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ArcBlock Newsletter: A great product and well-attended hackathons bring out the best in each other

Summary In August, the ArcBlock team continued to advance, making improvements to front-end products such as OCAP Playground and Playbook, and continuously optimizing OCAP online data services. Two successful beta hackathon events not only produced high-quality DApp inspiration, but also complemented each other with product iterations. The marketing and public relations team firmly built a foundation for content dissemination to spread the word about ArcBlock’s products. Robert Mao, founder and CEO of ArcBlock, stated that when the market is bad, that’s the time to spend all your energy on the product, which is what he’s been doing.

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Hassle-free OCAP integration for Android developer

Hassle-free OCAP integration for Android developers By NateRobinson(Mobile Engineer at ArcBlock) You’ve seen the easy integration walkthrough for iOS before, but I’m assuming that some of the Android folks are sitting on their hands. Today I’m going to show you a quick integration of the ArcBlock Android SDK based on the first couple of articles. The whole idea of the article is the same as iOS: how to develop a simple app with ArcBlock Android SDK.

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ArcBlock Attends Seattle Blockchain Underground Event

Lakeside Chat with Boost VC Founder Adam Draper Yesterday, Matt McKinney of ArcBlock, attended Seattle Blockchain Underground’s exclusive interview with Boost VC’s Adam Draper. For those users who are not familiar with Adam Draper, his company Boost VC has been investing heavily into the cryptocurrency and blockchain companies and as early as 2014 wanted to target and accelerate up to 100 bitcoin companies. Today, Boost VC has more than 220 companies in its portfolio including the increasingly important company called Coinbase.

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Why is Data Analysis Important for Blockchain Industry?

Why is Data Analysis Important for Blockchain Industry? Author: Riley Shu (ArcBlock Data Engineer) It might not be intuitive for people to connect “Blockchain” with “Data analysis”. Why does a Blockchain start-up like ArcBlock need data analysis? What kind of data do they have to analyze? Today we will share our perspective on the value of on-chain data analysis, and peek into ArcBlock’s data pipeline. Data is not only part of ArcBlock’s core product and service but also the foundation for every decision we make.

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ArcBlock Hosts Second Hackathon in Bellevue

ArcBlock hosts second hackathon for developers using new SDKs to build decentralized applications At ArcBlock, we are focused on creating a platform that makes it easier for developers to develop, test, and deploy decentralized applications and want to grow our developer community continually. ArcBlock is a proud sponsor of the most recent hackathon held on August 25, 2018, in Bellevue, WA. ArcBlock hackathon gave competitors a variety of prizes to compete for including gift cards and other incentives based on several criteria - best DApp, most innovative idea and best use of the ArcBlock platform.

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Hassle-free OCAP integration for iOS developer

Hassle-free OCAP integration for iOS developer Author Jonathan Lu (Mobile Engineer at ArcBlock) In our previous blog posts, you’ve learned about the OCAP service and its Playground, and now you know how to dive deep into the blockchain data in the Playground by writing some GraphQL queries. After playing for a while, you found some insights and want to build an Mobile application that make use of those queries. Can we do that?

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ArcBlock: Our public communications have improved to the point where most technical questions have been answered

ArcBlock Community Technical Q&A 8/22/2018 On August 22nd, the twelfth ArcBlock Community Technical Q&A took place in the Telegram group. The conversation between CEO Robert Mao and ArcBlock’s community members is as follows: Q: What news do you have for us? We have made good progress in the last couple weeks: Our second internal hackathon is coming up this weekend. For those who can’t make it to the hackathon but are interested in participating, here is a short primer: https://support.

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COAP Implementation Deep Dive (1): How to Parse Bitcoin data.

COAP Implementation Deep Dive (1): How to Parse Bitcoin data. Author: Peiling Ding (ArcBlock Software Engineer, Lead Developer of OCAP project) To help our community understand the technical details of ArcBlock’s open chain access protocol (OCAP), our engineering team will regularly write technical articles “decrypting” the design and development of OCAP to help readers better understand these concepts. With this knowledge, developers can participate in the implementation of more OCAP chain adapters so that OCAP can support more blockchain protocols.

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Why Open Chain Access Protocol Adopted GraphQL

Why Open Chain Access Protocol Adopted GraphQL Author: Jean Chen (VP of PR, ArcBlock) ArcBlock’s engineering team will regularly take interviews or write engineering blogs to “decrypt” the design ideas and implementation details behind Open Chain Access Protocol and broaden public understanding. We welcome suggestions to improve our design and products further. The second article, “Why Open Chain Access Protocol Adopted GraphQL” was written by the ArcBlock marketing team through a series of interviews with the engineering team.

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ArcBlock Attends Token Forum in Seattle

ArcBlock participated and attended the Token Forum conference in Seattle, WA to discuss, learn and engage with blockchain leaders from throughout the region. CEO and Founder, Robert Mao, participated in a thoughtful panel discussing when to use a token to power a dApp. The discussion ranged from topics that included the panelists definitions of a decentralized application to potential use cases of when, and when not, to use tokens. ArcBlock also discussed the concept behind it’s upcoming developer platform and how it solves many of the common problems developers have when building dApps.

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