NXT Information





  • NXT Decentralizing the future

    Nxt is an advanced blockchain platform which builds on and improves the basic functionality of pioneering cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. Cryptocurrency and financial systems are the first widely used applications of blockchain technology, but the blockchain and its associated technology can be used for so much more. Nxt revolutionises the financial technology, crowdfunding and governance industries by providing not only the groundbreaking NXT crypto-currency, but also a powerful, modular toolset to build with in any way Nxt users can imagine. Nxt gives users complete freedom to create their own applications







    What is Nxt?

    Nxt is an advanced open source application platform which builds on and improves the basic functionality of the first wave of pioneering crypto-currencies. The Nxt platform includes many advanced features, including the NXT digital currency. Nxt gives its users complete freedom in many ways: for example to use the NXT currency as a payment system, or to create advanced blockchain applications using the Nxt API and toolkit. Nxt is a powerful, open and completely decentralized application platform, leading the evolution of crypto-currency into blockchain technology.

    NXT: the crypto-currency

    Digital or crypto-currencies have been with us for around 5 years now, with the first widely adopted crypto-currency being Bitcoin. Digital currency systems combine cutting-edge encryption technology with a decentralised peer-to-peer network of users and computer systems. The advantages that crypto-currencies can offer over traditional methods of payment are truly remarkable: they allow people to securely and safely store and transfer their money without any external agency: no banks or middlemen needed. For the first time in the history of finance, an individual can have complete control over their own funds and can send money anywhere on the planet within a few minutes, without relying on any banks, payment companies or other third parties, virtually free of cost. NXT is the digital currency that acts as the fuel for the Nxt eco-system: it can be used as an external currency, in the same way that you can spend Bitcoins or dollars to buy goods or services. NXT can also be used internally to power Nxt features, for example by creating tokens, paying for data storage or transaction fees for transfers. NXT, the currency, gives its users complete financial freedom. Some of Nxt features:


    Nxt: the blockchain technology

    The most important element of Nxt is the blockchain. This is the sequence of data-containing blocks that contain all of the information about the entire history of Nxt, including accounts, transactions, messages……everything. The first generation of crypto-currencies pioneered the concept of using a blockchain to keep a secure, trustworthy and stable, yet completely decentralised and open, record of transactions. Initially, the blockchain was only used to track financial transactions within crypto-currencies, but the creators of Nxt saw the potential to use blockchain technology for very much more: by adding extra functionality to blockchain systems, they could be used in many other ways, not just as a financial application. Nxt gives project developers and individuals a powerful toolkit, combined with an easy to use API system, allowing people to integrate and use Nxt blockchain technology in their own applications and projects, with the only limit being the imagination. Nxt, the application platform, gives its users complete freedom to create.

    Nxt uses brand new software. It’s not a fork of Bitcoin's code. ( Nxt Source Code).

    Nxt improves different features of Bitcoin, removes some disadvantages and resolves a big environmental issue.

    Nxt Decentralized Asset Exchange

    Nxt Voting System

    Nxt Phased Transactions

    Nxt Nxt Marketplace (decentralized buying and selling goods)

    Nxt Monetary System (Bitcointalk Topic)

    Nxt Decentralized Alias System / DNS. Register names and assign them to URIs.

    Nxt Alias Trading/transfer

    Nxt Encrypted messages (and data) on the blockchain

    Nxt doesn't have a local wallet, but a safer brainwallet.


    Get started

    1. Install a Client
      Download in the one-click-installer: Windows - Mac - Linux
    2. Create an account
      Choose a strong and long password (+35 random characters) to generate your Nxt Account. Copy it to a safe place or memorize it!
      There are no wallet files in Nxt, just your passphrase to access your Nxt account in the network ( read about account security ). The passphrase automatically creates an account. Sending as soon as possible a first transaction to the network will strongly secure your account and is highly recommended.
    3. Get some NXT
      Get a small amount of free NXT or buy NXT with SEPA on Coinimal or with Dutch iDEAL on LiteBit . Or you trade altcoins/bitcoin for NXT at one of the exchanges: Bter, Poloniex, CCEDK or Cryptsy.
      Send the NXT to your account.
      Remember to never use your passphrase on these websites or anywhere else on the web. Your passphrase is private!





    Nxt Client

    Starters Guides

    Windows 32-Bit Nxt Startersguide
    For the most basic Windows 32-bit installation, mostly on older computers.

    Windows 64-bit Nxt Startersguide
    Covers the most common installation; Windows 64-bit systems, most modern computers.

    Core Client Nxt Startersguide
    This is an introduction to using the Nxt client itself: Account creation, funding, first transactions. This guide is applicable to using Nxt on all platforms: Windows, Linux, Mac.

    Linux and Mac installation guides are coming soon.

    If you have any issues with installation, Nxt has support resources available or go to the Wiki system for Nxt.





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  • Nxt news – December 2016 (III)


    Here’s some of the latest news about Nxt over this past week in December.

    NXT COMMUNITY
    DEVELOPMENT
    NXT IN THE MEDIA
    PRICE EVOLUTION

    NXT COMMUNITY

    • BetterBets.io – New Use Cases for Nxt

    BetterBets.io, a platform launched some time ago by some of the members of Janus, is one of the most popular casinos with the highest volume among provably fair and secure bitcoin gambling sites.

    Recently, it has been announced that BetterBets will help promote new use cases for Nxt. Representatives of Janus have choosen the original Nxt thread at Bitcointalk to remind us that the current Nxt 1.0 still has a long way ahead of it and has the potential to explode and that they intend to promote its expansion.


    Remember, remember the 15th of December…. we are proud to soon add more use cases to NXT and provably fair betting will be one of them. All people are welcome, especially the Nxt/Ardor community as our team prepares for an awesome 2017 with you all!

    bjorn_bb has also published a look into what will be an exclusive NXT game for this platform:




    More information: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=303898.msg17191730#msg17191730

    https://nxtchat.slack.com/archives/janusproject (Link to join Nxtchat on Slack)

    Under The Knife #Janus








  • # Nxt NRS Mainnet version 1.11.2 released! Release 1.11.2 https://bitbucket.org/JeanLucPicard/nxt/downloads/nxt-client-1.11.2.zip sha256: fa5a6dbbe7265753d41e492d5db3601b2d34b1c45c7a39e7cfa45bcee1854496 nxt-client-1.11.2.zip https://bitbucket.org/JeanLucPicard/nxt/downloads/nxt-client-1.11.2.sh sha256: 5c871c6a3fe0834fed28ae5f0ecfb33686210c50a6558919c41cbb86cfebf1ba nxt-client-1.11.2.sh https://bitbucket.org/JeanLucPicard/nxt/downloads/nxt-client-1.11.2.exe https://bitbucket.org/JeanLucPicard/nxt/downloads/nxt-installer-1.11.2.dmg The exe, dmg, and sh packages must have a digital signature by "Stichting NXT". Change log: Added "Copy Account" button next to the account id header. Added again the API and DBShell links to the cogwheel menu. Minor bugfixes and UI improvements. Android App updated to use Apache Cordova 6.4.0. Updated Jetty to version 9.3.15, Bouncy Castle to 1.56, slf4j to 1.7.22, and zxing to 3.3.0, delete the old lib folder before unpacking on top.


  • Nxt January Update News (I)

    After a short break, we are back with some of the latest news about Nxt over these past couple of weeks in December and January.

    NXT COMMUNITY
    • Janus – BetterBets.io
      • Moneypot.com – Rubies V2 is Released on the Nxt Blockchain
    • Jelurida – New Website
    DEVELOPMENT
    • NRS Update – Version 1.11.2
      • Android Wallet
    • Preview of the Ardor Wallet on the Testnet
    NXT IN THE MEDIA
    PRICE EVOLUTION
    • Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution

     

    Below, are more details about these news pieces:

     

    NXT COMMUNITY

    • Janus – BetterBets.io

    In our previous newsletterBetterBets.io online casino. Moreover, they recently stated that their first monthly dividend issuance to holders of the Janus token, in a series of monthly dividends, will be on the 15th of January. They also announced some other news:

    There are currently 8,430,863 Janus tokens left to purchase until the next distribution in March. Each Janus token is 1.5 NXT to purchase; for the next distribution the very lowest it will cost per token is 2.25 NXT. Please plan accordingly if you wish to take advantage of Q1 developments and the easiest entry point for cost is now.

    Janus
    Init Quantity: 225000000
    Quantity: 99949530
    Decimals: 5
    Account: NXT-QG74-VNQK-7FQ3-4KFBA
    ID: 4348103880042995903
    ASK: 1.5 NXT (amount: 6997061.04258)
    BID: 1.45 NXT (amount: 7978.2)
    Placeholder asset for Janus tokens on the upcoming Ardor platform

    Asset Price Vol:https://nxter.org/nxt-news-jan...


    ascendus: In the future though, to received dividends from our mainstream business, we will rebrand our site Janustoken.com (holders will have to place a BTC address and a NXT address), in order to snapshot the balances of janus holders. Dividends will be paid in BTC.

    • Moneypot.com – Rubies V2 is Released on the Nxt Blockchain


    Moneypotlaunched the second version of Rubies, a coin that was originally created to give people a new way of betting and has the potential to give players, investors, and speculators the opportunity to be a part of a community of digital currency enthusiasts. This second version of the coin (that will replace the first one) will be call R2B2, and will be based on the Nxt blockchain:

    bjorn_bb: for those who do not realize this yet, I spent some time with the Moneypot.com team. He’s converting from a traditional bitcoind blockchain to NXT. They will be offering many options for the Rubies V2. It was our project they have now stepped in to take over.

    Betterbets: Awesome news from the Moneypot team, this marks the beginning of new health for Rubies V2 with R2B2. My team and theirs worked on a very good strategy for long term health and benefits for all holders. There will be no more blockchain issues as it runs on Nxt and this will tie in as well to the upcoming BetterBets.io launch of NXT betting. 2017 is going to be a very great year for both teams, and this post is our way of handing over the entirety of the Rubies project in the great care of the Moneypot team. From this point we will remain here for them as advisers if they need, but this is the transition from our team to Moneypot of the destiny of Rubies.

    More information: https://bitcointalk.org/index....

    https://bitcointalk.org/index....

    https://bitcointalk.org/index....

    https://nxter.org/es/under-the...

    JanusProject at NxtChat on Slacklink to join)

    • Jelurida – New Website

    Jelurida, the recently created corporation that is in charge of developing and supporting NxtArdor, has released the first version of its new websiteNxt Foundation and Jelurida, made the public announcement and introduced some of the team members.

    Damelon says:

    It’s just a one pager for now, but we can be reached and people can see our faces. A short guide to the names:
    – Bas = Damelonpetko     – Tomislav = BerzeliusScripterRon
    Kristina is our excellent legal counsel.


    For those of you who are big fans of gossips and conspiracy theories, we already know that one of the members of Jelurida is Jean-Luc, a Nxt core developer who, since the beginning, has chosen to stay anonymous. But… who is actually behind that alias? Will he really be one of these public faces which have now be presented? Or perhaps, should we be using “she”? Does Jean-Luc really exist as a person? Is Jean-Luc actually an Artificial-Intelligence super-computer descendant of Deep-Blue who is looking for new challenges beyond chess? Only time will tell (or maybe not).

    More information: http://jelurida.com

    https://nxtforum.org/general-discussion/jelurida-com-website-up!

    DEVELOPMENT

    • NRS Update – New version 1.11.2

    The new version of the Next Reference Software has been released. The changelog includes some library updates, bug fixes, and improvements. Among them stands out the new NRS mobile app (just for Android at the moment), which was previously included for testing in the experimentalversions, as we mentioned in previousnewsletters.

    You can download the NRS update straight from your current Nxt client or from Github. Always make sure that the given SHA256 signature is exactly the same that the hash of the file. You can check it using your NRS wallet, online third party services that allows you to, or third party software, so that you are absolutely sure that you receive the original file.

    DEVELOPMENT

    • NRS Update – New version 1.11.2

    The new version of the Next Reference Software has been released. The changelog includes some library updates, bug fixes, and improvements. Among them stands out the new NRS mobile app (just for Android at the moment), which was previously included for testing in the experimentalversions, as we mentioned in previousnewsletters.

    You can download the NRS update straight from your current Nxt client or from Github. Always make sure that the given SHA256 signature is exactly the same that the hash of the file. You can check it using your NRS wallet, online third party services that allows you to, or third party software, so that you are absolutely sure that you receive the original file.

    • Android Wallet

    The mobile wallet that this version brings us works much as the LIGHT wallet. It connects to an aleatory public node every time you run the app while being able to use almost all the features of the full client. You can download it for your Android phone from here: https://bitbucket.org/JeanLucPicard/nxt/downloads/nxt-mobile-client-android-1.11.2.0.apk

    More information and tips:

    Tutorial to update your node running on Debian8 64bits

    Nxt Client Update Script for VPS

    Archlinux Repository

    • Preview of the Ardor Wallet on Testnet

     

    DamelonNxt Foundation, has shared some screenshots taken by Riker, a Nxt Core Developer, so we can see a sneak preview of what the current Ardor Graphical User Interface (GUI) looks like. It won’t be long until this software is made public for testing on testnet (expected to be released in this first quarter of 2017).



    At the moment, we know that the developers are happy with the progress. In the image we can see that beyond ARDR (the main chain) and IGNIS (the first child chain), the devs are already testing the future of having other childchains, some of which could be run by businesses to run fiat exchanges straight on the wallet.

    ScripterRonsays:

    It is also possible for a business to set up a fiat exchange.  I did one for Nxt 1.x (TokenExchange) as a consulting project which exchanged a Nxt currency with Bitcoins.  I’ve started adapting this project for Nxt 2.x (CoinExchange) to exchange a child coin (not necessarily BTC) with Bitcoins.  Going directly to fiat currency gets you involved in a lot of monetary regulations (AML, KYC, etc), so it is easier to use Bitcoins as an intermediate step.
    …Nxt 2.x will contain a Coin Exchange where users can trade child coins with each other.  So the value of a particular coin will depend on what people are willing to pay for it using one of the other coins.
    …Set up is the same but the ports have been changed to avoid conflicts with Nxt 1.x.  This means you can run both Nxt 1.x and Nxt 2.x on the same system (as long as you install them in different directories)…

    We’ve also gotten screen shots of a child chain block and the Bundler screen. Step-by-step Ardor is coming!

    https://nxtforum.org/general-d...

    https://nxtforum.org/general-d...

    For more Details:https://nxter.org/nxt-news-jan...



  • Nxt January Update News (II)


    NXT COMMUNITY

    DEVELOPMENT

    NXT IN THE MEDIA

    PRICE EVOLUTION
    • Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution

    NXT COMMUNITY

    • Nxtchat on Slack – 1000 Users Reached!

    We have reasons to be happy! The Nxt Community has reached 1,000 users on its SlackDamelon, of the Nxt Foundation, on the 19th of January, 2016, and has been steadily receiving new users throughout this period.

    For its part, stats on Nxtforum also look nice. During December and January, over 1 900 new members joined the forum. Nxt has the technology, the team, and the best community. Come on and join us!

