Ardor (ARDR) is a blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) provider that provides the blockchain infrastructure for businesses and institutions to set up their own chains without any need to code or secure it themselves. It has a parent-child chain architecture, comprised of a single chain that is attached with multiple transactional chains, so as to reduce blockchain bloat, provide multiple transactional tokens and host interconnected ‘child chain’ blockchains. Ardor also has a built-in exchange to facilitate the easy exchange of tokens of the various chains. Ardor is an evolution of the Nxt software that addresses issues of blockchain bloat, scalability, and versatility. Its turn-key functionality allows new blockchain applications to be built and launched without the need for extensive custom code or architecture.