June is a wrap! We are proud of our determined and bright community, and our monthly Community Spotlight newsletter will keep you apprised regarding notable community activities. Let’s dive into just some of the ways the ARK community shined in June 2019.
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 June posts:
- A question about what’s next with ARK
- A community member choosing Ice-T to mention ARK in a Cameo (NSFW)
- Questions and discussions about bridgechain DEX here and here
- Questions about ‘airdrops’ here and here
- A community member’s point of view on ARK Deployer here and here
- Update on ARK 7 racing team, backed by a Co-Founder’s personal funds
- An interestingly coincidental piece of art
- A question on how to see all current bridgechains
- An opportunity for community engagement
- A discussion about the difficulty of a 51% coin supply attack
- A question about ARK partners here and here
- A discussion about the current state and future of ARK
- A suggestion regarding ARK’s use case
- A community member’s open letter to the ARK community
- Hello world posts by new members here and here
- A question about the concept of multi-voting
- A question about how to seek out bridgechains as a delegate
- A discussion about spending ARK
- A question about how the ARK rich list works
- A trademark question about ARK
- A question about the best ARK wallet
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.
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 choosing a delegate for whom to vote. ARK.io does not run the ARK network.
Here’s the June 2019 Community Service Spotlight:
- ‘Jorma’ updated ArkTrends and ARK.dog Roadmap Tracker.
- ‘Jorma’ also reported new additions this month to ArkDirectory.com.
- Delegate ‘Fun’ continued to run ARK games online with daily ARK prizes.
- Delegates ‘Biz_Classic’ and ‘Del’ ran ARK faucets here and here.
- Delegate ‘Alessio’ continued combing through ARK code to locate and repair vulnerabilities. Delegate ‘Alessio’ runs under a Forging for Security model, similar to ‘Jarunik’s former Forging for Contributions model.
- 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’ (website) runs a continuous coding and non-coding general bounty service, with opportunities for both smaller and larger projects. Get involved here.
- Community member ‘bootstr8’published an idea to collaborate with their music channel on Youtube. An update was published here and now the campaign is on hiatus.
- Delegate ‘Mak’ helps ARK by authoring and releasing ARK Improvement Proposals, or AIPs. Here’s an update for June.
- Delegate ‘Lemii’ integrated ARK with ScanBlocks, a service to generate reports for forging and staking income. ARK Pay was also integrated.
- Delegate ‘Superskeuo’ created an updated, colorized version of a delegate landscape wallpaper graphic. Available in super-wide! ‘Superskeuo’ also provided an update on their bounties. They also made a funny ARK video.
- Delegate ‘ARKLand’ ran a spring raffle running on ARK Smartbridge. Winners announced here.
- Delegate ‘Cam’s Yellow Jacket’launched a funding campaign for their third video and received the full amount. Here’s an update.
Delegate Cam’s Yellow Jacket released their second video on youtube.ark.io- ‘CryptoMC,’ who also runs the Arkifier Email Notification Service, published a procedure for installing ARK Core on devnet using CentOS7.
- Delegate ‘Deadlock’ unveiled a brand new face lift for ARKDelegates.io, a resource for browsing delegate proposals and services. ARKDelegates.io is a community resource and ARK.io is not responsible for content found there.
- Delegate ‘alessio’ announced a bounty program for running devnet nodes. The ARK Devnet is used to test code changes in the real world before pushing live onto the ARK Public Network. Anyone can launch a forging delegate node and forge DARK, but also receive actual ARK through the campaign!
- ‘PJ’ of slack.ark.io made a cool IoT demo of an ARK vending machine.
ARK Bridgechain Vending Machine Demo- The ‘***Korea Young Innovation Party’*** has decided to launch a blockchain project development team using ARK technology. Nice!
- Delegate ‘Arkmoon’ provided a very well-written retrospective about ARK covering what has transpired over the last 2+ years. A great read.
- Reddit user ‘KenshiroMiyamoto’ launched an embeddable staking calculator for ARK, but accuracy is not guaranteed.
The “Team In the Community” section will be moving to its own newsletter moving forward, featuring notable team activities and new content.
Watch this video on how to get involved with ARK, all skills welcome.
Get involved with ARK in a multitude of waysARK COMMUNITY COMMITTEE
ARK Community Committee Promo VideoThe 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 query string.
- ArkThoughts.com — Community opinions on 30 ARK concepts, including the Core, wallets, Explorer, SmartBridge Technology, and media channels.
- Edits of the ARK Whitepaper are coming along very well, and following this, a new contest will launch featuring ARK and prizes.
- I have also recently seen some results from the ACC Dev Team and their efforts to overhaul ArkStickers.com with a facelift and live ARK Pay integration. Looks great so far! It will be live soon.
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 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 July!