    Link to join Nxtchat on Slack: https://nxtchat.herokuapp.com/

    • Janus – New Asset Based on Nxt: JanusEX

    The JanusJanusEX, an asset, was created to reward those Janus investors with over 2 000 000 tokens, who will receive this new asset in addition to the Janus tokens they already hold. Owners of JanusEX will receive 40% of all the income from the online casino betterbets.io, which will be added to the current dividends of the asset. This revenues will start on March 2018, and will take place on the first day of every month.

    bjorn_blockchain says:

    We are now adding value to Janus tokens through multiple sites and businesses, there is also the option for larger holders to acquire some income exclusive to them as well.We will be adding more dividends to both Janus and JanusEX as development progresses through the years.
    Expect some surprises to boost token value and options to increase passive income for people who are interested.

    JanusEX
    Init Quantity: 500
    Quantity: 500
    Decimals: 3
    Account: NXT-QG74-VNQK-7FQ3-4KFBA
    ID: 6779968929899743948
    ASK: None NXT (amount: Zero)
    BID: 10 NXT (amount: 1)
    This token is given to investors who hold a balance over 2 million Janus tokens. This token entitles you to 40% of Bitcoin income from https://betterbets.io casino and games. Income starts March 2018 and continues throughout the entire life of the site.
    Dividends will be paid the first of each month indefinitely.
    Janus tokens Asset ID here: 4348103880042995903
    Email: [email protected]

    • Betterbets.io – Betting with NXT will Improve Dividends to Janus Token Holders

    The day has come to include the use of NXT at Betterbets.io. The Janus team has issued a press release, addressed to both investors and players, which explains the details about the inclusion of NXT in this betting platform. They state that 90% of the profits coming from NXT betting will be given away to the owners of the Janus token.

    Bjorn says:

    This update will be adding the option to bet with NXT, we are sure most of you have heard of it. The reason we felt this currency was a valid addition for BetterBets, was because of the great community and developers that Nxt has built since it’s launch in 2013. Our staff have become a part of the community as well, and we are learning very quickly that their blockchain and wallet software is an incredibily powerful business tool.

    The Janus team seems to be in constant evolution, always trying to evolve the conventional business and combine it with the blockchain technology, which will bring short and long term revenues to the owners of their token.

    More information: https://nxtforum.org/news-and-...

    https://bitcointalk.org/index....

    https://nxtchat.slack.com/archives/janusprojectNxtchat on Slack)

    • DeBuNe – News and Upcoming ICO

    This past week marked the end of the sale of the first 250 000 assets for sale by DeBuNe, thus ending the first phase of the funding campaign launched last August, which included special prices for those nxters who bought the asset through the Nxt Asset Exchange. It has been a long and silent process, due to non-disclosure agreements that don’t allow the team to publish much news about what they are doing. With this, the initial phase of funding ended and, soon, the following phase of the ICO will begin.

    Roberto Capodieci,DeBuNe, says:

    …I am so excited that we are getting close to launching the ICO. Guys, you have no idea what a crazy amount of things launching an ICO requires… with DeBuNe we have TONS to show everyone with the efforts already done. It should go great, and if all is as I hope, then those of you who got some in the AE will have quite a treat when exchanging them in the future. Thanks for all the support from everyone

    DeBuNe ICO’s roadmap outlined:

    DeBuNe will have an ICO toward the end of the year, beginning of next year. A lot of news will be released, and there will be a distribution of the coins. 250000 will be sold in the ICO, and 250000 will be given to the asset holders with an average holding calculated in a period that will be announced (something similar to the ardor distribution). I have put some DeBuNe assets at 19 NXT each in the AE, and 15k more will be made available in the next weeks at a higher price until a total of 250000 assets are circulating in the Nxt AE.
    The ICO will sell for definitely more than 20NXT per coin, so this is an soft offer for NXT holders. …

    espite Capodieci’s discretion, as a logical consequence of NDAs, which are very common in these type of business, user Amalgamusweb page
    where DeBuNe and Roberto are listed as members of a remarkable business
    initiative which offer collaborative solutions to important investors
    all around the world, which include banks and other big corporations.

    Source and more information: https://nxtforum.org/debune/de... http://digitalbillions.com/ http://interview.cio.com.tw/ho...



    DEVELOPMENT Ardor – Fiat Gateways

    As we announced in our previous newsletter, the design of Ardor will allow business that are interested to build an exchange on this platform by means of a child chain on Ardor. The new feature that will be added to Ardor in order to allow this functionality is called Coin Exchange. This will allow trading one child chain token for another or to Ardor tokens. Bit by bit, the core developers are making significant progress in this aspect and they are showing us these new functionalities that will be included. This time Damelon, member of the Nxt Foundation, has shared some images regarding potential BTC-USD trades on Ardor.





    Source: https://nxtforum.org/general-d...

    • Ardor – Details About its Functionalities

    ScripterRonRiker, Nxt Developers and members of JeluridaNxtforum.org concerning fiat gateways, bundlers, a global Asset Exchange, etc. on Ardor

    About the global Asset Exchange:

    Assets are defined globally, they are not on a particular chain. You can buy and sell an asset on any chain. The prices are in the units for that chain. That means the same asset can have different prices depending on the chain. Which makes sense since the coins will have different values.You may be thinking about exchanging coins from chain A for coins from chain B. When you do this, you specify the number of chain A coins that you want to exchange and the maximum price you will pay for chain B coins. For example, if exchanging USD for EUR, you could exchange 10.00 USD at a price of 2.00 USD/EUR. You would be able to buy at least 5 EUR and possibly more depending on the exchange prices.
    Your order would be matched with an order that wants to exchange EUR for USD. Say that an existing order wanted to exchange 2.00 EUR at a price of 0.80 EUR/USD. Which translates to 1.25 USD/EUR. The exchange uses the price from the oldest order, so the exchange price is 1.25 USD/EUR. You receive 2.00 EUR since that is all that the seller had available. In return, the seller receives 2.50 USD. His order is complete but yours is still open since you still have 7.50 USD available to exchange.

    About child chains bundlers:

    Anybody can bundle child transactions. But you must have ARDR. When you bundle child transactions, you create a child block transaction which is included in the next block. You receive fees from the child transactions and you pay ARDR for the child block transaction. You can use the child coins to create your own transactions or exchange them for another coin (including ARDR if somebody has ARDR they want to get rid of). There is a Coin Exchange similar to the Asset Exchange and the Currency Exchange where users can trade child coins with each other.

    About the fiat gateways:

    Nxt 2.x will contain a Coin Exchange where users can trade child coins with each other. So the value of a particular coin will depend on what people are willing to pay for it using one of the other coins.The value of a child coin measured in an external coin such as Bitcoin will depend on whatever gateway is used to exchange the child coin for Bitcoins. If the gateway used a 1:1 ratio, then that would indirectly value all of the other child coins since they could then be measured against Bitcoins using the exchangeable coin as a proxy.

    About the chain where a coin transaction will be:

    The transaction is in the chain for the coin you want to exchange. The exception is that any exchange involving ARDR will be in the main (FXT) chain since ARDR exchanges affect forging and cannot be pruned.
    You can issue a coin exchange from any chain coin to any other chain coin. You specify amount and price. Amount – the number of your coins that you want to exchange. Price – is the number of your coins that you want to pay for one of the exchange coins. For example, if you are exchanging USD chain coins for BTC chain coins, the price would be the value of 1 BTC in dollars.
    Order matching works the same way as order matching of the current asset exchange. In addition, each chain can now use different number of decimals, for example 8 decimals for BTC and Ardor, 2 for USD chain.

    About the coin in which the fees will be payed:

    When exchanging USD for EUR, the transaction is sent to the USD chain and the fee is paid in USD. When exchanging EUR for USD, the transaction is sent to the EUR chain and the fee is paid in EUR. It takes 2 transactions for an exchange and both parties pay transaction fees in their respective coins. The coin exchange is similar to the asset exchange except there are 2 prices involved. One way to look at it is that each exchange order contains a buy price and an ask price. If you are exchanging 5 USD at a price of 2.00 USD, then your bid price is 2.00 USD per EUR. Your order has an implicit ask price of 0.50 EUR per USD. That is, you won’t pay more than 2 USD for one EUR and you won’t accept less than 0.50 EUR for one USD.

    More information: https://nxtforum.org/general-d...

    NXT IN THE MEDIA

    • E-Forex Magazine – Keeping Up with the Blockchain

    This articleE-Forex Magazine, written by William Essex, explains what changes such a disruptive technology as blockchain can bring us by opening up a new range of possibilities. In fact, current players in this field are already changing the way they think and are trying to use the power of this technology for a wide-range of solutions.

    The text includes opinions from entrepreneurs, CEOs, and business and community representatives who are starting to explore and use blockchain technology. Among them is Dave PearceNxt Foundation, who talks about FX operating on the blockchain, in a very different way than it is done today.

    Blockchain can offer fintech systems, banks, FX, everybody a way to replace all of their legacy systems in one relatively easy step. It can not only replace legacy systems, but offer them extra economies – for example, by throwing away the entire concept of needing a back-up strategy. Every single node on a blockchain is an entire back-up system.

    Source and more information: http://www.e-forex.net/article...

    http://www.e-forex.net/article...

    • Cryptocentral – Basic Information about the Features of Nxt

    Cryptocentral is a cryptocommunity space where you can find the latest information regarding various cryptocurrencies, mining, exchanges, various services, and more. It has several features and tools, such as a voting system, subscription capabilities, quick activity notification, and a chat system.

    Recently, this website has added a new sectionNxt, where you can find some basic information about the platform, a description of the main features, some guidelines for newcomers, and links. It holds quite a good compendium of information that is worth visiting if you are new to the platform or want to refresh on some concepts.

    Source and more information: http://cryptocentral.info/topi...

    Follow them on twitter

    RICE EVOLUTION

    • Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution

    The following graphic shows the NXT / Bitcoin exchange price at Poloniex for this past week:

    The following graphic shows the ARDR / Bitcoin exchange price at Poloniex for this past week:


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  • Nxt January Update News (III)

    Here are some of the latest news about Nxt over this past week in January:

    NXT COMMUNITY
    DEVELOPMENT
    NXT IN THE MEDIA
    • InfoMarket Daily – Does Blockchain Really Matter?
    PRICE EVOLUTION
    • Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution


    NXT COMMUNITY

    • Cold Storage – Offline Transaction Signing

    Recently, there were some Nxt users who have shown some interest in offline transaction signing, which consists of operating a device that isn’t connected to the internet when using the Nxt wallet in order to achieve a higher level of security against viruses and trojans.

    ScripterRon Jelurida, has shared some instructions to developers who are interested in using the Nxt API to achieve this objective:

    …Take a look at https://github.com/ScripterRon... to see how to sign a transaction. The Transaction() class creates a signed or unsigned transaction… …I took a different approach for Ardor which might be simpler to understand. Take a look at https://github.com/ScripterRon/Nxt2API. Look at Nxt.broadcastTransaction() which takes the unsigned bytes returned by the server, signs the transaction, and then broadcasts the transaction…

    Moreover, with the recent release of the NRS mobile app, it’s now easier for all Nxt users to sign the transactions while being offline. Rikercommented on this when he introduced the latest NRS version:

    One interesting use case for the mobile app is to use an old phone or tablet completely offline only for signing transactions. This way you never have to expose your passphrase to online computer. See https://nxtwiki.org/wiki/Offli... …When the mobile device is offline, the device settings modal allows signing transactions and generating tokens to support cold storage functionality.

    For those of you who are interested in this feature, we’d like to remind you that there is a step-by-step tutorial at the Nxt Wiki in order to achieve this.

    Source and more information: https://nxtforum.org/general-d... https://nxtforum.org/index.php... https://nxtforum.org/nrs-relea... https://nxtwiki.org/wiki/Offli...

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    • BetterBets – Successful ShapeShift Integration

    As we announced in previous newslettersBetterBets.io, the platform that was created in the past by some members of the Janus team, has successfully implemented ShapeShift on its system, which allows anyone who is interested , from this moment on, to exchange any cryptocoin accepted by ShapeShift for NXT and be able to place bets on this platform.

    Bjorn_bbJanus’ channel on Slack, and has shared an image with us to show the results:

    More information: https://nxter.org/nxt-news-dec...

    https://nxter.org/nxt-news-jan...

    https://nxter.org/nxt-news-jan...

    https://nxtchat.slack.com/archives/janusprojectNxtchat on Slack

    Under The Knife #Janus

    DEVELOPMENT

    • Ardor – Child Chain Bundler Operation

    DamelonNxt Foundation, has shared some details about the future ways child chains on Ardor will operate, as well as information of the bundlers that will bundle these chains with the Ardor main chain. Anyone who meets the requirements can be a bundler. The child chain issuer and the bundler don’t have to be the same person.

    Damelon says:

    – Block submission is paid for in Ardor on the main chain. If you want your transaction to be validated, they will need to be sent to a bundler who will then offer them to the main chain… – Payment to the bundler is in the child chain token. Bundlers will exchange child chain tokens to Ardor. That’s where their economic incentive is… – …But a child chain without a bundler cannot exist. It needs a bundler for transactions to get into the main chain…To start a complete child chain, you need a bundler… – Bundlers handle two tokens. Users on a child chain will only need one. – If the business model is correct, though, you can bet you can find a bundler who would see value in bundling it. – Here are multiple hierarchical tokens: Top token is Ardor, then come the child chain main tokens. One each child chain, you also can have tokens specific to that child chain, like MS currencies which are tied to the specific child chain. Assets are global on the Ardor system and can be traded across chains… – Ardor does the forging, the child chains do the pooling of transactions. Bundlers pool the transaction and then submit them to a block, but in order to be included in the ledger, you will need the main chain.

    ScripterRongiven us an example of the operational details of a bundler:

    The child chain fees are determined by the bundlers for that chain.  For example, an IGNIS bundler could accept transactions with a fee rate of 0.01 IGNIS.  That means a transaction which costs 1 ARDR will cost 0.01 IGNIS.  So a transaction costing 40 ARDR would cost you 0.4 IGNIS and the bundler would pay 40 ARDR.  Obviously, the bundler wants to also be a forger or have some way to recover the 40 ARDR cost…

    Source and more information: https://nxtchat.slack.com/arch...

    https://nxtforum.org/index.php... https://nxt.org/nxt-2-0-overvi... https://nxter.org/ardor-blockc...

    • Ardor – New Leaked Images

    DamelonNxt Foundation, has again shared some previews with us regarding the Ardor platform, of which its testnet is expected to be launched during this first quarter of 2017. This time, Bas has showed us a screenshot of the Coin Exchange, which allows us to exchange tokens in one child chain against tokens in another child chain, or against Ardor. Here it is:

    If you want to keep up with all the previews published about Ardor, you can check this summary by wolffanghttps://nxtforum.org/general-discussion/summary-of-ardor-platform-teasers/

    Source: https://nxtforum.org/general-d...

    • Nxt Kit – Software to Manage Your VPS Nodes

    User EmoneyRuVPS servers.

    EmoneyRu says:

    With the latest commit, I’ve migrated to ‘chain-original-conf.ZIP’. It means that from now we can use snapshots from peerexplorer.com (or, of course, we can pack the similar archive).
    Usage block was updated correspondingly.

