ARK A Platform for Consumer Adoption updated info
ARK Kotlin— Making Android Apps for ARK Becomes a Breeze with Kotlin
ARK’s list of SDKs is growing, giving developers more and more options to jump into blockchain development with ease (remember we already have more than 13 major programming languages covered!).
Kotlin was announced as an official Android development language at Google I/O developer festival this year. It became the third language fully supported for Android, in addition to Java and C++.
ARK Kotlin features all of the essentials to interact with the ARK blockchain including, get info from the peer, lookup ARK addresses, check balance, sign transactions, vote/unvote and more. All of the basics are covered along with more advanced specific functions.
ARK Kotlin on GitHub:https://github.com/ArkEcosyste...
ARK Kotlin is also available on BinTray:https://bintray.com/arkecosyst...
- Drastically reduce the amount of boilerplate code.
- Avoid entire classes of errors such as null pointer exceptions.
- Leverage existing libraries for the JVM, Android, and the browser.
- Choose any Java IDE or build from the command line.
Kotlin is used by several large companies like Pinterest, Uber, Atlassian, Evernote, Coursera, Gradle, … which shows just how powerful and popular the language is.
We want to thank community developersDafty and Singh for developing ARK Kotlin and opening doors for new developers to join the ARK Ecosystem.
Learn more about Kotlin :https://kotlinlang.org/
ARK Will Be Presenting At The University of Geneva
ARK’s CTO, François-Xavier Thoorens, will be presenting at the University of Geneva on 19 March 2018 about Blockchain technology and ARK by the invitation from Jean-Henry Morin of the Computer Science Department at the UNIGE.
The University of Geneva (UNIGE) is a public research university located in Geneva, Switzerland and is consistently ranked as one of the top universities in the world.
UNIGE offers nearly 300 degree programs and is a leading research university and a member of the League of European Research Universities. Along with other renowned research-led institutions such as the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, and Imperial College London, UNIGE claims associations with 10 Nobel Prize winners.
UNIGE promotes strong links with international organizations such as the United Nations and WHO (World Health Organization), as well as partnerships with several global universities including Princeton University in the US, Yonsei University in South Korea and the University of Sydney in Australia.
Jean-Henry Morin from the Centre Universitaire d’Informatique (CUI, Computer Science Department) in 2017 started a new masters programme focused on blockchain technology. In this context he invited the ARK CTO to teach about mechanics and economics driving the new blockchained business, and how ARK is dedicated to be the platform of choice.
Words from Jean-Henry Morin from University of Geneva, inviting us to this event:
We are glad to welcome Francois-Xavier Thoorens from ARK Ecosystem to share his perspective and experience on Blockchain technology in the context of our series of advanced seminars on industrial and emerging issues in information systems and service science. This technical presentation to an audience of master students in computer science is a good way to approach synergies between academia and the industry.
ARK CON: ARK’s First Official Meet-Up
On March 21st, 2018, the ARK team will come together to celebrate the one year anniversary of the official launch of the ARK Mainnet. In order to commemorate ARK’s 1st birthday, we cordially invite you, our loyal supporters, to join us on March 22nd, 2018, in Archamps, France, near Geneva for the first ever ARK CON.
ARK CON is a multi-day event consisting of the ARK Team & Founders, members of the AMF, Government officials from both France and Switzerland, the University of Geneva, economists, and several prominent media groups and industry influencers. Our goal for this event is to discuss the way forward and our roadmap for 2018, the SCIC business structure, as well as the future of blockchain and how ARK can be ambassadors to promote common sense, pro-blockchain regulation to make France a desired destination for blockchain companies.
In honor of your hard work and dedication to ARK, we will be opening up day 2, on March 22nd, 2018, for public attendance. We will open the doors to 100 of our community members *, delegates, and developers who would like to come and meet the team and discuss the future of the ARK Ecosystem and the blockchain industry as a whole.
