that separate transactions and data from one another.

Source

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  • Blockchain News –  Interview with Lior Yaffe

Last week we mentioned this interview that Lior conducted while in South Korea. Now we can link you to the video where Lior explains what the Ardor platform can do and provides examples of how it can be used. An entertaining 12-minute interview with the always great Lior.

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • TradingView – ARDR in Perfect Buying Zone by DeBaas

Source

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  • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution

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

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

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

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ANd that was all for this week, fellow Nxters. Follow us on Twitter or Telegram for important breaking updates during the week as they happen. Keep on working towards your goals and dare to change the world for the better! We hope to see you back here next week.

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

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Nxter News – March 2018 (III): Instead Of Worrying About What You Cannot Control, Shift Your Energy To What You Can Create

March (III)

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers! The Ardor Hackathon in Norway is upcoming and will be lead by Lior Yaffe, a core-developer of Ardor; Jelurida was announced as a partner at the upcoming Blockchain Expo – Europe 2018 in June, a new Ardor forum is about to be launched, the latest news on exchanges enabling trading for ARDR/IGNIS/NXT is listed, new Ardor stickers that look great on your laptops, and much more awaits you as you relax and read.

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

 

COMMUNITY

MEETUPS

BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

Clones

DEVELOPMENT

IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


COMMUNITY

 

  • Ardor Hackathon

In Norway, on March 22nd, there will be an Ardor Hackathon – sponsored by SFI Offshore Mechatronics in Kristiansand. Lior Yaffe, a world-recognized blockchain expert will give lessons and exercises in using the Ardor platform. Bring your own laptop as you learn about using the Ardor API and how to make Ardor add-ons, and much more. Space is limited so if you are interested in developing for blockchain platforms like Ardor, do not miss this great opportunity to learn about a next-gen and feature-rich Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) platform!

More info

An amazing video made by LimeSoda for Jelurida about this hackathon:

Moreover, this hackathon was announced in Reddit’s r/java subreddit where it sparked a great discussion.

Sign up for Hackathon Here

 

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  • Jelurida to be Partner at Blockchain Expo – Euro 2018

Jelurida is going to be a partner at this year’s Blockchain Expo – Europe. After a very successful showing at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the company will again be very visible and prominently featured in Amsterdam this coming June. Thousands from across the industry will attend.

As Europe’s largest established business Blockchain event, with over 4000 blockchain people attending in Berlin 2017, the Blockchain Expo will be arriving RAI Amsterdam on 27-28 June 2018, bringing together 6000+ dedicated blockchain industry attendees across key industries for two days of world-class content from leading brands embracing and developing cutting edge blockchain technologies.

Source

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  • Nxt/Ardor Forums

A new Ardor forum is about to launch. Back in November 2017, we echoed about the ANG’s intention to launch a new specific forum for Ardor, as an addition to nxtforum.org. This forum seems to be ready to test over the next week before it goes live. We applaud it and we will recommend community members to frequent it for Ardor related content. Community and ANG member VanBreuk has almost singlehandedly created this twin forum – all credit to him for his great work!

VanBreuk stated:

There will be an Ardor twin forum soon. Using the same database/userbase as Nxtforum, but with some different boards and index. The project had been started last year, and it spent time on hold due to lack of time (no one working on it but me, when I could) and organizational changes, but now the ANG has just blessed the project and asked me to finish it, so I’m getting back to work on it.

I’m finishing a new version of Nxtforum that works as two-headed forum, the classic Nxtforum with minor changes and a new Ardor forum that shares common ground, history and users with Nxtforum while using different sections and layout, under the same back end.

I’m doing this because I am the only administrator left in Nxtforum for both back and front end. And if it has taken longer it is mostly because among others I was operating also the myNXT web wallet, and all the closure process brought a huge workload. Now there’s more available time, and it was also important that the ANG aligned with it.

And of course help and contributions are welcome, this next week we’ll need to do some testing before the final move. Epecially for the new Ardor forum, help with moderation (and anything, basically) will also be good and healthy.

Related news: when the Nxt community migrated from Bitcointalk to its own forum (nxtforum.org), back in 2014.

More info

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  • Exchanges

New listings, and votes to cast. We need to continue to spread the word to exchanges that we want to see ARDR and IGNIS listed.

Lescovex

Last week we heard that Ardor (ARDR) is going to be listed on the new Lescovex exchange. Great job community, this is because of your persistent and determined voting!

We can continue to comment and vote to Lescovex and ask for them to list NXT and IGNIS: You can upvote NXT, and IGNIS daily to tell Lescovex to also list these tokens:

https://lescovex.featureupvote.com/suggestions/5716/nxt-the-blockchain-application-platform

https://lescovex.featureupvote.com/suggestions/5772/ignis-coin

Lescovex is a new exchange, based in Switzerland, that will go live right after their ICO ends on the 19th of April.

 

Bithumb

Bithumb, a major Korean exchange, is holding a survey including recommendations for coins to add. Korea is an important ARDR market; UpBit currently has the second highest ARDR trading volume, just below Bittrex. Bithumb has announced that they plan to put crypto ATMs throughout South Korea so this would be a good one to get ARDR/IGNIS/NXT listed on.

Let your voice be heard:

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

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

 

Bitbns

You can now buy/sell ARDR using the bitbns exchange: https://bitbns.com/ardor/ Bitbns is an Indian cryptocurrency trading platform. The Bitbns team are “dedicated to offering investors not only a secure, simple and a fair crypto exchange, but also promise to safeguard individual asset and trading information.” Hopefully this leads to ARDR becoming highly traded in the growing Indian market.

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  • Ardor Stickers

Community member, darksidejosh, creator of many delicious and dank memes about NXT, IGNIS and ARDR has announced new stickers are available for purchase!

