Ardor: how to have a full node blockchain on Android
Blockchain

Ardor: how to have a full node blockchain on Android

By Alfredo de Candia - 22 Oct 2019

Chevron down

A few minutes ago, Ardor announced that they had created a way to install a full node blockchain on all Android devices.

Ardor has published all the material on Jelurida. The simple file with the various folders can be installed on any Android device following a straightforward guide prepared by the team in order to have a full node on smartphones.

In fact, with this application, anyone can have a full node and join the current ones – just under 200 – and thus operate and perform transactions.

The Ardor blockchain was born as BaaS (Blockchain as a Service) and allows using the NXT blockchain through child chains, which are lighter blockchains compared to the main ones but that can be customised and extended: the Ardor child chain is Ignis, which also has its own token.

To promote the launch of this initiative, a promotional campaign has also been launched – which is operational from today and will end on November 6th. All those who launch their own node and send photos as evidence will be granted a bonus of 1440 IGNIS.

The advantage of having a full node on a mobile device is enormous, both in terms of cost, because it uses fewer energy resources when compared to a traditional PC where usually the software is run, and in terms of convenience since a smartphone is easily transportable.

HTC also knows this well and is currently creating its own Exodus smartphone that contains a full node already installed.

Finally, a portable full node like that of bitcoin is also an excellent system for the various secondary layers that rely on it, one example is that of Lightning Network (LN): in this case a bitcoin full node could be created with a dedicated LN node, allowing fast transactions which are totally decentralised.

Alfredo de Candia
Alfredo de Candia

Android developer for over 8 years with a dozen of developed apps, Alfredo at age 21 has climbed Mount Fuji following the saying: "He who climbs Mount Fuji once in his life is a wise man, who climbs him twice is a Crazy". Among his app we find a Japanese database, a spam and virus database, the most complete database on Anime and Manga series birthdays and a shitcoin database. Sunday Miner, Alfredo has a passion for crypto and is a fan of EOS.

We use cookies to make sure you can have the best experience on our site. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it.