Space at the event will be limited to 100 tickets, so if you’d like to come please register here as soon as possible (please only register if you will be attending, places are limited) http://signup.com/go/kXocsgx
What: ARKCON When: March 22nd, 2018, 9:30 am — 5:00 pm (local time in France — CET) Where: Archamps Technopole 92 rue Ada Byron 74160 Archamps France
With our first year squarely in the record books, we can’t help but look back over the past 12 months and be completely in awe of what we have accomplished together as a community. With your help, ARK has become one of the top projects to watch for 2018 and we couldn’t be more excited for what year number two has in store! Please come join us as we celebrate ARK’s first birthday and get an inside look at the future of the ARK Ecosystem. We can’t wait to see you there!
*Attendance for 100 tickets is free, community members must cover their own travel and lodging expenses. Need more information? Contact Arnaud Deborne at [email protected]
ARK Team Will Be At Token Fest in San Francisco
ARK is a title sponsor at Token Fest being held in San Francisco. Token Fest is a two day event, March 15th and 16th and will Showcasing the business and technology behind tokens and blockchains.
This is conference number three for ARK this year, and just the beginning as we continue our 2018 tour. The ARK team will have its own booth, where we aim to educate as many people as we can about ARK and blockchain technology. If you are attending feel free to visit our booth, get some stickers, meet and greet part of our team and ask us questions, we’ll be delighted to talk about ARK.
About Token Fest:
Attendees at Token Fest will gain a wealth of insights and information about the state of the token-based economy while networking with over 1000 senior level thought leaders in this exciting industry.
Token Fest brings together business professionals from blockchain based enterprises including CEO’s, end users, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, investors, regulators, attorneys & developers to network and collaborate.
The conference topics range from cryptoeconomic strategies to scaling technology.
For more information please visit https://www.tokenfest.io/
February 2018: GitHub Development Winners
The second Github bounty program of the year has ended. We would like to give a big round of applause to all contributors, especially the ones who recently joined this bounty program — welcome aboard! During February there were more than 20 community developers who got at least 1 merged Pull-Request, and the total number of community PRs merged was over 90.
In 2018 we introduced new rules. One is that bounties will be pegged to USD value at the time of payout so you will be less prone to market swings. Also, this now a PERMANENT bounty program! You can get involved anytime you want and it will run indefinitely.
March 1st — March 31st Rewards will be:
1st : $2,000 USD
2nd: $1,500 USD
3rd: $1,000 USD
4th–6th: $250 USD / each
7th+ : $50 / each
(+ all merged PR’s are eligible for $10)
Missed what this is all about and you want to get involved? Read : “ARK GitHub Development Program Bounty”.
February 2018 Winners*:
— — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — 1st place: 2,000 USD Github User: Nasicus — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — —
- Improvements for Watch-Only wallets Feb 27, 2018 10:39 PM — ark-mobile#80
- Update wallet delegate status on refresh Feb 27, 2018 9:34 PM — ark-mobile#77
- Switch the network if removing the active network Feb 26, 2018 12:58 PM — ark-desktop#566
- Show addresses in detail transaction page Feb 19, 2018 8:51 PM — ark-mobile#76
