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.

2020 Roadmap

Q3 2019 Testing

  • Wallet walk through - newbie friendly tutorial
  • Child Chain Control in production - pending appropriate use case

Q4 2019 In development

  • Pruning and Snapshots on Testnet
    • Remove child chain transactions from the blockchain when their state is stable
    • Share state snapshots between nodes
    • Support archival nodes for retrieving pruned child transactions
  • Hardware Wallet Integration
  • Wallet UI Modernization

Research projects Our vision for 2020 and on

  • Subnets
  • Secure Voting
  • Cryptographic Tools
  • Java Modules
  • Automatic Node Provisioning and Setup
  • Confidential Node Configuration

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