Ardor stickers. You know what to do…

Convinced the sticker guy to get an ignis design out, and he delivered:

Ignis stickers

Put them on your laptops and windows, your car or your city, show your Ardor pride! > Ardor stickers

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  • Ardor at Heatnodes

This site shows information about ARDR. The following information can be found:

Source

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  • NXT – The Answer to Rejuvenating Old Business Models and Decentralizing the Future?

Is this the answer to older business models? Is this a rebirth? This video promotes Nxt as being a blockchain that is great for old business models looking to modernize and consider using blockchain technology.

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MEETUPS

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

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

https://cryptocalendar.pro/

 

  • The Autonomy Conference 2018 on March 20-21

Lior Yaffe (riker) on March 19th:

Intro meeting today at the ABB office in Oslo.

David A. Anisi, principal R&D engineer at ABB, Oslo, on LinkedIn:

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

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

More info

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BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

  • Triffic Update

Great news for the community and upcoming Ardor businesses: the Triffic (Coinerz) team, who will soon launch their ICO on Ardor, will open source their upcoming ICO payment system, which has an inbuilt KYC and affiliate system. They must think highly of ARDR if they give a 10% discount for buying into the ICO with it. Also, there will be a 5% discount for those that pay with NXT and IGNIS.

Triffic is a gamified GPS app on the blockchain that rewards you whenever you travel to a location, redeem vouchers, sell items or book a hotel or taxi.

 

Coinerz stated:

Hello all, just a quick heads up regarding the Triffic ICO – whilst we will be accepting payments in BTC, ETH, ARDR, IGNIS and NXT, we are giving people a 10% bonus if they pay in ARDOR and a 5% bonus if they pay in IGNIS or NXT.

Also, the ICO payment system that we have created which has built in KYC and affiliate system, we will be shortly open-sourcing so that other companies can also issue ICO’s using Ardor ecosystem.

Follow Triffic on Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, Medium or Telegram

Triffic One-pager

Website

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  • Janus – Status Update

In April, the JNSHash mining operations, which will pay a share of their mined coins to holders of 100K+ JNS, in a coin of their own choice, will finally be set up in their new building. JNS has been listed on stocks.exchange. Also, Janus holders who have claimed their airdropped KREDS coins should update their clients with a new mandatory upgrade. And remember: holders of 50K Kreds can run a master node.

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

Janus asset ID on the ARDOR platform: 4348103880042995903

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

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  • Bitswift Child Chain Update

A quick update for the Bitswift community about their new website, which focuses on the tech side of the company and not the blockchain side.

 

 

bitswiftbro wrote:

Hello everyone, we have launched the new Bitswift.tech (https://bitswift.tech). Keep in mind this site focuses on our tech company, and not directly on our blockchain token side of things. We hope you like the look and feel and maybe get the vibe for where we are taking this. Its not quite done yet, some minor things need changing and optimizing, We hope this can set a new image for Bitswift and take Bitswift ecosystem to the next level. Our blockchain site is now in the works and you should expect it soon.

Join their Telegram Channel

Learn more about the Bitswift ecosystem

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CLONES

  • ESI

ESI is a new blockchain clone, based on the Nxt blockchain.

Tree Credits Foundation is founded by Ferdinand Swart, a crypto platform that looks to harness the power of the Nxt blockchain to promote green development and more efficient climate aid/development funds. They want to reward “climate-smart landscaping.”

We at Nxter Magazine look forward to learning more about the SFI/Tree Credits. We will keep you updated as we learn more.

Twitter

Website

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  • Lele Airdrop Distribution

The following is the latest updates on the LELE Airdrop.

Lele Airdrop to Nxt holders seems to have taken place:

There is a new market for LELE, launched on stocks.exchange LELE <> LTC

Future plans: https://steemit.com/cryptocurrency/@bonusdeposit/lelecoin-for-future

Important Read Airdrop from Clones – How to Act

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

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DEVELOPMENT

 

  • New Third-Party Nxt-Ardor Wallet

A community member, Zhang, has created a mobile wallet for Nxt and Ardor child chain tokens. The UI looks very clean and polished, and it is advertised as a secure and convenient smart wallet. The wallet does not support Ignis assets. The development is ongoing.

Zhang wrote:

Hi, I developed a wallet, has integrated nxt + ardor (sub-chain).
If you find any problems, please tell me. This is the github address: https://github.com/317482454/Nxt-wallet-js

It’s coded in HTML vue+cordova.

It does not support Ignis assets, only supports sub-chain.

New version: I will join ACTN, Lele, as long as they do not modify the transaction signature.

Website

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  • FreeBird 2.0 

Last week the FreeBird developer announced that he will launch a version of his software for the Ignis blockchain.

FreeBird 1.0 is a decentralized microblog system based on NXT blockchain. With FreeBird, you can publish a microblog, send private messages, like, follow, RT, comment, forward messages and tip authors. No one can delete your messages or forbid your account because there is no single point to attack. It is free to log in and view messages in your browser, but it cost NXT to publish your messages onto the blockchain. FreeBird can merge several messages into one transaction to save on these NXT fees. Each transaction costs 1 FBC (FreeBird coin).

Run FreeBird 1.0

Dependencies:
Java 8 or later needs to be installed. The Nxt client needs to be running.

There is no installation needed. Unpack the freebird.zip package and open a shell in the resulting directory. Execute the run.sh script if using Linux, or run.bat if using Windows. This will start a java server process, which will begin logging its activities to the console. The initialization takes a few seconds. When it is ready, you should see the message “FreeBird server x.x.x started successfully”. Open a browser, without stopping the java process, and go to http://127.0.0.1:7880 , where the FreeBird UI should now be available.

FreeBird 2.0 is coming!

The developer wrote:

FreeBird 2.0 will save fees to publish your messages because it is based on Ardor child chain. The default ARDOR child chain fee is only 0.01 ARDR, while the default NXT chain fee is 1 NXT (about 0.5 ARDR). The less fees will make more FreeBird users. Development of FreeBird 2.0 has begun, and we plan to launch the 1st version on 2018-5-15.

