Media Mentions

Ivan on Tech: NOO WAY!! BITCOIN TWITTER HIDDEN AGENDA!!! [Algorand the first PoS?] - Programmer explains

Youtubers Crypto Zombie and Ivan on Tech discuss about NXT being the first pure PoS: Mentions and discussions about the Proof-of-Stake implementation of Nxt and Ardor

July 16, 2020

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From Peercoin And NXT To Algorand - A History Of Proof Of Stake

Benzinga: Nxt and Blackcoin - The Early Adopters. It wasn’t long before the concept of proof of stake caught on. Nxt was the first to implement a pure proof of stake platform, that still runs today under the management of Jelurida, which also operates the Ardor blockchain. Nxt was launched by anonymous software developer BCNext at the end of 2013. Nxt was swiftly followed by Blackcoin, which also chose to implement its own proof of stake blockchain following Peercoin’s proposal. Blackcoin went live in early 2014.

July 10, 2020

The Evolution of Proof of Stake – From Peercoin and NXT to Algorand

Bitcoinist: Clever as King and Nadal’s idea was, it was only partially implemented in Peercoin, which still relied on Proof of Work in tandem with PoS. It was not until the launch of Nxt in 2013 that PoS was fully tested in the wild. Developed by software company Jelurida, Nxt was the first pure Proof of Stake blockchain, and the template for subsequent PoS networks to copy. An open source blockchain written in Java, Nxt serves today as a payment network and dApp- launching hub, complete with private chains for business applications.

July 2, 2020

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How governments are responding to the public's demand for more data transparency

Big Think: The Austrian government has recently turned to blockchain as a means of establishing transparent communications about the COVID-19 crisis, between authorities, institutions, and citizens. Communication specialist A-Trust has launched the QualiSig project, on Ignis, part of the Ardor blockchain platform. The project will use transparent, encrypted communications visible on the blockchain, and decentralized data storage to secure data against attacks. Citizens can control the use of their own data using qualified digital signatures. Alexander Pfeiffer, Danube University Krems researcher, and partner to A-Trust, has a high degree of confidence that blockchain can help to increase trust in governments.

June 23, 2020

Austria to Put Ardor Blockchain-Based Comms in Citizens' Hands

Cryptonews: A child chain called Ignis by software company Jelurida will be a part of a new project - QualiSig - that has for a goal secure, blockchain-based communication between Austrian authorities, the country's institutions and citizens in the times of the pandemic. Data control will be the responsibility of citizens. Jelurida develops and maintains the Ardor and Nxt blockchains. The Ardor blockchain is a decentralized proof-of-stake blockchain that introduced the architecture of child-chains. This means that Ardor is the parent chain, which serves as the security and consensus layer, while there are child-chains like Ignis rely on Ardor but enable additional features, the company's co-founder and Director, Lior Yaffe, told

June 18, 2020

Austrian Gov't Pilot Aims to Secure COVID-19 Communications With Blockchain Tech

Cointelegraph: A-Trust’s QualiSig project has received 60,000 euros of Austrian government funding to provide secure crisis communications between authorities and citizens. The Austrian government has backed a new blockchain-based research project, aiming to provide secure communication channels between authorities, institutions and citizens in times of crisis. As announced June 18, the QualiSig project, launched by Austrian comms specialist A-Trust, will utilize the Ignis child chain, part of the Ardor blockchain from Swiss company Jelurida.

June 19, 2020