Blockchain startup ARK recently attended the bi-annual Princeton 2018 Spring Hackathon. The renowned event saw thousands of individuals from the programming, web development and entrepreneur courses from various institutions from across all of North America. Teams of students worked together in groups of four to create functioning software or hardware projects within a set timeframe of 36 hours. The Hackathon was sponsored by large tech companies such as Bigwigs, which looks to get some industry recognition and become a more recognized name.
The biggest sponsor for the HackPrinceton event was Blockchain-based startup ARK.io. The platform was represented by some of its senior team members who arrived at the beginning of the event to showcase its lasted effort, the ARK developer tool, and also integrate with some of the most promising young tech talent in the United States.
The ARK Deployer Tool
The ARK platform is a broad blockchain solution that aims to offer services for all manner of clients, from everyday individuals to huge data bank-based businesses. The fintech startup solves problems with scaling, through its customizable blockchain network and user features.
The ARK platform recently developed something called a ‘Deployer Script’, which allows users to take control of the technology themselves and apply it to a number of areas that can benefit from blockchain-based solutions. Once user familiarize themselves with the system then it can be easily used for any number of interesting applications.
The ARK platform uses a SmartBridge technology to connect numerous different cryptocurrencies with each-other, enabling it to utilize complex features such as using smart contracts across multiple different token chains. Through the use of smart contracts and the SmartBridge Technology ARK is able to design its own Decentralized Autonomous Apps, (or dApps) through the application of REST APIs. This enables ARK to program over a dozen different programming languages.
ARK at HackPrinceton
The ARK crew attending the HackPrinceton event included the following main members, including Co-Founder Mike Doty, Co-Founder Khanh Vuong, IoT Dev Simon Downey, Community Dev Karel L. Kubat , Community Dev Ruud Seegers and Community Dev Robert Hissink Muller .
The 2018 Spring Princetown Hackathon was a seen as a ideal chance for the ARK team to showcase their new deployer and to gauge Industry interest for the technology and its potential for breaking new ground in the future. The team also urged users to trial run Ubuntu VM in Azure to integrate Azure Public IP and Firewall configurations.
This trial run will Enable ARK to control their own BridgeChain Node and ARK Explorer. The run itself can be achieved in as little as 20 minutes, giving its users the opportunity to begin their limitless Blockchain customization. For users to take advantage of this new feature, they will have to start a trial or full Microsoft Azure account and have a basic knowledge of how to connect via SSH.
ARK Official Website: https://ark.io/