- Delete network related data when deleting a network Feb 19, 2018 12:12 PM — ark-desktop#567
- Fix scripts on windows Feb 19, 2018 5:16 AM — ark-explorer#121
- Fix mutiple bugs concerning wallets Feb 18, 2018 4:51 PM — ark-mobile#72
- Fix & refactor contacts Feb 18, 2018 1:13 PM — ark-mobile#68
- Replace hard coded ark tokens with network dependent token Feb 18, 2018 6:37 AM — ark-explorer#120
- Make ark client work if main peerseed is down on fresh-install Feb 16, 2018 6:04 PM — ark-desktop#523
- Delete backup wallet from settings Feb 14, 2018 9:59 PM — ark-mobile#65
- Add loading indicator when switching network Feb 12, 2018 11:15 PM — ark-desktop#563
- Extract tab components & Scroll behavior Feb 12, 2018 8:17 AM — ark-explorer#108
- Extract list-rows (mobile table) & more page sections Feb 10, 2018 6:07 PM — ark-explorer#100
- Extract some Component CSS Feb 10, 2018 1:48 PM — ark-explorer#99
- 2 bug fixes & translation update Feb 10, 2018 11:56 AM — ark-mobile#56
- Improve table Feb 9, 2018 6:11 PM — ark-explorer#95
- Adjust network config to match ark-ts Feb 6, 2018 12:47 PM — ark-js#48
- Make screenshot protection configurable Feb 6, 2018 12:43 PM — ark-desktop#542
- Save network not directly after create was pressed Feb 6, 2018 12:06 PM — ark-desktop#551
- Make mobile header look better Feb 6, 2018 5:28 AM — ark-explorer#82
- Fix that toAdress was sometimes an object Feb 5, 2018 4:27 PM — ark-desktop#552
- Show error messages when a transaction fails Feb 5, 2018 4:17 PM — ark-desktop#528
- Delete all “save” / “stored” passphrase related stuff & fix small bug Feb 4, 2018 5:01 PM — ark-desktop#532
- Improve german translations & add script to find missing translations Feb 4, 2018 4:46 PM — ark-mobile#51
- Fix issues in translations Feb 4, 2018 4:36 PM — ark-desktop#545
- Optimizations in delegate monitor tables Feb 4, 2018 3:35 PM — ark-explorer#80
- Remember active tab in chart (localstorage) Feb 4, 2018 2:28 PM — ark-explorer#79
- Add travis & add better tslint rules Feb 3, 2018 2:50 PM — ark-mobile#49
- Build mainnet as prod & fix title Feb 3, 2018 2:19 PM — ark-explorer#77
— — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — 2nd place: 1,500 USD Github User: ItsANameToo — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — —
- Added Dutch translations Feb 27, 2018 4:22 AM — ark-explorer#125
- Fix runtime error on profile creation page Feb 19, 2018 8:34 PM — ark-mobile#74
- Enabled 2nd passphrase modal when sending transaction Feb 19, 2018 8:29 PM — ark-mobile#73
- Fix issue with user locale not using correct key Feb 17, 2018 6:48 PM — ark-mobile#70
- Update Dutch translation Feb 16, 2018 4:49 PM — ark-mobile#69
- Adding remaining localization keys Feb 15, 2018 5:06 AM — ark-explorer#116
- Use user’s locale as default app language Feb 14, 2018 9:53 PM — ark-mobile#59
- Localization of components Feb 14, 2018 5:26 AM — ark-explorer#114
- Removes gap between table and header on small screens Feb 14, 2018 5:02 AM — ark-explorer#113
- Hide fee table heading when column is hidden Feb 13, 2018 7:19 PM — ark-explorer#112
- Always use 2 digits for fiat currencies Feb 13, 2018 3:31 AM — ark-explorer#110
- Add sent / received colors to mobile tables Feb 12, 2018 6:18 PM — ark-explorer#109
- Made transaction detail table heading consistent with the other tables Feb 12, 2018 5:36 AM — ark-explorer#105
- Also show red/green color on transactions overview Feb 12, 2018 5:33 AM — ark-explorer#106
- Remove “next” when no further transactions are available Feb 11, 2018 7:20 PM — ark-explorer#103
- Added phrase that was not yet translated Feb 10, 2018 4:26 PM — ark-mobile#60
- Make QR code show/hide when pressing the button Feb 10, 2018 3:37 AM — ark-explorer#97
- Fix QR code modal not working Feb 10, 2018 3:34 AM — ark-explorer#98