    This open source softwareNxt on any of your VPS or Dedicated Servers that run Linux (Redhat, Debian, Ubuntu, etc). Among its features include easy Hallmarked nodes deployment (it changes its config to make the node public), malfunction detection, and automatic client restart (when needed). Moreover, it lets you download the blockchain straight from peerexplorer.com, thus speeding up this part of the set up process of your node.

    For more details about installation and usage, you can read the readme file
    included with the application. If you are planning to make a donation
    to the developers of this application, here is their Nxt account: NXT-VPP6-RFBG-WMAH-54SDX

    Source and more information: https://nxtforum.org/index.php...

    https://github.com/nxt-ext/nxt...


    • Docker Image – Nxt 1.11.2

    User chevdorversion 1.11.2

    Docker is a tool that can package an application and its dependencies in a virtual container that can run on any Linux server. This helps enable flexibility and portability regarding where the application can run, whether on-premises, a public cloud, a private cloud, bare metal, etc.

    As we mentioned in previous newsletters, running NRS in a Docker container can be even easier than running it “the normal way”. It’s especially useful when running Nxt on a VPS: No java required, no download, no specific configuration… In addition to this, in spite of being a type of “virtual machine”, it does not decrease performance.

    Source: https://nxtforum.org/general-d...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Docker_(software)https://www.docker.com

    NXT IN THE MEDIA

    • InfoMarket Daily- Does Blockchain Really Matter?

    InforMarket Dailyprevious newsletter, organized by DrachmaeNautilus Coin, which uses the Nxt Monetary System. The article states:

    The… Moldova’s first Blockchain Laboratory… will study
    the possible benefits and use cases of the technology, and will afford
    opportunities to students and non students for internships where they
    will gain knowledge and work experience in this exciting new field

    Lee Gibson Grantsays:

    With… our partnership and Officially Moldova’s First Blockchain Lab “Drachmae Project Lab 2.0” hosted at ASEM, Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova…Hopefully EvilDave can attend 23rd to 24th…
    The panel discussion: “Innovative and Creative Economies: how Blockchain creates microeconomics start-ups”
    What has not been announced publicly but the First Three projects in the Lab by Three different companies, are based on NXT:
    • Land Registry
    • Digital Identity Tools
    • E-voting

    Source and more information: https://nxtchat.slack.com/arch... http://infomarket.md/en/infoma... https://techannouncer.com/drac...

    PRICE EVOLUTION

    • Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution

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

    The following graphic shows the ARDR / Bitcoin exchange price at Poloniex



  • Ardor vs Nxt functional comparison

    This is a comparison of major functionality differences between Nxt and Ardor. It will be updated regularly, and should be useful for those deciding which platform to use, or preparing to switch from Nxt to Ardor.



    * Functionallity marked with asterisk is planned to be implemented in a future Ardor release. All other functionallity is already implemented and currently being tested on a testnet blockchain.



  • Nxt January Update News (IV)

    Here are some of the latest news about Nxt over this past week in January:

    NXT COMMUNITY
    DEVELOPMENT
    NXT IN THE MEDIA
    • The Percept – NXT is the New Generation of Bitcoin
    PRICE EVOLUTION
    • Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution

     

    Below, are more details about these news pieces:

     

    NXT COMMUNITY

    • MyNXT.info Wallet – How to View and Transfer Assets

    It’s become common that some users of the MyNXT.info online wallet, the popular service brought to you by some members of the Nxt community (a service which isn’t a part of the official Nxt Reference SoftwareARDR balance as this option is disabled by default.

    In October last year, CryptKeeperguide that shows you how to install the free plugin which is necessary in order to view and transfer your Nxt assets on this web wallet.

    CryptKeeper explains:

    A short description for installing the Asset Plugin on wallet.mynxt.info to see your Ardor

  • Log into your account at wallet.mynxt.info
  • On the left there is the dashboard with a “+ Plugins” button, click on it:


    A short description for installing the Asset Plugin on wallet.mynxt.info to see your Ardor

  • Log into your account at wallet.mynxt.info
  • On the left there is the dashboard with a “+ Plugins” button, click on it:


  • 6.You will see your Ardor balance under “My Assets” and you can send them
    out by clicking on the asset name and choosing the second tab
    “Transfer”!








    VanBreuk reminds us:

    The Asset plugins in MyNxt do not have currently the option to attach a message to an asset transfer, as required by Bittrex. This is as far as I’ve seen an unusual requirement for an exchange deposit, but I have reported this to the MyNxt website developer so this modification can be added to development list.

    Source and more information: https://nxtforum.org/index.php...

    https://nxtforum.org/mynxt-inf...

    https://wallet.mynxt.info

    in just a short amount of time, the exchange climbed up to the third positionARDR. We should also point out that on BTC38, the NXT/CNY pair
    is also the 4th-most traded cryptocurrency on the platform. Also
    ARDR/BTC has become, in record time, the 9th-most traded token there. A
    brilliant start.

    With BTC38, there are now six exchanges (plus Nxt’s Asset Exchangetrade the ARDR asset.

    Source and more information: http://www.btc38.com/altcoin/a...

    http://www.btc38.com/trade.htm...

    https://coinmarketcap.com/asse...

    • Nxt – Monitoring the Activity of Accounts

    Some Nxt users with programming abilities have shown some interest on how use the Account Monitor feature, by means of the fully-featured API that the Nxt platform has. Some well-known developers of the Nxt community have come up with some solutions to this end, including websiouxScripterRon, Nxt Core Developer:

    Websioux says:

    If you have that many to check or more, yes, you’d better check the transactions when they appear on your node. But remember blockchain reorgs do occur and in that case you should detect it, and check if it has a consequence for your treatment or not. Otherwise, it’s probably not going to take that much to check the transactions of 1000 address, I’d bet for something between 1 and 10 sec.

    ScripterRon says:

    One possibility is to use the EventWait API.  You can be notified when blocks are pushed and popped.  For a rollback, you will get a block popped event for the old block followed by a block pushed event for the new block.

    Additionally, “regular” users can also benefit from this through a
    service that some third parties are offering. With this, you will
    receive an email every time something happens in the account you are
    monitoring, as we mentioned in our November newsletter:



    If you are a developer who is having some trouble using the Nxt API, you can ask for some help at Nxtforum#developers or #helpdeskNxtchat on Slack.

    Source and more information: http://nxtwiki.org/wiki/Exchan...

    https://nxtforum.org/index.php...

    Nxt’s API Documentation


    DEVELOPMENT

    • Ardor – New Features and How it Compares with Nxt

    Jean-Lucin addition to Coin Exchange, a feature that will let you trade one child chain token for another child chain token, or for ARDR. The latest features included are:

    A017. 2015-07-28. Allow AE issuer use Asset to make dividends payment in another Asset. A006. 2015-06-16. Allow AE issuer use MS to dividends payment.
    Those two are already implemented in Ardor

    Jean-Luc has also published a chart on nxtforum.org that compares the major differences in the functionalities between Nxt and Ardor:http://cryptocentral.info/topi...

    • Ardor – Testnet Countdown

    RikerArdor Testnet goes live. There isn’t an exact date when the the launch of the testnet will take place yet, but it will happen in this first quarter of 2017. It’s important to note that after some previous leaked images, the market capitalization of Nxt and Ardor went up, which shows how many people are keeping and eye on these projects. Obviously, there is a lot to be expected.


    Lior says:

    Getting closer to the Ardor testnet release but still some way to go.The server code is nearly complete and the APIs are mostly stable… Most of the work will now focus on getting the client UI ready for release
    Here is a list of remaining tasks which we would like to complete before the official release: – More work on the Coin Exchange page and tables – Prefix each MS currency name with the name of the chain to which it belongs – partially implemented – Ability to link from a child chain transaction to the ChildChainBlock transaction in which it was bundled – done – Improve the entity properties modal to support entities like orders and offers – done – Format amounts and links in the entity properties modal – Test and fix currency reserve/claim tables and modals – Remove child chain specific widgets from the Ardor UI – Reomve Ardor specific widgets from the child chain UI – UI for the new “by holding” dividend modal – UI for the “by holding” dividend history

    Source and more information: https://nxtforum.org/general-d...

    NXT IN THE MEDIA

    • The Percept – Nxt is the New Generation of Bitcoin

    Irem SokulluThe Percept platform, conducted an interview with Bas Wisselink and Dave Pearce, both members of the Nxt Foundation.
    Bas and Dave answered questions concerning basic concepts of the
    blockchain, its philosophy, new possibilitie, advantages of
    decentralization, and the key differences between PoW (Bitcoin) and PoS
    (Nxt), among other questions.

    Source: http://www.thepercept.com/nxt-...

    PRICE EVOLUTION

    • Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution

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


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

    By



  • Nxt based messenger aims to “make e- mail systems great again”  



  • Nxt February 2017 update news (I)

    Here’s some of the latest news about Nxt over this past week in February:

    NXT COMMUNITY
    DEVELOPMENT
    NXT IN THE MEDIA
    PRICE EVOLUTION
    • Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution

    Below, are more details about each of them:

     

    NXT COMMUNITY

    • Ardor – Advanced Users of Nxt Give a Hand in Tuning it Up

    RikerNxt and ArdorNxtChat on Slack
    for some volunteers who have a solid knowledge of Nxt to test the new
    Ardor software on the testnet, in order to speed up the opening of the
    testnet to general users, which is expected to happen in the near
    future.

    As we are wrapping up the Ardor testnet release, and before we release it publicly, we are looking for power users who know NXT 1.x well to join us in testing the platform. This would be a volunteer base work (unless some whale would like to put an NXT or Ardor bounty for this). You have to be very technical, not easily frustrated and if you have prior background in software development and testing that’s a big plus. What you will get is: Access to an Ardor testnet public node first, then access to a binary distribution, and the chance to work with folks like JL, myself and other core devs side by side, who knows, perhaps this would also develop into an employment opportunity in the future. Most important is UI testing. API testing is important as well. We need someone to test processes like create a poll, vote, check the results. Create an asset, send multiple ask/bid orders and verify that the trade results are correct etc. No need for coding but if know how to place a breakpoint in JavaScript code and check some variables values that’s a big plus.

    It seems that things are running smoothly and this pre-release test will help refine some minor details to make Ardor, at least, as stable as Nxt has been throughout all these years. Ardor is on its way.

    More information: https://nxtforum.org/core-deve...

    Channel #developers at Nxtchat on Slack

    • Nxtforum.org – 1000 New Users in January

    We are to be excited! Throughout January, a thousand new members have joined Nxtforum. This is the second month in a row that this membership growth figure has been achieved. This large amount of newcomers, which is starting to become a regular occurrence, is a good sign of the interest that blockchain enthusiasts have put in Nxt and Ardor, which also seems to reflect on the price rise that Ardor has experienced during the past few weeks.

    I am also a member of the Nxt community

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    We’d like to encourage our readers to sign up and become a member of this growing community. Or, if you prefer, you can also join the Nxt community using the following platforms:





    More information: https://nxtforum.org/index.php...

    • Janus – First Dividend Payment from Betterbets

    The JanusBetterbets.io, the betting platform that belongs to Janus, among its investors. The recent successful integration of ShapeShift in this platform allows the players to buy NXT using other cryptos and place their bets straight on this platform with NXT.

    View image on Twitter


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    Luis_Batista

    @FloatingLamps

    We just release the dividends for Feb 1st from Betterbets.io. Congrats everyone for a successful project milestone.

    2:54 AM - 2 Feb 2017


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    Moreover, the volume of bets that were placed using NXT has been quite remarkable. Bjorn, member of the Janusexplained:

    Just to give a recap for stats sake, it’s been about 11 days since NXT on Betterbets.io went live without downtime. Total:   Bets: 965,920   Wagered: 2,255,526 NXT. NXT stats at almost 1 million bets isn’t too bad really. Over 2 million in volume wagered, also solid. I don’t yet have the numbers for number of shapeshift.io purchases on site but will monitor this as well…

    anusInit Quantity: 225000000
    Quantity: 99873823.7607
    Decimals: 5
    Account: NXT-QG74-VNQK-7FQ3-4KFBA
    ID: 4348103880042995903
    ASK: 1.498 NXT (amount: 39369)
    BID: 1.23 NXT (amount: 808.85)
    Placeholder asset for Janus tokens on the upcoming Ardor platform.

    Source and more information: https://nxter.org/es/under-the...

    JanusProject at NxtChat on Slacklink to join)

    https://www.mynxt.info/asset/4...

    • Liquidtech – Nice Dividend Payment

    The LQDLibertyNow, has had a dividend distribution for the month of January with the equivalent of 3.4 BTC distributed among  investors, in the form of NXT and ARDR. Each investor received, in their respective Nxt accounts, 0.64 NXT plus 0.21 ARDR for every unit of LQD they own. This has been a good month for investors, with an ROI of 10.88>#/p###

    It seems as if the tune up that LibertyNow performed on his bot in order to achieve the maximum profit (while reducing loses when markets don’t behave rationally) is starting to bear fruit. Liquid Technologies is well-known for its transparency. You can check, in real time, all operations of the fund at http://www.liquidtech.info/tra...

    LibertyNow commented:

    After running a couple polls, I decided to split the dividend payment between ARDR and NXT. Everyone should see two dividend transactions in their accounts…one as a NXT payment and one as an asset transfer (the ARDR). The dividends totaled about 3.4BTC and new software updates seem to be chugging along quite nicely.

    LQD
    Init Quantity: 1000000
    Quantity: 984917.72
    Decimals: 2
    Account: NXT-M2Y7-FKFH-CAQC-DEF7N
    ID: 17750387231635486778
    ASK: 37.9999 NXT (amount: 350)
    BID: 30.1 NXT (amount: 333)
    Liquid Technologies is a crypto currency trading fund. LQD REPLACES LIQUID (previous asset symbol). Please see http://www.liquidtech.info for more details. LQD ASSETS are bearer assets issued via a digitally signed certificate on the NXT AE. The issuer maintains no records of who owns the assets. Ownership is transferred by transferring the digital certificate representing a particular asset. Whoever can demonstrate ownership of the private-key securing the certificate is presumed to own the asset.

    Source and more information: https://nxtforum.org/liquid/di...

    https://www.mynxt.info/asset/1...

    DEVELOPMENT

    • Ardor – Dividend Payment Teasers

    This has been the forth week in a row where we get to see some previews regarding new Ardor functionalities. DamelonNxt Foundation, has shared some screenshots where we can see the new Dividend Payment feature that will be included in Ardor.

    These images let us know that, when using Ardor, any business or project owner will able to perform dividend distributions to their investors with any asset or coin integrated on Ardor, or using the child chain coin.

    More information: https://nxtforum.org/general-d...

    Ardor – Details about its functionalities

    • Ardor – Testnet Countdown

    In our previous newsletterRiker shared with a thread at Nxtforum. These tasks help give indication on the upcoming release of Ardor’s testnet, which will happen soon after all of them are fulfilled. The server code is almost completed and the APIs are stable, so there isn’t much left.

