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nOS switching to ARK - thoughts about this?

Paris, France, – July 30th, 2019​ – ​ARK.io​ a leading blockchain technology provider has today announced that its blockchain technology has been selected to power the nOS virtual operating system. 

The announcement details how the ​nOS virtual operating system​, which provides web apps with a powerful solution to implement new and innovative business models, alongside a decentralized app store, will launch their public blockchain testnet in September, utilizing ARK’s blockchain technology.  

Originally issued as a NEO NEP-5 smart contract token, nOS searched for a blockchain framework solution that provided modularity, scalability, speed, and ease of development before ultimately selecting ARK. 

The Challenges With Smart Contracts

The challenges that prompted nOS to pursue building a proprietary blockchain rather than build their platform as a series of smart contracts are indicative of challenges in the industry as a whole, with smart contracts often found to be restrictive and complicated to scale in practice. 

With interoperability at its core, ARK’s blockchain platform provides projects such as nOS with a flexible, scalable, and secure blockchain foundation that can be customized to an application’s exact requirements.​ 

​nOS founder Dean van Dugteren notes that it was ARK’s powerful yet easy-to-implement modular framework that was the deciding factor in the selection of a new blockchain core to support the growth of the nOS operating system.  

“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. It’s written entirely in Typescript, it’s modular, comes with a DPOS consensus model, and the project is very actively maintained by a smart, passionate, and supportive team.” 

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