The FreeBird tokens will Airdrop by 1:1 on 2018-5-15. All the FBC (asset on NXT: 17582972238882915337) holders will find their FBC tokens on the Ardor platform.

So as FreeBird 2.0 will run on ARDOR platform, FreeBird 1.0 will still keep running with NXT blockchain.

FBC asset ID on Nxt’s blockchain: 17582972238882915337

Project Board

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  • Weekly Reminder: Jelurida is Getting in Gear

Jelurida and Veronica, the business developer and marketing lead for Jelurida, are following the Ignis ICO whitepaper roadmap behind the scenes. Lately, highly qualified additions have been made to the content marketing and helpdesk teams, something that has been high on the community’s (and Veronica’s) wish list. Proofreading, content planning and a beginning effort to streamline the identity and key differences of Jelurida’s three products: Nxt, Ignis, and Ardor, is mentioned in this update, as well as social media and community management.

Veronica wrote:

Hello everyone.

This is the second week that we are posting regularly and consistently to all our social media channels for all the Jelurida brands; Ardor, Ignis, and Nxt. We are posting to Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, and Telegram and are already seeing great community engagement, and as usual appreciate everyone who joins the conversation.

For now, we went from no structure or consistency, to one quality piece of content a day in every channel. We are primarily using third party articles for sources at the moment, but we will start generating our own content as well soon.

I am glad to introduce the great people behind the curtains that are making this possible:

In one hand, Jesse Seaver is a professional copywriter and blockchain tech writer with over ten years of experience as a columnist for The Huffington Post, and has gone assignment for National Geographic (http://www.jesseseaver.com/).

He is collaborating with us as a Content Advisor and is working to create a new content strategy for Jelurida that brings the family of brands together in a cohesive way. This will include creating a common ‘voice’ for all social media outlets, and acting as an editor for all public messaging. (E.g. All Lior’s Medium articles have been edited and reviewed and will be individually updated – as some members suggested.)

Adedayo Adebajo (@Over_watchtower) is a natural optimistic idealist who sees several creative ways out in every obstacle. 1 part artist, 1 part writer, 1 part entrepreneur, 2 part Philanthropist, 3 parts Egalitarian and a whole lot more.

Adedayo, now our help desk support specialist, is also focusing on community management as well as the @ArdorPlatform and @NxtCommunity Twitter accounts. Adedayo has previous experience at Poloniex, dealing with a numerous users request and he has an impressive capacity to bring any conversation to a positive and educational side (https://www.linkedin.com/in/adebajo-adedayo-61b908b9/).

A warm welcome to Jesse and Adedayo to these key roles that will start giving our brands a consistent and permanent voice on the top of all the social media effort of our amazing community. Please, do not stop posting out there, and, yet, let’s support our guys as much as we can. Thank you!

IN THE MEDIA

  • Finance Magnates – Meet the Modular Toolset Simplifying Blockchain Integration for Companies

This article promotes the modular architecture of Nxt and Ardor and how they are a flexible platform to develop business applications for many use cases. They promote that the codebase for both is Java, a business standard programming language that makes it ideal for businesses – unlike Ethereum which has a proprietary language. Lastly, the unique parent-child chain architecture, of Ardor, is explained and highlighted as this makes Ardor the best business scalable solution due to the pruning capabilities.

They wrote:

Nxt and Ardor operate in a more secure and economic than Ethereum for the purposes of smart contracts (Nxt and Ardor work with smart transactions that are not programmable). This is an important element as it makes the platforms very ideal for startups and upcoming projects, namely ICOs. The Ardor platform design enables anyone to make an ICO and collect funds directly in pegged tokens to EUR, BTC, USD, or whatever currency.

Nxt and Ardor blockchains are easier to adopt by companies because they are built in Java, and companies don’t need to learn Solidity or other blockchain languages. Thanks to the parent-­child chains architecture and the prunable feature the bloat problem is also eliminated by these products. Consequently, common issues such as time and costs for companies that want to start using the blockchain technology for their products are dramatically reduced.

Source

 

  • WatchTower – Ardor, a Tour Through Utopia (I)

This guest piece for Nxter.org promotes the great things that can be done with an Ardor blockchain marketplace, such as the one on Ignis. The control and security of these marketplaces are underappreciated. Ardor offers many great features for its child chains, of which all are available on Ignis, and this piece illustrates concrete examples of the marketplace and account control functionality. Ardor is much more than a token, it is a BaaS ecosystem.

Watchtower wrote:

So, Ardor allows you to have a blockchain marketplace where anyone can buy and sell physical and digital items. The Marketplace is already a part of the Ignis child chain and any other child chain to be established under Ardor shall possess this great feature. This is cryptocurrency renewed, this is adorable, this is Ardor.

It is well known that security is key to the success of any business -online and offline. In the case of online businesses, like operations in the crypto-land, it is always of great need and emphasis with the aim of protecting online actors, avoiding exploitation and manipulation of various kinds. Therefore, it is for this reason that Ardor and it’s child chains possess the Account Control feature, which is a security measure that ensures that access is rightfully restricted and unapproved transactions are prohibited.

You can read another one of WatchTower’s posts here on Nxter.

Source

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  • OracleNews – Ethereum And Ardor Are In A Lifetime War

This article promotes the scalability and security of Ardor and contrasts it against Ethereum.

They wrote:

NXT made it to be the first blockchain ever built from scratch and one of the first crypto technology to be launched with ICO. The network offers values like decentralized asset exchange, voting system, and marketplace, among others.

[Ardor] Unlike Ethereum, frees itself from much data, separate security from functionality to enhance efficiency and speed through the creation of multiple chains.