    Riker says:

    Things are looking good overall. One thing for sure, we are going to confuse you a bit with the fee structure from bundlers to forgers so be patient. Still hesitant if to open the testing to more people since currently it is much quicker to find bugs than to fix them. Whoever already has access is welcome to continue testing and if all goes well I’ll open this up for more testers in the next couple of days.
    TO-DO list (updated as of February the 6th, 2017)
    More work on the Coin Exchange page and tables (Needs more testing) – Prefix each MS currency name with the name of the chain to which it belongs (Needs more testing) – Ability to link from a child chain transaction to the ChildChainBlock transaction in which it was bundled (Done) – Improve the entity properties modal to support entities like orders and offers (Done) – Format amounts and links in the entity properties modal (Done) – Test and fix currency reserve/claim tables and modals (Done) – Remove child chain specific widgets from the Ardor UI (Done) – Remove Ardor specific widgets from the child chain UI (Done) – UI for the new “by holding” dividend modal (Done) – UI for the “by holding” dividend history (Done)

    In addition we also need to double check the UI of the following modules for problems caused by the mode to per chain entities: – AEstill needs more testingMSstill needs more testingMessagesDone few open issuesDGS – Voting – Cloud Data – DoneAliases – Done – Phasing – Account Control – some problemsLeasing – DoneAccount Properties – DoneAccount MonitorDone, needs testingShufflingDone

    Source and more information: https://nxtforum.org/general-d...

    NXT IN THE MEDIA

    • KCN – Nxt Based Messenger Aims to “Make E-Mail System Great Again”

    Koles Coin News, a YouTube news channel that specializes in cryptocoins, has released a video about the powerful and secure messaging feature of Nxt:

    Nxt platform strives to knock out traditional messengers by its new service. Company have decided to replace the traditional email systems with blockchain, allowing mail to be sent through a decentralized network such as CryptaMail. CryptaMail requires one NXT per message. With prices set for each message, we might have to pay for privacy in the future.

    If you want to learn more about Arbitrary Messaging system of Nxt, you can visit https://nxter.org/nxt-core-arb...

    • Invest It In – Adel, The Kickstarter for ICOs

    A few weeksago, we mentioned the announcement of AdelNxt to create, develop, and implement use cases involving blockchain technology that covers a wide-range of digital and physical industries. The platform itself will have DAO-like qualities backed by a global cryptocurrency, the Adelphoi token, which will be released after the first round of the ICO.

    Adel has recently been mentioned at Invest It InTravin Keith, Marketing Manager of Adel and  Board Member of the Nxt Foundation,The Kickstarter for ICO’s” about both of Adel’s objectives and the benefits that the Nxt platform brings, as well as the role that the community will play.

    Travin explains in the interview:

    Adel is trying to solve the lack of a platform for blockchain projects that doesn’t just help with launching the project with funds, but also provides support and guidance throughout the whole life of a project. Adel also aims to actively engage its community members in the projects and can also connect the projects with VCs for further funding if necessary… Is Adel a decentralised organisation? – Yes, absolutely. While the Adel Board and staff will be providing guidance and support to the projects launched on Adel, major decisions… are decided with a vote by the community members… …Smart Transactions… will be used for voting… …it was deemed to be more ideal to use the Nxt blockchain… as well as the upcoming Ardor blockchain…smart transactions…phased transactions… One of the other features that Adel will utilize is the decentralized voting system for the polls that will be run for the community regarding major decisions …The R&D team will release a few more projects before the ICO that will be proposed to the community. …The DAO and Wings would probably be the most similar system in the crypto community… Compared with The DAO, Adel will have a more stable structure around it with guidance from the Adel Board, as well as support from the staff before projects are introduced to the community… The smart contract scenario that ruined The DAO will not be possible with Adel… unlike Wings, projects on Adel will not be limited to blockchain projects that support Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) functionality… While the Nxt and Ardor platforms will have the first right of refusal, if other blockchain solutions are needed for projects, then it will be possible to use other blockchain solutions…

    Recently, as a sneak preview, Adel’s R&D team has shared their very first project to be proposed to the community, a P2P ATM which will allow users to find people nearby who are willing to exchange coins and cash on-demand.

    Source and more information: http://www.investitin.com/adel...

    http://www.adelphoi.io

    Join Adel’s chat on Slack

    • Fintech Finance – Creating Value With Cryptocurrencies

    The online magazine Fintech Financewhitepaper of Adel, which has been recently published. The article called Creating Value with Cryptocurrency goes over the possibilities that blockchain 2.0 brings to both financial and administrative sectors (mobility, resilience, privacy, cryptographic proof, improved financial system, lower transaction fees…) and the advantages that the 100% decentralized and revolutionary technologies that NxtArdor platforms can offer, to build up a project as big as Adel. These traits include: PoS decentralized blockchain, phased transactions, monetary systemmarketplace, shuffling, and a decentralized asset exchange.

    The article explains that the value of Adel is in leveraging a state-of-the-art blockchain such as Nxt and Ardor, as well as the Adel ecosystem, and then combining these technologies with best-in-class business practices. Some of the advantages of the Adel ecosystem enumerated in the whitepaper are:

    Project Approvals: The establishment of a Project Review Committee which not only ensures that Adel will launch profitable businesses, but also represents legitimate, legal and ethical projects… Successful projects will prove sustainable, long-term growth, as well as global monetization potential for blockchain technologies. Decision Leadership: …utilizing expert decision makers to guide decisions in the community. Once a decision has been authorized by the leadership, it is then submitted to the community for consensus, enhancement and further decisions… Open & Transparent: … auditable financial transactions for all projects and provides the foundation for a self-regulated community capable of making important economic decisions. The voting system establishes the opinion of the majority… Social forums allow for open and constructive communications between community members… Integrity: … Adel’s integrity is the foundation of our success and for the sustainability of a profitable ecosystem… Support : After a project has been launched on Adel… the project manager will be adequately supported by the Adel staff, as well as community members participating throughout the lifetime of the project… in the form of expert advisory services, finding employees, and assistance with securing external funding, such as with venture capitalists.

    Source and more info: http://www.fintech.finance/01-...

    https://www.adelphoi.io/#white...

    • Search Engine Journal – Transforming Technology With Raspberry Pi

    In this article at Search Engine JournalTravin Keith, Board Member of the Nxt Foundation, goes over the revolution that the Raspberry Pi has caused in the tech world since its launch. The wide adoption of this small device, together with the communities that has emerged support this open-source project has allowed it.

    All together, the Raspberry Pi has enabled the development of thousands of projects that rely on this inexpensive device. The article goes over some of them, but what stands out among the projects mentioned is the inclusion of the RasPi in the blockchain world, specifically with the Nxt blockchain. With Nxt being the first and most evolved PoS platform, which has showed its security and resilience by running smoothly over the past three years, it still doesn’t require a network of super computers (that consume as much energy that a nuclear power plant can generate) to run.

    By setting up a Nxt node on a Raspberry Pi, you can easily participate in the Nxt ecosystem and help the block generation process in this feature-filled blockchain (called forging in Nxt), with an energy consumption of just a few watts per hour, which is probably less than the standby mode of your microwave. Such is an unimaginable achievement for PoW coins like Bitcoin. Additionally, as we mentioned in our previous newsletterZuqka.

    Source: https://www.searchenginejourna...

    PRICE EVOLUTION

    • Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution

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

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

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  • NXT RELEASE NRS V 1.11.3

    Release 1.11.3

    https://bitbucket.org/JeanLucPicard/nxt/downloads/nxt-client-1.11.3.zip

    sha256:

    ecfc181f8085c21142fa9ffe74979a16d8d87c49f325e5a28e57990c0beb4c42  nxt-client-1.11.3.zip

    https://bitbucket.org/JeanLucPicard/nxt/downloads/nxt-client-1.11.3.sh

    sha256:

    ff67155c541df52fef3db6ca85643cc1814452847a14793c3c2f7e37acec53be  nxt-client-1.11.3.sh

    https://bitbucket.org/JeanLucPicard/nxt/downloads/nxt-client-1.11.3.exe

    https://bitbucket.org/JeanLucPicard/nxt/downloads/nxt-installer-1.11.3.dmg

    The exe, dmg, and sh packages must have a digital signature by "Stichting NXT".

    Change log:

    Fixed missing plugin files error in the client.

    Backported minor bugfixes from the Ardor branch.

    Treat all text/* media types as text, not just text/plain for the data cloud.

    Updated Jetty to version 9.3.16, delete the old lib folder before unpacking on
    top.

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  • Nxt February 2017 update news (II)

    Here’s some of the latest news about Nxt over this past week in February:

    NXT COMMUNITY
    • SNAPSHOT – Digital and PoD edition of the Book Now For Sale
    DEVELOPMENT
    NXT IN THE MEDIA
    PRICE EVOLUTION
    • Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution

     

    Below, are more details about each of them:

     

    NXT COMMUNITY

    • SNAPSHOT – Digital and PoD edition of the Book Now For Sale

    After the successful sale of the printed collector’s edition of “SNAPSHOT – Nxt, Unsurpassable Blockchain Solutions”, where 200 numbered units were sold in record time, Nxter.org has finally made this book available in digital and PoD (Print on Demand) editions. Now, anyone who’s interested in owning a piece of Nxt history can buy it. You can buy the book straight from Nxter.org or through many other popular distribution platforms.

    The book is a collection of articles, which, after a short introduction to the concept of blockchain technology, looks into the history of Nxt, the world’s first PoS blockchain 2.0 platform that’s oriented to both users and businesses. From its tumultuous launch in 2013, the pros and cons of its distribution model, and the anonymous inventor, BCNext, who handed over the source code to the community and gave them the responsibility to enhance the tech and ecosystem, the book takes the reader on a journey through ups and downs, features, use cases, business projects, and organizational adoption of the technology.

    – A collection of articles, which, after a short introduction to the concept of blockchain technology, looks deep into Nxt.

    he multi-million dollar fintech and
    blockchain industries have been advancing at a rapid pace over the past
    few years, so why is Nxt, an underfunded open source project, still the
    most advanced? In 228 pages, the articles found in this book
    tell the story of how a group of mostly anonymous people, investors,
    cryptographers, economists, and, certainly not least, software
    developers, as well as businesses, set out to change the world.

    If you buy the digital edition of the book from NXTER.ORG you’ll also receive a FREE BONUS of a code to redeem 100 NXTP assets, the pdf version of the Nxt 2nd Anniversary e-book, all together with the “SNAPSHOT – Nxt, Unsurpassable Blockchain Solutions” ebook package (.mobi, .epub and .pdf)

    Buy it from the Nxter Shop



    DEVELOPMENT

    • Ardor – Testnet Launched

    After a few weeks completing the necessary work and sharing some of the images, on the 11th of February, Jean-Luc, Nxt and Ardor lead core developer, has finally announced the launch of Ardor’s testnetprevious testing done by some members of the Nxt community who were very knowledgeable about the platform, the Ardor testnet is finally ready

    From this moment on, much more testing on the features that this platform offers is needed to be done before the launch of mainnet in the third quarter of this year. Thus, this period of time is not only meant to let people have a glimpse into the capabilities of Ardor, but will also let the developers make sure that the platform works properly and make the necessary minor adjustments.

    This is an experimental release for testing only. Source code is not provided.

    Come on and join us to test the new platform! You can download the software from Github and start experiencing Ardor right now!

    Source: https://nxtforum.org/nrs-relea...

    • NRS Update – Version 1.11.3

    This new version of the NRS has been released just one day before the launch of Ardor’s testnet. The changelog for this version includes some minor bug fixing, small changes in the way the media files are dealt with in the Data cloud, as well as updates to the Jetty version.

    You can download the NRS update straight from your current Nxt client or from Github. Always make sure that the given SHA256 signature is exactly the same as the hash of that file. You can check this using your NRS wallet or other online third party services that allow you to do so, so that you are absolutely sure that you are receiving the legitimate file.

    Source and more information: https://nxtforum.org/nrs-relea...

    • NSD – A Project Based on Nxt is Nominated for the Futures Options World Award

    In April 2016decentralized voting system, based on Nxt’s Voting System, that was able to process 80 votes per second. Since then, we’ve recently heard that this project was nominated for the Futures Options World Award, which took place last December. This project was announced with the following statement:

    The prototype is based on the NXT distributed cryptographic platform, and uses ISO 20022 international standard for messaging. NSD has been working on the project together with DSX Technologies. The project’s open-source code is available on GitHub.

    As we mentioned in a previous newsletterhttps://github.com/dsx-tech/e-voting/tree/master/sources/e-voting) only shows a CLOSED SOURCE “nxt.jar” file under the “libs” folder, and the client-side code, which is used to interface with that modified Nxt server code. Therefore, the NSD is clearly breaching the conditions of the license.

    Below is an extract of the FAQ for the GNU GPL v2 license:

    Does the GPL require that source code of modified versions be posted to the public? …if you release the modified version to the public in some way, the GPL requires you to make the modified source code available to the program’s users, under the GPL.

    We’d like to remind businesses, financial entities, governments, or any person interested in using the Nxt code, that they must respect the license agreement.

    Source and more information: https://www.nsd.ru/en/press/nd... https://nxter.org/russias-nati...

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    NXT IN THE MEDIA

    • Decentralize Today – Massive Business Opportunities Hidden in the Nxt Blockchain

    Websiouxscriba.io, among others, and member of the Nxt community, has published an interesting article on the news platform Decentralize Today about the Nxt blockchain and the future Ardor platform. The text talks about the new usage possibilities that this technology offers to entrepreneurs and how it can be profitable for their traditional business.

    The author accounts for some features included in the Nxt blockchain and explains some practical use cases for businesses, such as: open ledger, which allows you to see all the transactions from/to an account; the data cloud, which allows you to publish small files on the blockchain; private messaging, which allows you to issue contracts that can be verified by consulting the blockchain; account control, which can be used to organize governance in a transparent way, and many more.

    The internet is available 24/7 for a party to sign any contract and for outsiders to verify contracts integrity!

    The initiative for starting a nuclear regulatory commission using Nxt, which we mentioned in a previous newsletter as well, is one of the innovative examples that the author, already a member of that club, sets as an example of what can be achieved with Nxt.

    Source and more information: medium.com/@websioux/massive-business-opportunities-hidden-in-the-nxt-blockchain-1c1ecdb10518#.dj5lyj494

    Websioux – PHP Libraries for Nxt

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    • Deep Dot Web – An Overview Of Smart Contract Scripting For Cryptocurrency Blockchains

    In this article by Tamer SameehDeep Dot Web, the author talks about Smart Contracts, a concept that was coined by the cryptographer Nick Szabo aiming at revolutionizing contract law and formal business practices via the innovation of electronic commerce protocols among trustless parties across the internet

    The author accounts for some features included in the Nxt blockchain and explains some practical use cases for businesses, such as: open ledger, which allows you to see all the transactions from/to an account; the data cloud, which allows you to publish small files on the blockchain; private messaging, which allows you to issue contracts that can be verified by consulting the blockchain; account control, which can be used to organize governance in a transparent way, and many more.

    The internet is available 24/7 for a party to sign any contract and for outsiders to verify contracts integrity!

    The initiative for starting a nuclear regulatory commission using Nxt, which we mentioned in a previous newsletter as well, is one of the innovative examples that the author, already a member of that club, sets as an example of what can be achieved with Nxt.

