ArcBlock Releases New Features and Product Updates at Live Shanghai Event
Shanghai, China - September 16, 2019
Today ArcBlock, a leading blockchain platform, and 3.0 ecosystem held its live Blockchain Odyssey event “BUIDL for the Future” in Shanghai, China. ArcBlock’s team was joined by partners, investors, media and community supporters who represent a wide range of industries and leading companies such as Huatai Securities, Shanghai Automobile Industrial Corporation (SAIC), NIO, Lixiang Automobile, Morningside Capital, Draper Ventures and more.
The Blockchain Odyssey Shanghai events purpose is to introduce guests to the future of blockchain and decentralized applications. Throughout today's event, guests were presented with real-world examples of ArcBlock customers who are pushing their industries into new directions and reimagining future experiences including:
- BUILD For the Future by Robert Mao, Jean Chen & Shijun Wang, Intro to ArcBlock
- Back to the Future by ArcBlock partners, Ecosystem Product Demos
- Future De-Fi by Wenxuan Lin, Huatai Securities
- Future Cars by Jonathan Lu, ArcBlock
- Future dApps by Yuhui Zhang, Dappsrun
- Future Games by Hank Jing, Gravity Wave Interactive
- Future Data by Blockpunk, Ourea Community
- Future Investment by Ling Zhou, ABT Consensus Community
ArcBlock announced the release of several new platform and developer features including enhancements to their website to improve the user experience and the announcement release of ArcBlock Blocklets. Blocklets give developers instant access to helpful modules, smart contracts, libraries, front-end views and more that can be used individually to start building a dApp or combined to build a complete dApp. Blocklets can be launched by a simple command as demonstrated during CEO Robert Mao’s keynote speech and demonstration. Starting today, developers can also begin creating and offering Blocklets to other developers and users thereby creating new revenue streams and services for others in the ecosystem to use. ArcBlock will be announcing new Blocklet features in the months ahead.
The Blockchain Odyssey event also showcased an expansion of ArcBlock's existing blockchain-ready solutions and development capabilities as demonstrated through event panels given by real-world clients and partners of ArcBlock. Industries included at the event today included gaming, data marketplace, government, automotive, finance, and app development. Several of the sessions were given by real-world clients - Gravity Waves Interactive and DIDBANK.
Gravity Waves Interactive is launching a sandbox game where their developers have integrated blockchain technologies into their gaming mechanics to offer their users new digital experiences including the ability to own any digital asset they create in the game including the ability to save, sell, trade or exchange those assets with any other user.
DID BANK is solving the challenge of data in the new sharing economy by creating a self-sovereign identity-based data marketplace that enables users to control, protect and sell their data when and where they want. DIDBANK is leveraging ArcBlock platform capabilities including decentralized identity and the ABT Wallet to enable users to sell personal data for purposes such as advertising, research, financial uses and more. A key part of their offering is their semantic network that utilizes Fast Pay payment between buyers and sellers making it simple and easy.
Guests at the event received limited edition copies of ArcBlock’s Modern Blockchain Playbook. The Blockchain Playbook was conceived as a way to share important learnings, best practices and core concepts for anyone interested in the blockchain industry directly from the ArcBlock team. The book includes demonstrations and overviews of real-world application of blockchain through defined use case examples, technical documentation and more. The Modern-Day Blockchain Playbook will be available through ArcBlock’s website and at future Blockchain Odyssey and Meetup events.
In the months ahead, ArcBlock will be holding additional Blockchain Odyssey events throughout China and North America, as well as their first DevCon0 event in November. Anyone interested in learning more about ArcBlock’s developer platform, or the Blockchain Odyssey Shanghai event can simply visit https://www.arcblock.io for more information. For developers who are interested in learning more about available developer tools including Blocklets, you can visit the Developer Portal on the website that includes Getting Started guides, references and more.