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Ardor and Ignis Roadmap

The first block of the Ardor mainnet was forged shortly after midnight on January 1st, 2018, marking the launch of the first public multi-chain blockchain ecosystem.

Together with the parent chain, three child chains were also activated at launch - Ignis, AEUR, and Bitswift. For the first time in history, multiple transactions submitted to a child chain could be bundled into a single transaction on the parent chain, the security of each child chain being ensured by the proof-of-stake consensus on the parent chain.

The Ardor public blockchain has been running stable ever since, and is under active development according to our roadmap below.

2024 Roadmap

Q3 - Q4 2022

  • Ardor 3.0 mainnet
  • Continue the development/maintenance of gateway contracts for wrapping Ardor assets with EVM based tokens
  • Continuing Bridge Champ development and integration
  • Continue the development/maintenance of IPFS integration contract
  • Feature development as needed to support the end user application ecosystem

Research Projects Ideas we are exploring

  • Child-chain Subnets
  • Decentralized Pegged Tokens
  • Decentralized Liquidity Pools
  • Integration of HD account functionallity with contract runner and shuffling
  • Enhance contract runner security
  • Configurable market making contracts

Project History





  • Ardor launched in production. ARDR tokens distributed to airdrop participants
  • Ignis child chain is live. IGNIS tokens distributed to crowdsale and airdrop participants
  • Stabilization period
  • Asset Properties
  • Transaction Vouchers
  • Asset, Currency, Goods specific Bundlers
  • Translation of wallet to 14 languages


  • Ardor Public Testnet launched
  • Cross-chain decentralized coin exchange
  • Bundling system
  • Redesigned peer networking
  • Ignis crowdsale performed on the Nxt blockchain
  • Ignis and Ardor airdrop snapshots taken


  • Ardor asset issued on the Nxt blockchain
  • Ardor tokens distributed to Nxt holders after a 3 month snapshot period