ArcBlock Community Technical Q&A 7/18/2018

On July 18th, the eighth ArcBlock Community Technical Q&A took place in the Telegram group. To kick things off, Robert Mao shared some exclusive breaking news with our community.

Robert: Hi, everyone. It's weekly Q&A time again. As we mentioned last week, we will start to make our work more transparent by providing a detailed engineering report weekly. That way, even though some of our projects are not yet ready for publishing and open source, the community can still keep track of our progress.

This link is a engineering work report generated from our Github:

Automatic weekly updates will be found here:

Here’s a quick overview of the progress we made last week:

  1. Pushed 73 commits, which are all merge commits

  2. Added 308187 lines of code, and deleted 5194

  3. Created 49 pull requests, merged 47

  4. Resolved and closed 49 issues

  5. Crafted and deployed 30 internal releases

It's quite a bit of work! Our whole team is putting a lot of effort into the project and the progress is looking good.

Without further ado, here are the technical questions and answers from this week:

Q: Robert, will the token transfer speed be improved for applications built on ArcBlock?

Token transfer performance will depend on the blockchain itself. In addition, because "transfer" is a "write" operation, ArcBlock won't be able to improve that part of the blockchain.

Q: Oracle is making a cloud service. Will Oracle be our enemy?

Oracle's blockchain service is actually built on Hyperledger, and they are one of many companies making similar products. SAP, Oracle, IBM, Microsoft and Amazon are all providing some sort of blockchain service as of right now, and all of them are aiming to better utilize the blockchain infrastructure for business.

After these technical Q&A sessions, I hope you have a more detailed understanding of our progress. Every week, we run into fewer roadblocks. We believe that in the near future, we will begin to see some finished products. Thanks everyone!