The Ardor / Nxt Group (ANG) is backed by an international network of experienced developers, businesses, investors, consultants, entrepreneurs, enthusiasts and blockchain experts. The mandate of of the Ardor / Nxt Group is to provide education and resources to further the development and growth of both the Ardor and Nxt blockchain ecosystems, include the first public child chain, Ignis. It will provide enterprises, small businesses, project developers, and organizations in the blockchain ecosystem a platform for wider visibility and collaborative opportunities.
Ardor is a scalable blockchain built with a unique parent / child chain architecture that allows people create their own blockchain, known as a child chain. All processing will be done on the Ardor main chain, which will secure the network. Transactions will be carried out on the child chains - each one dedicated to the blockchain owner. Child chains will provide features currently on Nxt such as decentralized phasing, voting, and trading, as well as be able to interact with other child chains on the platform in a decentralized exchange (DEX).
NXT is an open source blockchain platform. Launched in November 2013, it was the first to use a 100% Proof-of-Stake system. Nxt is a blockchain platform with built-in transactional features (smart contracts) ready for people to use out of the box: Voting, Messaging, Asset Exchange and more.