ARK is proud to announce our partnership with Ledger Hardware Wallet. The collaboration for ARK/Ledger

ARK to be available on Ledger Hardware Wallet Starting July 28, 2017

Bitcoin Press Release: Blockchain platform, ARK partners with Ledger to provide compatible hardware wallet to the community.

 ARK is proud to announce our partnership with Ledger Hardware Wallet. The collaboration for ARK/Ledger

FOREX INVESTORS   Ledger Hardware Wallet   ARK is proud to announce our partnership with Ledger Hardware Wallet. The collaboration for ARK/Ledger integration has been in the works for a while now, and the ARK Crew is very excited to release it finally.

ARK integration into the Ledger Hardware Wallet makes ARK the tenth cryptocurrency to be secured by this fantastic piece of hardware. Ledger provides additional security measures and the ability for users to store their ARK safely, with peace of mind along with other supported major cryptocurrencies.

ARK and Ledger are making two firsts with this addition. ARK is now the first Delegated Proof of Stake (DPoS) blockchain and the first JavaScript blockchain ever to get native integration into the Ledger Hardware Wallet. There is more to the partnership between ARK and Ledger. The ARK-desktop and ARK-mobile wallets will be compatible with Ledger wallet, and they will be BIP32 compliant.

Ledger Hardware Wallet

 

 

It means Ledger wallet users will be able to generate HD wallets with extra security without having any single passphrase getting out of the Ledger device. Once full compatibility with the Ledger Hardware wallet is achieved, ARK will also extend Ledger Hardware Wallet support to its Desktop and Mobile wallets, requiring them to sign transactions if the ledger account is synced to the ARK wallets.

Also, any future ARK cloned network, ARK fork, or ARK test-net/dev-net will be compatible with the Ledger soon. Making every ARK cloned chain Ledger compatible. ARK support on Ledger Nano S and Ledger Blue is set to go live on July 28, 2017.

What is Ledger?

Ledger is a cryptocurrency hardware wallet for storing cryptographic assets and securing digital payments like Bitcoin, ARK, and other altcoins. It connects to any computer (USB) and embeds a secure OLED display to double-check and confirm each transaction with a single tap on its side buttons.

Ledger Nano S ensures that secrets like private keys are never exposed. The device isolates sensitive operations within a contained state of the art Secure Element which is locked by a PIN code. All transactions in and out of the wallet are tamper proof, and they can be physically verified on the embedded screen with a simple press of a button.

Users can send and receive payments, check accounts and manage multiple addresses for each currency from the same device. Nano S also supports the FIDO® Universal Second Factor standard that simplifies the authentication process on compatible online services such as Gmail, Dashlane, Dropbox or GitHub. The ledger accounts can be backed up on a recovery sheet, making restoration of lost/damaged devices easy with any Ledger device or compatible wallets (BIP39/BIP44).

Security

Based on a dual chip architecture (ST31/STM32, Certification level: CC EAL5+), Ledger Nano S provides unprecedented firmware integrity guaranteed by cryptographic attestation. It can be accessed only after entering a 4-8-digit PIN code, each time it is plugged into a computer. The hardware wallet makes allowance for easy initialization and restoration of configuration within a secure environment. The security features integrated into the wallet are designed to ensure the cryptographic secrets are never exposed to the outside world.

Users’ private keys are never held or known by Ledger or any other third party as they remain hard-locked within the Secure Element. With Ledger Nano S, the wallet remains decentralized, allowing the users to be their own bank.

Limited Edition ARK Nano S

ARK, in association with Ledger, has come up with a Special Limited-Edition ARK branded Nano S hardware wallet. Only 1000 of these devices will ever be manufactured, which gives more the reason for anyone interested in laying their hands upon it to order a piece as soon as they are made available.

The ARK branded Ledger Nano’s release is scheduled for early August 2017. More information about the release and its availability will be provided on the platform’s social media (Twitter/Facebook/Reddit/BitcoinTalk) accounts. Community members can also join the announcement channel on ARK’s Slack account to keep track of the developments.

About ARK

ARK is a decentralized digital asset token based on a much-advanced blockchain technology and is meant for mass consumer adoption. ARK, with its extensive capabilities, incorporates some of the best features like SmartBridge Technology, allowing it to communicate with other blockchains. It uses Encoded Listeners that listens for any communication sent via the ARK SmartBridge vendor fields inserted as small code snippets by participating blockchains. The SmartBridge can be utilized by other coins like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and even SmartBridge Apps.