    Source and more information: medium.com/@websioux/massive-business-opportunities-hidden-in-the-nxt-blockchain-1c1ecdb10518#.dj5lyj494

    Websioux – PHP Libraries for Nxt

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    • Deep Dot Web – An Overview Of Smart Contract Scripting For Cryptocurrency Blockchains

    In this article by Tamer SameehDeep Dot Web, the author talks about Smart Contracts, a concept that was coined by the cryptographer Nick Szabo aiming at revolutionizing contract law and formal business practices via the innovation of electronic commerce protocols among trustless parties across the internet

    The author explains the evolution that this concept has experienced, its practical applications, and how this concept is applied in different blockchains. Among these, he includes Nxt, though inadequately in our opinion, because Nxt lacks this specific feature of Smart Contracts

    Riker, a Nxt and Ardor core developer, clarified some time ago this subject:

    “Rather than providing smart contracts, NXT is focused on implementing important use cases and functions directly into the core of both Nxt and Ardor. This approach has proven to be scalable and secure and will become more so when Ardor is released”

    However, the text is correct when mentioning that Nxt has a comprehensive APISmart Transactions that are implemented in Nxt, a great versatility when developing something close to a Smart Contract.

    A portion of the article is based on the results of a research paper published herePablo Lamela, one of the authors of the article, had the opportunity to chat with Lior YaffeRiker stated after that talk:

    Had a good call with @palas and explained a few things about NXT (and ETH), I hope they’ll incorporate my feedback into a more accurate paper

    Have a look at the Developers Section to learn about all the features that Nxt has.

    Source and more information: www.deepdotweb.com/2017/01/15/...

    http://eprint.iacr.org/2016/11...

    nxtwiki.org/wiki/Phasing

    • Blockshow Europe 2017 – Bringing the Best Projects in Blockchain to a Public Forum

    In our December newsletterDave Pearce, board member of the Nxt FoundationBlockShow Europe 2017“, which will take place on the 6th of April. The date is fast approaching and many representatives of fintech and blockchain companies are confirming their attendance

    The Nxt Foundation is very proud to announce that the Nxt and Ardor community will be represented at the CoinTelegraph BlockShow Europe. We’ve got a booth/table in the main exhibition space, and will be organizing an Nxt/Ardor presence at the show.
    We’d like to get as many Nxters as possible to Munich for this show, so reserve your ticket now, via Eventbrite, using our referral code NXTMUNICH

    Source: https://cointelegraph.com/news...

    • Thinkmind.org – Emergence of Distributed Autonomous Institutions

    ThinkMindan article, written by Mariusz Nowostawski and Christopher K. Frantz, included  at The Sixth International Conference on Social Media Technologies, Communication, and Informatics – SOTICS 2016

    The article presents a novel institutional perspective on the distributed consensus and ledger technology known as blockchain. The text talks about the tools that blockchain technology brings to push Distributed Autonomous Institutions and the benefits they would bring, such as facilitating global interactions, contracts, and value transfers, all of which are achieved without the need for the human-based third party.

    The author also explains how the technology offered by Nxt/Ardor allows us, even today, to achieve this objective:

    A proposed solution to this problem is the use of child chains to coordinate asset-based transactions as implemented in the new blockchain alternative Ardor… In contrast to Ethereum’s support for general-purpose code, Ardor will concentrate on specific asset-based transactions… The security model is further strengthened by supporting complex preconditions for the execution of transactions… The concept furthermore includes built-in mechanisms to manage governance and decision-making processes in a reliable and anonymous fashion.

    Source: https://www.thinkmind.org/inde...

    https://www.thinkmind.org/down...


    PRICE EVOLUTION

    • Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution

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

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



  • Nxt February 2017 update news (III)

    Here’s some of the latest news about Nxt over this past week in February:

    NXT COMMUNITY
    DEVELOPMENT
    NXT IN THE MEDIA
    PRICE EVOLUTION
    • Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution

    Details:

    NXT COMMUNITY

    • Nxt Foundation – Designers and Writers Wanted

    As we mentionedBlockshow Europe 2017, an event organized by CoinTelegraph that will take place in Munich in just a few weeks. It’s expected to become the most important blockchain-related event in Europe this year.

    Dave PearceNxt Foundation, who is going to represent the Foundation in this event, asked for some community members to help make this event a success:

    I’m working on a promo item for Nxt/Ardor to go into the goody bag that each attendee will receive, but we do need a couple of banners and a flier or brochure to give away, and I’m looking for volunteers to help with creating either of these:
    Banners need to be approximately 2m high by 1m wide, in a standard roll-up banner style. I’d like to have one for Nxt and one for Ardor,or maybe one for the Foundation plus one for Ardor. They need to be eye-catching and informative, but not too complex. Anyone want to help out by providing a design ? I can get the printing done in NL and take them with me to Munich, so that’s under control. There will be a bounty for any designs that we use…
    We also need a flier or brochure to give away, just to explain in very clear English exactly wtf Nxt, Ardor and the Nxt Foundation are all about. Again: eyecatching and informative, please. Any text writers who’d like to have  ago at this, get in touch. A designer would also be welcome.

    So now you know, if you have some time and energy to help the Nxt community, this is the right time to do your bit.

    Source and more information: https://nxtforum.org/index.php...

    Channel #ctblockshowNxtChat on Slack (Link to join https://nxtchat.herokuapp.com )

    Cointelegraph.com/news/as-blockshow-europe-2017-approaches-more-conference-details-are-revealed

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    • Spreading Nxt – All For One and One for All

    Wolffangcall asking for more help to promote the benefits of Nxt and Ardor. As you probably already know, a decentralized community like this doesn’t have a stable source of income, but rather is composed of a lot of volunteers who work tirelessly and mostly in an altruistic way not only to promote these platforms, but also to inform current users about these developments and other day-to-day matters.

    Wolffang has said:

    As most know Nxt and Ardor have a great community which is really helpful towards others. The Tech is also one of the best around today in crypto. NXT and Ardor are way underrated compared to the rest of crypto projects. Besides the great things the Nxt team is doing we can give them a help with promoting, showing and telling people about Nxt and Ardor. It will help your own investment too. I Hope you will help out with sharing the tweets, discuss on subjects, help people out, upvote reddit posts, maybe help in polo trollbox to let traders know the good things etcetera. The latest news is in the #swarms channel on slack. Twitter: @NxtCommunity @ArdorPlatform
    Reddit Reddit.com/r/nxt Reddit.com/r/ardor Reddit.com/r/cryptocurrency
    Bitcointalk Ardor: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1518497.0
    Bitcointalk Nxt: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=587007.0
    Trollbox:
    Poloniex.com/trollbox
    Also for community discussions:  nxtforum.org

    At Nxter.org, we’ll continue spreading the word as we’ve been doing since the beginning, to try to make more people learn about both Nxt and Ardor platforms, together with the full ecosystem around it. If you’re interested in giving us a hand to achieve this objective, please visit https://nxter.org/get-publishe...

    Source: https://nxtforum.org/general-d...

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    • Roberto Capodieci – Masterclass About Blockchain Solutions

    Roberto CapodieciDebune, among many others, offered a masterclass about “Open Blockchain Platform For Trade and Supply Chain”, this past week during the 2nd Annual Supply Chain Finance and its Alternatives in Singapore.


    Roberto, who has a great knowledge of blockchain technology and the solutions it can offer, didn’t hesitate to add his personal touch and his usual sense of humour to this event, as we can see in the preview of his introductory speech that he shared with all the Nxters, before delivering it in front of his audience:

    Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to this blockchain workshop. It is gonna be a great workshop. It is gonna be absolutely fantastic. Believe me. I know all about workshops.  It is gonna be the best workshop. Today workshop is about blockchain based platforms for trade and supply chain…

    Capodieci also didn’t lose his chance to mention Nxt in this speech:

    …We use Nxt for our blockchain solutions. It is huge, it is tremendous. Very important people uses Nxt. It is so… it is terrific. You could be one of them, because I know how to make tremendous Blockchain. Chose OTDocs, and it is gonna be: “Blockchain First”. Welcome to the workshop! Let’s make Blockchain great again. With OTDocs…

    Source: nxtforum.org/general-discussion/price-speculation/msg229759/#msg229759

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    • Tipper on Slack – New Functionalities

    Nxtswetipper bot, the tipping monkey of Nxtchat on Slacknew update, you can now tip other users just by attaching emoticons to comments of other users on Slack.


    Tipper already has a good handful of functionalities built-in and more
    functionalities are regularly added in. To use this functionality, start
    a private conversation with the bot Tipper by typing “help” to know all the characteristics and get some help using it.


    Source and more information: nxtchat.slack.com/archives/general/p1486850898686487

    nxtwiki.org/wiki/Tipper_Service

    github.com/libertyswede/NxtTipbot

    • Nxter.org – Hall of Fame

    At nxter.org“Snapshot”, the first book about the Nxt platform, and also thanks to the numerous photographs with clear evidences of happiness for getting their book which many owners have published publicly to show their little treasure (which they don’t hesitate to pose with), we’ve decided to start a new section on our website called the Hall of Fame.

    Write @nxter_org in your tweet and get on our Hall of Fame

    The newest addition to the Nxter Hall of Fame features the Snapshot book that has traveled (Thanks Travin KeithLongyearbyen in the Svalbard archipelago. In the picture, we can see the happy librarian in charge of this establishment showing us their newest acquisition. Congratulations!


    valbard’s library already has the book about Nxt

    Some other members of the Nxt communty are already present in our Hall of Fame. Click here to check it out!

    If you don’t have a copy of SNAPSHOT – Nxt, Unsurpassable Blockchain Solutions, we’d like to remind you that the book is already available in a digital version for your reader in many specialized online platforms, (Amazon, iBooks, GoogleBooks, etc, in addition to Nxter.orgPrint On Demand service by Lulu.com

    Moreover, if you buy the digital edition of the book from Nxter.org you’ll also receive a FREE BONUS of a code to redeem 100 NXTP assets, the pdf version of the Nxt 2nd Anniversary e-book, all together with the SNAPSHOT – Nxt, Unsurpassable Blockchain Solutions ebook package (.mobi, .epub and .pdf)

    More information: nxter.org/snapshot-nxt-unsurpassable-blockchain-solutions/

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    DEVELOPMENT

    • Ardor – The Public Testing is Going On

    On the 11th of FebruaryArdor was made available for the public to use. The Nxt community, one that keeps growing,
    has stepped forward to test the features of the new platform and to
    check all the functionalities, both new ones and the ones that were
    already in Nxt: child chainsassets (that you can use on all child chains), bundlersaliases, data cloudaccount control, monetary system, encripted messaging, shufflingdecentralized voting, phased transactionsplugins, decentralized purchasing

    Ardor is only going to be in testnet for about 5-7 months until mainnet launches, which is expected to happen sometime in the third quarter of 2017. To participate in the Ardor testnet, you have to download the latest Ardor client herehere (ARDR, IGNIS) in order to start testing the new platform by yourself.

    On the other hand, if you don’t have time or aren’t interested in helping with the test and just want to feel the experience of surfing through Ardor’s GUI, then you can use some of the open nodes that let you access this testnet, such as the one set up by Riker http://107.170.3.62:26876/index.htmlhere and create a new account (for security reasons, never use your real Nxt account here) to explore everything that Ardor can offer you.


    ou can stay updated about the latest progress of the testnet by visiting the #developers channel on Nxtchat on Slack

    More information: https://nxter.org/nxt-announces-ardorhttps://nxter.org/ardor-testnet-is-launched/

    https://nxter.org/ardor-blockchainhttps://nxter.org/developers

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    • Ardor – v2.0.1e for Testnet

    A new version of the Ardor testnet has been has been released. The changelog for this version includes some minor bug fixing and improvements to the client UI, as well as peer networking, and improved blockchain download. A Node JS module has also been added. This is an experimental release for testing only, so the source code is not provided with it.

    You can download the NRS update straight from your current Nxt client or from Bitbucket. Always make sure that the given SHA256 signature is exactly the same as the hash of that file.

    A Mac installerhere and start testing Ardor right away with your Mac computer!


    • Ardor Node JS Module

    One of the great improvements that the latest testnet version of Ardor brings us is the addition of Node.js, an
    open-source, cross-platform JavaScript runtime environment for
    developing a diverse variety of server tools and applications, based on
    the ECMAScriptI/O in event-driven programmingV8 engine by Google.


    This is what Riker, a core developer of Nxt, says about this new addition:

    Earlier attempts to develop robust client API library for NXT and subsequently Ardor were faced with several challenges: 1. The API library had to send the passphrase directly to a remote node in order to sign transactions, this meant that the remote node had to be trusted, this severely limited the usability of the API library. 2. Some client libraries did implement local transaction signing but still were unable to validate unsigned bytes data returned from a random remote node thus still making it somewhat insecure to submit transactions to a random remote node. 3. Client API libraries were developed by 3rd party developers which sometimes couldn’t keep up with the protocol changes.
    In order to address these problems, in release 2.0.1e we introduced for the first time a Node JS module which can be used for JavaScript application development using the Ardor platform APIs. This node JS module is now integral part of the core and in fact is just a thin layer of Node JS wrapper on top of the existing Ardor Wallet JavaScript code.
    Being so this node module has several advantages: 1. The Node JS module is able to work securely against any random Ardor node 2. Transaction data submitted to a remote node is validated against the returned unsigned bytes 3. Transactions are signed locally so that the account passphrase is never submitted to a remote node 4. Message encrytption can be performed client side 5. API calls work at a higher level compared to the APIs provided by the existing test page, so that for example, complex numeric conversions and various formatting functions are alreayd implemented by the API library 6. Updates to this API library will follow the standard Ardor release process and will be maintained by core developers To quickly get started using the node JS module, see instructions in the ./html/www/js/README file which is part of the 2.0.1e release. The ./html/www/js/sample folder contains several code examples to get you started quickly and provide a reference implementation.

    Source and more information: nxtforum.org/general-discussion/ardor-node-js-module/

    https://nodejs.org/en

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

    • Docker Image – Nxt 1.11.3

    Chevdorversion 1.11.3

    Docker is a tool that can package an application and its dependencies in a virtual container that can run on any Linux server. This helps enable flexibility and portability regarding where the application can run, whether on-premises, a public cloud, a private cloud, bare metal, etc.

    As we mentioned in previous newsletters, running NRS in a Docker container can be even easier than running it “the normal way”. It’s especially useful when running Nxt on a VPS: No java required, no download, no specific configuration… In addition to this, in spite of being a type of “virtual machine”, it does not decrease performance.

    Source: https://nxtforum.org/general-d...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Docker_(software)https://www.docker.com

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    NXT IN THE MEDIA

    • Ardor – Launched on Testnet

    This week, some media outlets have covered the launch of the testnet for Ardor.

    This articleIan Allison of International Business Timesother article published at Fintech Finance, goes over some of the new features that Ardor brings, such as:

    • A novel multiple blockchain architecture that allows users to create their own, customized subsidiary blockchains, secured by the main chain.
    • Transactions from these blockchains, known as child chains, are removed from the main transaction ledger approximately every 24 hours, though special dedicated nodes, known as archival nodes, can keep all information if so desired. This approach enables Ardor to scale up to global transaction loads.
    • Ardor solves the blockchain bloat issue with this prunable child chain infrastructure, which side chains do not solve.