Ardor was launched to strike out some of the glitches which preexisting cryptocurrencies like Ethereum, Bitcoin were embattled with like bloating, voting and token, among others.

Due to the bordered capability of some blockchain capability like Ethereum, with present capacity of 121 GB blockchain, revalidation must take place for all fresh node. Contrary to that, Ardor provides users with parent chain that keeps only vital information permanently, and other transactions will be moved to individual child chains, and the transactions will be cropped.

Source

 

  • Groww – Ardor: All You Should Know About this Coin

This Wikipedia styled article offers a comprehensive explanation of the history and functionality of Ardor and speaks highly of the ARDR token. Speaks at length about the concepts of child chains.

The author wrote:

Ardor is the latest blockchain as a service (BaaS) providers. Ardor does not require investing in developing custom blockchain solutions instead provides the blockchain infrastructure for businesses and institutions to leverage the strengths of blockchain technology.

The blockchain bloat problem is solved by Ardor using a new transaction pruning system.

The native token problem has been solved by the Ardor and it will implement a system of bundlers, and nodes on the network that will accept fees paid in the child chain token

Ignis is designed in such a way that it serves as the main entry point for Ardor. The Ignis largely replicates NXT. The main objective of Ignis is to offer unlimited possibilities and flexibility.

Source

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  • Hackernoon – Merchant Payment Processing and the Future of Money

Jelurida is mentioned as a real candidate to be a blockchain-based payment disruptor. The future of blockchain payment processing is bright, and the Nxt and Ardor platforms are great places to form the foundation for a 21st century payment system.

They wrote:

Another blockchain-based payment disruptor is Jelurida, the creator of the Nxt and Ardor platforms. Both Nxt and Ardor are blockchain-based — Nxt is an open-source blockchain platform for general use, and Ardor is more specifically targeted to the business and NGO community. Both use cryptocurrency to facilitate payments over a decentralized network. Jelurida hopes that businesses will adopt its blockchain technology to create new “child chains” off of the Main Ardor Chain. Child chains allow businesses to customize and control their own blockchains without the need for massive processing power to create coins or build a network from scratch.

Source

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  • Bitcoin Insider – Sustainability of Blockchain Projects depend largely on Team Ethics and Vision Team Ethics and Vision

As blockchain technology becomes more mainstream, Ardor becomes more and more visible. The benefits of Ardor for business blockchain solutions are mentioned.

They wrote:

Jelurida, a development company that has created a couple of blockchain products like Ardor, Nxt and Ignis represents a typical example of the sustainable nucleus of blockchain enterprise. Beyond the primary solutions that these products bring to the ecosystem, to have thrived on all fronts within the past few years where so many projects have fallen by the wayside places Jelurida up there with the likes of Bitcoin and Ethereum.

Source

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  • Decentral Magazine – Ardor Technischer Bericht

This German-language article mentions Jelurida being at the forefront of addressing blockchain bloat, which currently is a roadblock to mass adoption of blockchain technologies in various sectors. Ardor is a Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) with true scalability due to its unique parent-child architecture.

Source

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PRICE EVOLUTION

 

A new price bot joined Twitter on March 17th with this account :

 

  • TradingView – Ardor Breaking the Downtrend by DestinationMoonCrypto

Source

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  • TradingView – Ardor is Ready by ripple10usd

Source

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  • TradingView – Ardor Looking Bullish by spfleck

 

  • TradingView – ARDR with 300% Potential Profits by teflon92

  • TradingView – Ardor Hidden Double Bottom by HiTech

Source

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  • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution

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

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

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

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And that is all for this week, Nxters.

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.

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

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.

 

COMMUNITY

MEETUPS

BUSINESSES

Clones

DEVELOPMENT

IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


COMMUNITY

 

  • 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 🙂
https://www.zazzle.com/ardor_nxt_store

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!

Source

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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

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:

https://lescovex.featureupvote.com/suggestions/5716/nxt-the-blockchain-application-platform

https://lescovex.featureupvote.com/suggestions/5688/ardor-best

https://lescovex.featureupvote.com/suggestions/5772/ignis-coin

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MEETUPS

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

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

https://cryptocalendar.pro/ 

  • 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.

https://twitter.com/kunsv/status/971642889422897152

Source

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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!

Details:

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

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

More info

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BUSINESSES

  • 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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CLONES

  • 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.

Twitter

Website

https://discord.gg/m4k5me7

 

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  • ACTC Airdrop Update

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

OUR BLOCKCHAIN IS BORN
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] :

POINT TO TOKEN TRANSFERS
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!

Website

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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DEVELOPMENT

  • 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;

@SuppressWarnings("unused")
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
     */
    @Override
    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"));
            Logger.logInfoMessage(message);
            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()));
            Logger.logInfoMessage(message);
            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();
        r.setSeed(seed);
        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);
        builder.recipientId(recipient).timestamp(Nxt.getBlockchain().getLastBlockTimestamp());
        if (builder instanceof ChildTransaction.Builder) {
            ((ChildTransaction.Builder)builder).feeRateNQTPerFXT(feeRateNQTPerFXT);
        }
        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 {
                Nxt.getTransactionProcessor().broadcast(newTransaction);
                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.

martis

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

CullensAnton 

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

Xavier 

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

martis

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.

IN THE MEDIA

  • 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.

Source

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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.

Source

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

PRICE EVOLUTION

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

Source

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

Source

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  • TradingView – ARDR/BTC POTENTIAL 1000% by joewalker808

 

  • TradingView – ARDR/BTC by ChartsOnTime

  • TradingView – IGNIS/BTC Buy Signals by AnakEmasDukun

Source

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  • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution

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

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

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

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And that is all for this week, Nxters.

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

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

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!

COMMUNITY

MEETUPS

The AE

DEVELOPMENT

NXT IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


COMMUNITY

  • 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.

BREAKING NEWS

Jelurida just made it to the finals!

https://twitter.com/4YFN_MWC/status/968524118374211590

 

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.