ARK is the first Delegated Proof of Stake (DPoS) consensus based cryptotoken, with initial upgrades like HD (Hierarchical Deterministic) Wallets. ARK has made significant improvements to its DPoS algorithm and the Lisk codebase from which it was forked.

Learn more about ARK at – http://ark.io/

ARK Mainnet Goes Live on March 21, 2017, Token Distribution to Follow

ARK Mainnet Goes Live on March 21, 2017, Token Distribution to Follow

ARK Mainnet Goes Live on March 21, 2017, Token Distribution to Follow

ARK Mainnet Goes Live on March 21, 2017, Token Distribution to Follow

ARK blockchain ecosystem gears up for the mainnet (main blockchain) launch on March 21, 2017.

ARK Mainnet Goes Live March 9, 2017, France – The blockchain ecosystem, ARK proudly announces the launch of its mainnet — the ARK blockchain on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Along with the genesis block, the platform will also generate all the ARK tokens for distribution amongst the Token Exchange Campaign (TEC) participants.

A result of few months of extensive coding and testing, the mainnet launch will mark a major accomplishment for both the ARK Crew and ARK Community. The team behind the development of mainnet prioritized core’s stability over the speed of delivery to ensure a flawless, efficient system. ARK Crew expresses its gratitude to the understanding community that has been supporting them all along.



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ARK Mainnet Goes Live

Once the genesis block is created on March 21, 2017, at 19:00 UTC, the crowd sale participants will be able to visit http://tec.ark.io/ to claim their ARK tokens. They can start withdrawing the tokens into their personal ARK wallets or addresses. ARK TEC participants and community members can also download an updated version of the ARK personal desktop wallet from the website before March 21st. At the same time, ARK insists existing wallet users to upgrade their ARK wallets to the latest mainnet version before launch.

The ARK Crew will soon start adding bounties to the Token Exchange website or manually process them after the mainnet launch, ensuring ample time for verifying the network before distribution. ARK will make the exchanges available to the community during the initial launch period. While additional details about the exchanges are limited at this time, the platform will soon update more information on its Slack Chat and official blog during the mainnet launch.

About ARK

A new decentralized digital asset token, ARK is based on a much-advanced blockchain technology and is meant for mass consumer adoption. ARK, with its extensive capabilities, incorporates some of the best features like SmartBridge Technology, allowing it to communicate with other blockchains. It uses Encoded Listeners that listens for any communication sent via the ARK SmartBridge vendor fields inserted as small code snippets by participating blockchains. The SmartBridge can be utilized by other coins like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and even SmartBridge Apps.

ARK is the first Delegated Proof of Stake (DPoS) consensus based cryptotoken, with initial upgrades like HD (Hierarchical Deterministic) Wallets. ARK has made significant improvements to its DPoS algorithm and the Lisk codebase from which it was forked.

ARK Updates

Significant upgrades made to ARK ecosystem includes the replacement of sidechains with SmartBridge, removal of custom node version, UI (for stability and security reasons), changes in constants like block time, block rewards, etc.

ARK now adds simple PBFT before forging a new block. It has also made some changes to the address format, keeping it close to the Bitcoin type addressing format while enabling HD Wallet (as per BIP32) functionality. Other changes include completely rewritten node management (using single Node-Manager and messaging system), forging round management (removal of mem-round, reward block fee to forger – zero delay reward) and an addition of 64 bytes Vendor Field as the first SmartBridge iteration.

In-memory Peer management processing for improved efficiency, strengthened transaction management and broadcast core functionality, division of relay nodes and forging nodes, modified nodes broadcast pattern for improved transaction speeds and SPV support for lite clients are some of the other additional updates included in the mainnet.

Once the ARK mainnet is launched, the platform intends to add IPFS as first class citizen (using SmartBridge addressing), improve the protocol (uncle forging, voting weights), remove unsecure APIs and create routing tables.

The ARK network is secured by 51 delegate nodes, chosen by a voting process involving public votes with ARK tokens. Each ARK token containing wallet will be eligible to cast one vote during the launch. However, once the mainnet starts operating smoothly, the voting mechanism will change to support multiple votes per wallet.

