Jelurida Weekly Wins

20 July 2020


Jelurida protecting the open source spirit of blockchain technology and Nxt code

When the Nxt core developers decided to incorporate Jelurida in 2016, one of their motivations was to be able to defend the intellectual property of the software they have created, and ensure that the open source license of Nxt and Ardor code is not being abused by unscrupulous cloners. And when the Apollo project, already with a history of infringing on the open source JPL license of Nxt, decided again to violate the "copyleft" requirement of the JPL and release their Nxt-based Apollo software under a restrictive, proprietary license, Jelurida had to take legal action. Jelurida's lawyers filed a writ of summons in the Netherlands, and the case will be heard on Aug 25 in Amsterdam. Our press release gives more details about the Jelurida lawsuit against Apollo, which is starting to receive attention in media articles such as this coverage in Coincodex and this article in ZyCrypto.

The GiveSafely project covered by Cointelegraph

The new Ardor use case, donation platform, has reached wide media coverage and has been mentioned by Cointelegraph. The article explains how the adoption of distributed ledger technology facilitates the protection of user data while offering TrustTokens as reward to encourage donations to trusted charities. GiveSafely aims to restore trust in the online donation model, thanks to the high-transparency standards and low transaction costs defining blockchain technology.

Video from Mobility Talks is now available!

The recent EIT Urban Mobility online event presented several blockchain based use cases relevant to the urban mobility industry being developed by startups. The video is now available for those who missed the event, and includes presentations by James Malach - founder and CEO of Triffic, Thomas Wernbacher - project lead at Cycle4Value, and a panel discussion with the participation of Lior Yaffe.

Ardor's architecture highlighted by

This article highlights the great benefits provided by sidechain architecture that only a few blockchains present, like Ardor - the first working multichain platform. The interchangeability of assets, the bundling system and new approaches and algorithm are possible without compromising the permanence and the security of the blockchain. Thus, improving scalability and performance in terms of speed of transactions. Ardor uses proof-of-stake mechanism as consensus algorithm, and its architecture facilitates creation of customized child chains for businesses and institutions.

Light client improvements coming with the next mainnet update

The Ardor wallet can optionally be configured to run as a light client, to avoid having to download the full blockchain. The speed and reliability of this light client mode have been significantly improved in the upcoming 2.3.2 release. Under the hood, the querying of multiple remote nodes for blockchain data has been moved from client-side to server-side, making the process faster and more reliable. Another improvement in the user friendliness of the Ardor software is the new automated generation of SSL certificates, making setting up a secure connection to your Ardor node much easier.

ICYMI: Ardor Community Hackathon is ongoing!

The global coding and design challenge – Ardor community hackathon - is a great opportunity to prove developers' and designers' skills and let them compete for over $15,000 in prizes. Started on July 1 and running until August 15, the Ardor hackathon allows multiple submissions, and is not restricted to specific topics, although quite a few possible ideas are suggested! Find all info and register at the Ardor Tools hackathon page. For further questions, feel free to join the developers channel on the Ardor and Nxt community slack.