InfoByte | ARK Ecosystem (ARK)

Mass Adoption of Blockchain Technology

 

Capture                 Indiana Jones – “Do we need the monkey?”

                                                              Marion Ravenwood – “I’m surprised at you. Talking that way about 

                                                                                                      our baby. he’s got your looks, too.

                 Indiana Jones – “And your brains.”

                                                                     Marion Ravenwood – “Yes he does! He’s very smart!”                   


 

Information + Resources

 

 
Official Site
Ark.io
 
Whitepaper
A Platform for Consumer Adoption
 
Development Progress
Ark Roadmap
  
Wiki
/r/ArkEcosystem/wiki
 
Beginner’s Guide
/r/ArkEcosystem Guide
 
News sources
Ark.io Official Blog
 
Social Media
Twitter
Facebook
Subreddit

 

Wallets
Official Wallet
ArkLite (online)

 


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Description

The ARK Ecosystem, which went live in March 2017, brings many more languages and use cases to a decentralized blockchain platform than most competitors. Derived from Lisk, Crypti, and BitShares, ARK is designed to herald mass-adoption of blockchain tech by bringing many popular and emerging technologies together into a single system.

ARK includes or will include many programming languages like Python, Java, Javascript, GO, R, Visual Basic (.NET, C#, UNITY, C++, PowerShell, etc), classic C, Advanced PowerShell, and other CLI languages. These are then to be relegated through their “SmartBridge” which will bridge ARK’s main blockchain with popular blockchains such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Lisk, enabling ARK-based apps to utilize those blockchains as well as their own.

Apps on Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Lisk will be able to utilize ARK apps as well. ARK is also integrating the InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) to enable distributed peer-to-peer media hosting, as well as InterPlanetary DataBase (IPDB) for a peer-to-peer blockchain database. ARK is open source and lets developers fork ARK’s blockchain to build their own networks. ARK will also feature optional privacy for transactions so they do not have to appear on the ledger.

Overall the tech looks promising and as broadly-usable as any one platform is attempting, at least that I’ve found thus far. Ethereum will probably do all of this eventually, too, though, so keep an eye on different development teams. Ark has a passionate and growing team behind it who are developing the network and seeking new partnerships constantly.

The platform itself is so new that its first apps are still in development as of June 5, 2017. These apps will help prove whether the technology works as promised. ARK is seeking lots of partnerships as it is looking to be THE platform that brings highly interoperable blockchain technology, with the addition of the desirable IPFS and IPDB protocols, as well as its own secure transaction system that will even include a physical card, all together to bring the “universe” of blockchain technology into the mass market. This is one to pay attention to.

Future: Heating up

 

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// Written June 6, ’17. Price at the time: $0.63 / ARK

// Edited June 17, ’17. Price at the time: $0.82 / ARK

// Edited June 21, ’17. Price at the time: $0.62 / ARK

// Edited June 29, ’17. Price at the time: $0.56 / ARK

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