Elizabeth
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.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Z-0CsFZ-dHnKfcFMD4e3YdHgbRduqRSdhcLEydxvMrk/edit?usp=sharing

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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:
http://www.ardornxt.group/community-funded-projects

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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.

Source

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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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MEETUPS

 

  • 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!

https://www.meetup.com/es-ES/Ardor-Nxt-Barcelona/events/248127223/?

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

Source

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

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

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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The AE

 

  • 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:

BIG NEWS REGARDING THE FORTHCOMING ICO!

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.

IN SHORT, TRIFFIC MAKE TRAFFIC, TERRIFIC!

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
https://t.me/FRASINDO

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

KREDS

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

crowne
Anyone have their masternode setup on the vps?

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1W0QHjYITciR4Osywwmr6l-ruyFmmSTvDfbnuiicjJRY/edit

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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

HOW DO I GET SHR?

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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DEVELOPMENT

  • 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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NXT IN THE MEDIA

  • 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.

Source

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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.

Source

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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.

Source

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  • Reddit – The Moving Train of Chains

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

INVESTING IN CHAINS TO MAKE BIGGER TRAINS

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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Source

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution

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

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

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

 

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And that is all for this week, Nxters.

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Nxter News – February 2018 (III): There Is Nothing Like A Dream To Create The Future

February (III)

Welcome again, Nxters!

The news from last week has exchanges, again, front and center but for a new reason: Jelurida announced a fund for listing NXT / ARDR / IGNIS on new exchanges; in tandem with a crowdfunding effort by the community and ANG to get our tokens on Binance, learn about the Fras Coin Ignis ICO, new Ardor and NRS client updates were released, Lele – a going-to-be Ardor clone has announced a limited time 1:1 swap for NXT/IGNIS (plus info about the upcoming airdrop), and some great Ardor memes, and media metions. All this and more await you below.

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

COMMUNITY

MEETUPS

The AE

DEVELOPMENT

NXT IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


COMMUNITY

  • Exchange Campaigns

Jelurida Pledges €100K for 3-5 Exchange Listings

Jelurida has announced that they will be allocating money for the exclusive purpose of getting NXT / ARDR / IGNIS listed on more third-party exchanges. Jelurida has set aside a budget of  €100K for 2018 with the goal of getting three to five new exchanges listing the coins we know and love.

Lior Yaffe (Riker) announced:

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.

Let’s rally together! Sign up for a binance account so we can vote!!! from Ardor

This action from Jelurida’s side comes after weeks of heated discussions within the community, as well as direct accusations against Jelurida that they do not appreciate the value of exchanges. Since the release of Ardor, and the IGNIS airdrop, Nxters have been waiting for exchanges to honor their publicly announced support for the tokens, but still, after almost 2 months, people are not able to buy into ARDR and IGNIS, or withdraw their tokens to their local clients, on several exchanges that announced that they would.

Jelurida’s application to Binance, and the €100K pledge, is what it is, and it surely helps but it doesn’t mean that Nxters can lean back and expect to see new trading markets just emerge. The community, as well as Jelurida will have to push hard, in collaboration.

Read along.

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  • Ardorgate Lowers The Fee

Ardorgate’s AEUR child chain is a gateway from Euro to AEUR, to the decentralized Coin Exchange on Ardor, where ARDR and child chain tokens can be traded p2p, but only through Euro, and with KYC and AML registration required.

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  • We need to be on more exchanges

Nxters – new users not being able to get into IGNIS / ARDR is a huge problem.

Which exchanges would you like to add NXT / IGNIS / ARDR trading? A spreadsheet is waiting for your input.

jsantaan

Ardor needs more exchanges.

peter

I have sold the idea of Ardor to soo many people but they gave up because they can’t buy it anywhere and bought into other projects instead. I keep talking about how good the wallet is and the inbuilt functionality but they never get to use it for themselves.

I would pay $300k for the Binance listing if need be. We say that it’s a lot for one exchange that could go out of business tomorrow but if Bittrex went down tomorrow we’d have almost zero liquidity at all. The more exchanges the better imo for exactly that argument.

Unfortunately, I don’t have that kind of money but I would 100% contribute to any community fund which I think has been mentioned in here numerous times. My point was more that scoffing at $300k is silly when it would likely increase Ardors overall value by more than that overnight. I understand the blackmail argument but it is what it is. We can’t cut off our nose to spite our face.

It scares me that if anything happened to Bittrex we would essentially be on almost zero exchanges. In addition, when the market recovers that $300k could quickly become $600k.

Riker

So far my assumption was that exchanges that already support NXT will quickly move to support Ardor and Ignis, after all they are making money from it.

Apparently, this was a wrong assumption.

On the other hand, we won’t agree for exchanges to blackmail us and 30K Binance [$BNB] is blackmail.

Elizabeth [2:19 PM]
Here is a spreadsheet called Exchanges. It is completely blank and undeveloped. 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.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Z-0CsFZ-dHnKfcFMD4e3YdHgbRduqRSdhcLEydxvMrk/edit?usp=sharing

I suggest we just start listing the exchanges, adding the website and contact link or email for now.

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  • Crowdfunding for Binance listing fees

http://www.ardornxt.group/community-funded-projects

The community is also rallying, with the ANG announcing that they, separately from Jelurida, will be trying to crowdfund $100K per token (ARDR, IGNIS & NXT) to meet the (expected) fee for applying to get listed on the Binance exchange. This is a massive and coordinated community campaign with the explicit goal of making Jelurida tokens better available for users.

Elizabeth
To go in tandem with @riker’s revelation of the marketing budget and my commitment to the community to help crowdfund a listing, I have created a Community Project page on the ANG website.

