Ardor / Nxt Group

Ardor / Nxt Group provides education, resources and helps facilitate the development and growth of both the Ardor and Nxt cryptocurrency - blockchain ecosystems, including the first public child chain, Ignis and all legal and compliant projects developed on the blockchains.

Sponsor Ardor Blockchain Bootcamp on Udemy

Ardor Blockchain Bootcamp

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.

Blockchain will save your business. This is not a drill! /// Part V ///

  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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Nxter News – September 2018 (II): There Is Nothing So Stable As Change

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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10 Cities Names

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

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Two New Forums for Ardor and Nxt

Two New Forums for Ardor and Nxt

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.

Kseniya Zhytomirsky Wins a Rapsberry Pi

Kseniya Zhytomirsky Wins a Rapsberry Pi

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.

Nxter News – September 2018 (I): Minds Are Like Flowers, They Only Open When The Time Is Right

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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NxterPuzzle | Travel Around Moldova

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

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Tokenize an Art Asset on the Blockchain

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.

Nxter News – August 2018 (IV): People Do Not Quit Playing Because They Grow Old; They Grow Old Because They Quit Playing

  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

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Alice lost her Ignis passphrase!

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

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Summer Quest: Stage Five

Krems an der Donau, Austria

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.

Nxter News – August 2018 (III): Sometimes It’s Not The Strength But Gentleness That Cracks The Hardest Shells

  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

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Nxter News – August 2018 (II): There Is Nothing Better Than A Friend, Unless It Is A Friend With Chocolate

  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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Summer Quest: Stage Four

Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Home of Dominium

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

Raspberry Pi Giveaway

Raspberry Pi Giveaway

Enter to Win

  1. Complete the Ardor Bootcamp Course on Udemy.com
  2. Follow the instructions at the end of the course. 
  3. One entry is allowed per person.
  4. Entries will be validated against the list of persons completing the course.
  5. A valid email address is required for notification if you win. You will be required to submit mailing information if you win.

 

Blockchain But …

Blockchain But. Image credit: Jake Young, from Unplash.

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.

Burning Messages

Let’s start with another toy I built on Ardor last weekend:

Burning Messages v0.0.1

I call it Burning Messages.

It’s a Private Chat dApp build on the Ardor platform.

You can download it using the Ardor Data Cloud (full client required):

Summer Quest: Stage Three

Summer Quest: Stage Three: Lugano Switzerland

The third area is Lugano Switzerland, home of Jelurida's main office.

Search this area (using Google Maps) to uncover the hidden words in the picture below.

When you have unlocked the Stage III account, there's a bonus puzzle for you to solve HERE.

All letters are lowercase, divided by spaces - exactly like the passphrase for your Ardor account. The formula of the final passphrase is: (Stage I + Stage II) + Stage III + Stage IV + Stage V + FINAL WORD.

Adel: Investor perspective

One of the most exciting projects that launched on the NXT blockchain in 2017 was Adel.

Adel is an idea incubator that focuses mainly on blockchain projects. Submitting ideas and the execution of these projects are delegated to the Adel Members with the Adel core team supervising the end to end process.

ERC721 Non-Fungible Tokens and Ardor Singleton Assets

I’ve researched this topic a bit lately and when I came across this unanswered question in the ethereum stackexchange, I decided to write up my findings as this might be better than nothing, which is what I found regarding that matter. A disclaimer: I’ve not yet worked with ERC721 myself yet and have based this article on the available resources, of which a few are linked in the article where relevant.

Summer Quest Puzzle Series

Summer Quest Puzzle Series

The Summer Quest will take you on an adventure as you walk across parts of the world to find very specific numbers and words. The words of each stage of the quest will give you access to an Ignis account with an encrypted message. Find all the words and reap the final reward: 1000 IGNIS.

Instructions from puzzle creator, madfox:

Summer Quest: Stage One

Summer Quest: Stage One - Hadera, Israel

Hadera

The first area to search is Hadera, Israel, where Lior Yaffe (co-founder, managing director @Jelurida) lives.

Search this area (using Google maps) to uncover the hidden words in the picture above.

The 6 words found in this puzzle will be the first part of a passphrase that gives you access to a Nxt/Ardor blockchain account. The second half of the passphrase will be the 6 word answer from the Stage Two of the Summer Quest series. The passphrase unlocks an encrypted message in this account to let you know that your solution is correct. 

