The ARK Roadmap features various projects and sub-projects that ARK.io is working on. It is a percentage-based project dashboard for the developmental pipeline of ARK technology. Let’s look into a special update on the progress of our roadmap.
Magistrate 2.0 Completion. This magistrate (AKA AIP36) is designed to allow special IPFS transaction types to exist on the ARK Public Network. These transaction types are needed for the core functions of MarketSquare, the new homepage for the decentralized Web. MarketSquare data storage will be enabled by Magistrate 2.0 under the hood, with data pulled from the ARK Public Network.
In September, Magistrate 2.0 went live on the ARK Public Network in Core v2.7 as a critical component of MarketSquare. This roadmap item was marked as complete.
Read more about Core v2.7 here.
MarketSquare.io Initial Partnerships. MarketSquare is a platform designed to be a showcase and meeting place for Delegates, Blockchains, Plugins and Businesses in the Economy 2.0. We aim to make MarketSquare into a powerful tool for the entire industry, and the work does not end after the Public Beta release during Q4 2020 by any stretch.
During September, ARK.io and MarketSquare partnered with Travala.com, the leading cryptocurrency-friendly travel booking platform. Travala.com will be a valuable partner as we prepare our MarketSquare platform and look for innovative ways to involve our communities. We are excited to be partnering with Travala.com and give our users more choices when booking their next travel destination. Check the partnership article here and here.
ARK.io and MarketSquare also partnered with Bosagora in September. Bosagora is a Decentralized Autonomous Organization powered by Blockchain technology and kickstarts projects through on-chain voting. Bosagora was launched in South Korea in 2017 and was regarded as the very first Korean ICO. The project is managed by the Bosagora Foundation which was established on April 7, 2017 in Zug, Switzerland. Check partnership article here and read their whitepaper here.
All-New Desktop Wallet. This will be covered further in the ARK Wallet Updates section, but it should be mentioned here that during September, we released a first-look article on the all-new wallet.
Check first-look article here.
Deployer.io. We have been improving the process of creating a customized Blockchain ever since the Alpha version of the ARK Deployer went public last year. In this new version, users will be presented with a far-improved web-based graphical user interface. One-click deployment is also possible with this upcoming version. The new Deployer will support multiple hosting providers as well as provide users with the flexibility to easily deploy servers and entire networks with a few simple steps.
During September, we held a roundtable on YouTube.ARK.io where we discussed Deployer in detail and answered many community questions about how Deployer works. We also published a blog article about the evolution of Deployer, showing how far Deployer has come and how the new version is much more than just a fresh coat of paint.