We have three coins. It would be a tough decision but we should prioritize in three tiers.

fihsu
Please vote, poll is on the ignis chain. Thx.
https://ardor.tools/polls/IGNIS/10114297959185144263

Elizabeth

I’m going to throw another thought out here while I’m eating dinner and thinking things through. I really want this to be a rallying of the community and not divisive in any way! We all come from different business, cultural, geopolitical backgrounds with different experiences and perspectives. Let’s not let this become an us versus them situation if we all don’t see it the same way. Some will not be able to contribute, some will choose not to contribute. But let each one be respected for their own position and decision. OK?!!

ebasos

So this is fundraising for paying regular listing fee on binance? And there is a chance to list all 3 coins if we’ll raise 300k?

Elizabeth

Yes

UPDATE:

Elizabeth [11:04 AM]
The community raised 100K to apply for listing Ardor on Binance in about 12 hours time!

The fund raising continues for Nxt and Ignis here:
http://www.ardornxt.group/community-funded-projects

We will need to calculate things and keep track of how much BNB costs in relation to how much we raise. I think we can aim for 100000K USD per coin right now and communicate changes as the markets fluctuate.

This fundraiser has nothing to do with the Community Coin application. It is for the regular application of the coins. Now that our own community has decided to fund that application there is no need to apply for it to be the Community Coin.

Follow the full conversation at the #marketing channel on ArdorNxt chat on Slack, #communityprojects channel.

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  • Bitplace Exchange Accepts Ardor

Continuing the theme of acceptance, Bitplace now supports ARDR trading. Instructions on how to buy or sell ARDR on Bitplace are below.

To buy Ardor first select from the YOU HAVE drop-down the currency you wish to pay with and enter the amount you have. From the YOU GET drop-down select Ardor ARDR and you will see the rate and how much Ardor you will receive. Click Exchange Now and enter the Ardor address you wish to receive your ARDR and your e-mail address. On the next page you will have to pay for your Exchange to the indicated address.

Source

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  • Bittrex Open for New Registrations

Bittrex appears to have started accepting new user registrations:
https://support.bittrex.com/hc/en-us/requests/new?ticket_form_id=114093958552

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  • Nxt / Ardor Memes

Community member, darksidejosh, created many delicious and dank memes about NXT, IGNIS and Ardor. We are happy to spotlight them for you – they are funny, true, and engaging. Over 60 of his memes are assembled below. Always remember to HODL!

darksidejosh wrote:

And heres an album of the 60 or so ARDR meme’s ive made over the last few months. I realize its not official content, but I have some reach on cryptotwitter with some of metrics getting 20k views or more each.”

ARDR MEMES

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  • ArdorPlatform.org Redesign

A redesign of the ardorplatform.org website is currently underway.

codehalo

Just one of the ideas being worked on.

The redesign offering for ardorplatform.org is on track. We should have something soon for the community to review.

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  • Lele Airdrop

Lele is the Indonesian wildcard that entered the stage as an NXT clone but quickly chose to become an Ardor clone instead. Lele will be fulfilling the terms of the JPL and airdropping 10% of their tokens to the Ardor community. Scams are out there – no registration or forms need to be filled out, by anyone, to receive the Lele Airdrop. Be safe and NEVER give your account passphrase out!

LELE states that on the 28th of February they will take a snapshot of the IGNIS child chain and the airdrop will be distributed on 1.–3. March. The ratio is 10 IGNIS:1 LELE.

Starting from Feb 12th they allow LELE believers to swap IGNIS:LELE or NXT:LELE  at a 1:1 ratio.

Important Read Airdrop from Clones – How to Act

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MEETUPS

 

  • Jelurida at 4YFN and the Mobile World Congress

As previously announced: Jeurida was picked as a 4YFN Awards finalist – and the final date is closing in.

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.

The 4YFN Awards 2018 is the startup competition of the 4YFN at the Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2018 event, focused on accelerating business development and the investment in new technologies.

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

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

Source

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

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

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

coradan

almonte and me have been helped by Elizabeth and Veronica to organize Madrid Meetup on Google Campus at 1st of March.

https://www.meetup.com/es/Blockchain-for-Business-Madrid/events/247609513/

I would like to know your opinion to do this crowdfunding campaign with AEUR to support catering for the networking moment on the event?

martis

yeah, withdraw AEUR to MT mastercard and pay with it for catering in front of audience

almonte

What a great idea Martis

martis

I will contribute some AEUR for that – or sell some Ignis/Ardor to AEUR, withdraw them and pay for catering live!

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  • Crypto Meetup “Blockchain for Business: Ardor Platform held on February 7th

The videos from the Meetup in Valencia on Feb. 7th have been posted. Watch our long-time community member Alberto Fernandez (almonte) speak about the Ardor platform. Videos are in Spanish without subs.

He wrote:

As promised, here you have the videos recorded from the last Ardor introduction in Valencia. Apologies for the non-spanish speakers, this event was in spanish. Again, thanks to Dekalabs and Flywire for hosting the event and provide such a good Blockchain audience!

More information

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  • Review of Blockchain for Business Meetup in Barcelona held on February 13th

Veronica wrote a nice review of the Barcelona Meetup hosted by Nxt and Ardor members. Very good feedback was gathered and we hope to continue to grow and gain traction in business sectors across the world.

She wrote:

We had a very exciting time holding the first Blockchain for Business Meetup yesterday in Barcelona. This is an incredible asset for our community, and helps to build connections with local players, IT consultants, and businesses. Anyone in the community that would like to do something similar, even in a smaller scale (it all counts!) come to the #meetuporganizers channel and say hello! We will help you to start in your city and share tips and good practices. Organizing this can be very easy if you already know what to do 😉

Big success yesterday at the first meetup of the Barcelona Blockchain for Business Group organized by Ardor and Nxt members, full room around 180 attendees (193 subscribed to the event, less than 10% of non-attendance)

– First meetup, very positive feedback, people reached us to congratulate and thank you us for the organization
– @fsarrias @vanbreuk @rubenbc and @veronica told to a lot of people after the event, and exchanged business cards and talk about Nxt and Ardor
– Joan Manel (Vanbreuk) presented what is a blockchain and what characteristics are important for business (about 40 minutes); Veronica introduced areas where blockchain is being applied and mentioned the blockchain-as-a-service model (about 20 minutes)
– We had 30 minutes of Q&A, and 20 minutes of networking. The Mobile World Center and Estrella Damm sponsored a beer at the end of the event
– The meetup was recorded, we will share the video soon!

