June 24, 2018

ArcBlock is a platform and an ecosystem for building and deploying decentralized blockchain applications.

ArcBlock aims to build a scalable, extensible, and easy-to-use platform for building and deploying decentralized blockchain applications. ArcBlock's primary goal is to remove the barriers that have slowed blockchain adoption among the general public. We're also passionate about developing unique approaches that will significantly advance blockchain development.

There are several other players trying to solve similar problems, but everyone have a different approach and strategy. Notably, EOS (Enterprise Operating System) is trying to solve very similar problems as ArchBlock does. EOS try to to start a new blockchain technology to solve today’s problem and build a ecosystem around their new blockchain, while ArcBlock intentionally NOT to create new blockchains but cooperate with existing mainstream blockchains (e.g. Ethereum, Hyperledger etc.)

ArcBlock is a computing platform for developing and deploying blockchain applications, Ethereum is a blockchain technology. They are related but are very different. Comparing ArcBlock to Ethereum is like compare Apple to Orange. To achieve high-performance transactions, we built an optimized blockchain dedicated to ArcBlock’s own token services and the public ledger. The design goal is to achieve >100,000 Tx/s, which is more than adequate for a wide range of applications. In the future this blockchain could be improved for broader purposes.