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Tuesday, October 22 2019 - 17:15
Jelurida: Blockchain Anywhere With Ardor on Android
LUGANO, Switzerland, Oct. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Jelurida [] is proud to 
announce the Java-based Ardor blockchain can now run on Android OS as a full 
node, supporting the complete set of platform features. Users can now 
participate in the decentralized network with just their phones, without having 
to manage a server, or to run the software on their laptops continuously.
Until now, only a light client functionality was supported on mobile devices. 
Creation of new blocks, a critical part of any blockchain, and many important 
Ardor features - bundling, automated funding, coin shuffling - all require 
running a server. The full node on Android package now opens access to all this 
functionality on modern smartphones.

Maintaining its own copy of the blockchain, the mobile device becomes a 
full-fledged participant in the network, as reliable as a dedicated server, 
except that it can be with the user all the time, not in a remote datacenter. 
IoT projects will now appreciate the flexibility to integrate Android based 
smart meters and industrial sensors directly with the blockchain.

"Running a proof-of-work mining node on a mobile device is unthinkable, and 
other proof-of-stake blockchains are moving in the direction of increased 
centralization by depending on master nodes and using delegated consensus," 
says Petko Petkov, the engineer leading Jelurida's Android initiative. 
"Jelurida remains committed to true decentralization, enabling even the minor 
token holders who would not consider managing a server to participate in the 
network consensus, generate new blocks and earn fees. Negligible energy 
requirements and automatic pausing on metered connections means users can leave 
the Ardor software running on their smartphones all the time."

The shift from hosted server nodes to portable devices makes the blockchain 
more resilient against external attacks, data-tampering, and censorship. While 
a proof-of-stake blockchain does not depend on "mining farms," if most nodes 
are physically located in a few datacenters, a natural disaster or coordinated 
attack can still cause major disruptions. However, when numerous mobile 
devices, all over the world, in physical possession of their owners, actively 
participate in the proof-of-stake consensus, the resilience of the blockchain 
against natural or human adversaries is ramped up to a whole new level.

The unique consensus-as-a-service model of the Ardor blockchain ensures that 
this improved decentralization, security, and network resilience will 
immediately benefit all Jelurida business customers with a dedicated child 
chain as well as those building applications on top of the Ignis child chain. 

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Source: Jelurida