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.

2023 Roadmap

Q1 - Q4 2019 Delivered as promised

Q1 2020 In Development

  • Hybrid permissions on public networks
  • User interface for node configuration
  • Tax reporting tool
  • Asset Exchange trading bot
  • Node Reward Program
  • Mobile Friendly UI
  • Ledger Wallet app generally available

Q2 2020

  • 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
  • HD Wallet implementation and rework of wallet login page
  • Wallet walk through - newbie friendly tutorial
  • Wallet translation

Research projects Our vision from now on

  • Subnets
  • Secure Voting
  • Cryptographic Tools
  • IoT use cases
  • More hardware wallets implementations
  • Additional User interface enhancements
  • Privacy features
  • Java modules
  • Automatic Node provisioning and Setup

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