Ardor / Nxt Group
Reflecting on Nouriel Roubini’s cryptocurrency testimony at the senate on 12 October 2018.
As an entrepreneur in public blockchain networks, my first reaction to this inaccurate and misleading testimony was to dismiss it as yet another horse carriage manufacturer speaking about steam cars, as a turbo propeller engine specialist referring to jet engines, as an MS-DOS user talking about Windows 1.0, or as a Nokia executive reviewing the first iPhone.
Nxter News | October 2018 (II) The Journey Of A Thousand Miles Begins With One Step Lao Tzu Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers! Journeys require planning, effort, time, and a million little things to go right. Neil Armstrong's first step on the Moon was a small step for him that was the culmination of millions ... Read more
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Redefining Blockchain as a Service — Beyond Buzzwords
Today, the “Blockchain as a Service (BaaS)” term is being used interchangeably by various organizations to refer to entirely different offerings. This has led to an urgent need to define subcategories within the sector.
Any crypto geek knows about evolution. It all started with Bitcoin. Or did it? This week's Nxter Puzzle is a simple crossword, there's 100 IGNIS in the prize account, which you can transfer out if you solve it first. We all have a dinosaur within us just trying to get out. Name your dino peers, don't rawr ... Read more
We have already learned how to register our authorship in the block chain. Now we have two options, either to commercialize the artwork by the usual means, or tokenize it to give it a digital existence. Let’s see how this last option works.
Ardor.rocks' minivan was packed with famous guitars, but suddenly the door opened and all the guitars fell out! You know how it goes - they are now spread throughout the festival square. Festival bangers and hippies grabbed the guitars - you must find all the guitars and guess the names of their owners! There are 30 well-known instruments.
Today, Jelurida’s Youtube channel got itself a new URL. Why should you care? The Ardor Updates and Lightweight Contract videos were the first to be uploaded to this channel, and if you have been hyperlinking to any videos on this channel lately – note the links in your posts might stop working and need to ... Read more
Nxter News | October 2018 (I) It Depends On Where You Put the Paint, Not How Much You Splash On Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers! Welcome to the fall season and welcome to our Nxter.org rebrand! A fresh bit of "paint" thrown on to make what was once old new again. The last few months ... Read more
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Blockchain can be used by artists to solve some practical problems in the registration and commercialization of artworks. In this post we will explain the model we are using for the original paintings of the cards in our collection.
Petko Petkov, lead developer for Ardor and NXT joins David Gild to talk about Blockchain for Business on the this podcast from the Edge.
In the process of updating Nxter.org to reflect the latest state of our ecosystem, I have been updating myself on exchanges that have IGNIS listed – not all of them are represented on CMC. One new exchange on the block is TOKOK, launched just months ago, July 2018. NXT and ARDR are supported (due to a community ... Read more
Nxter News | September 2018 (IV) The Two Most Powerful Warriors are Patience and Time Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers! Good things happen with time, and time is a precious asset: for you and for us. Over the past months, Nxter has been working on a rebrand and the fruits of our labor should be ... Read more
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Last week, I didn’t publish a blog post because the EZYcount ICO started. I’m going to look back on what happened. But before that, some news:1) I’m proud to say that we are one of the 9 fintech startups selected by the accelerator Fintech Fusion in Geneva for their next program. Fusion will support us to grow faster and better and find financing.
Prize account: ARDOR-QYVK-DK7G-AWKU-B7AZD 20 words is the passphrase. madfox wrote: Please forgive me. I forgot the 20th word! 19 words, lower case, divided by a single space. Keep an eye out for the final word and stay healthy. This is the Nxter Puzzle for week III, September, 2018. This NXTER PUZZLE was sponsored by the Ardor ... Read more
September (III) Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers! Seeing is believing. Sounds obvious, simple even. Yet many people look, but they do not see. Haters out there close off their minds to logic and new experiences, we have all seen people do this. It is sad. People too quickly succumb to fear, uncertainty, and ... Read more
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Tarasca DAO is working on the creation of a first collection of cards in Ardor, called “Mythical Creatures of the World”. We have already published some information about our project and about the characteristics of the collection. In this post we will explain some more details about what we are doing.
Here is an opportunity for the community to help sponsor an incredibly successful educational project initiated, funded and developed by Eric Funk, an Ardor / Nxt community member.
Eric created Ardor Bootcamp, a series of more than 30 lessons teaching the basics of Ardor blockchain, on Udemy.com. He has generously provided many discount codes to make it more accessible to those wanting to learn the power of Ardor. Recently he worked with Ardor / Nxt Group in the Raspberry PI Giveaway.