Ardor Develop Tips for Dummies

If you are not a professional developer like me, or not familiar with the Ardor platform, here are some quick tips you may find useful at the beginning :).

Difference between Ardor and Ignis

In short, Ardor is the parent chain, using the token ARDOR, which security the networks and package all child-chain transactions.You can’t do much thing only with Ardor chain.

Ignis is the first child-chain which has the most features , using the token IGNIS.

Twitter Clone on Ardor

Twitter Clone on Ardor

OK this is not a toy anymore. :)

This is a Twitter clone completely building on Ardor platform, or precisely, the Ignis child-chain of Ardor.

I must say I’m no professional developer and only planned to learn some Ardor by doing this, but turns out got most functions done.

It use two build-in functions of Ardor platform:

Messages and Account Property.

Build A Slack Like Message Board on Ardor with 300 Lines Code

Slack like board on Ardor

300 lines including HTML, CSS and JS, that’s all. ;)

I know it’s more like a toy but I’m also not a professional developer. I just want to show how easy to write a dApp on Ardor.

It use only one build-in function of Ardor platform: Messages.

The logic is very simple: treat a predefined Ardor account as a channel, and every public messages to that account as a channel message.

A Walk Through Nxt History

A Walk Through Nxt History

There will be 25 winners for this weeks puzzle!

A Nxter who is definitely growing something unique on the Ignis blockchain this summer is Madfox, Russian Nxter editor. With his puzzle games, mazes and crosswords, he is giving away free IGNIS to the fastest minds that solve his challenges every week. In this, his 5th puzzle, the first 25 participants to come, correctly, collect on the challenge can each claim 50 IGNIS, sponsored by the ANG.

Nxt / Ardor Historical Timeline Published

Nxt / Ardor Historical Timeline

Have you wondered how Nxt Cryptocurrency developed and evolved into Ardor?

A beautiful 22 page document outlining the history of Nxt cryptocurrency through the launch of Ardor has been published. 

Ardor / Nxt Community member Andrii Savdeiev used his design skills to create the document that was compiled by Ruben Bueno with further contributions and edits from a group of selected reviewers.

Enjoy the story! We all joined the narrative at some point and the journey ahead is part of the history yet to be told.

Ardor ( ARDR ) Listed on Binance

Ardor ( ARDR ) Listed on Binance

Today, Binance Exchange announced the listing of the Ardor cryptocurrency token with trading to commence at 11:00 UTC.

The listing comes several months after the Ardor / Nxt Community raised the equivalent of $100,000 for the listing fee within 6 hours.

Meanwhile, market conditions have devalued the crowd funded amount and Jelurida B.V. has made up the difference in value.

Jelurida is the entity protecting the licensing and intellectual property of the Ardor and Nxt blockchains and committed to the success of the projects.

Nxter Puzzle: Nonogram

Solve this Nonogram puzzle to win Ignis

Step 1. Solve all 12 nongram puzzles according to numbers at the side of the grid to reveal a hidden picture.

Step 2. Make up the passphrase by using the solved pictures as a clue.

Use the passphrase and to give you full access to account ARDOR-6CNA-C4ST-N2ZG-CQ5V8 with 500 IGNIS sponsored by Ardor Nxt Group.

Get Ardor, Nxt and Ignis Listed on Kucoin exchange.

KuCoin Listing Voting Competition ends on 19th July.

A chance to get Ardor, Nxt and Ignis Listed on Kucoin exchange.

How To Vote:

1. If you haven’t done so, make sure you sign-up on KuCoin. You need to be registered on KuCoin in order for your vote to count. Next, you will need to join the Telegram channel: https://t.me/KuCoin_Telegram_Competition

Dead Man Switch

How to save your crypto when you die

In the next 100 years or so we will all die and this is one of the two facts of life we have to accept. This creates an awkward problem, since in crypto you are responsible for your funds, if you die your crypto will die with you.

Is there a way to recover your funds once you are no longer around?

Ardor Scalable Blockchain

Ardor (ARDR)

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 Proof of Stake Blockchain

Nxt (NXT)

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.

Nxt Proof of Stake Blockchain

Ignis (IGNIS)

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.