Ardor Coin – Main blockchain and Childblockchains

The Ardor Coin, also called ARDR for short, offers some novel blockchain technologies. The biggest achievement is the possibility to create several individual Childblockchains based on the main blockchain of Ardor. These subchains can also be used to create your own coins. Due to NxT technology and infinite scalability, the forecast looks pretty good.

Wikipedia describes the Bitcoin revolution this way

Ardor is an open source platform for blockchain-as-a-service written in Java and launched on 1 January 2018 by Amsterdam-based Jelurida. Read about it here: It represents the second iteration of the company NXT , a crypto currency that is widely respected as it is the first to secure its blockchain with Bitcoin revolution Proof of Stake – eliminating the need for energy-intensive „mining“.

The crypto currency is the coin of the platform of the same name. This coin is used within the platform as a transaction fee and is passed on to the developers. Another function of the ARDR coin is „forging“. Forging serves a similar purpose to mining blockchains, which use the proof-of-work process to verify transactions. Instead of the PoW, Ar/dor uses the proof-of-stake method. Here a user only has to hold coins in his Ad/or Wallet so that the platform can generate new blocks. In return, the user will be credited a few fees. No new coins will be distributed, instead a fixed amount of 998,999,495 ARDR coins will circulate.

The main focus of the development are the blockchains. The programming is very different from most crypto currencies, because ARDR is based on the NxT software. This software makes it possible to create potentially infinite secondary blockchains, so-called „childchains“, in addition to a main blockchain. These can be created by anyone, the source code is open-source. On the childchains you can create your own coins, which then serve as sub currency for the Ardor crypto currency.

The application spectrum of the childchains is broad: they can be a decentralized asset exchange on which digital assets are traded. Marketplaces for all kinds of goods are conceivable. They can also be used as data storage, working in a similar way to a cloud.

The advantage of this system is that the Childblockchains do not load the main blockchain. Theoretically an infinite number of childchains can be created and used, the main chain does not become slower and more unstable. At the same time this system is also very safe, because the safety precautions of the childchain are integrated into the mainchain. This is guaranteed by the fact that the childchains have their own way of forging.

Ardor Coin – Who is behind the Ethereum code?

The „bundlers“ collect all new transactions in the secondary chain and pass them on to the main chain after a certain period of time like this: This ensures that the computing power consumed by all the different chains does not degenerate. The „Pruning“ also helps here. Only the last 1,440 blocks of Ethereum code secondary chain are checked by the main chain. The rest is declared unchangeable and does not have to be processed further.

A childchain has already been created by the developers for testing purposes. It is called IGNIS and allows not only trading with assets but also voting on internal matters, multi-signature accounts, time-stamping of documents, a marketplace, aliases and encrypted messages.

It is developed by Jelurida BV, a company dedicated to the development of blockchain technologies. Jelurida patented NxT, on which the Ard/or crypto currency is based, and is financed through the sale of NxT’s licenses as well as through consulting on the implementation of crypto currencies.

The members currently actively involved in the development are Lior Yaffe, Jean Luc, Ronald Hoffman, Tomislav Gountchev and Petko Petkov. Petko Petkov is one of the founders. He started his career as a Java developer for mobile devices. Later he wrote C++ and Java programs for Android. In 2013 he found his way to the cryptoscene. The other founder is Lior Yaffe. He has been programming on his own PC since he was 13 years old. After graduating in Computer Science, he worked and supported various start-ups and companies through his skills in