An entire Residence in every confirmed transaction: The Blockchain Promise How do we define real? The ability to touch, see, feel with our senses? All the brain relays and nothing more if you ask me. Another question…what do you and I understand by the term ‘death’? The end of the ability to talk, move ... Read more
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Welcome back to the Blockchain Ardor — Medium Series! In this installment, we’ll be reviewing two demonstrations of the new “Transaction Voucher” feature available on the Ardor testnet. Transaction Vouchers make it simple for users to send dual signature, fixed invoices and share distributions between two addresses on the blockchain — this sounds insignificant, but it is a major step forward for mainstream adoption of blockchain technology.
Welcome back to the Blockchain Ardor — Medium Series! This article provides details on how to download the Ardor testnet so that you can begin experimenting with new feature releases, such as Transaction Vouchers and Turing-complete Lightweight Contracts. The information presented here represents a modified version of the information included in the “Blockchain Ardor” youtube series here.
Blockchain Ardor Part 7: Tutorial on Custom Bundlers for Child Chain Transactions on the Ardor Platform — Account Property Bundler Template
Welcome back to the Blockchain Ardor — Medium Series! This article provides details on how to set up a custom transaction bundler for child chain transactions.
Blockchain Ardor Part 6: Tutorial on Basic Bundlers for Sponsoring Child Chain End-User Fees on the Ardor Platform
Welcome back to Blockchain Ardor — Medium Series! This article provides details on how to set up basic transaction “bundlers” for child chain transactions.
Welcome back to Blockchain Ardor — Medium Series! This article provides details on how to set up forging and account leasing of your Ardor balance. The information presented here represents a modified version of the information in the video available at this link.
Welcome to the Blockchain Ardor — Medium Series! This article provides an introductory tour of the live features available on the Ignis child chain as of August 2018. The information presented here represents a modified version of the information in the 11-minute long video on youtube titled, “Blockchain Ardor: Demo and Tour of Ardor and Ignis Features” — available here.
Welcome back to the Blockchain Ardor — Medium Series! This article provides an introductory tour of the live features available on the Ardor “parent chain” mainnet as of August 2018. The information presented here represents a modified version of the information in the 11-minute long video on youtube titled, “Blockchain Ardor: Demo and Tour of Ardor and Ignis Features” — available here.
Welcome back to the Blockchain Ardor — Medium Series! This article provides instructions for creating and accessing Ardor accounts through the Ardor Client Wallet. The information here represents a modified version of the demonstration in this youtube video here.
Welcome to Blockchain Ardor — Medium Series! This is the first in a series of articles providing introductory tours and tutorials of the features available on the Ardor “parent chain” and its “child chains.” This first article introduces the Ardor platform and provides a demonstration of how to download the full Ardor Client Wallet. This tour represents a modified version of the information presented the video here.
September (II) Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers! An unanswered question in physics is “do the fundamental constants of the universe change?” Our universe has many such fundamental constants, some more applicable to daily life than others – anyone reading this can appreciate the constant (c) used for the speed of light. Yet there is ... Read more
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Welcome to outer space. We made it. This week, we'll be zooming in on 10 different cities. Get the city names, write them down in lowercase divided by a single space - and wait for the 11th and 12th city to be announced. These 12 city names will form a passphrase, and the account this ... Read more
Because Smart Contracts Are Not So Smart
On August 17th, as promised, the Ardor lightweight contracts solution went live on the Ardor testnet as part of release 2.1.0e, which is available from jelurida.com.
“Blockchainizing” Pension Administration
PRESENTING THE FIRST TWO CARDS OF THE COLLECTION
We are proud to present the first two creatures of our collection. We have more, but for now we want to show you these two. We hope you like it as much as we do the selection, the history of each, and the wonderful drawings of Ana Santiso, the painter of this collection.
Haechi, from Korea.
Loan securing and repayment on the Blockchain
The passage from the physical world to the digital world revolutionized the world of card games. On the one hand, it pushed them beyond the limitations of space, allowing communication and interaction between collectors and players never before imagined. Today you can exchange cards with anyone, even if you do not speak your language and live thousands of kilometers away, or participate in international tournaments with hundreds of other fans.
I’m anonymous. I have an avatar — a name that isn’t my own. Nobody knows me. Online, some people think they can say what they want with whatever words they want in whatever attitude they want — and nobody will know who they are.
But I believe you are known — even behind the mask of an avatar or fake name.
Introducing a new Ardor Forum adorforum.org dedicated to conversations around Ardor.
The Nxt forum remains at the same URL nxtforum.org and is the place to talk about Nxt.
The division into two forums was for clarity between the projects. You may login to both forums with your former Nxt Forum username and password.
The best part about these choices is that you can participate in both.
Congratulations Kseniya Zhytomirsky!
Kseniya was chosen from among those who successfully completed the Ardor Bootcamp Course on Udemy.com to win a Raspberry Pi loaded with Ardor.