- Explanation on how to translate the app Feb 4, 2018 6:38 PM — ark-mobile#53
- Updated Dutch translation with missing phrases Feb 4, 2018 5:54 PM — ark-mobile#52
— — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — 3rd place: 1,000 USD Github User: roks0n — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — —
- Tests for ldgr.py and mocking dongle Feb 22, 2018 9:48 PM — arky#89
- Changes to CLI and 2 fixes, fix response handling in get fn, fix loading json data, remove file logging Feb 18, 2018 9:05 PM — arky#87
- pep8 changes: ignore tabs, only check for E,W,F,I,C Feb 16, 2018 8:05 PM — arky#86
- Change datetime imports in slots and util files Feb 15, 2018 8:38 PM — arky#84
- PY2/PY3 compatibility changes + follow pep8 standard Feb 12, 2018 9:37 PM — arky#80
- [fix] get function should always return a dict Feb 7, 2018 1:35 PM — arky#77
- Modifications to rest.py, ark/lisk init + test rest.py + flake8 + modify requirements.txt Feb 6, 2018 12:46 PM — arky#74
— — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — 4th-6th place: 250 USD / each (no particular order) — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — —
Github User: rodxavier
- Add Pipfile and Pipfile.lock for pipenv integration Feb 14, 2018 8:30 PM — arky#82
- Add arky-cli as a script in setup.py Feb 8, 2018 5:56 AM — arky#79
- Fix Travis Build Feb 7, 2018 1:31 PM — arky#78
- Use python’s built-in pow() method Feb 6, 2018 10:46 AM — arky#76
- Fix build by fixing method call in test_ledger.py Feb 6, 2018 6:34 AM — arky#75
Github User: cdvallejo
- Network updates, vendor fields, reorganizes imports. Feb 26, 2018 10:17 AM — ark-java#36
- update post methods, trim httputils Feb 12, 2018 11:33 AM — ark-java#34
- migrate to thread based get request, simplify get requests Feb 8, 2018 3:08 PM — ark-java#32
- add tasks, enforce jdk version in mvn Feb 7, 2018 10:26 AM — ark-java#31
Github User: trigger67
- Update @types/node version to fix conflict with ark-ts… Feb 27, 2018 10:10 PM — ark-mobile#81
- Sort the languages alphabetically (in the application). Feb 26, 2018 8:43 PM — ark-desktop#573
- Remove and sort usings in the whole ark-net project. Feb 22, 2018 9:47 AM — ark-net#4
— — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — 7th+ place: 50 USD / each (no particular order) — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — —
Github User: christopherjwang
- Fix README signature transaction creation example Feb 6, 2018 12:48 PM — ark-js#52
- Fix multisignature fees, keysgroup should expect a +/- before each addr Feb 6, 2018 6:03 AM — ark-js#51
- Remove duplicated if condition Feb 4, 2018 4:00 PM — ark-java#30
- Change blockchaine to blockchain Feb 4, 2018 3:59 PM — arky#73
Github User: carrotderek
- Added green/red styling for chart to reflect change over time Feb 5, 2018 6:38 AM — ark-explorer#81
- Made toaster styling more agnostic to dark and light themes Feb 4, 2018 5:17 AM — ark-explorer#78
- Toaster styling + clipboard event mgmt Feb 3, 2018 5:44 AM — ark-explorer#76
Github User: s4cha
- Localizes App to French 🇫🇷🥖 Feb 4, 2018 4:14 PM — ark-ios-monitor#11
- Adds language, platform and license badges Feb 4, 2018 4:14 PM — ark-ios-monitor#10
- Support iPads Feb 4, 2018 4:14 PM — ark-ios-monitor#9
Github User: Pedro-Souza
- add icon for blog Feb 28, 2018 6:11 AM — ark-explorer#126
- update links Feb 16, 2018 4:53 PM — ark-ts#15
- translation for pt-br Feb 16, 2018 2:59 AM — ark-mobile#67
Github User: dunnen
- A step towards pep8 Feb 19, 2018 8:29 PM — arky#88
- Added ability to shift-click the currency button to have it rotate backwards Feb 4, 2018 3:11 PM — ark-desktop#547
Github User: supaiku0
- Add transactionId, senderId and recipientId tooltips Feb 9, 2018 8:27 PM — ark-desktop#556