Approximately one week after the mainnet launch, ARK will introduce Community Forging at block 75,600, allowing anyone to run a forging node by making use of the ARK Commander Node installer and monitoring tool (instructions available on the blog). ARK has successfully tested 25 transactions per second, with 8 second block times on its testnet. However, the newly launched mainnet will be hard coded for 5 TPS, to be scaled on demand.

ARK once again expresses its gratitude to the community and ARK TEC participants for making the initiative possible. It invites people to submit their queries, support requests, and suggestions on the official ARK Slack channel.

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ARK Cryptocurrency Platform Unveils New Testnet along with Mobile and Desktop Clients

ARK Cryptocurrency Platform Unveils New Testnet along with Mobile and Desktop Clients

ARK Cryptocurrency Platform Unveils New Testnet along with Mobile and Desktop Clients

In an industry’s first, ARK cryptocurrency platform has announced the launch of its public testnet along with mobile and desktop clients.

ARK Cryptocurrency Platform Unveils New Testnet along with Mobile and Desktop Clients

ARK Cryptocurrency Platform – ARK Crew, the team behind ARK blockchain ecosystem has unveiled the first publicly available test network. The platform currently in its final stages of ICO — ARK Token Exchange Campaign (TEC) has been setting an example in the cryptocurrency industry.

Earlier, ARK made its source code public on GitHub while the platform is still under development. The testnet’s alpha version is accompanied by the launch of custom, open source mobile and desktop clients. Few other improvements include updates to the core voting mechanism and network technology behind DPOS algorithm.

Being a completely open source platform, ARK Crew has made the newly launched desktop and mobile wallet platforms available on its official GitHub account along with ARK Core technology. Users can freely download and test all the three clients during the initial test phase and provide feedback before the full launch in February 2017.

Unlike Ethereum, Lisk, and other cryptocurrency platforms, ARK has developed several unique features like SmartBridge — a new technology that enables seamless integration of cross-blockchain operations. The SmartBridge feature will also allow more sophisticated communications compared to previous proposals like two-way pegs in Bitcoin-based side chains.

The public testnet will be officially released on December 9, 2016, at 1900 UTC. Soon after the release, it will be available on ARK’s GitHub account for community members to download and set up their first network nodes. Those registering will effectively become active delegates of ARK network. The tutorials, to be launched along with the testnet, combined with ARK Crew’s availability on official Slack channel and ARK Forums will provide the much-needed guidance to the community.

The ARK TEC will be ending on December 11, 2016. Investors interested in being part of the ARK ecosystem can participate the ICO with Bitcoin, Lisk or any other cryptocurrency supported by Shapeshift platform.

About ARK Ecosystem

ARK is a new cryptocurrency ecosystem focused on consumer adoption through a series of innovative core technology advancements, practical applications for everyday use, and strategic partnerships with industry leaders. By utilizing the ARK SmartBridge, ARK will be able to link together existing blockchain technologies into the ARK Ecosystem and build a robust platform that will bring a new level of user interaction.

About ARK Crew

The ARK Crew is a community driven development team of 30+ individuals located in 15 separate countries, dedicated to the success of the ARK Ecosystem and the next generation of integrated cryptocurrency and blockchain solutions. With diverse backgrounds, including engineering, medicine, education, front-end, and back-end development, the ARK Crew has a robust team of diverse experts unlike any other in the space.

Learn more about ARK Ecosystem at – http://ark.io/

ARK Crew Announces Official Open Source Release of ARK Blockchain Code on GitHub

ARK Crew Announces Official Open Source Release of ARK Blockchain Code on GitHub

ARK Crew Announces Official Open Source Release of ARK Blockchain Code on GitHub

ARK Blockchain Code ARK Crew, the blockchain platform has announced the date for their official open source release of ARK Code on GitHub.

ARK Blockchain Code

November 12, 2016, Lons-le-Saunier, France – ARK Crew, the development team behind the new ARK cryptocurrency ecosystem has announced the date for the official release of their open source code on GitHub. The source code will be made available on the platform’s account –https://github.com/ArkEcosystem starting November 12, 2016, at 19:00 UTC.

