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6.20 ARPA Biweekly Newsletter

May Progress Report

We will update the ARPA community regularly about project dynamics and our progress every two weeks. Thank you very much for your support from the community!

ARPA Development News & Technology Progress 🎓

  • ARPA jointly developed a Layer-2 Network privacy computing solution with the top public chain projects, and successfully deployed it on-chain. The proof of concept and deployment test of the application for the security financial risk control model was completed.
  • Improved and automated the operation monitoring mechanism of the test network, reducing the pressure on the operation and maintenance of engineers.
  • The privacy data security input and output function has been added, and users can customize the privacy data source.
  • Created a stand-alone docker demo environment, which is also used for local development and debugging.
  • The ARPA Apollo program website was tested and deployed online. The website is currently running steadily, with an average daily registration of more than 3,000 people and a cumulative user base of 40,000. Fixed a bug in email verification. The daily check-in feature is under development.

Events Update 🎓

On May 11th, Dr. John Wu, ARPA blockchain engineer, was invited to participate in the technical forum hosted by Waseda University in Japan to explain blockchain and cryptography for professors and students of Waseda University.

Dr. Yifei Wu speaking to the professors and students of Waseda University.
Chatting with the professors and students of Waseda University
Dr. Yifei Wu explaining blockchain basics to students
[Third from left] is Dr. Wu Yifei, ARPA blockchain engineer

On May 14, ARPA CEO Felix Xu was invited to attend the New York Consensus Conference.

On May 16, ARPA CEO Felix Xu attended the Digital Assets Summit in New York and interacted with partners in the IBM Blockchain division. During the summit in New York, Felix met with CK Zheng, the Global Head of Risk at Credit Suisse, one of the world’s largest investment banks, and discussed with CK about the application of MPC technology in the financial sector.

On May 18th, ARPA CEO Felix Xu attended ETH New York, and met with the founders of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin and the technical director of the Institute, to discuss MPC.

On May 21st, ARPA CEO Felix Xu was invited to participate in the largest blockchain summit in South America, at the La Connexion conference in Medellin, Colombia, and gave a speech about the value of MPC and its application and future adoption in South American market.

On May 20th, ARPA tech lead Jiang Chen was interviewed by APEC Business Advisory Council research consultant Pablo Kao, and explained his views on cross-border data exchange and cooperation, and explained the application of secure multi-party computing.

On May 21st, ARPA co-founders Yemu Xu and Derek Zhang were interviewed by CCTV’s financial channel. Yemu talked about the innovation that ARPA is currently bringing to the data industry.

ARPA co-founder and Chief Growth Officer Yemu Xu interviewed by CCTV

On May 24th, ARPA algorithm technology expert Jiang Chen was invited to participate in Tsinghua University’s technical seminar.

Mr. Jiang Chen, ARPA’s tech lead and an expert in algorithm technology, and a member of the National Standards for Safety Multi-party Computing of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China, held an exchange lecture at Tsinghua University on the afternoon of May 24. He discussed the theory and application of safe multi-party computing. Other guests included Dean of Tsinghua University Law School, Professor of Renmin University, and the President of Haidian Court.

The main speaker of this salon was Mr. Jiang Chen, an algorithmic technical expert. He will use the “cryptography algorithm” as the focus of his lecture, and use MPC secure multi-party computing as a typical case of complex algorithm application. He also introduced the technical principles and business practice of data sharing, and then explored how to realize the transparency of algorithms in practical application.

On June 4th, ARPA cryptography expert, Dr. Alex Su was invited to participate in the China 2019 Big Data Industry Summit, which was held by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. He also attended the national conference on the development of national standards for secure multi-party computing.

On June 15th, ARPA CEO Felix Xu was invited to participate in the Trusted Computing Conference held in Hangzhou, China on June 15th. At this Conference, he delivered a speech on the same stage with GXChain, Qulian and PlatON.

Upcoming Events & Announcements

On June 22nd, ARPA will co-host a decentralized finance (DeFi) closed-door forum with DDEX.

On June 29th, ARPA CEO Felix Xu will participate in the Ethereum Technology and Applications Conference with Ethereums’ cofounder Vitalik Buterin, where he will give an important speech about the future of MPC and the cooperation between ARPA and Ethereum.

Community progress 📝

ARPA launched Program Apollo on June 1, 2019. Since its launch, more than 40,000 people from all over the world have registered and participated. The top ranked users invited 216 people, and the highest-scored users received the 1,030 ARPA “medals”. The medals can be exchanged for ARPA tokens.

On June 11th, ARPA issued an airdrop to the MXC community & BISS community to give back to contributors, which saw more than 6,000 participants engaged.

In addition to large-scale overseas publicity, we also began to promote ARPA to the Chinese audience. In May, ARPA was featured in Jinse Finance, Mars Finance, Bitcoin.com, Deep Chain Finance, and Thomson Reuters.

ARPA Social Media Data

Telegram Community: 33,000 people

WeChat Community: 20,000 people

Twitter Community: 9,000 followers

About ARPA

ARPA is committed to providing secure data transfer solutions based on cryptographic operations for businesses and individuals.

The ARPA secure multi-party computing network can be used as a protocol layer to implement privacy computing capabilities for public chains, and it enables developers to build efficient, secure, and data-protected business applications on private smart contracts. Enterprise and personal data can therefore be analyzed securely on the ARPA computing network without fear of exposing the data to any third party.

ARPA’s multi-party computing technology supports secure data markets, precision marketing, credit score calculations, and even the safe realization of personal data.

ARPA’s core team is international, with PhDs in cryptography from Tsinghua University, experienced systems engineers from Google, Uber, Amazon, Huawei and Mitsubishi, blockchain experts from the University of Tokyo, AIG, and the World Bank. We also have hired data scientists from CircleUp, as well as financial and data professionals from Fosun and Fidelity Investments.

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

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