ZyCrypto: It’s now three years since the Ardor blockchain launched on mainnet, the first multi-chain platform of its kind. Ardor was built by the same developers responsible for Nxt, the first pure proof-of-stake blockchain that has been operating continuously and without interruption since 2013. Jelurida, the firm behind Nxt and Ardor, decided to develop the latter to overcome many of the problems of legacy blockchains, such as bloating, dependency on a single token, and a lack of customization opportunities. Ardor’s parent-and-child chain structure solves each of these issues. The parent chain runs on the ARDR token and is responsible for the overall security of the network. Child chains can connect into the parent chain, operating with their own native tokens. Only those transactions which affect Ardor’s proof of stake validator balances are stored on the parent chain, with other child chain transactions pruned to reduce bloating.
December 23, 2020
CryptoNewsFlash: 2020 was a landmark year for Jelurida, the software development firm behind the Ardor and Nxt blockchains. Back in June, at the height of the pandemic, it was announced that the Austrian government would leverage its Ardor multi-chain architecture to facilitate secure communication between authorities, institutions and citizens, particularly as pertaining to data exchange relating to COVID-19 tests. The same government also funded HotCity, a sustainable energy project that launched on Ardor in May.
With a series of novel projects building on both platforms, and post-Covid management likely to be the focus of many governments’ attention, it’ll be fascinating to see how Jelurida’s solutions develop in the year ahead. Of course, enterprise use is just part of it; the company recently developed an on-chain version of Bridge on its child chain Ignis, with Jelurida Director Lior Yaffe opening the door to tokenized gaming. Might we see more of this in 2021?
December 22, 2020
Coinspeaker: Bridge is one of the most popular card games, known for its complexity and need for strategic thinking. It’s most commonly played in clubs and at home. However, the events of 2020 have severely hampered gamers, and the opportunities for playing online are sorely lacking. Therefore, Swiss-based blockchain development firm Jelurida is seeking to plug the gap with Bridge Champ. Bridge Champ is purpose-built for the game, offering customization options, an open API to organize contests and tournaments, and built-in social features such as chat and video. However, the blockchain features are where Bridge Champ really comes into its own. The platform will feature an in-game economy for competition registration, with the ability to award crypto assets awarded for “proof-of-play” and player achievements. Achievements will also be stored on Jelurida’s platform, the Ardor blockchain, which will provide proven randomization of card dealing, preventing fraudulent behavior and cheating. Jelurida is partnering with Bridge Online Academy, experts in online bridge training
December 15, 2020
Coincodex: Many projects are now also recognizing that it may be easier to lure in gamers by giving them a blockchain-based platform to play their favorite games. Swiss blockchain development firm Jelurida is one example, having spotted an opportunity to put the popular card game bridge on its Ardor blockchain platform. Hundreds of millions of people play bridge, all over the world, in clubs, in tournaments, and in their homes. However, the advent of the COVID-19 crisis has left many people without the opportunity to participate due to social distancing measures. No company currently offers a white label solution that makes it easy for new operators to set up. Therefore, Jelurida is developing Bridge Champ, a customizable gaming platform purpose-built for bridge. It allows operators to set up competitions using the platform’s in-game economy, and players can “mine” bridge tokens based on proof of play and player achievements. All game results and achievements are recorded on the blockchain, and the platform uses blockchain for proven randomization.
December 15, 2020
Blockonomi : Ardor and Polkadot have much in common, but just as much that separates them. Both have made headlines in the crypto press this year. In Polkadot’s case, it was because the long-awaited brainchild of Ethereum co-founder Gavin Wood had finally launched on mainnet after three years in development. In contrast, Ardor launched nearly three years ago in January 2018. However, this year, it has gained adoption for several notable use cases, including by the Austrian government for two projects. One is to develop a gamification solution for a sustainability initiative aimed at recycling waste heat back into the energy grid. Ardor has also proved its value in the fight against the global pandemic, working on a solution for authenticating COVID-19 tracking data to help Austrian citizens get easier access to virus tests.
December 8, 2020
BTCManager: While Ethereum has spent several years designing and building its multi-chain architecture, Ardor will soon enter its fourth year of uninterrupted operation. The project launched in January of 2018 as the first multi-chain platform. It uses a parent-and-child chain structure to enable parallel processing, achieving up to 100 transactions per second as a standalone platform. Ardor also operates several mechanisms designed to ensure it can remain scalable into the future. One of the challenges faced by traditional linear blockchains is bloat. Because the blockchain stores every transaction, the amount of data that a node must download when joining the network is always becoming progressively larger.
December 02, 2020