The contest is over but the course is still available. Join the number of people who have completed this three and a half hour course and know all the basics of the Ardor blockchain.
Go to Udemy.com and search for Ardor Bootcamp and be sure to follow the course @efunkonline on Twitter for the discount coupons he shares and his upcoming course.
September (I) Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers! Flowers look pretty, smell pretty, and they make a great gift for your significant other. They also serve as poetic license to talk about the human mind. We live in an age where many close-minded people are in power the world over, from the US to ... Read more
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UPDATE: @Nxter_org puzzle 'Travel around Moldova' is on track again! https://t.co/Hq45Ypotw8Phased $IGNIS transaction is inside this account!Solve the puzzle, wait for the secret word to be announced until #ARDOR block 380000 and grab this $IGNIS! — madfox (@madfox1234) September 8, 2018 So…. someone happened to find the secret passphrase to Alice’s account. 23 hours after the ... Read more
How easy is it for an artist to create a token or asset to represent a real piece of art on the blockchain?
We’ve all heard the claims about how blockchain or distributed ledger technology will help artists protect the intellectual property to their created works. In fact, this seems to be one of the more obvious use cases for the blockchain. There are some registries opening as businesses to allow artists to register a token through their service.
The first game of Tarasca DAO is “Mythical Creatures of the World”, a set of collectable cards with dozens of mythological creatures from all over the world, coming from the most diverse cultures. With this collection we want to value the inexhaustible creativity of the peoples of the world, who have filled the geography of the continents with an immense variety of fantastic creatures. Knowing their mythological beings is a first step to get into their way of seeing the world, something necessary to love and care for the cultural diversity of the planet
August (IV) Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers! This week marks two consecutive years of there being a weekly Nxter newsly! We are getting better with age, like a fine wine! Growing old tends to be tedious, full of aches, pains, and the phrase “remember when…?” For 104 consecutive weeks, we have published ... Read more
It wasn’t supposed to be like this. When Alice first invested in crypto, or in “blockchain technology” as she later told her lawyer, she just wanted to buy Bitcoin, short it, flip her profits into alts and then transfer a few IGNIS to Bob. He imagined himself somehow escaping it all. making it at the ... Read more
This week it will rain tokens on fast and smart Nxter puzzlers. Our last city-walk is in Krems an der Donau (Krems), Austria, and the announcement of the final word in the ANG-sponsored 1000 IGNIS account challenge will occur at the Purposeful Games Hackathon in that same city this weekend.
August (III) Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers! The Nxt community has always been known as one of the friendliest and most helpful in crypto. Now we’re growing again, with the creation of Ardor, new assets, and new child chains, new Nxters join our ecosystem from all over the world. We welcome you. Investors ... Read more
Jelurida has announced the release of Lightweight Smart Contracts on the Ardor Testnet released today.
Refer to the nxt wiki for official documentation.
August (II) Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers! Friends are great! They are there when you need them and sometimes provide you with chocolate. Not everyone is your friend though, as we cover later, friends do not try and scam you. Friends support and encourage you to be the best version of yourself. ... Read more
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The fourth area in our Summer Quest is Rotterdam, The Netherlands, where Dominium, one of the new upcoming Ardor child chains, is located.
Search this area (using Google maps) to uncover the hidden words in the puzzle picture. When you have unlocked the Stage IV account, there's a bonus puzzle for you to solve.
Combine the words from the Stage IV and the bonus puzzle below to get access to the bonus account - you will find a redeemable
Enter to Win
- Complete the Ardor Bootcamp Course on Udemy.com
- Follow the instructions at the end of the course.
- One entry is allowed per person.
- Entries will be validated against the list of persons completing the course.
- A valid email address is required for notification if you win. You will be required to submit mailing information if you win.
When working for a large software company, my team used to follow an agile development methodology named Scrum. To be honest, I never liked this methodology.
Ardor is a scalable blockchain built with a unique parent / child chain architecture that allows people create their own blockchain, known as a child chain. All processing will be done on the Ardor main chain, which will secure the network. Transactions will be carried out on the child chains - each one dedicated to the blockchain owner. Child chains will provide features currently on Nxt such as decentralized phasing, voting, and trading, as well as be able to interact with other child chains on the platform in a decentralized exchange (DEX).
NXT is an open source blockchain platform. Launched in November 2013, it was the first to use a 100% Proof-of-Stake system. Nxt is a blockchain platform with built-in transactional features (smart contracts) ready for people to use out of the box: Voting, Messaging, Asset Exchange and more.
The first child chain of Ardor is the Ignis child chain. IGNIS tokens are used for its operation. All existing and well tested Nxt blockchain features are available on the Ignis child chain with the addition of Ardor platform specific enhancements. Visit the Ignis Wiki and User Guide for more information.