Github User: gabrielbull
- Standardized menu and shortcut to match the system’s Feb 19, 2018 2:27 PM — ark-desktop#558
Github User: stevenhuijgens
- Add contact directly from account overview Feb 5, 2018 4:03 PM — ark-desktop#470
Github User: vmunich
- Don’t truncate vendorfield on desktop Feb 7, 2018 2:32 PM — ark-explorer#89
Github User: willdn
- Add travis.yml Feb 7, 2018 11:55 AM — ark-explorer#84
Github User: reConNico
- fixed sub menu option zero Feb 6, 2018 3:17 PM — ARKcommander#3
Github User: Wolvan
- Allow defining Network Version Feb 4, 2018 4:57 PM — ark-js#49
— — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Typo fixes & translation updates — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — —
Github User: thales77
- Update greek and italian translations Feb 5, 2018 1:35 PM — ark-mobile#55
Github User: pandastic
- fix typo Feb 3, 2018 12:54 AM — ark-kotlin#1
Github User: LgLinus
- Added translations for Swedish Feb 10, 2018 1:26 PM — ark-mobile#58
*All USD values are paid in ARK value at the time of a payout + all $10 merged PR’s.
I missed these bounties — What is this all about?
Read the full instructions here: https://blog.ark.io/ark-github-development-bounty-113806ae9ffe
Are there any other development bounties going on?
There is also the community run ACF (ARK Community Fund) — read more here:
And remember to join our Slack!
ARK Will Be Attending and Sponsoring BitCamp Hackathon
2018 will be a big year for students who are looking to learn about cryptocurrencies and blockchains, and of course 2018 will be a big year for ARK as well. We aim to educate as much as we can, and are ramping up hackathons along side other awareness efforts such as conferences. We will be at Bitcamp Hackathon April 6th- 8th, it will be the second event on our calendar this April with many more events to be added to the list for upcoming months.
Bitcamp is organized by the University of Maryland and will take place April 6th-8th at the Xfinity Center located on campus. This hackathon will be a 36 hour event with an estimated 1,200 coders/hackers in attendance, it will be an exciting time for all participants.
Hackers will arrive between 6PM and 8PM on Friday, April 6th, 2018. Hacking starts Friday evening after the opening ceremony. Closing ceremony will begin at 3PM on Sunday, April 8th, 2018.
The competition will be split into four categories:
- Hacker Trail (traditional hacking session)
- Design Trail (multi team design assistance)
- Venture Trail (startup VC training)
- Scout Trail (novice workshops)
Each Trail is its own contest category and will provide separate prizes for a variety of different skills and abilities!
For teams or participants that would like to get a jump start on a blockchain project utilizing ARK you can use the ARK Deployer, which gives developers the ability to create their own blockchain in a matter of minutes to start exploring the power of ARK dApps with simple REST APIs in more than 12 different programming languages.
Read the full ARK Deployer guide here https://blog.ark.io/ark-deploy....
The ARK team will be attending with a mix of ARK crew and community supporters/developers:
- Mike Doty, ARK Co-Founder
- Khan Vuong — ARK Co-Founder
- Karel L. Kubat — ARK community dev
- Ruud Seegers — ARK community dev
- Robert Hissink Muller — ARK community dev
ARK is continually striving to push the industry forward in new and exciting directions. By providing monetary and human support for events like the BitCamp hackathon, ARK can inspire the next batch of blockchain developers to learn and participate in our blooming industry. If you’re attending BitCamp, make sure to stop by the booth and grab up some free swag!
