In the wake of the Bitcoin/cryptocurrency hype that took center stage in 2017, the world began waking up to blockchain, the underlying technology that makes this new digital currency economy possible. In this moment of revelation, it is becoming increasingly evident that not only is the technology a catalyst for the fourth industrial revolution, but also the precursor to Web 3.0.
“Decentralization” is probably the most prominent buzzword linked to blockchain and cryptocurrencies. It’s symbolic of the longing desire to break away from the legacy systems that have over time become increasingly untrustworthy and inefficient for the modern world. With the advent of blockchain technologies and cryptocurrencies, the realm of possibility has been blown wide open.
There are some fascinating developments happening in this nascent space, and one of them comes in the form of the nOS virtual operating system, and their recent decision to adopt the ARK blockchain to power the project.
According to the whitepaper, nOS serves as a decentralized web browser and gateway to decentralized applications (dApps). In addition, the browser comes with a native cryptocurrency wallet, allowing users to easily manage, send and receive digital assets within the client, streamlining the technology for the everyday user.
That said, nOS wisely sought a blockchain framework that can provide scalability, modularity, speed, and ease of development, leading them to adopt the ARK blockchain.
Commenting on this, nOS founder Dean van Dugteren noted:
“As nOS evolves, it was important for us to find a flexible framework that does not require us to reinvent the wheel with concepts such as state management and consensus logic. After much research and experimentation, we found ARK to be the perfect solution for nOS.”
A Perfect Match
ARK is one of the blockchain industry’s darlings, a tried and tested network that has grown substantially over the years. It’s often considered as a blockchain resource above all else, and ARK has strived to break down the barriers that prevent individuals, enterprises, and communities from leveraging the technology.
Being easy to implement, nOS has taken to ARK like many before it, namely for the sake of being able to create a highly customizable, fluid and secure blockchain, as well as having a novel means of overcoming the restrictions and scalability issues that come with smart contracts.
ARK Chairman Matthew Cox described the partnership as one that is “further proof” of the growing need for blockchain platforms to have flexibility, interoperability, and scalability at their cores. Cox stated:
“It’s these challenges that are causing more projects to seek out and adopt a flexible blockchain, with many of these projects drawn to ARK because of our interoperable, customizable and easy-to-implement solutions.”
The nOS public testnet is set to launch in September of 2019, which will then be followed by a concerted effort to explore how the upcoming ARK Marketplace will benefit from the features and modules being built by nOS.
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