Ardor is the next generation of the blockchain as a service platform. Built on the successful Nxt technology, Ardor is designed with an unlimited scalability, safe smart contracts, and customizable child chains. These innovations boost business profits, efficiency, and security.
Ardor comes from the Nxt community, the birthplace of the brightest talent in blockchain technology today. With numerous innovative ideas implemented by the Core Development Team and numerous 3rd party developers, you’ll be sure to get solid and secure technology for your needs.
The Nxt Foundation, an affiliate member of the Linux Foundation, will continue to work with these two groups, as well as the community, in order to provide you with a quality product and service, as well as to promote Ardor to businesses and organizations around the world.
What is Nxt?
Nxt is an advanced blockchain platform created in 2013 which builds on and improves the basic functionality of the Bitcoin blockchain. While cryptocurrency and financial systems were the first widely-used blockchain applications , the blockchain and its associated technology can be used for so much more.
For example, the Nxt blockchain has a decentralized marketplace where users can buy and sell physical and digital items without the need for an escrow due to the Phasing feature.
the Ardor concept.
The Ardor main chain will be where all Ardor tokens reside and will serve as the system that supports all of the child chains.
Every child chain is connected to the main chain and can interact with each other. The Main Chain handles the processing for all child chains, meaning a single set of nodes supports the entire Ardor ecosystem.
The Ardor child chains can be used by businesses, organizations, and users for a wide-range of purposes, such as setting up a private chain for secure internal use, or a public one for the marketplace activity. you can take advantage of the improved blockchain technology for your own use in many ways.
For example, you can set up your child chain as Asset Exchange, create your own assets and manage the distribution of the profits in an easy and automatic way.
or as Monetary System, you can create your own customizable cryptocurrencies and monetary systems within the Ardor ecosystem, with the ability to expose your currencies to the exchanges and the financial markets.
you can also create a Marketplace and many stores you want with the full control over your products sells and the delivery in many ways.
the Secure Messaging System allow you to Send and recive encrypted messages, files and sensible data without a centralized system or humans in the background.
the Smart Transactions system and it’s Transaction templates for Smart Contracts allow you to operate in a higher level of security and less chances of human error.
Because the Ardor platform is an evolution of the nxt platform, you can try and learn about the ardor features by installing the nxt software to familiarize yourself with the interfaces and the features before the official publication of the ardor platform in middle of 2017.
Please visit the ardorplatform.org website to get more informations about the ardor platform features, you will also find all the requiered documentation to start with nxt and ardor platforms.
Thank you for watching, and welcome in the Ardor network!