Author: Felix, ARPA & Bella Protocol CEO

Business is a resource game, and blockchain offers a means to win it, enabling interoperability with privacy-preserving computation.

In the 19th century, the barons of American industries rose to prominence by leveraging their hold on tangible resources like oil and steel. Today, corporate titans seek to attain even greater heights of wealth by gathering consumer data. But now, like then, the benefits of accumulating such resources come paired with a significant business risk: spillage.

Like oil spills, data leaks — regardless of whether they occur accidentally or as a result of hacker interference…


The Intrinsic Value of Crypto Beyond The Financial Cycles

Author: Felix, ARPA & Bella Protocol CEO

“We are not the architects of human society; we are the weavers of the rule-autonomy network.”

Origins: The Trisolarans and the Wallfacers

I still remember the afternoon many years ago when I read Liu Cixin’s Remembrance of Earth’s Past trilogy in one sitting in my tiny flat on 40th Street in NYC. I reread the trilogy many times in the years that followed, and the cosmic sociology, the dark forest theory, the droplet, and the Sophon have left a deep imprint on my thoughts.

The Trisolarans in Liu’s book are aliens with transparent minds, technical abilities far beyond those…


Dear ARPA community,

To ensure that the ARPA community is well-informed on the team’s latest improvement, we update ARPA’s development dynamics and progress through our monthly report. Thank you all for your support!

This is a look back at June. Enjoy!

01 ARPA Development Dynamics & Technology Progress

DeFi

  • Updated MPC Mainnet website
  • Consolidated the hardhat-based devops workflow

MPC

  • Designed components upon the architecture of TSS-based verifiable random number generation network
  • Completed the preparation of development
  • Developed the joint Feldman’s verifiable secret sharing scheme
  • Developed the distributed key generation of threshold BLS signature
  • Developed the Lagrange’s interpolation recovery function
  • Participated MPC performance benchmark standard goes public
  • Participated…


Dear community and ARPA supporters:

ARPA foundation has conducted another round of quarterly token burn as we mentioned in the earlier roadmap update. 10,000,000 ARPA tokens were burnt in this round, worth about $315,000 at the current price. The amount burnt has been sent to the black hole address shown below.

By the end of this round of token burn, the total amount of ARPA burnt adds up to 147,000,000, accounting for 14.7% of the circulation supply(1,000,000,000), 7.35% of the total supply(2,000,000,000), worth around $4,500,000 USD as of now.

Black hole address:

0x168115cf806009f8984f47c90033e9a9705b4f65


Dear ARPA community,

To ensure that the ARPA community is well-informed on the team’s latest improvement, we update ARPA’s development dynamics and progress through our monthly report. Thank you all for your support!

This is a look back at May. Enjoy!

01 ARPA Development Dynamics & Technology Progress

  1. Evaluated the viability of random number generation using BLS based TSS
  2. Studied how Dfinity and Keep network generate randomness for their consensus algorithms
  3. Tested existing ECDSA based TSS implementations
  4. Designed the architecture of ECDSA-TSS based verifiable random number generation network
  5. Ran benchmark for ECDSA-TSS v.s. VRF, compared and analyzed the gas cost
  6. Evaluated tech stack for implementing random number…


Dear community,

We are excited to announce that the IEEE P2830 standard, targeting shared machine learning, has progressed to the ballot stage of the IEEE Standard Association (SA) Standard Development Process. The standard defines the technique framework and details of trusted execution environment-based shared machine learning, a branch of privacy-preserving computation.

Alibaba initiated the submission, which was drafted in cooperation with representatives from ARPA, Baidu, Lenovo Group, Shanghai Fudata, Zhejiang University, Megvii Technology, and the China Electronic Standardization Institute.

The IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), is the world’s largest technical professional organization, with the goal of promoting high-quality…


Dear ARPA community,

To ensure that the ARPA community is well-informed on the team’s latest improvement, we update ARPA’s development dynamics and progress through our monthly report. Thank you all for your support!

This is a look back at April. Enjoy!

01 ARPA Development Dynamics & Technology Progress

MPC

  1. Revisited aggregatable BLS signature and researched the feasibility of using BLS as randomness generator
  2. Drafted the challenges and prospects section of privacy-preserving computation whitepaper
  3. Participated in the resolution of the comments of IEEE Shared Machine Learning Standard
  4. Researched in public-keyed cryptographic hash function and its comparison with signature

DeFi

  1. Researched Ethereum nodes data acquirement, data cleaning, data aggregation


Dear community,

Today we share with you a piece of exciting news: ARPA codebase is now fully open-sourced. You can view the development progress of ARPA on GitLab, discuss and research multiparty privacy-preserving computing technologies with us. We strive for a digital world where privacy is protected, and data is securely shared.

After 3 years of extensive research and engineering, from prototypes to MPC mainnet, we have accumulated valuable knowledge of cryptography and insights into the Blockchain industry. Now we are combining our specialties in MPC with a vision of Blockchain 3.0, aiming to deliver infrastructures that will facilitate mass…


Dear community,

We’re thrilled to announce our technical partnership with Litentry.

Litentry is a cross-chain identity aggregation protocol that features a Substrate-built network, mobile app and identity-related tools. The protocol enables identity linking across different networks and facilitates decentralization and transparency in identity credit computation.

What is MPC?

Multi-party computation (MPC or SMPC) is a cryptographic protocol that distributes a computation process across multiple parties, where no single party can view the data of others. In other words, MPC allows the joint analysis of data without sharing them.

The synergy of DID and MPC

ARPA’s MPC protocol creates ways for multiple entities to collaboratively analyze data and extract data…


We are excited to share with our community that the ARPA Syrup Pool is officially open on PancakeSwap on Apr 10th, at 3 PM UTC+8!

In March 2021, ARPA (BEP-20) went live on the Binance Smart Chain (BSC) network, deposit&withdrawal then opened in April, enabling ARPA to interact with DApps on BSC and freely exchange with its ecological coins. As the first billion-dollar project on Binance Smart Chain, PancakeSwap is the most talked-about DEX in town. With PancakeSwap’s rising popularity and whooping DeFi volumes, the ARPA team believes that this will be another step towards our explorations in the BSC…

ARPA Official

ARPA is a privacy-preserving blockchain infrastructure enabled by MPC. Learn more at arpachain.io

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