ARK.io empowers everyone, regardless of their aim or technical background, to quickly and easily leverage blockchain technology. We provide the tools and resources that enable individuals, developers and startups to apply blockchain technology as a foundation for their own projects, applications and ideas.
Open-source code and blockchain creation tools enable everyone to leverage blockchain technology
51 delegates underpin, secure and maintain ARK’s Public Network using a DPoS consensus mechanism
Eight-second block times mean the ARK Public Network is both fast and efficient
A network of interoperable Bridgechains enable the ecosystem to scale exponentially, without slowing down
Create your own custom blockchains with bespoke governance to meet your own requirements
The community built around ARK are helpful. And there are expert teams who provide support for ARK users, if that is what you need.
The ARK Public Network, also known as the “ARK mainnet” first came online on March 21st, 2017. At that time, 125 million ARK was created in a genesis block.The genesis delegates created to initialize the network were quickly replaced by live delegates who acquired community support in the form of votes and began securing the network. Shortly thereafter, block rewards were initialized in the protocol, rewarding forging delegates each time new transactions entered the ledger. The ARK mainnet operates independently of the ARK business entity, which simply releases code that the ARK mainnet delegates choose to either accept or reject. On the 28th of November 2018, the ARK mainnet upgraded from the now deprecated V1 codebase to the newly developed V2 codebase introducing a multitude of improvements to the network, developers, and end users. ARK is among a very small group of teams in the blockchain space that has developed an entire blockchain based on experience of the founding members to address real-life business needs and expectations, rather than simply forking and modifying someone else’s code. Recently they tweeted out that ARK.io 30 July Announcement will a huge!
ARK.io Development Roadmap
The development roadmap gives an overview of upcoming projects, plans, milestones and more. Take a look at what they’re working on, what’s in the pipeline and all the projects they’ve already completed.
- Q3 2019 – Website v2
- Q2 2019 – Whitepaper v2, ARK Deployer GUI (Alpha)
- Q4 2018 – SDKs & Integrations, ARK CORE v2, Desktop Wallet v2, ARK Pay
- Q2 2018 – Technical Documentation
- Q1 2018 – Explorer Redesign/Rebuild
- Q4 2017 – Formation of Business Entity / Foundation, Website Redesign, ARK Mobile Wallets
- Q3 2017 – First Iteration of SmartBridge (use case). (Encoded Listener)
ARK.io Developer Roundtable
Join the monthly, open attendance video call, conducted by ARK.io Chief Technical Officer (CTO), Kristjan Košič. The ARK Developer Roundtable is an inclusive meeting that allows all members to be equal and share both opinions & ideas while receiving feedback from both the team and the community. For further information, join them on Slack and enquire in the #ama channel.
Time and Date Thursday, July 25, 2019 4:00 PM (UTC)
The ARK Ecosystem is an ideal environment for future blockchain developers. ARK will allow them to customize a sovereign blockchain for their needs, complete with the required feature sets at their fingertips. ARK’s value proposition lies within the Core platform and the utility of various services, such as connecting to different blockchains, introducing custom business logic, developing new tailored transaction types, accessing a global support system through the community, and much more.
Stay tuned for ARK.io 30 July Announcement!