How do I join the NXT 2.0 (Ardor) distribution if it isn't an ICO? And how does it affect NXT 1.0 holders?


The Ardor launch will happen in 2017, but the distribution of the main ARDR tokens will be based on the Nxt 1.0 balances. And yes, as far as I know it is the first scalable blockchain platform using 100% proof of stake.

Starting the next 14th of July, the Nxt network will take a snapshot of all the account balances every hour. This will last for three months. At Nxt network block 1,000,000 (due for October 12th) every Nxt account will receive an amount of Ardor assets equal to the average of all the snapshots taken - so you'll get as many Ardor tokens as the average of your NXT balance during those three months. So anyone who holds NXT during the snapshots period, regardless of when the NXT were acquired, will participate in the initial Ardor distribution.

After Nxt network block 1,000,000 your account still keeps the NXT you are holding at that block, as usual. And from that moment, ARDR assets also become tradable in the Nxt asset exchange.

When the Ardor...

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Details about the Nxt 2.0 token distribution have been announced.

Those who have been following Nxt 1.0 know that the launch of Nxt 2.0 (Ardor) will be a big and important step forwards, not just for Nxt but for blockchain technology in general. With the amazing and broad set of truly disruptive, stable features already running on the Nxt 1.0 blockchain, the next leap forward will be the solving of the blockchain bloat problem inherent to all existing blockchains.

This can make Ardor the first globally scalable crypto platform, and in addition to this, Ardor will enable any individual, business and community to launch their own fully secured customised private ledgers. In short, a Nxt 2.0 Main Chain token (ARDR) will ‘forge’ (~ stake/~mine) all the childchain transactions and thereby secure them. The first and default Nxt 2.0 childchain (Ignis) to be launched with the genesis block will be a ledger which integrates all the functionality of Nxt 1.0.


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Nxt core dev team

is letting anyone get into the blockchain space with a new child chain platform,


, which will incorporate the technologies proven for years by the Nxt 1.0 cryptocurrency and blockchain. Soon, anyone will be able to create their own solutions using the blockchain technology with the Ardor child chains.

Nxt is undergoing a dramatic evolution. Research by the Nxt team has led to Ardor, a platform that uses child chains and incorporates all of Nxt's latest blockchain innovations while being backed by the core developers of Nxt. Ardor is more than just about money: It's about making a blockchain platform that is open to everyone, from single users all the way up to FinTech startups and governments, and one where anyone can create their own child chain and interact with the whole blockchain ecosystem. That means anyone, anywhere, will be able to utilize blockchain services with relative ease.

We can't give away too much until the...

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The Nxt development team announced Nxt 2.0 platform at June 19, 2016, which will revolutionize current NXT 1.0 system. Beyond all of the current features NXT 1.0 provided, many new functions will be incorporated.

New features

There are some new features coming with the NXT 2.0 system:

1. Offering Blockchain as a Service – Ardor will open blockchain development to organizations and individuals across the world. The high barriers to getting started with blockchain are about to vanish.

2. Manageable Blockchain Size – Ardor will solve the problem of scalability by separating transactions and data that do not affect security from those that do, and moving all of those that don’t affect security onto child chains. The Ardor team will create the first child chain to house many Nxt 1.0 tools as well as future features. This small size also comes with short transaction times so processes need only a fraction of time compared to Bitcoin to execute...

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October 13, 2016 HitBTC cryptocurrency exchange adds support for the freshly launched digital asset – Ardor. The new ARDR to BTC market is already open for trading on the HitBTC exchange.

Upon the idea of the Nxt development team, Ardor tokens will be distributed among NXT holders proportionally to their average NXT balances from July, 14 to October, 13, in 1:1 ratio. Due to the solid reputation of the Nxt technology and team, and having NXT/BTC market listed, HitBTC decided to support the initial ARDR distribution: The exchange will pass received ARDR coins on the accounts of its users, proportionally to the amount of NXT each HitBTC user holds. Paul Clarkson, product manager at HitBTC, says “Nxt has a great technology, reputed team, and tons of followers. The redistribution of Ardor tokens is our way to support the Nxt revolution, and we’re more than glad to do so. We reached out to the Nxt team beforehand to find out how to implement everything correctly, and it was a...

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Mindstorm NXT Software Download:

NXT 1.0 (1) / NXT 1.0 (2)

NXT 2.0 (1) / NXT 2.0 (2)

If you are using MAC OS X Lion or Mountain Lion and your Mindstorm software isn’t working on it. Follow the directions below:

Instructions for NXT 1.0 and NXT 2.0:

1. Download NXT 1.0 and NXT 2.0

2. Once it is downloaded, click on finder and navigate to downloads.

3. Double click on “mindstormnxt.cdr”.

4. Click on finder click on “Mindstorm NXT” on the navigation bar.

5. Click on “LEGOMindstormsEngRet.mpkg” follow the install instructions and restart your computer.

6. Once restarted, click on finder. Click on Applications on the navigation bar.

7. Right click on the folder Lego Mindstorm NXT and click get info. Then add 1.0 after the NXT.

8. Go back to finder, and go to the downloads folder.

9. Double click on “mindstormnxt2.0.cdr”.

10. Click on finder click on “Mindstorm NXT” on the navigation...

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Although the normal (Z-) distribution and t-distribution are similar, they look different from each other and are used for different statistical purposes. The normal distribution is that well-known bell-shaped distribution whose mean is

and whose standard deviation is

The standard normal (or Z-distribution), is the most common normal distribution, with a mean of 0 and standard deviation of 1. The t-distribution can be thought of as a cousin of the standard normal distribution — it looks similar in that it’s centered at zero and has a basic bell-shape, but it’s shorter and flatter around the center than the Z-distribution. Its standard deviation is proportionally larger compared to the Z, which is why you see the fatter tails on each side.

