The Ardor Blockchain-as-a-Service Platform was created by Jelurida as an evolution of the Nxt Blockchain – using the proven features of the solid, reliable Nxt blockchain technology.
There are two parts to the Ardor Platform—the Ardor Main Chain and the Child Chains. Child Chains are distinct blockchains on the platform created for business with use-specific features and applications.
The Ardor Main Chain
The Ardor main chain is the blockchain that will secure all of the child chains and process their transactions. Some transactions will take place on the Ardor main blockchain like the exchange of the Ardor token (ARDR) from one account to another.
The features on the Ardor main blockchain are limited to improve performance and to reduce the blockchain bloat that occurs with the accumulated storage of information. Instead the transactional features of the platform happen on Ignis and other child chains.
Ardor is 100% Proof-of-Stake so no additional processing will be needed for mining as all tokens have already been created. Because the Ardor Blockchain uses minimum resources you can operate a forging node and perform blockchain transactions on a Raspberry PI powered by a solar power.
What Makes Ardor Different From Other Blockchains?