The ARK source code launch is set to coincide with the platform’s first developer-focused bounty program. The bounty program is designed to encourage others to participate in the review and provide feedback on the project. The release of the ARK source code signifies a major step in the development of the cryptocurrency platform and a positive move towards the official launch, currently slated for February 1, 2017.

Many projects choose to keep their source code private until after their official launch, but ARK aims to buck that trend. Matthew DC, a Board Member of the ARK Crew had the following to say,

“We know it may seem unusual to release our code before we even launch our project, but we want to be as open as possible. Rather than shy away from competition or worry about others using our code, we highly encourage it. The more teams we have working on ARK technology, the better it will be for everyone!”

ARK is currently accepting BTC and Lisk during their Token Exchange Campaign (TEC) and have raised over $1 million USD in the first 24 hours, including over 5 million Lisk. The TEC will continue until December 11, 2016, at 19:00 UTC. To find out more about the TEC, visit https://tec.ark.io.

About ARK Ecosystem

ARK is a new cryptocurrency ecosystem focused on consumer adoption through a series of innovative core technology advancements, practical applications for everyday use, and strategic partnerships with industry leaders. By utilizing the ARK SmartBridge, ARK will be able to link together existing blockchain technologies into the ARK Ecosystem and build a robust platform that will bring a new level of user interaction.

About ARK Crew

The ARK Crew is a community driven development team of 30+ individuals located in 15 separate countries, dedicated to the success of the ARK Ecosystem and the next generation of integrated cryptocurrency and blockchain solutions. With diverse backgrounds, including engineering, medicine, education, front-end, and back-end development, the ARK Crew has a robust team of diverse experts unlike any other in the space.

Learn more about ARK Ecosystem at – http://ark.io/



ARK Cryptocurrency Ecosystem Announces Official ARK Token Exchange Campaign (TEC)

ARK Cryptocurrency Ecosystem Announces Official ARK Token Exchange Campaign (TEC)

ARK Cryptocurrency Ecosystem Announces Official ARK Token Exchange Campaign (TEC)

ARK Crew, the development team behind the new cryptocurrency ecosystem has announced official details of ARK Token Exchange Campaign (TEC).

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November 3, 2016 – ARK Crew, responsible for the research and development of unique use cases for blockchain technology have made the details about the upcoming ARK Token Exchange Campaign (TEC) public. The TEC is slated to begin on Monday, November 7, 2016, and go on until Sunday, December 11, 2016. The details include information about ARC TEC ICO, distribution of ARK tokens, early bonus and bounty programs.

During the 34-day long campaign, the platform will be offering a total of 93,750,000 ARK, which is 75% of the 125 million yet to be generated tokens to the backers. Upon successful distribution, remaining 25% of the ARK tokens will be reserved for the ARK Team (15%), ARK Shield (7%), bounties (2%) and escrow (1%).

The upcoming ARK TEC will accept Bitcoin (BTC), Lisk (LSK), and Altcoins supported by Shapeshift crypto platform in exchange for ARK tokens which will be made available at the launch of ARK Network in early 2017. The ARK Team has unveiled an aggressive bonus structure, especially for Lisk. Lisk users can claim a 120% bonus during the first 24 hours of ARK TEC, with an exchange cap of 22 million LSK. Interested investors can participate in the ARK TEC here.

ARK platform also has a new bounty campaign coinciding with ARK TEC. The bounty campaign features a unique “sweepstakes” system wherein supporters can earn prizes for various promotional activities like tweeting, visiting and interacting on Bitcointalk forum or “Liking” the ARK Facebook page.

About ARK Ecosystem

ARK is a new cryptocurrency ecosystem focused on consumer adoption through a series of innovative core technology advancements, practical applications for everyday use, and strategic partnerships with industry leaders. By utilizing the ARK SmartBridge, ARK will be able to link together existing blockchain technologies into the ARK Ecosystem and build a robust platform that will bring a new level of user interaction.

About ARK Crew

The ARK Crew is a community driven development team of 30+ individuals located in 15 separate countries, dedicated to the success of the ARK Ecosystem and the next generation of integrated cryptocurrency and blockchain solutions. With diverse backgrounds, including engineering, medicine, education, front-end, and back-end development, the ARK Crew has a robust team of diverse experts unlike any other in the space.

Learn more about ARK Ecosystem at – http://ark.io/