February is a wrap! We are proud of our bright and determined community, and our monthly Community Spotlight newsletter will keep you informed of notable community activities. Let’s dive into some of the ways the ARK community shined this past month.
ARK IN A NUTSHELL
In February 2020, I created a post that highlights ARK in a nutshell and ties it into implications for the future. It’s a very good read and I recommend you check it out! It received over 70 upvotes and a gold award.
COMMUNITY SERVICE SPOTLIGHT
Some members mentioned in the community newsletter are ARK delegates, who secure the ARK network and provide community services. Their inclusion in the newsletter is in no way an endorsement from ARK.io to vote for specific delegates, and you should always do your own research and consider all the options when voting for a delegate. ARK.io does not run the ARK Public Network.
Here’s the Community Service Spotlight for this month:
‘Jorma’ maintained ArkDirectory.com .
Delegate ‘Fun’ continued to run ARK games online with daily ARK prizes.
Delegate ‘Alessio’ continued combing through ARK code to locate and repair vulnerabilities, making progress that contributed to new Core updates.
Delegates ‘Goose’ and ‘ArkMoon’ continue their service, ARK CSV Generator, and Income Estimator , to aid in trading and income reporting. You can input public keys to ARK addresses and get a report including fiat values. The resource does not constitute formal tax advice.
Delegate ‘Jarunik’ runs a continuous coding and non-coding general bounty service, with opportunities for both smaller and larger projects. Get involved here . This month, Jarunik responded to a community question here .
Delegate ‘Yakety_Yak’ joined the proposal race with a public message.
Delegate ‘Pieface’ has stepped down in the first live use of a forging delegate using the new Delegate Resignation transaction type built into the new ARK Core v2.6. Here is the public message .
ChangeNOW, a swap service exchange plugin built for the ARK Desktop Wallet, announced an incentive for using the service with ARK.
A community member created a YouTube video about ARK.
Delegate ‘Cactus1549’ updated the convenient ArkMonitor Telegram Bot.
Watch this video on how to get involved with ARK, all skills welcome.
NOTABLE REDDIT POSTS
The Ark Ecosystem Subreddit is a great place to seek ARK knowledge, and you can always find new and engaging content there. New to ARK? Check out my Welcome to ARK Reddit Post with simple instructions to follow.
Here are some notable posts this month:
- A question about the best way to vote using ARK
- A compliment about using the ARK Desktop Wallet with Ledger Nano hardware device
- A technical support request for ARK Mobile Wallet
- A feature request within ARK Mobile Wallet
- An observation about Reddit statistics
- A request for explanation on private seeds
- A prompt for discussion about ARK operations
- A post acknowledging exciting times ahead
You can browse more content and contribute your own voice to the ARK Subreddit. Who knows, you may even receive an ARK tip from a community member using Delegate Cryptology’s intuitive ArkTippr Reddit tipbot .
ARK runs monthly bounty programs for coders who contribute to our codebase on the ARK Ecosystem GitHub . Independent programmers can work side by side with our international team and make the ARK toolkit even more powerful and stable.
Multiple coders are contributing to the ARK toolkit 24/7, and you can too — it’s fun, rewarding, and you can earn ARK as well! Get started here .
If you don’t know how to code but you have ideas to improve ARK open source projects, use this video to help you let developers know.
You can also now push issues onto ARK GitHub repos without a GitHub account using the Ark.Party Discord Bot .
ARK COMMUNITY COMMITTEE
ARK Community Committee Promo Video The ARK Community Committee creates and deploys community resources through anonymous and sponsored ARK donations. Completed ACC projects include:
- ArkTimeline.com — All ARK’s achievements and accomplishments in one place, searchable filterable and linkable by the query string .
- ArkThoughts.com — Community opinions on 30 ARK concepts, including the Core, wallets, Explorer, SmartBridge Technology and media channels.
- Crypto Trivia Night Questions — Trivia questions for the new show Crypto Trivia Night
This month, the ARK Community Committee worked on a new project codenamed ‘PROJECT VIDERE II’ and received the first wave of payouts. This project involved research within the overall cryptocurrency community, and ARK.io can use the research in its ongoing project operations. The project and all other ACC activity takes place in public channels in the ARK Discord.
To join the ACC, locate me on Discord.ARK.io .
ARK COMMUNITY FUND
If you have an idea for an ARK project, large or small, and you are looking for funding, consider submitting a proposal to the ARK Community Fund for review. The ARK Community Fund started as a community initiative and the elected board reviews ideas and projects that enhance ARK. Their website is ArkCommunity.Fund .
The ACF recently held elections for a new board that has five new members now. Congratulations to the new board! Additionally, they are running some giveaways on the #ark_community_fund channel of Slack.ARK.io . Join and check out the chatter in the channel.
The opportunities that ARK Ecosystem provides are ever-growing, and there are many ways you can get in on the action. To reach me, you can contact me on the ARK Slack or Discord : @ Justin (doubled1c3).
Looking forward to next month!