Prologue

ARK Ecosystem Whitepaper

  • Current Version: 2.1.0

  • Last Edit Date: September 17, 2019

Abstract

ARK empowers everyone, regardless of their aim or technical background, to quickly and easily leverage blockchain technology. Our whitepaper will identify well known problems within the blockchain industry and illustrate how ARK technology solves them. In the current hype-driven blockchain landscape, ARK acts as a beacon for individuals, groups, and enterprises seeking to apply blockchain technology to both reach their individual goals and affect change in their local community. ARK’s uniquely simple technology stack allows almost anyone to create and deploy standalone blockchains for any use case.

These newly created blockchains will have the ability to interoperate through ARK SmartBridge Technology. ARK is also reinventing smart contracts with ARK Logic, a collection of tools including custom transaction types, templates, and plugins. ARK Logic brings security, adaptability, and scalability to decentralized computing workflows. Most importantly, the ARK Ecosystem fosters a growing international community of developers, node operators, blockchains, businesses, and enthusiasts who collectively breathe life into this disruptive technology.

The whitepaper is fluid and ARK is open to community feedback.

NOTE: This whitepaper contains additional resources in various sections. Resources marked as "Community-Sourced Content" are not affiliated with ARK.io, and ARK.io cannot be held responsible for their content.

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