    Travin KeithNxt Foundation, has this to say about testnet:

    Blockchain technology is increasingly entering the mainstream consciousness. The developers at Jelurida BV have created a platform that makes blockchain technology more accessible and delivers scalable solutions for retail and institutional participants. Its potential applications extend to a number of industries burdened with legacy issues and antiquated transaction processing systems

    Antony Peytonbrief overview over at Banking Technology about the launch of testnet. The text enumerates some of the new features in Ardor, which has use cases that go beyond financial transactions. The author gives emphasis in the PoS model in which both Nxt and Ardor are based on, and the benefits this model provides:

    Ardor and Nxt operate on a proof-of-stake model that can handle higher transaction volumes at a fraction of the energy cost and at ten times the speed

    Source: www.fintech.finance/01-news/ar...

    www.ibtimes.co.uk/nxt-dev-team...

    www.bankingtech.com/729431/blo...

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    • Deep Dot Web – Smart Contract Scripting (Amended)

    In our previous newsletterScripting Smart Contracts for Distributed Ledger Technology which included a certain number of inaccuracies about the Nxt platform.

    Fortunately, Pablo LamelaLior Yaffe to clarify some of these issues. Just a few days latter, Pablo announced some amendments to their research. Lior and the Nxt community were very glad and thanked the authors for their interest in clarifying all the details about Nxt.

    Palas says:

    We have modified the paper in https://eprint.iacr.org/2016/1... to improve the description of Nxt. Thank you @riker, for helping us solve our doubts about Nxt and Ardor. Let us know if there are any other problems with it.

    Riker stated then:

    Thanks Palas the paper is much more balanced now.

    PRICE EVOLUTION

    • Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution

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


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




  • Nxt February 2017 news update  (IV)

    Here’s some of the latest news about Nxt over this past week in February:

    NXT COMMUNITY
    DEVELOPMENT
    • Jupiter – New Blockchain Based on Nxt Technology
    NXT IN THE MEDIA
    PRICE EVOLUTION
    • Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution

     

    Here below are more details about each of these:

    NXT COMMUNITY

    • Adel – Established as an LLC

    Adel’sannounced that it is going to create a Limited Liability Company to meet all of the legal and tax issues stemming from the Anti-Money Laundering and the Countering the Financing  of Terrorism Code (2015). As a direct consequence of setting up this complex legal structure, the start of the ICO process is going to be delayed for 2 months.

    Nxter.org this article where Arthur Penzl gave us his opinion about this change:

    To me, as potential investor, this is good news, worth a 2 months delay. Others may disagree and can air their counter opinions in the comments field. But, we all know it. If cryptocurrency technologies and blockchain ICO’s are to ever gain mainstream adoption, there’s no other way but to leave the grey zone behind, legally register, and comply with all regulatory and legal requirements including KYC/AML policies. I wish Adel good luck with that – many eyes will undoubtedly be on them.

    Creating an LLC will further allow Adel to have the necessary legal structure to protect the brand, investors, and the whole ecosystem. The team also hopes that this step they are taking will set an example for future ICOs.

    Source and more information: nxtforum.org/adel/(ann)-(adl)-adel-startup-incubator-for-blockchain-innovation/msg228060/#msg228060

    bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1706282.0

    www.adelphoi.io

    • BlockShow Europe 2017 – Last Call for Tickets

    There are just a few tickets left for the BlockShow Europe 2017, which will take place in Munich on the 6th of April this year. If you want to take part in one of the most important events in the blockchain ecosystem and meet some recognized members of the Nxt community, you should hurry up and buy your tickets before they are gone!

    Remember that you can get a 20% off the price when buying your ticket by entering the promotional code NXTMUNICH.

    There are only 6 tickets left with the 20% rebate for Nxt attendees and only 10 tickets left in total, according to CoinTelegraph, so do NOT hesitate if you want to attend this great event!

    In our previous newsletterDave Pearce, board member of the Nxt Foundation, who is going to represent the Foundation at this event, asked for some community members to help create some promotional materials about Nxt and Ardor for distribution among the attendants or for display at the booth itself. So, now you know, if you have some time and energy to help the Nxt community, this is a good time for you to contribute some of your time.

    Source and more information: nxter.org/only-few-blockshow-europe-tickets-left-get-yours-with-a-20-rebate/

    Channel #ctblockshowNxtChat on Slack (Link to join https://nxtchat.herokuapp.com )

    • Roberto Capodieci – Speaker At the 5th Supply Chain Finance Summit

    Roberto CapodieciDeBuNe‘s CEO and partner of the Nxt Foundation5th Supply Chain Finance Summit in Singapore. This event is organized by the ICC AcademyParis International Chamber of Commerce, the biggest business organization in the world, which has 100 years of experience in supporting the growth of the private sector.

    This event is one of the most important in its field and aims to have a variety of important audience members such as: financial institutions,  multilateral development banks & export credit agencies, government organizations, independent financiers, insurance brokers and underwriters, lawyers and consultants, Fintech companies, service providers, etc.

    ‘Trade Finance and Blockchain’ presented by Roberto Capodieci, CEO at OTDocs.com, and CTO at Digital Billions

    It’s also worth noting that on the 14th of February, Roberto also gave a masterclass2nd Annual Supply Chain Finance and its Alternatives conference, which also took place in Singapore.

    Source and more information: 

    https://scfsingapore.icc.acade...

    Interview with Roberto Capodieci

    DEVELOPMENT

    • Jupiter – New Blockchain Based on Nxt Technology

    Steven GroveSigwo, founder of the DarcrusJelurida, the corporation that brings together the developers of both the NxtArdor platforms. Jupiter is going to be the new private blockchain that will sustain Sigwo Technologies LLC, an ambitious project that will create a secure, decentralized, and effective system to store and encrypt your data.

    This is what Steven says about Jupiter’s features and the reasons why they want to use a private blockchain based on Nxt:

    I’ve been testing on NXT’s testnet for 2 months, validating my design of decentrally storing and encrypting syslog/authorization messages from my Linux servers. In my testing, I found increased fees were needed to be paid due to the complex nature and size of my messages. After consulting with the NXT Core Devs, Sigwo Technologies will be securing it’s own blockchain for building the future platform…
    ..The reason behind creating Jupiter is simple… Using any other blockchain would not be economically feasible. One example of my encrypted syslog application would create 29 million messages daily. In NXT terms and today’s prices, that would cost this particular business $1,238,300.00 per day to store messages..
    …Jelurida is the company building Jupiter and have a proposed delivery date of March 10th, 2017. In this time I will be starting plugins (dappsheets) to showcase the flexibility of Jupiter while I wait. I still test on the Nxt testnet for now. Jupiter will have non-tradable tokens that are included in software packages to create transactions and store the data on the blockchain. After a time period, tokens are recycled to the businesses to continue their use of Jupiter and it’s plugins. Data is always theirs, as simply having the passphrase will unlock all the data stored. The recycling period is akin to a subscription and support package.

    Source and more information: https://blog.darcr.us/february...

    https://darcr.us/

    NXT IN THE MEDIA

    • Decentralized Revolution – Blockchain Applications That Are Not Bitcoin

    The concept of colored coins in Bitcoin has been the catalyst for new crypto platforms that go beyond just money transfers. In this articleDecentralized Revolution, Kareem Audi gives a short overview of three blockchain platforms that, in his view, have big advantages over Bitcoin, such as Nxt.

    Nxt… packs powerful developer tools to create your own decentralized apps, it also has an internal marketplace, much like eBay… it has its own decentralized voting system, and it’s own decentralized storage with more features being rolled out constantly… ARDOR is just one

    Source and more information: http://www.decentralizedrevolu...

    Nxt vs Ardor

    • Adel – Why We Chose Nxt

    Gabriel DusilAdel, runs his own blog  where he publishes some of the latest news about the Adel ecosystem. One of the latest entries includes a reference to the 6th white paper published by the Adel team titled Maintaining Integrity, where some of the basic principles of this community-based ecosystem are described, and how it can use cryptocurrencies in a sustainable and profitable way to fund projects.

    The State is the People & the People are the State

    With this premise in mind, and after extensive research and evaluation, this white paper goes over the reasons why they chose Nxt and Ardor technology to support its infrastructure.

    Adel decided to build on the Nxt platform – a blockchain with features that expand the functionality of pioneering cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. These features include Shuffling, Voting, Aliases, and Phasing. The source code for Nxt has also been publicly disclosed, optimized, and perfected using (among other techniques) the Error Propagation Method, where the investigation and awarded discovery of deliberately inserted errors serves to help audit the source code itself.
    Adel will move to Ardor, the multi-chain development of Nxt, in late 2017. Like Nxt, Ardor will have features that enhance the functionality of blockchain technology, making it an ideal platform for future projects.  The Ardor child chain architecture will allow for the easy creation of a dependent blockchain that will be connected to and secured by the main Ardor blockchain. Ardor also solves scalability issues with a pruning feature so that future nodes will only download and keep transaction records on the main chain, as well as child chain transactions from the past 24 hours. However, it is still possible for child chain transactions to be kept, if so desired, with the use of an archival node that keeps all of the transaction records. This scalability is one of the ‘Holy Grails’ of cryptocurrency and blockchain development.
    Nxt has already revolutionized the world of blockchain technology platforms by providing groundbreaking cryptocurrency features, as well as a powerful, modular toolset to build innovative business opportunities. All of Nxt’s functionality will be present in the Ardor platform, in addition to the advanced features (such as global scalability) that the Ardor multi-chain architecture will provide.

    The Nxt platform has all the tools needed to successfully manage an asset. Moreover, Ardor lets you have your own personalized blockchain (child chain), which is secured by the Ardor decentralized network. Adel knows all these advantages, and that’s the reason why they intend to be one of the first to benefit from Ardor:

    Adel will move to Ardor… Ardor will have features that enhance the functionality of blockchain technology, making it an ideal platform for future projects.  The Ardor child chain architecture will allow for the easy creation of a dependent blockchain that will be connected to and secured by the main Ardor blockchain. Ardor also solves scalability issues with a pruning feature so that future nodes will only download and keep transaction records on the main chain, as well as child chain transactions from the past 24 hours. However, it is still possible for child chain transactions to be kept, if so desired, with the use of an archival node that keeps all of the transaction records. This scalability is one of the ‘Holy Grails’ of cryptocurrency and blockchain development.

    Source and more information: https://dusil.com/2017/02/17/a...

    www.adelphoi.io

    • SteemIt – Exponential Data Growth Could Push Any Blockchain Into Centralization

    OaldamsterSteemIt, strongly believes that blockchain technology will become mainstream this year. More and more events related to this technology is taking place, such as the recent blockchain hackaton organized at Groningen, where 50 teams from 11 different countries showed their projects.

    Doing some mathematical calculations, the author explains that the block size problem in Bitcoin and how, in his opinion, increasing the size of the block is far from being an ideal solution. The article also talks about Nxt’s Monetary System and how easy it is to launch your own asset on this platform. The author also mentions how Ardor is going to try to solve the problem of blockchain bloat using data pruning to keep the size of the blockchain controlled.

    At its current state and the exponential data growth speed it seems almost inevitable that most mainstream accepted blockchains will become more or less centralized

    Ardor will be the first fully decentralized platform that will use data pruning to reduce the blockchain bloat problem, thus allowing improved scalability with the child chain infrastructure.

    Source: https://steemit.com/blockchain...

    • Crypto Compare – How To Mine Nxt

    This article published at Crypto Compare goes over the resources necessary to run a Proof-of-Work blockchain system, such as: buying expensive mining equipment, extensive hardware knowledge, and hours of dedicated work and patience. The author then explains the differences with Proof-of-Stake platforms like Nxt, the first one to use this algorithm entirely.

    Below, you can also find a step-by-step tutorial with images where any user can learn how to start forging Nxt by themselves.

    In order to accommodate users that want to participate in the mining consensus, but don’t want to fill their house with hot and loud equipment or bet in a Cloud mining contract, we are going to show you how to mine (forge) NXT. Let’s call this a guide for miners who don’t want to get their hands dirty!

    We’d also like to remind advanced users with additional skills that we also previously published a tutorial about setting up a Nxt node on a Raspberry Pi 2Megalodon’s campaign, The Forging Bounty Lottery, is still running. So, whenever you generate a block, you won’t only receive the forging fees, but also some extra NXT coming from this campaign.

    Source and more information: https://www.cryptocompare.com/...

    The Forging Bounty Lottery campaign

    How To: Set up a Nxt node on a Raspberry Pi 2

     

    • Due – Blockchain Keeps Moving Forward as More Innovators Jump In

    Miranda MarquitDue, some of the reasons why blockchain technology is growing in popularity and how more and more entrepreneurs are focusing their attention on blockchain projects such as Nxt.

    The author goes over some of the current features of Nxt and how Ardor will add more to it to make it even easier and safer for everyone to make blockchain even more widely used:

    Nxt has a… multi-step functionality built in, requiring parties to agree to certain conditions before completing transactions. That way, it’s possible to verify work before sending payment. On top of that, Ardor also allows automatic transactions, making it easier to set up recurring payments.

    Source: https://due.com/blog/blockchai...

    PRICE EVOLUTION

    • Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution

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

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



  • NXT Release NRS V 1.11.4

    Release 1.11.4

    https://bitbucket.org/JeanLucPicard/nxt/downloads/nxt-client-1.11.4.zip

    sha256:

    8e7d5115e1664ae70cc46ff2a9d914ed50052b4352bf8ce5bd76118d63c84817  nxt-client-1.11.4.zip

    https://bitbucket.org/JeanLucPicard/nxt/downloads/nxt-client-1.11.4.sh

    sha256:

    5f8caea32c659c63580e68f61b2d666685f2e162e8d341aa1980abae0126028b  nxt-client-1.11.4.sh

    https://bitbucket.org/JeanLucPicard/nxt/downloads/nxt-client-1.11.4.exe

    https://bitbucket.org/JeanLucPicard/nxt/downloads/nxt-installer-1.11.4.dmg

    The exe, dmg, and sh packages must have a digital signature by "Stichting NXT".

    Change log:

    Added Node JS module, see html/www/js/README.

    Minor UI and desktop application bugfixes, ported from Ardor.

    Added About dialog.

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  • Ardor vs Nxt features

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    Nxt News – March 2017 (I): Energy Rightly Applied and Directed will Accomplish Anything

    Here’s some of the latest news about Nxt over this past week:



    NXT COMMUNITY



    DEVELOPMENT


    NXT IN THE MEDIA

    • Forklog – Russian Farm to Issue Crypto-tokens Backed by Ducks, Geese, and Goats

    PRICE EVOLUTION

    • Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution

     

    NXT COMMUNITY

    • Intel & The Floor – International Banking Blockchain Hackaton

    Lior YaffeNxt and ArdorJelurida, has announced
    that he is going to participate in the International Blockchain
    Hackaton that will take place in Tel Aviv on the 29th and 30th of March,
    2017.


    The end goal is for each team to develop a working prototype of a
    banking and financial services industry solution that is based on
    pre-defined usages. The hackathon banking partners will provide a list
    of issues for which they would like to see solutions.

    Who will participate?
    We are inviting corporates, startup companies, University students, and independent developers.
    Do I have to be a blockchain expert?
    As this event is oriented to blockchain based application, background in the technology (including coding) is highly recommended.