RubénBC

It has been a success from all points of view. The site was very well located, excellent speakers, the atmosphere among the attendees was very good, and networking with a good beer was great (L). Wishing to attend the next and see you all again.

More information

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The AE

  • Frasindo Ignis Crowdsale

Frasindo and the Fras Coin project of Indonesia have an ongoing crowdsale. Sandy Budiman of Frasindo updated the community about the structure of the Fras Coin project and shared details with Elizabeth, the director of ANG. Fras Coin will be an asset an Ignis child chain asset on the Ardor platform.

Indonesia-Based Car Rental Company Frasindo Joins the Cryptocurrency World

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.

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  • Janus – Status Update

Janus released a statement to their community about recent Kreds airdrop.

Hello Janus community,

Details regarding the airdrop for JNS users will be available within 2 weeks, depending on administration times within our team it could be sooner. Users anticipating coins please be patient as we will process this securely and using cryptographic messages on Ardor platform to verify the validity of claimed Kreds.

Please note: this was not a hyped airdrop and intended for the JNS community by design, the snapshot has already passed, and is the only portion of Kreds designated through this distribution method. 90 day claim window for the users in JNS who participated, all coins not claimed will be returned to the websites’ funds for disbursement.

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

Janus asset ID on the ARDOR platform: 4348103880042995903

KREDS

bjorn_bb 

Website/whitepaper for Kreds is live https://www.kredsblockchain.com/

We are beginning the necessities for the airdrop public soon. I welcomed you all over a year ago to Janus, I welcome you also to Kreds community, please join the discord if you get a moment (at your leisure)much of the whitepaper won’t be as new to those in here as in the rest of the world.

However, it does have some details you may like or hate you know we are here, if you see something that you feel needs adjustment, then please let us know. The economic model is very difficult to perfectly launch without live data, user stats and more so it can and more than likely will change for emissions and user base size increases.

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

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  • Triffic Teaser

Triffic released a teaser for their upcoming Ignis ICO. Triffic is a gamified navigation app that allows users accrue loyalty points like Air Miles by performing actions such as traveling to a location, redeeming vouchers, selling items or booking a hotel or taxi. Their business model looks legit and claims to be able to operate in any country.

Triffic, The Gamified GPS Is Coming To Ardor from Ardor

They wrote:

We are indeed [planning to do an ICO on the ignis childchain].

The asset tokens have already been created and we are now in the final stages of ensuring that the ICO is compliant with international KYC laws. Whilst we are issuing our token on the Ignis Blockchain, people will have the choice about how they want to buy.

People will also be able to buy tokens with Bitcoin or Ethereum as well as Ignis and Ardor. The only thing they need to hold their asset tokens is an Ardor wallet – and anybody can get one, not just Europeans.

I’m definitely correct here because I actually live in SE Asia and many people over here have Ardor wallets.

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Ardor v2.0.14 Upgrade

Last week a new version of Ardor, v2.0.14 was released. Drop everything and download it now! No, but seriously, you should upgrade your Ardor client. The new version includes bug fixes and improvements to the UI. The full changelog is below.

Changelog:

Correct coin order cancellation fee calculations when the exchange coin is ARDR
and correct fee coin label in the buy and cancel modals.

Format amount and fee according to chain decimals in transactions tables.

Fixed server calculated exchange rate to display according to locale numeric
formatting.

Added the buy orders side to the coin exchange, improved layout of the coin
exchange page.

Fixed update of account balances per chain.

Fixed alias offer to any account. Fixed decryption of DGS goods.

Added Ardorgate EULA and privacy policy checkboxes and links.

Improved the “not enough funds” error message.

Fixed sending of transactions when running as light client.

Added UI for blacklisting bundlers.

Do not process or propagate bundler rates when running as light client.

Source

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  • NRS Update – Version 1.11.13

Jelurida also released a new NRS update (for desktop and Android) – v1.11.13. This new update includes UI improvements, desktop wallet performance optimizations, and bug fixes. Do not forget to update! Seriously, it is important for community members to stay up-to-date on their client upgrades so as to be as safe and secure as possible.

 

Changelog:

Desktop wallet performance optimizations to reduce excessive load.

Do not allow login using passphrase to a non-existing account to prevent users from losing their funds due to a typo. Use the “choose your own passphrase” link under “create new account” if you really need to login to a non-existing account using passphrase.

Client UI enhancements and bugfixes.

 

  • Updated Android client app

Mobile app https://bitbucket.org/Jelurida/nxt/downloads/nxt-client-1.11.13.apk
SHA256 0cb8f0a62fd1ba9890cfda4410d25b21fa79256f06759f7c6396269c04ddcf97

Source

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  • BIOTS 2018

Do you study computer science, engineering, or math?

Do you want to be among the first people worldwide to profit from top-notch, hands-on education in Blockchain and the Internet of Things?

Do you want to meet experts and others in the field and create sustainable solutions?

Every year the BIOTS program will offer three major verticals for the students to build their ideas and use-cases.
In 2018, we mainly look into sustainability issues, which are currently on the agenda of the UN or hot topics in the industry.

Source

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NXT IN THE MEDIA

  • Hacker Noon – Blockchain as a Service: 23 Million Reasons to Help Advance the Future of Blockchain

This article highlights how Ardor, unlike other blockchains, promotes Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) right out of the gate – the entire platform was designed with businesses in mind. Like Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) from earlier this decade, BaaS looks to be the next evolution in business.