To learn more be sure to checkout their base camp at https://bit.camp/
ARK BridgeChain— Azure Guide
Your own customizable BridgeChain and Explorer in < 20 minutes
This deployment method can be used to jump-start your journey to your own BridgeChain in the process outlined here (ARK Deployer)
End result: - Ubuntu VM in Azure - Azure PublicIP and Firewall configurations pre-built - Your own BridgeChain node and ARK Explorer running in < 20 minutes - Re-usable and customizable deployment script
Script available at : ARK Azure on GitHub
1. Virtual Machine Quick Deployment
Navigate to: https://github.com/ArkEcosyste... Click on the big blue “Deploy to Azure” button to be taken to Portal.Azure.com. Login with your account (Trial or not, either work).README.md of the Github page
You should only need to input data for 3 empty fields (Resource Group, Admin Password, and DNS Label), but full details for this section:
Subscription — If not already on your current one. Resource Group — ‘Create New’ only option that will work unless you wish to edit the template yourself. We will use My-Ark-RG for this guide. Location — Choose your desired region, ensuring it allows the subscription you chose above. If in doubt, use the default region when using a Free Trial. Admin Username — This is the account you will sign into the server with. Admin Password — Secure string and has high complexity requirements. Dns Label Prefix — This is the unique DNS name that you are giving to this VM. It is mandatory that this name be unique in the Location Datacenter as a whole (It will self-check after input) **Remember this for easy SSH Ubuntu OS Version — Only option is 16.04-LTS at this time. ARKNSG Name — This is the name for the firewall group to permit SSH as well as Ark Node/Explorer port access to this VM.A typical fully filled out template
Currently, the VM produced is a Standard_A1 size VM. This is a very low-cost resource VM for tutorial purposes (can be scaled-up after deployment if desired or via template adjustment).
Click ‘Agree’, and ‘Purchase’ to begin deployment. Should take 5–10 minutes.
2. Connecting to VM + ARK Deployer
You are welcome to explore your new VM’s Overview, etc, by clicking on ‘Resource Groups’ and finding your new group, and the VM inside. There are lots of configuration items here.
If you do not remember your Public DNS name or IP address (for SSH), go to: Resource Groups > My-Ark-RG > MyUbuntuVM > Overview. This has all the general information you will need.View of the VM Overview panel — Public IP and DNS Name on right-hand side
Connecting via SSH
The Public DNS Name for all VMs follows this pattern: PublicDNSname.locationid.cloudapp.azure.com
So in our instance it would be here: firstarksidechain.southcentralus.cloudapp.azure.com
SSH into your new VM using the Public DNS Name and login with the credentials used during the VM Template deployment page.Login using the admin username and admin password that you input earlier in this tutorial.
Starting here, is the default quick-installation method with the chain being named “MyTest”. If you wish to customize it, please see the bottom-most section of this article.
Run the following command (It’s a one-liner, copy and paste the full contents from here or from the ARK AZure Github page):
curl -o- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ArkEcosystem/ark-azure/master/script/arkdefaultinstall.sh | bash
This script will complete all of the installation steps to get both the node and explorer running for your BridgeChain, with all the default values. Total installation time is about 10 minutes.
There is 1 important item to locate in the stream of data being output to the console (for wallet control, etc). Your Genesis Passphrase details!
Just after the node gets installed, there will be 3 lines of text to record. Copy these lines outlined in red below.Test deploy node example
This information will be used later on, as you explore ARK past the deployment phase with ARK Deployer. Copy and paste it right out of the console window for safe keeping.
3. Final result — see explorer in action
4. Customizing Your Deployment
If you wish to customize your deployment of ARK within the bounds of ARK-Deployer, download a copy of:
Within this file, you’re welcome to edit the list of variables on lines 21–31 and personalize them. These variables all align with an optional parameter of ARK Deployer (See GitHub: https://github.com/ArkEcosystem/ark-deployer#optional-parameters)
You can then run this new version of your script against a new VM, or, you can uninstall the original node/explorer and re-install using the script again. We would recommend just rolling out a new server for ease of use, but that’s your call.