    The event will consist of 36 hours of coding with non-stop action and networking with other coders and blockchain market leaders who are willing to showcase what this technology can do.

    Source and more information: https://www.eventbrite.com

    • Janus – Second ICO Round

    The second distributionJanus token is now live. Please refer to  Janus’ whitepaper to see what the goals of this corporation are:

    Our vision is to create a software and services company which utilizes a common technology platform to rapidly implement distinctly branded projects targeting a number of carefully selected markets. We believe that this approach will allow us to decrease development costs and increase product quality which will enable us to establish successful businesses and generate substantial profits which will then be shared with the Janus token holders.



    During this four month period, which will last until the 3rd of July, 2017, 10.5 millions of Janus tokensfirst round of the ICO. Users can buy these tokens on the Nxt Asset Exchange or through the C-cex.com exchange,
    where users can buy the tokens using BTC or USD. Additionally, if you
    are planning to become a big investor, the Janus team has some discounts
    for large Janus purchases. Furthermore, the asset issuer has burnt


    This strategy will be live starting March 4th, 2017- July 3rd, 2017 until the next distribution set for July 4th, 2017.

    You can check all the details about this second ICO round at Nxter.orgdocument that the Janus team has issued for this round.

    At Nxter.orgdedicated section about the Nxt Asset Exchange where you’ll be able to find the latest news, details, price evolution, and much more about AE asset. More assets will follow soon, so stay tuned!

    Source and more information: Distribution 2Distribution 1

    Janus Token Distribution March 4th

    Dividends – FebruaryMarch

    • Nxtforum.org – Hundreds of New Users

    February has ended and it has left us 836 new users at Nxtforum.org, which makes for an average of almost 30 new registrations per day. This considerable new arrival of Nxters will require a larger effort from the community to cover all the needs and help solving any questions that newcomers may have.

    This is especially important given that the features provided by the robust Nxt PoS platform is attracting more and more people both familiar with blockchain technology as well as newcomers. This is also because last month,  1,000 new users joined the forum. There are now over 9,200 registered users.

    We’d like to encourage our readers to sign up and become a member of this growing community. Or, if you prefer, you can also join the Nxt community through the following platforms:

    At Nxter.org, we’ll continue spreading the word as we’ve been doing since the beginning to try to help more people learn about both Nxt and Ardor, together with the full ecosystem around it. If you’re interested in giving us a hand to achieve this objective, please visit nxter.org/get-published-get-paid-nxtp

    Source: nxtforum.org/index.php?action=stats

    Snapshot – Join our Affiliate Program

    After the launch and warm welcome of SnapshotNxter.org has started an affiliate program which will allow you to earn 40% (NXT, BTC or fiat) of the book sales you generate.


    The procedure is very simple: create an account, get your affiliate code, and watch your account balance grow as your visitors become our customers. When a potential customer clicks on your affiliate link, the visitor’s IP  is logged and a cookie is placed in their browser for tracking purposes. Then, whenever the visitor browses our site and decides to order, it gets registered as a sale for you for your commission.


    Start earning money for every sale you send our way


    If you don’t have a copy of SNAPSHOT – Nxt, Unsurpassable Blockchain Solutions, you might also want to consider a digital version for your e-reader, which is available on all major platforms such as Amazon, iBooks, GoogleBooks, etc., in addition to Nxter.orgPrint on Demand service by Lulu.com.

    More information: #Snapshot_ebook_PoD

    Write @nxter_org in your tweet and get on our Hall of Fame

    Affiliate Program

    DEVELOPMENT

    • NRS Update – Version 1.11.4

    A new version of the Nxt Reference Software has been released. The changelog includes the addition of a Node JavaScript module, a new “About” dialog, and minor User Interface and desktop application bugfixes ported from Ardor.

    The Mobile app (just for Android at the moment), has also been updated with this
    version. It has been upgraded to Apache Cordova 6.5.0 and Cordova
    Android tools 6.1.2. Additionally, the API peer list has been refreshed
    as well.



    You can download the NRS update straight from your current Nxt client or from Github.
    Always make sure that the given SHA256 signature is exactly the same as
    the hash of the file. You can check it using your NRS wallet, online third party services, or locally-run third party software, so that you are absolutely sure that you are receiving the original file.

    Source and more information: https://nxtforum.org/nrs-relea...


    • Nxtwiki.org – API Modifications Needed to Port Your Nxt Apps to Ardor

    Lior YaffeNxt and ArdorNxt Wiki that will come in handy for those developers who are currently using the Nxt API and are planning to jump to Ardor in the future. Riker says:

    I wrote this Wiki page about migrating existing applications from Nxt to Ardor

    Despite the fact that the changes needed to adapt your Nxt aplication to run on Ardor aren’t traumatizing, some changes in the code have to be done to make it compatible with the latest versions. The document published by Riker is quite detailed and is broken down in multiple sections to make it easier to reference.


    So, if you are developer who is thinking about migrating to Ardor, this tutorial launched many months before the main launch of Ardor  will help you prepare for it. Don’t put it off and encounter last minute problems!

    Source and more information: nxtwiki.org/wiki/Nxt_to_Ardor

    Ardor vs Nxt features

    NXT IN THE MEDIA

    • Forklog – Russian Farm to Issue Crypto-tokens Backed by Ducks, Geese, and Goats

    This article published on Forklog.net goes over a peculiar local economy that benefits from the advantages that blockchain technology can offer. Eduard Surkov’s club farm Mashkino in Central Russia has announced its plans to issue cryptocurrency tokens backed by the farm’s products, i.e. chickens, ducks, geese, lambs, and goatlings. The Nxt blockchain is noted as one of the best to build it on since it already has implemented, at core-level, all the necessary functionalities.

    Yaroslav Loginov, project’s developer, says:

    …tokens are comparable to coupons entitling their holders to receive the products once they’ve grown up. The tokens also certify ownership of the products, i.e. a token holder is the owner of a particular chicken, goose, duck, lamb, or goatling, while the farmers render the service of breeding them.



    10 million tokens will be created at an initial price of 1 token = 1
    ruble. Loginov explains how the relationship between buyer and seller is
    completely legal:

    • The buyer contacts the farmer to buy and receive a token. • The farmer undertakes to breed the products by the date stipulated. • Reception of the ready products is arranged individually (at Mashkino or elsewhere). There is an option of delivery to the cities of Tver, Zelenograd, and Moscow.

    Source: forklog.net/russian-farm-to-issue-crypto-tokens-backed-by-ducks-geese-and-goats

    PRICE EVOLUTION

    • Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution

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


    The following graphic shows the ARDR / Bitcoin exchange price at Poloniex

    x



  • Launch Private Blockchain Evaluation Kit v1.11.4

    Hash: SHA512

    Evaluation Release 1.11.4

    https://bitbucket.org/Jelurida/nxt-evaluation/downloads/nxt-eval-client-1.11.4.zip

    sha256:

    3a3e0855305ffdc7a47c7f0fb5fd37c0ed48c6e6b285f9a1110232b7d059a88b  nxt-eval-client-1.11.4.zip

    https://bitbucket.org/Jelurida/nxt-evaluation/downloads/nxt-eval-client-1.11.4.sh

    sha256:

    9d2b5bc1da53776a1c1e26cc58d17a1931068cfddea4d7f44a811ac59ee8bab3  nxt-eval-client-1.11.4.sh

    https://bitbucket.org/Jelurida/nxt-evaluation/downloads/nxt-eval-client-1.11.4.exe

    This is an evaluation version for testing only. Source code is not provided.

    Change log:

    This Private Blockchain Evaluation Kit is a testing and evaluation version
    based on NRS release 1.11.4.

    It contains the following modifications:

    There are 10 hardcoded genesis recipient accounts with passwords "0" to "9"
    and 100,000,000 NXT initial balance each.

    The genesis account with a password of "Nxt" is allowed to send transactions
    even though its balance is negative.

    The software is configured to run as testnet only, ignoring the value of the
    nxt.isTestnet property.

    The peer networking port has been hardcoded to 5874.

    All modifications specific to the current Nxt public blockchain have been
    removed.




  • Upcoming Changes with the Nxt Foundation

    Hello everyone,

    There’s been a lot of significant news and changes with Nxt and Ardor over the past few months, with the release of the Ardor testnet being the most prominent, in addition to the announcement and creation of the 3rd party projects Janus and Adel. In addition to these, there are also other changes going on behind-the-scenes with both the Nxt Foundation and Jelurida. One of these is Bas Wisselink's (Damelon) announcement about leaving Jelurida to focus on Blockchain Workspace as well as changing his role to a more advisory one with the Nxt Foundation.
     
    The
    rest of the Foundation would like to thank Bas for his contributions
    thus far, especially with how he has dealt with simultaneously being the
    Managing Director of Jelurida and a Board Member of the Nxt Foundation.
    While we would’ve liked him to stay on in both roles, we fully respect
    his decision and wish him luck with his own project. We are, however,
    looking forward to continuing to work with him in the Nxt Foundation.
     
    In
    addition to these, the Foundation is also implementing a few other
    changes. Some of these are brought on by external factors and some we
    feel are necessary changes to improve the Foundation's performance
    moving forward.

    Addressing Funding

    As
    most of the community know, the Nxt Foundation has never had access to
    the large amount of funding that some other crypto foundations have,
    mainly because Nxt was not launched with an ICO that generated a large
    pool of funding. Since the inception of Nxt, the Community Funds have
    been used as the main source of internal project funding. However, this
    was only 10 million NXT, and much of this has been spent. For the last
    couple of years, the Community Fund has been set aside to pay for
    developer salaries. In order to both support and professionalise the
    marketing and business development of Nxt, the Foundation set up the
    Tennessee project fundraiser in September 2015 and raised 10 million
    additional NXT to cover these costs.

    The Tennessee Fund was
    intended to provide finances for one year of operation, but due to the
    distribution of ARDR, increases in the price of NXT, and a lot of
    voluntary efforts, both internally and externally, a portion of the
    Tennessee funds still remain to be used. We have therefore managed to
    extend the runtime of Tennessee to almost 18 months.

    However, we
    do not have an infinite amount of funds left and they will run out
    eventually. To address this, the Foundation will do the following:

    1) Formalization of Services
    – While the Foundation is committed to providing information about Nxt,
    Ardor, and blockchain technology as a whole with no charges to
    interested businesses or organizations, we are occasionally sought out
    for additional consulting services and have sometimes been doing them
    free-of-charge due to a lack of a formal structure. Starting this week, a
    page on the Foundation website will list some of these services as well
    as internally establish a structure and clear boundaries between
    helping 3rd parties use Nxt and Ardor and providing extra business
    consulting services. However, providing these services should not
    interfere with the other tasks the Foundation needs to do and will thus
    be counted separately from the commitment that Board Members need to do
    for the Foundation.

    2) Supporter Recognition Program
    – In a similar manner as the Linux Foundation, the Nxt Foundation will
    start formally accepting donations from users, businesses, and
    organizations, together with proper recognition to these donors, as well
    as other benefits on a yearly basis to avoid the issue of having a
    finite amount of funds. It is important to note, however, that being a
    recognized donor will not count as a Foundation endorsement. In
    addition, the Foundation will reserve the right to not list donors or to
    revoke their recognition, such as when the recognition is abused. It is
    also important to note that donors are not able to gain influence on
    the developments of the technology as it is Jelurida that develops the
    technology and retains the licenses. However, they will be able to
    suggest these changes through the public forum or by contacting Jelurida
    directly like everyone else in the community.

    More details
    about this program will be released this week. Things planned include a
    dedicated page of annual donors by tiers while having a low nominal
    amount for the basic annual tier. There will also be a permanent section
    on the page dedicated to those who participated in the Tennessee
    Fundraising.

    3) Use of Community Funds - Since
    the end of 2016, Jelurida has largely taken reponsibility for the
    payment of salaries to the core dev team. This frees up the remainder of
    the Community Funds (as administered by the CFC: https://nxtforum.org/community-funding-committee-(cfc)/)
    to be used for other purposes, We'd like to propose that the Community
    Funds be administered from this point forward by the Nxt Foundation and
    be used to support the Foundation’s core marketing and business
    development activities.

    4) Other Options – We
    will continue to explore other options to get further funding. However,
    we will make sure that acquiring these funds will not violate the
    mission and vision of the Foundation.

    Structural Update and Stipend

    While
    there are five current Board Members, only Dave and Travin are actively
    working on Foundation-related tasks on a day-to-day, full-time basis.
    In order to differentiate the roles among the existing Foundation
    members, Dirk, Alex, and Bas will be categorized as Advisory Board
    Members while Dave and Travin will remain categorized as Board Members
    moving forward. However, all five will still have the same voting rights
    when significant decisions are being made.  It’s also important to note
    that the Advisory Board Members will still be providing an essential
    service to the Foundation.

    Additionally, as Dave and Travin are
    working for the Foundation on a full-time basis (sometimes more), they
    both need to be compensated for their time and efforts. Given the
    current funds available, they will be paid EUR 1500 (usually in NXT
    and/or ARDR) for a commitment of 20 hours per week, even if the amount
    of hours worked go beyond the commitment time. Additionally, funds from
    some of the formalized services of the Foundation, such as escrow,
    consulting services with regards to marketing and business planning,
    will also be split between the Board Members performing the work and the
    Foundation.

    Marketing

    Though
    the Foundation was initially created to serve as a contact point for
    businesses and organizations interested in using Nxt technology, it has
    since taken on numerous other responsibilities. One of them is being
    responsible for much of the promotion of Nxt and Ardor. Since the
    Foundation is only partially responsible for this role, we have decided
    to publicly release our marketing strategy document for 2017 so others
    interested in helping can promote Nxt and Ardor while staying in sync
    with the strategy of the Foundation. Please note that the following
    document is not a mandate on how to promote both platforms but is meant
    to serve as a guide.

    https://www.nxtfoundation.io/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Nxt-Foundation-Marketing-Strategy-2017.pdf

    Support of MyNxt

    Since late last year, we have been working with VanBreuk to solve the issues that MyNxt
    has experienced, largely due to the lead developer of the project
    leaving in the past few months. The situation had become too problematic
    and the Foundation needed to step in. However, while we are able to
    help to some extent, the lack of having a PHP developer has hindered the
    project. Thankfully, the issue is now being addressed with the help of
    Lobos, a PHP developer from Janus.
    The Janus team has generously agreed to loan Lobos out to us to fix the
    current issues as part of their donation to the Foundation. Further
    changes and improvements to MyNxt will be planned now that MyNxt once
    again has access to a developer.

     
    Last Note and Adel

    The
    changes noted above, especially with regards to the marketing strategy,
    will require some extra commitment from all Foundation members. With
    this in mind, Travin has resigned his position as Marketing Manager for Adel,
    though will remain as an Advisor for the company. This has not been an
    easy decision on his part, but we wish Adel the best of luck and commend
    them for their efforts of attempting to have one of the first
    KYC/CTF-compliant ICOs.

     
    Thank you for taking the time to read through this. If you have any questions, please let us know.
     