They wrote:

Ardor, is a BaaS platform that will allow people to use the NXT blockchain. They use “child chains” to bring BaaS into the front of the equation. Instead of leaving BaaS as an afterthought, they frontloaded the ability for companies to use their BaaS platform.

Now that we understand this rapid interest and growth of blockchain, we can start to understand just how important BaaS is.

So now back to “BaaSics”, what does the ideal version of BaaS look like? Well it could be one of two things. It could possibly look like Ardor and Nxt, where BaaS is front-loaded into the fundamentals of the blockchain.

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  • Crypto Gazette – Ardor (ARDR) Quietly Making Progress in 2018

Ardor is highlighted in Crypto Gazette as making excellent progress this year. They speak about the ease with which developers can use the platform to implement new features and functionality. They also praise the growth of the community, including a new Korean channel. Korea is one of the largest consumer markets for cryptocurrency in the world.

They wrote:

The blockchain currency improved the stability of the network. With the latest upgrade, the coin is able to rise against other digital coins in the market. It is because it offers developers with an excellent platform for developing their key features on the coin’s channel. The refurbishment of their child chain system continues to function perfectly and as a matter of fact, they are planning to release minor updates with some improvements of usability and bug fixes.

Ardor (ARDR) is also making excellent progress in their client support system which is in full integration with the customer relationship management system. There is also the creation of a new Korean channel. The channel would offer a vital stage for increasing the awareness of the coin to readers in Korea.

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  • Steemit – How to Transfer IGNIS Tokens off the Ardor Blockchain to an Exchange

So we always recommend keeping your assets in your local wallets, but we get it – many of you like to trade on the open market with non-Jelurida tokens. This article documents how to transfer IGNIS tokens from your Ardor wallet to a Bittrex wallet. The process is simple but requires an account with the third-party exchange in question. Do your research and learn what exchanges enabled IGNIS trading (refer to the ANG crowdfunding announcement from earlier).

Instructions:

If you held NXT before the snapshot then your IGNIS tokens are accessible on the Ardor blockchain using the same account number and password for the NXT blockchain.

But what does that mean? This is a simple guide to transfer your IGNIS tokens to an exchange. I will be using Bittrex as an example.

We will be using The Ardor Lite wallet to access the Ardor blockchain.

The Ardor Lite wallet allows for simple/fast interaction with the Ardor blockchain for users. All transactions are signed locally, so your passphrase is never sent to a remote node, while not requiring the user to download the blockchains. Only the essential functions are available.

We will be creating a new wallet on Bittrex to receive our IGNIS tokens and then accessing the Ardor Lite Wallet to send our IGNIS tokens over to Bittrex.

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  • LinkedIn – Ardor Lack of Marketing Talk

This article makes an excellent point – Ardor is a business tool that is not really deserving of marketing. Rather it is the CHILD CHAINS that need the marketing as they are what the average person will be interacting/transacting with and using. Ignis, AEUR, just to name a couple, should be treated as the stars of Ardor, not Ardor itself.

They wrote:

Whilst people tend to agree that the technology behind Ardor is genuinely groundbreaking, there seems to be a consensus of opinion that the marketing efforts from Jelurida are pretty weak.

The thing is, I actually disagree. If you look at the remit of Jelurida, you’ll see that they are a for-profit company. This company has two products – Ardor and the Nxt Blockchain Creation kit.

This means that for Jelurida to spend money on the direct marketing of Ardor is extremely short sighted. The Ardor parent-chain has not been designed for everyday general transactional use, that’s the job of the child chains.

Ardor should not be thought of as a coin. Like Ethereum, Ardor is a store of value. Their market caps are built up because they are both ultimate destinations for profits that have been made from smart contracts (in the case of Ethereum) or child-chains (in the case of Ardor).

Ethereum has not become popular because it has a celebrity figurehead. Ethereum is popular and high-priced because it was built to facilitate developers to build on top of it, which they have done in droves.

This is also why Ardor will become popular, not because of any short term spin designed to pacify day-traders whose memories only extend beyond the last pump. It’s been less than a month and we are already starting to see new projects being announced. Word will spread. Slowly at first, but it will gather pace as more child chains come on board. A true and sustained price rise will only happen when there is true adoption of the Ardor ecosystem, and for that to happen, it need to be marketed those who can take advantage of what it was designed for.

Ardor is a working project with a long-term future, and that’s why it’s a long term hold.

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  • Smartoptions – …And What About ARDOR ($ARDR)?

This article illuminates the history of Ardor and the many incremental developments it has had over the past two years.

There is a history of next level developments, behind Ardor that stems from NXT – a blockchain available for public and private use, with a five-year history, proven technical stability, a healthy community, and a well established proof-of-stake model.

Ardor launched in 2016, making it one of the first Blockchain-as-a-Service (Baas) programs, along with IBM’s Hyper Ledger and Microsoft’s Azure. The purpose of a progression Ardor was to use the solid foundation of NXT while solving the NXT issues of a single token, blockchain bloat, and lack of customizability. The NXT platform provides Ardor the capacity for creating vital, structured transactions

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • TradingView – NXT AFTER IGNIS AIRDROP

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  • TradingView – IGNIS/BTC Potential Triangle Breakout

The bottom line of the triangle is the support that was tested twice, currently, the price is near this level and should bounce again from it. This will be a fifth Elliott wave which will break the Triangle upward. We expect a significant rise of this coin as its fundamental basis is decent as well as technical. It has been recently added to Bittrex and we waited until the right moment to enter. Stoch RSI is in the overbought state, so we should wait till it dips a bit to the zone that is drawn on the chart. Probably it will be the best moment to buy IGNIS.

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  • TradingView – Will Airdrop Cause FOMO?

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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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