To ensure that the ARPA community is well-informed on the team’s latest improvement, we update ARPA’s development dynamics and progress through our monthly report.
01 ARPA Development Dynamics & Technology Progress
- Tested large-scale private regression computation on tumor genetic dataset
- Integrated specific 2-party PSI module into ARPA computation platform
- Participated in the drafting of privacy-preserving computation whitepaper
- Surveyed on possible applications of on-chain randomness
- Researched Chainlink VRF service
- Researched solution to VRF on layer2 based on threshold signatures
- Maintained ARPA official website
- Optimized the frontend development pipeline
- Investigated Tailwind CSS UI framework
02 Community, Marketing & Listings
ARPA Computation Platform Q1 Update: Better Performance, Usability, and Next Steps
On Mar 24th, ARPA released the 2021 Q1 roadmap update.
Over the past year and during the first quarter of 2021, ARPA developers and researchers have made tremendous efforts to upgrade They secure computation modules to achieve better performance and usability. They prioritized optimizing the most used privacy-preserving applications: large-scale private set intersection (PSI) and linear regression (LR). By integrating additional modules into They computation system, the performance of large-scale data analysis on ARPA computation platform was improved by around 30%.
Next, They will conduct gene sequence alignment experiments on the Complete Genomics public dataset.
ARPA Partners With Phoenix Global for Multi-Party Computation & Blockchain Solutions
On Mar 24th, ARPA announced a strategic partnership with Phoenix Global, a comprehensive enterprise blockchain platform. Partnering with Phoenix Global helps ARPA implement its core technology to AI and data computation use cases that require consumers’ data to remain private.
Phoenix Global is looking to add ARPA to its roster of joint enterprise solution providers to provide more competitive and holistic solutions to large enterprises and government organizations.
ARPA Co-Founder & CGO Yemu Joins Suterusu Advisor Board
On Mar 15th, ARPA Co-Founder&CGO Yemu officially joined Suterusu Advisor Board. ARPA and Suterusu are looking forward to future collaboration in Privacy Tech, Market, Community, DeFi, and more.
20,000,000 ERC-20 ARPA Is Swapped Into BEP-20 ARPA on BSC
On Mar 9, 20,000,000 ERC-20 ARPA was swapped into BEP-20 ARPA on BSC as an anchor asset. ARPA team is working closely with Binance, BEP-20 ARPA will be available for deposit and withdrawal soon. ARPA holders will greatly benefit from the BSC ecosystem and more partnerships with BSC projects underway!
ARPA Participated in the Development of China’s New National Standard for Privacy-Preserving Computation Series
Lately, the “Blockchain-assisted Privacy-Preserving Computation Technical Tools, Technical Requirements and Test Methods” standard, proposed by the China Communications Standards Association and developed by organizations and enterprises such as CAICT, Ant Group, ARPA, Webank, Shanghai Pudong Development Bank, Unicom Big Data, Tencent Cloud Computing, and Baidu, was officially released.
It is the fourth standard related to privacy-preserving computation from the CCSA and the third standard of this kind that ARPA has participated in developing. We’ll continue to contribute to the research and implementation of MPC.
ARPA is a blockchain-based solution for privacy-preserving computation, enabled by Multi-Party Computation (“MPC”). Founded in April 2018, the goal of ARPA is to separate data utility from ownership and enable data renting. ARPA’s MPC protocol creates ways for multiple entities to collaboratively analyze data and extract data synergies while keeping each party’s data input private and secure. ARPA allows secret sharing of private data, and the correctness of computation is verifiable using information-theoretic Message Authentication Code (MAC).
Developers can build privacy-preserving dApps on blockchains compatible with ARPA. Some immediate use cases include: credit anti-fraud, secure data wallet, precision marketing, joint AI model training, key management systems, etc. For example, banks using the ARPA network can share their credit blacklist for risk management purposes without exposing their customer data or privacy.
Team members have worked at leading institutions such as Google, Amazon, Huawei, Fosun, Tsinghua University, Fidelity Investments. ARPA is currently assisting the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology in setting the national standard for secure multi-party computation. ARPA is a corporate member of MPC Alliance and IEEE and is in partnership with fortune 500 companies to implement proofs-of-concept and MPC products. In 2019, ARPA was named the Top 10 most innovative blockchain companies in China by China Enterprise News and China Software Industry Association.