    Dave “EvilDave” Pearce and Travin Keith




  • Nxt March Update News (II)

    Here’s some of the latest news about Nxt over this past week:

    NXT COMMUNITY
    • Nxt Foundation – 2017 Marketing StrategyCRYPT070 #6 – Blockchain Meetup Where Nxt And Ardor Will Be Present
    • CoinsHost –  NXT Accepted To Pay For Your VPS
    DEVELOPMENT
    • Jelurida – Private Blockchain Evaluation Kit v1.11.4Ardor – v2.0.2e For the Testnet
      • Mac Installer
    NXT IN THE MEDIA
    • The Merkle – Top 5 Cryptocurrencies That Can’t be MinedFintech Finance – Nxt Development Team Releases Private Blockchain Evaluation Kit
    • Payments Compliance – Singapore Readies Blockchain Trial Cross Border PaymentsFirst Report Economic News – Nxt Foundation Leads the Way with Blockchain Technology
    PRICE EVOLUTION
    • Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution

    NXT COMMUNITY

    • Nxt Foundation – 2017 Marketing Strategy

    The Nxt Foundation published a document with the general guidelines of its marketing strategy for 2017. The Foundation was created in 2014 to be a contact point for business and organizations and to link them with the decentralized open source of Nxt. Moreover, it has taken on some additional task such as community building and support, marketing, public relations, and education.

    Unlike what has happened with the other coins, BCNext, the anonymous creator of the platform, didn’t seek to make a killing with the ICO, but did so primarily for the token distribution of this PoS cryptoplatform. Because of the lack of resources after its creation, a lot of work done by the wider community was done voluntarily or by bounties set up by other community members. That’s the reason why assistance and participation from the community is still needed in order for Nxt and Ardor to truly flourish, hence the publication of this document.

    As open source decentralized projects, Nxt and Ardor can only thrive when there is a community behind them. The Foundation will thus dedicate the necessary resources to support the existing community as well as to make it easier for new members to join the community

    It has to be noted that this document isn’t mandatory, but rather intends to serve as a guide should members of the community wish to keep their efforts in sync with that of the Foundation.

    Source and more information: https://www.nxtfoundation.io/w...

    • CRYPT070 #6 – Blockchain Meetup Where Nxt and Ardor will be Present

    The 6th CRYPT070Robert Reinder Nederhoed will introduce the future Ardor platform with his presentation titled “Colored Coins: What are the differences? What are the similarities? What are the perspectives?”

    It should be noted that one of the first real implementations of the coloured coin concept was the Nxt Asset  Exchange. Nxt was designed and built to leverage this coloured coins idea. Nxt coins can be designated (‘coloured’) to represent other crypto coins, stocks/bonds, property, commodities, or even ideas. As a result, the Nxt network can be used to trade almost anything.

    Source and more information: www.meetup.com/nl-NL/Bitcoin-T...

    Nxt Core – Asset Exchange

    https://nxtwiki.org/wiki/Asset...

    • CoinsHost –  NXT Accepted To Pay For Your VPS

    If you are interested in launching your own virtual server to run your own Nxt node (or your own Ardor node for CoinsHost, a company created by a group of professionals and cryptocurrency enthusiasts who focus on DDoS protection and secure hosting services.

    We have developed a powerful proprietary DDoS mitigation solution that is capable of mitigating massive and sophisticated attacks, leaving a targeted website or service unaffected. CoinsHost designed its infrastructure with redundancy in mind – enterprise-class Supermicro® and Cisco® hardware, multiple TIER-1 upstream providers, dual power source with UPS, diesel generators and automatic switchover, multilayer IP packet filtering solution allow us to provide unmatched DDoS protected hosting with highest availability at a very reasonable price. We treat decentralized currencies based on encryption as completely legit payment methods and encourage our clients to pay with them. Besides Bitcoin, Litecoin and Nextcoin P2P currencies, we accept a wide range of other payment methods…

    You can choose among many different sizes of servers, with Linux or Windows as your operating system. Since Nxt is a PoS coin, it doesn’t require powerful servers to run, thus the most simple and cheap server offered by this company is more than enough to create your Nxt or Ardor node (or even both simultaneously) and start forging. Set up your node and start collaborating with the Nxt network by forging blocks and you’ll also be entitled to participate in Megalodon’s campaign to earn even more NXT!

    Source and more information: coinshost.com/en/vps


    https://nxtforum.org/services/...

    Megalodon’s campaign


    DEVELOPMENT

    • Private Blockchain Evaluation Kit v1.11.4

    RikerNxtArdorJelurida, made a post on Nxtforum announcing the release of the first version of the software to evaluate the operation of private blockchains, which a modified version of Nxt 1.11.4. Using the “Private Blockchain Evaluation Kit”, users will now be able to rapidly prototype, develop, and test Nxt-based applications on a private, local testnet, without having to join the public testnet or the production blockchain.

    Lior Yaffe says:

    We expect this evaluation release to be useful for the following purposes: 1. Application developers who plan to eventually deploy their application to public Nxt blockchain. 2. Businesses evaluating the suitability of the Nxt platform for their own private blockchain use case. 3. Academic research and experimentation with proof of stake blockchain technology. 4. Users who want to learn how the Nxt blockchain works, without having to purchase NXT or ask for testnet coins.

    Any company can use this to setup a private network, the limitation of this kit, is that the Genesis account with a well known passphrase can submit transactions. We believe that this by itself prevents the usage of this private blockchain for production and that whomever wants to use it for production will need to license a fully functional version from Jelurida.

    Jean-Luc, member of Jelurida, also notes:

    The license doesn’t allow production use

    In the “Nxt in the Media” section of this magazine, we also mention other news platforms that have covered this launch.

    Source: nxtforum.org/nrs-releases/private-blockchain-evaluation-kit-v1-11-4/

    https://nxtchat.slack.com/arch... on Slack)

    • Ardor – v2.0.2e For the Testnet

    On the 11th of March, Jean-LucNxtArdorJelurida, released the last version of Ardor for the tesnet v2.0.2, and it’s a mandatory update due to its incompatible changes.

    This release introduces an incompatible networking change in bundler rates propagation and is therefore a mandatory update for all Ardor testnet nodes.

    This version brings some improvements in bundler rate handling and APIs. Among theses changes include: the Bundler rates changed to being broadcasted every 30 min instead of an hour, the added Bundle action for child chain transactions in the UI, some bug fixes, and many more (see the full changelog here

    )

    installer for Mac deviceshttps://bitbucket.org/JeanLucP...

    If you’re interested, you can ask for testnet tokens here.

    Source and more information: nxtforum.org/nrs-releases/ardor-v2-0-2e/

    NXT IN THE MEDIA

    • The Merkle – Top 5 Cryptocurrencies That Can’t be Mined

    Most people involved in the cryptocurrency ecosystem are aware of the Proof of Work algorithm that Bitcoin uses. People often talk about the big mining farms with plenty of powerful computers that waste an incredible amount of energy and other resources, as they need to compete against each other in a race to generate the next block in the Bitcoin blockchain. This can lead to a certain level centralization in the hands of miners.

    , writer of this article for The Merkle, goes over this issue and enumerates some coins that can’t be mined, i.e. ones that don’t use Proof of Work to run. Nxt is listed among them since it is the first 100% Proof of Stake cryptoplatform:

    NXT is a popular altcoin that cannot be mined in the traditional sense. It is possible for users to forge new coins, but it doesn’t require dedicated hardware to do so. Instead, users need to leave their wallet open – assuming it contains a balance – and they will earn small amounts of interest in the process. NXT runs a proof-of-stake algorithm, which makes mining in the traditional way obsolete.

    Source: themerkle.com/top-5-cryptocurrencies-that-cant-be-mined/

    • Fintech Finance – Nxt Development Team Releases Private Blockchain Evaluation Kit

    Fintech.FinanceJelurida BVNxtthis same newsletter.

    Lior Yaffe, member of Jelurida, states in the article:

    The Nxt Private Blockchain Evaluation Kit we have designed creates a safe, ready-made environment for businesses and developers to test how Nxt can be applied to their needs. It provides a comprehensive kit to answer any questions potential users might have regarding the efficacy of Nxt Blockchain technology.

    Source: www.fintech.finance/01-news/nx...

    • Payments Compliance – Singapore Readies Blockchain Trial Cross Border Payments

    This article by Jimmy NichollsPayments Compliance explains how the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), with the support of big banks such as HSBC, JP Morgan, and other financial groups, are ready to begin testing whether cross-border payments could be carried out using distributed ledger technology, following a successful pilot for carrying out interbank payments which will work together with the country’s electronic payment system, thus becoming a concrete use case for the distributed ledger technology.

    The text reveals some details about the procedure and also offers some opinions from relevant people in the blockchain environment, such as Travin KeithNxt Foundation:

    …both banks and consumers could gain from lower costs associated with the project. While the banks themselves will definitely benefit due to the lower costs of transferring funds from one bank to the other, these savings could be passed on to their customers as well… The distributed ledger technology industry as a whole will benefit given the initial steps of the adoption of the technology not requiring an overhaul of the current system. I think other jurisdictions with a similar infrastructure in place can adopt systems like these especially given Singapore’s overall positive reputation in banking.

    Source: paymentscompliance.com/premium-content/insights_analysis/singapore-readies-blockchain-trial-cross-border-payments (Login Required)

    • First Report Economic News – Nxt Foundation Leads the Way with Blockchain Technology

    Matt Cesare and Andrew Stiles wrote this article at First Report EconomicsNxt Foundation. The text explains how blockchain technology has a great future ahead because of the great versatility and security it brings to the world of finance.

    Instead of transferring information linearly from base A to base B to base C, information is updated through all parts of the chain. An example may clarify this: when sending a legal document via email, the receiver must sign that document, save the changes, and then send back the new version of the document. In contrast, blockchain technology is more similar to editing a document on Google’s live document editing tool; editors can change the document simultaneously, and all changes are updated and saved real-time, all while the record of the changes are kept. Blockchain allows everybody involved in a transaction to see what is happening with the transaction when it is happening. There are no delays and no uncertainties.

    The article also mentions some of the third party projects that benefit from NxtJanusDigital Billions,SuperNET, and others.

    The Nxt Foundation is the primary point of contact for companies who intend to build something on Nxt. It’s composed by well-known members among the blockchain industry, such as DamelonNxt FoundationInternet of CoinsTravin Keith, a board member of the Foundation, who is in charge of (among many other things) representing the Nxt Foundation as it collaborates with Hyperledger. Definitely a great team to achieve great results!

    https://twitter.com/Hyperledge...

    https://twitter.com/TravinKeit...

    Source: firstreporteconomics.com/articles/2017/3/10/nxt-foundation-leads-the-way-with-blockchain-technology

    PRICE EVOLUTION

    • Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution

    The following graphic shows the NXT / Bitcoin exchange price at Poloniex


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




  • Nxt Foundation Supporter Program

    Thanks for all the support and feedback  that you've given to our
    previous announcement. We would have liked to make this announcement
    sooner, but we are still working on finalizing the benefits of being an
    individual supporter.  This still isn't quite ready as we need to clear
    one thing with a 3rd party vendor. However, we decided to make this
    announcement now to keep things moving. All benefits from the supporter
    program will kick in on or before the first of April.

    The
    Supporter Program has been created as both a means of raising funds for
    the Foundation and to strengthen the community bond.

    There will initially be 2 main forms of support through this program:

    Organizational Supporters

    This
    category is targeted towards large businesses and organizations that
    wish to support the Nxt Foundation. This starts with EUR 2500 donated on
    a yearly basis with tiers for every additional 2500 donated. However,
    the difference in benefits, for now, only amounts to the position of the
    donor on the Supporter page. This can change in the future, however, as
    we formalize the additional services that we provide outside of what we
    currently provide for free. Supporters can change tiers at any time at a
    pro-rated amount for the remaining months in their benefit period.

    Benefits
    •   Featured logo under the respective tier
    •   Logo
    links to a dedicated page on the Foundation website with text and
    images provided by the organization (max 750 words and by approval)
    •   Permission to call themselves an official supporter of the Foundation anywhere
    •   Public acknowledgement of support provided by the Foundation where necessary

    I'm happy to announce that even before this announcement, we already have our first supporter with Janus
    donating an effective amount of EUR 2500 in Janus tokens as well as a
    very generous donation of working time  by their developer Lobos to
    provide much-needed support and maintenance for MyNxt.info.
    Janus has been a very valuable addition to the community since they
    joined late last year and we look forward to seeing what they will do
    with Nxt and Ardor technology.

    Annual Supporters

    This
    category is for both community members and projects that wish to
    support the Nxt Foundation in its activities and is subdivided into two
    tiers: Supporter and Supporter+.  People are welcome to contribute more
    than the tier amounts and will be carried over to subsequent years, but
    the benefits and donation levels may change after the first year. A
    Supporter may also choose to become Supporter+ by adding their
    contribution prorated for the remaining months of their benefit period.
    Additional benefits are also being looked into and will be introduced as
    the year progresses. We already have some planned but don't want to
    announce them until they are concrete. There will be no additional
    donation required to avail of these additional benefits when they are
    introduced for their respective tier.

    Supporter: EUR 50/year
    •   Name or Username on the Supporter Page
    •   Permission to call themselves an official supporter of the Foundation anywhere

    Supporter+: EUR 100/year
    •   All Supporter benefits
    •   Choice
    between a personalized @nxtcommunity.io email or @ardorcommunity.io
    email (further details, such as mailbox capacity, to be provided before
    the end of the month)
    •   Hyperlinked name/username to a Nxtforum,
    Twitter, Reddit, LinkedIn, Bitcointalk, or Facebook profile or
    personal/project website (by approval)
    •   Nxt and Ardor stickers

    We
    will be using EUR as the underlying currency for donations as that is
    what most of our bills are in, such as web-related fees, office space
    rental, and travel expenses for meeting prospective business users as
    well as event attendance. However, we will be accepting these
    contributions in NXT, ARDR, and BTC, in addition to EUR itself. We will
    compute the donation at the effective BTC price stated on cryptocompare.com
    and then compute the EUR price stated for that BTC on the same website.
    Most BTC contributions will be processed directly on BitPay. However,
    we will hold on to some of the cryptocurrencies donated instead of
    converting them as some payments, such as tips and bounties, are done so
    with those coins.

    Supporter benefits are valid for a year and
    will kick in on the first of every month. So, for example, if you
    contribute EUR 50 on April 25th, your supporter status will not kick in
    until the 1st of May and will last for a year after that. An exception
    to this rule is this month where supporter status (but not all benefits)
    will kick in this week when I complete the Supporter page on our
    website.

    Note About TNSEE

    As
    mentioned in the announcement last week, a permanent section of the
    Supporters Page will be dedicated to the TNSSE fundraising participants.
    However, while a list of all accounts that participated will not be
    listed, links to appropriate places, like the announcement thread and
    the current TNSSE holding account, will be posted together with some
    words thanking the initial contributors.

    Disclaimer

    Supporter status does NOT
    indicate an endorsement by the Foundation and benefits can be revoked
    in cases of abuse or for other reasons via majority vote by the
    Foundation. No refund will be provided in these cases. However, in cases
    when the Foundation refuses to grant part of or all of the benefits at
    the time of the donation, this can be refunded with the donor bearing
    the costs of the transaction fee if so desired.

    All links will be compliant with Google's Webmaster Guidelines.

    Thank you once again for all the support that you have given us thus far!


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