ARPA Monthly Report | September & October Combined Progress Review

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 September and October. Enjoy!

01 ARPA Development Dynamics & Technology Progress

October

  • Researched on zero knowledge based cross-chain bridge
  • Prepared ARPA technical blogs
  • Researched and Designed consumer smart contract API
  • Started implementing Fault Injection Simulator scripts for chaos testing

September

  • Finalized ARPA Network Whitepaper
  • Started implementing controller smart contract
  • Added object relational mapping and connection pool for data persistence layer
  • Added integrity check and encryption mechanism on local database
  • Revisited project structure and modified most of functions from synchronous to asynchronous

02 Community, Marketing & Listings

Special Prize Draw for ARPA Network’s Turkish Community — 1250 TL Worth of Awards

On October 27th, ARPA Turkish community launched a special gift draw for the local ARPA supporters. A total of 1250 TL worth of prizes would be distributed randomly to five lucky winners in the form of Binance Gift Cards. The event is live from October 27th to November 14th, and we will announce the results in our Turkish Telegram group. Please find more details here:

Zoom in on ARPA Network Whitepaper: A Readable Piece Translating Esoteric Cryptography to Usable Tech

Through the new ARPA Network Whitepaper release and a new website on October 17th, we reviewed our history as ARPA Chain and mapped a great road ahead for the new ARPA Network (ARPA). On October 26th, we posted an article that walks through highlights of the new whitepaper to help our audience understand the hardcore cryptographic design of ARPA.

Read to find the source of our confidence that ARPA holds the key to more versatile, reliable, and interlinked blockchains:

CryptoMeina x Felix Xu: How Crypto Helps Creators to Monetize Content

On October 23rd, Felix Xu, the CEO and co-founder of ARPA Network, was featured in a Crypto Meina Reel that discussed the fundamental differences between Web 2 and Web 3 in the content creation business and how crypto helps creators monetize content.

Watch the full reel here:

ARPA Network x Crypto VIP Signal AMA with CEO Felix Xu

On October 21st, ARPA Network’s Co-Founder, Felix Xu, conducted an AMA session with the Crypto VIP Signal community on Telegram. Felix provided a high-level overview of ARPA’s latest release of the new ARPA whitepaper and the new website. Felix also answered six popular questions collected from the community. We appreciate the Crypto VIP Signal community for hosting us.

Please take a look at our summary if you didn’t have a chance to join us.

Great Road Ahead: A New ARPA Network

On October 17th, ARPA Network posted an article that reflected on what we have done since our inception, explained why we decided to pivot, and gave a brief walkthrough of the new ARPA network. Take a great read of this article and find out what is ahead for ARPA and how we are hitting the road to reshape the foundations of blockchain technology.

ARPA Network Brand New Official Website

On October 17th, ARPA Network released its new official website reflecting our pivots from general-purpose multi-party communication (MPC) to the threshold BLS signature scheme (TSS-BLS), a subfield of MPC cryptography. The new ARPA is a secure computation network that can generate on-chain BLS signatures for various use cases.

ARPA Network can provide a much more affordable substitute for existing inefficient and expensive on-chain operations by serving as the infrastructure of many blockchain applications, such as verifiable random number generator (RNG), secure wallet, decentralized asset custody, cross-chain bridge, and more.

Explore the new website here:

Find out more with the following media outlets:

Yahoo Finance:

Market Insider:

Market Watch:

ARPA Network Brand New Whitepaper

On October 17th, ARPA Network released its new whitepaper. The whitepaper first formalizes the security and communication model of the ARPA network tailored to blockchains. It then provides a detailed explanation of the threshold BLS signature scheme and system design. Finally, it presents the design of a distributed random number generator based on the ARPA network to show how ARPA’s service empowers users to build blockchain applications.

ARPA adopts the threshold BLS signature for a robust system design that meets the need for decentralization, flexibility, verifiability, and high availability.

To understand the full picture of ARPA, please read our new whitepaper here:

ARPA Network’s Discord Launch

On October 15th, ARPA Network launched its discord server to provide technical support, project updates, and general ARPA conversations for our community.

We welcome developers, cryptographers, and blockchain enthusiasts to join our discussion at https://dsc.gg/arpa-network.

Behind the ARPA Network: A Threshold Signature System Putting TSS-BLS to Work

On October 13th, ARPA Network posted an educational article on the Threshold BLS Signature Scheme. The article first introduces the threshold signature schemes (TSS) and Boneh-Lynn-Schacham (BLS) signature, then elaborates on what we see in the threshold BLS scheme (TSS-BLS) and the effort we made to adapt the TSS-BLS for blockchain. Finally, it provides details about what users can do with ARPA Network.

To learn more, please visit:

Special Prize Draw for ARPA Network and Bella Protocol’s Turkish Community — 2500 TL Worth $ARPA and $BEL

From September 27th to October 9th, the Turkish community managers of ARPA Network and Bella Protocol launched a special gift draw for our Turkish ARPA and Bella communities. A total of 2500 TL worth of $ARPA and $BEL were distributed randomly to the ten lucky winners. Thank you for your participation.

ARPA Network Co-hosted Mainnet 2022 Side Event

On September 24th, ARPA Network co-hosted a social networking side event during Mainnet 2022 in New York City along with our remarkable co-hosts: ​Manta Network, ​Sumi Network, ​Polkahaus, ​Moonbeam, ​Downtown Moonbeam, ​Moonwell, ​Oak Network, ​Shade Protocol, ​Unit Network, ​Crust Network, ​StellaSwap, ​Gear Protocol, ​Parallel Finance, ​and the Kusamarian. The gathering provided the talents a space to meet and form new friendships while having in-depth technical discussions. We appreciate your participation and look forward to seeing you shortly.

About ARPA

ARPA Network (ARPA) is a decentralized secure computation network built to improve the fairness, security, and privacy of blockchains. ARPA threshold BLS signature network serves as the infrastructure of verifiable Random Number Generator (RNG), secure wallet, cross-chain bridge, and decentralized custody across multiple blockchains.

ARPA was previously known as ARPA Chain, a privacy-preserving Multi-party Computation (MPC) network founded in 2018. ARPA Mainnet has completed over 224,000 computation tasks in the past years. Our experience in MPC and other cryptography laid the foundation for our innovative threshold BLS signature schemes (TSS-BLS) system design and led us to today’s ARPA Network.

Randcast, a verifiable Random Number Generator (RNG), is the first application that leverages ARPA as infrastructure. Randcast offers a cryptographically generated random source with superior security and low cost compared to other solutions. Metaverse, game, lottery, NFT minting and whitelisting, key generation, and blockchain validator task distribution can benefit from Randcast’s tamper-proof randomness.

For more information about ARPA or to join our team, please contact us at contact@arpanetwork.io.

Learn about ARPA’s recent official news:

Twitter: @arpaofficial

Medium: https://medium.com/@arpa

Discord: https://dsc.gg/arpa-network

Telegram (English): https://t.me/arpa_community

Telegram (Turkish): https://t.me/Arpa_Turkey

Telegram (Việt Nam): https://t.me/ARPAVietnam

Telegram (Russian): https://t.me/arpa_community_ru

Telegram (Indonesian): https://t.me/Arpa_Indonesia

Telegram(Sri Lanka):https://t.me/arpa_srilanka

Telegram(Africa):https://t.me/arpaafrica

Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/arpachain/

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