Austrian Government-Funded HotCity Project Launches Blockchain for Gamifying Energy-Oriented Neighborhood Planning
APnews: HotCity, a sustainable energy project funded by the Austrian government and operated by various partners, is pleased to announce it is launching its testnet on the Ardor public blockchain. HotCity uses gamification powered by blockchain technology to crowdsource waste heat that will be directed into neighborhoods, making them more energy-efficient. The project aims to develop a means of ensuring that neighborhood planning becomes more energy-oriented, with a focus on sustainability.
May 13, 2020
Cointelegraph: The Austrian government is backing a project that would let citizens submit data about industrial waste heat spots for district heating, receiving tokens as reward. An Austrian project is set to use blockchain to help find waste heat hotspots in the cities of Vienna and Graz. Announced by the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) on May 12, HotCity’s proof-of-concept involves creating a gamification system to crowdsource hotspots around the city and channel them to provide public heating. The platform will use the Ignis blockchain, part of the Ardor ecosystem developed by Swiss company Jelurida.
May 12, 2020
Ihodl (Spanish): El número de nodos en Nxt y Ardor se dispara un 200% tras el lanzamiento de nuevos incentivos. Los blockchains Nxt (NXT) y Ardor (ARDR) han registrado un importante incremento en el número de nodos tras el lanzamiento de un programa de incentivos. Jerulidia, la empresa desarrolladora de ambos blockchains, ha dicho que las dos redes han experimentado un espectacular incremento de más del 200% en el número de nodos después de que el 1 de abril se lanzara un programa especial de incentivos que recompensa a los anfitriones de los nodos con tokens Ignis (IGNIS).
April 29, 2020
Cointelegraph: According to the data provided, the Ardor blockchain’s node count increased by almost 200% from 241 to 708, while Nxt’s blockchain increased by 315% from 159 to 659. The number of archival nodes increased even more sharply: Nxt archival nodes count increased by 2311% from 17 to 410 and Ardor’s by 1110% from 38 to 461. Jelurida co-founder and director Lior Yaffe said the results had exceeded the firm’s expectations and would have a positive impact on the network’s health and resilience
April 29, 2020
Entrepreneur.com: Lior Yaffe, co-founder and director of blockchain-as-a-service software company Jelurida, expects the big trend in the space to be permissioned applications on a public blockchain. Yaffe explains, “Existing blockchain-based business solutions face issues such as lack of token incentivization or regulation. Therefore, I expect a hybrid multi-chain model where a parent, public permissionless chain serves as a decentralization layer for multiple child chains which in turn can be permissioned for a specific application domain.”
April 27, 2020
Information-age: There are other more robust and revolutionary offerings, such as Ardor from Jelurida, which offers decentralised public blockchains for solutions to be built on top, as well as interesting and unique built-in features. These include hybrid permissioning, which allows companies the chance to implement their own business access rules and permission systems for a dedicated child chain, or side chain, which has its own functions but still lets the business enjoy the full network effect and the decentralisation of the public platform.
April 16, 2020