I created time to read the whitepaper yesterday, I can't fully understand the technical jargons, what I could pick out from this is that Ark is trying to merge both Lisk and Bitshares technology into one. Please, I would appreciate this if someone can explain in a plain language what Ark is trying to do for the non-technical people like me. thanks
Bitshares created DPoS, Lisk is a copy of Crypti code which is also DPoS.
Lisk is a system for Sidechains and APPS, ARK is a Platform with a streamlined Core blockchain that uses SmartBridges and Encoded Listeners to link together any blockchain and allow them to communicate and send trigger functions to each other.
One thing we are also going to focus on is Use Cases and Hardware transfer devices to increase user adoption of blockchain.
Hope that will help.