Comparing the standard normal (


) distribution to a generic



This figure compares the t- and standard normal (Z-) distributions in their most general forms.

The t-distribution is...

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Before you start
The software for NXT 2.0 (set 8547) can't be installed on Macs running OS 10.10 Yosemite.

Downloading the Software

Please uninstall any previous versions of LEGO MINDSTORMS software first. You’ll need administrator rights for the computer on which you want to install the program.

Use the link below to download a copy of the software for your NXT 2.0 from set 8547. The Safari Web Browser doesn’t recognize the download as a .ISO file. We recommend Mac users download with Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.


Instructions for Windows Users

Once you’ve downloaded this file, you’ll need to mount it as a Virtual Drive or burn it to disc to install. There are many free programs for mounting and burning, but since they’re third party programs, we can’t suggest any specific software or provide step-by-step instructions.

1. Once you insert the disc in your drive or mount the .ISO as a virtual drive, the...

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Some of the factors to consider while selecting a channel of distribution are: (1) The Nature of the Product (2) The Nature of the market (3) The Nature of Middlemen (4) The nature and size of the manufacturing unit (5) Government Regulations and Policies and (6) Competition.

Distribution of goods is as important as production. Existence of an organisation largely depends upon a proper and well organised system of distribution. It is therefore, necessary than utmost attention should be paid in selecting a channel of distribution.

Various constituents of the marketing mix like promotion etc., are closely related to the channels of distribution. A wrong choice of distribution channel ultimately increases the price of the product. Deciding a proper channel of distribution is not an easy task. It involves a careful study and consideration of many factors stated below.

(1) The Nature of the Product:

These factors include physical characteristics of a product...

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"Is it possible" as so often the answer is "it depends".

Remember that the wireless signals are using the same bunch of radio frequencies - not just using but competing for them with other WiFi routers, maybe your neighbours. As a result your aim of 1+1=2 might end up as 1+1=1 : no more bandwidth available.

What's behind the question is that you want a faster connection.
The best connection you can get is a cable from the router to the PC, but even then remember you may just be moving to a different traffic bottleneck - the speed of your broadband service. It may even be that your single WiFi connection maxes out what your broadband service can deliver to your router.

There may be scope for some tweaks you aren't supposed to do that extend the number of frequencies you are using to include ones not permitted in your country. The slight drawback is that it's illegal and you may attract some unwelcome...

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While it may seem like this article focuses on turning someone into a tasty dried foodstuff, Discord's pruning functions a little differently.

Delicious, but unfortunately irrelevant.

Pruning In this sense refers to kicking stale users who haven't even logged in to your server in a set amount of time. Instead of policing each member individually, you can mass kick every user that hasn't met been online in a certain amount of time. Check it out:

1. Select the Server Settings for the specific server you'd like to prune.

2. In the Members tab, you'll find the whole list of members within your server- and their roles. you'll also find the Prune Members option.

3. Select how the threshold for last activity you'd to prune members for. You can currently choose between 1 day, 7 days, and 30 days. Fun fact: Discord will show you how many members will be pruned when you select each option.

Final important...

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mitsuwao23How about "next week"? Is it still needs "the"? or how about "next month"

Other expressions that follow the pattern of "Sunday", discussed above, are:

(the) next [week / month / year]
(the) next [name-of-day / name-of-month / name-of-season]

For example, all of the following are computed from the time that the utterance is made:

Let's take a trip next month.
Let's take a trip next January.
Let's take a trip next year.
Let's take a trip next Friday.
Let's take a trip next summer.

And all of the following are computed from some time point that is not the time of the utterance:

We decided to take the trip the next week.
We decided to take the trip the next fall.
We decided to take the trip the next June.
We'll take the trip on Monday and rest the next day.
We'll go in August and come back the next month.

mitsuwao23But I'm not sure why "next two weeks" needs always "the".


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Look at almost any personal computer today and it’s not hard to see a lineage that dates back to that clunky box introduced by IBM 20 years ago.

Sure, some computers have broken away from the boring beige plastic cover. Models from Apple Computer, which produced a “personal computer” years before IBM’s original PC, are notable examples. But for the most part, PCs have remained pretty much the same — on the outside at least: a keyboard, a space-eating display monitor and a box that holds all the “guts” of the computer.

In the next 20 years, however, that will all change.

Instead of one clunky box, we’ll have a multitude of devices. Some of them will be as small as a pack of cards or even a wristwatch, making them easy to carry whereever we go. Eventually, they may be even small enough to be embedded in our clothes or perhaps even under our skin.

Connected to a “new” Internet, all these devices will be able to find information and share it among other...

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To reach each level, you must earn the required amount of points listed for each level (see chart below).

This does not count points earned for previous levels nor is it based on your Prize Rebel lifetime points. Points counted toward leveling must be from activities listed under the "Earn" tab or referrals. Only points earned from July 1st, 2014 and onward will count towards the new levels chart. To reach each level, you must earn the specifically required # of points for each level as listed below. This does not count points earned for previous levels.

If your account is gold level and above but you are claiming your first code prize, your account will undergo a manual security verification. Once this is complete, future prize processes will be automatic....

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