What is Ardor? The Ardor Blockchain-as-a-Service Platform was created by Jelurida using the proven features of the solid, reliable NxtShow more [+] blockchain technology. Ardor extends Nxt for use in certain applications that require scalability and want to avoid “mining” required by some developing blockchains.
There are two parts to the Ardor Platform—the Ardor main chain and child chains that are the distinct blockchains created for business with use-specific features and applications.
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.
Ardor is 100% Proof-of-Stake so no additional processing will be needed for mining as all tokens have already been created.