Ardor is an advanced blockchain platform ready to use, build and host the most inspired decentralized applications.
Proof-of-Stake: PoS algorithm was implemented in NXT and updated over time.
Multi-Chain: A Parent-Child Chain architecture where dApps can have a unique child chain inside a global blockchain ecosystem secured by the parent chain, Ardor.
Java Smart Contracts: Ardor has redefined the concept of Smart Contracts by introducing LightWeight Contracts – stateless, secure and extremely flexible smart contracts written in Java.
Scalable: The previous features and others in development like Data Pruning, Subnet Networks and Zero-Knowledge Proofs all contribute to Ardor Blockchain Scalability.
Account Control: Ardor accounts can be augmented with properties and approval modals that make setting up a Multi-Sig wallet simple and very quick. These properties can represent account specific characteristics that dApps use to ensure that only accounts with some property can access their services.
Assets & Token: Decentralized Assets and Tokens available with simple clicks, can be fungible or non-fungible, they can exchangeable or not, their supply can be adjusted or not, and more features. A Decentralized Exchange is also supported and can allow automatic trading for the created assets/tokens.
Aliases: Users are able to register combinations of letters and/or numbers, such as names and phone numbers, that are set to point to their Ardor account, so that other users can send to an alias instead of a long account number, a URL, or any piece of arbitrary data.
Decentralized Market Place: A Decentralized Market Place allows users to list items and purchase them. Auctions are natively supported, and users can post bids for an item.
Decentralized Messaging: Decentralized Messaging provides message capability between Ardor accounts. Arbitrary messages can be sent between accounts on their own or as part of a transaction. Messages can be encrypted and unlocked with the private key of either accounts as well as by any 3rd party with the shared key.
Decentralized Data cloud: Decentralized Cloud storage allows users to upload small files, such as small images and plain text files, into the blockchain itself. They can be accessed by anyone else. For private data, it is recommended to encrypt the file before uploading it.
Decentralized Monetary System: Through the Monetary System, users can create cryptocurrencies with special attributes normally associated with coins intended to be used for monetary purposes, such as requiring mining using SHA256, Scrypt, or multiple other mining algorithms, or making them controllable.
Decentralized Voting:Decentralized Voting allows polls to be created with up to 100 options for voters to choose from and the ability to require more than one option be chosen. Votes can be weighted or restricted according to the amount of their balances.