To quickly make a personalized copy of the script (GitHub account)
- Go in browser to: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ArkEcosystem/ark-azure/master/script/arkdefaultinstall.sh
- Copy the contents of this file (ALL of it; Just CTRL+A and CTRL+C)
- Open a new tab to https://gist.github.com/
- Paste contents of clipboard to this file, and customize lines 21–31 to your hearts content. These variables all align with an optional parameter of Ark Deployer (See GitHub: https://github.com/ArkEcosystem/ark-deployer#optional-parameters).
- Create a ‘Public Gist’ with a .sh file name (required)
- Click on “Raw” on the same line as your file name and copy the URL
- You can now, on a prepared VM, run via SSH:
- curl -o- paste-raw-gist-URL-here-ending-in.sh | bash
For more in-depth and customizable BridgeChain enjoy following along with the ARK Deployer guide going forward in your ARK journey. Welcome aboard ARK.
ARK Hires Leading French Communication Agency — MCBG Conseil
Through a new partnership with a French public relations leader MCBG Conseil, ARK is bringing their name, reputation, and integrity to the greater blockchain industry by pushing for common sense regulation within France and the greater EU region.
The regulation of the cryptocurrency industry and the fight over the legal status of the “Initial Coin Offering”, or ICO, will help set the stage for the future adoption of blockchain technology on a global scale. 2018 is becoming a critical year for what has become one of the hottest sectors within the tech industry. With entities like the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commision taking a hard stance against ICO’s, we feel it is time for us and other trusted companies in the industry to stand up and help empower innovation through common sense regulation — starting right here in France.
ARK’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO), François-Xavier Thoorens, has been working closely with the CEO of MCBG Conseil and his team (Alexandra, Nada and Gaël) establishing a strategy to help put in place a systemic policy to guide and inform decision-makers. These decision makers include the General Inspectorate of Finance, AMF, Bank of France, French ministries, national assembly, senate, and representatives of France at the European Commission. Through these efforts, ARK aims to instill confidence in the bright future that the blockchain industry can bring to France and the world.
In addition to their efforts towards educating policy makers, MCBG will also help build ARK’s network in an ethical, sustainable and intelligent way by organizing one-on-one meetings with journalists, influencers, and key players in the blockchain and financial fields in France. Together, we can share the principles that this industry was founded upon and show what a properly regulated, trusted blockchain revolution can bring to the world.
“Break down the language wall, and free the blockchain”
MCBG Conseil CEO, Philippe Moreau Chevrolet, shares a snippet of his upcoming blog post highlighting his thoughts on communication and the vision he sees for ARK in the future as well:
“While the true specialists understand how important, and vital, the blockchain technology is to the world, what a step forward it represents for all of us, most people will see it either as a major disruption, a threat to the State and their everyday lives, or as a way to quickly make a fortune. They will grasp what it is through a concept they know, the concept of money. Our task, as communication specialists, advising François-Xavier Thoorens and his crew, is to break down the language wall. And to make us all speak the same language. To free the blockchain.”
Philippe Moreau Chevrolet CEO of MCBG Conseil
ARK is Sponsoring and Attending Open Geneva
The ARK team is proudly sponsoring and attending Open Geneva, a large hackathon and workshop event in Switzerland.
Open Geneva offers 35+ events to innovate together, enjoy, and challenge attendees. This event runs from the 9th to the 15th of April 2018, with ARK holding our very own hackathon and workshop from the 12th through the 14th of April 2018.
During those days, hundreds of participants with a variety of cultural and expertise backgrounds will work together to imagine, design and produce innovative solutions to exceptional challenges.
ARK is teaming up with Prodibi and Fusion Hub to cooperate on a hackathon and workshop during 12th - 14th April 2018.