Arpa Chain (TBA) Secure Computation - Rating and Details of Arpa Chain ICO (Token Sale) - Rating: Pass

We propose a network that provides secure computation, which enables data to be shared and used without disclosing the raw data to anyone during data-at-use. The correctness of computation is verifiable even under majority malicious condition using Information-theoretic MAC and Zero-Knowledge Proof. By using state-of-the-art Multi-party Computation along with innovative node communication scheme, our privacy-preserving computation protocol enables a new way of data monetization called Data Renting.

Our team consists cryptographer from Tsinghua University, system architects from Google, seasoned engineers from Google, Uber and Amazon, data scientist from CircleUp and venture investor from Fosun. We work with renowned professors at Zhejiang University, NYU and HK Poly, as well as blockchain experts from Blockstream. ARPA is backed by top VCs and crypto funds.

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Q1 2018

Idea Generation Data Renting Business Case


Q2 2018

Initial Team Forming & Funding


Q3 2018

Whitepaper, Tech Notes


Q4 2018

MPC POC Demo, MPC Network Launch


Q1 2019

Testing 1.0 (ASTRAEA) Release


Q2 2019

Testnet 2.0(ATLAS) Release


Q3 2019

APRA Mainnet Realease


Q4 2019

Business Cave Development Off-chain Computation Solution


Q1 2020

Security Enhancement Protocol Improvements



Team Members

Felix Xu

Co-Founder & CEO

NYU Stern School of Business 5+ years of experience in Venture Capital @ Fosun Group.

Derek Zhang

Co-Founder & President

George Washington University 10 years as Data Scientist @ Stardust, CircleUp, World Bank.

Alex Su


Tsinghua University Ph.D. in Cryptography 4 IEEE/ACM papers

Yemu Xu


University of Iowa Growth Hacking @ fintech startupEx-Fidelity Investments

Jiang Chen


University of Michigan Infrastructure Software Engineer @ Google Cloud

Chuang Han

Tech Lead

Carnegie Mellon University 6+ years as Software Developer @ Google, Uber, Amazon

Bomo Shen

Lead System Architect

University of Iowa @ OmniVista Solutions

John Wu

Blockchain Engineer

Ph.D. at University of Tokyo @ LOTS Lab Foundation

Shaolong Chen

Full-Stack Engineer

École d'ingénieurs Polytech Orléans @ Schneider, Huawei

Dragos Rotaru


Researcher in Multiparty Computation Ph.D candidate in Multi-party Computation@ KU Leuven and University of Bristol under Prof. Nigel Smart

Lei Dong


Ph.D. @ Tsinghua University, Postdoc @ Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Scientist @ Baidu Lab

Xiaoyao Li


Ph.D. @ University of Delaware, Mobile Vision Specialist @ Google Lab

Pro.Qinming He


Dean, CS Department @ Zhejiang University

Prof. Bin Xiao


Associate Professor @ Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Michael Arrington


Founding Partner @ Arrington XRP Capital, Founder of TechCrunch

Ben Gorlick


Ex-Head of Product @ Blockstream

Prof. Panos Ipeirotis


Professor, Department of Information @ New York University

Ajay Lakhotia


Partner @ Fosun Group India ex-Head of Vertex Venture India