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Rok Černec
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Date: 20th May 2017

ARK Community Fund (ACF) Has Commenced

We won’t lie — we love our ARK community! At the time of this writing, our official Slack is one of the fastest growing and most exciting in the industry with over 1,900 members in just a few short months. One of our favorite parts of developing ARK has been watching the community grow and getting to know the immensely talented individuals who have chosen to join us on this journey. What our community has already done for ARK is mind blowing and were constantly caught off guard by the ingenuity and drive many have exhibited on a daily basis. Whether it be the huge pool of top tier delegates, the awesome YouTube videos, or our active developer community, we owe you a huge thank you! Hands down, you guys are our family and we love you for all that you bring to the table!

Today we want to highlight an exciting new initiative being developed by several of our core community members. ARK delegates Jamiec79 and Sidzero have taken the lead in creating something we believe is going to be epic. It’s called the ARK Community Fund or ACF, and we believe it will not only help continue to grow our community, but bring some really great projects under the ARK umbrella!

What is the ARK Community Fund?

The ACF is an entirely community owned and operated vehicle for matching developers and entrepreneurs with potential seed funding through the use of the ARK Ecosystem. Potential projects will be able to submit applications to the team running the ACF to be considered for funding generated by an Active Delegate node as well donations from the ARK Community and Delegates. We want everyone to know that this effort has our full endorsement and we could not be more excited to see it get off the ground. So excited, in fact, that we will provide an initial donation of 25,000 ARK to help jump start the ARK Community Fund effort and help get the ball rolling on the first round of submissions.

Where can I find out more about the ACF?

You can get full details, rules, and access to the applications from the Official ACF Announcement Thread at the ARK Forums and Official ACF Forum Subsection .

How is the ARK Crew involved in the ACF?

The ARK Crew is not officially involved in the management or holdings of the ACF aside from being an initial donor and continued supporter of the effort. At no time will the ARK Crew or any official team member interfere with how ACF is running. This is 100% run by and for the community!

For additional inquiries, please join the ARK Community Slack and join the #CommunityFund channel or message any of the currently elected ACF board members:

ACF Papers & Templates

ACF Initial Concept Paper https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BgQu4PRtLcoC5JLtAnrSPiCp6Fu8MT8082wFqMimMw0/edit?usp=sharing

ACF High Level Summary https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jwL4R0TfU24SSnjJLHjrJCpSLFtmg-0oJadYPvzf25k/edit?usp=sharing

We have also developed two Project Templates, which the project specifics can be detailed within.

The Ark Community Fund — Fast Track — Project Template https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GFgYl0BbNGr7f3QuhzrKu1WuXZENGHrx23rYgSnfkZk/edit?usp=sharing

The Ark Community Fund — Standard Approach — Project Template https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JI1x1ICMKxHkTdU9rnTQy9smsYnaFtktK4IBXeV2NgY/edit?usp=sharing


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