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Justin Renken
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Date: 9th Apr 2019

Community Spotlight — March 2019 Edition

March is a wrap! We at ARK are proud of our determined and bright community, and our monthly Community Spotlight newsletter will keep you apprised on some notable community activities. Let’s dive into just some of the ways the ARK community shined in March 2019.

March marks the anniversary of the ARK chain launch — the ARK mainnet is now two years old as of March 21!

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 March posts:

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.

MARCH 2019 PODCASTS

028 — ARK Improvement Proposal (AIP)60 & The Unvotening029 — AIP — 60 & The Unvotening Part 2 — Breakdown030 — Calidelegate Interview — Crypto Blockchain Plug Launch Party RecordingARK Crypto Podcast #031 — ARK Ecosystem Participation Checklist AgainARK Crypto Podcast #032 — Blockchain Legal Roundup With Ray Alva 03.29.2019COMMUNITY 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 March 2019 Community Service Spotlight:

Delegate Echo creates ARK card for outreach initiatives.- Delegate ‘Calidelegate’ also appeared on the ARK Crypto Podcast, detailing their stance on being an ARK mainnet delegate.

I have a bunch of these I can give away at conferences and meetups now.- Delegate ‘ItsANameToo’ created an ARK node cheat sheet to perform routine node-related tasks.

  • Delegate ‘Cam’s Yellow Jacket’posted an update with a call for community feedback. Stay tuned for their next video release, coming along with the release of the ARK Deployer GUI.

TEAM IN THE COMMUNITY

The ARK team has been sighted in the crypto community in March. Here are just some of the activities:

I attended this event on March 9th and gave a special talk on ARK.- I attended the launch party for the ‘Crypto Blockchain Plug’ crypto community center that took place on Saturday March 9th in Inglewood, CA. The event went really well, there were a lot of smiling faces and I was able to speak on ARK, hand out free sticker packs, and award ARK paper wallets courtesy of delegate ‘Jarunik.’ I also used the opportunity to launch a new media format for ARK called ARK Adventures, where I tour the globe and spread the good word on ARK.Here’s the video and presentation!

ARK Adventures: Crypto Blockchain Plug Launch Party | Inglewood, CA | 2019.03.09- ARK CEO FX Thoorens continued efforts in France, where he presented on to the French collective ‘Les Hackeuses’ for a hackathon organized at Hub BPIFrance. BPIFrance is a platform for connection between the traditional economy and the best of French innovation. BPIFrance is a public investment bank, a French organization for financing and business development.⁣ For more updates, follow ARK’s Instagram.

ARK CEO FX Thoorens presenting to French collective ‘Les Hackeuses’GET INVOLVED

Watch this video on how to get involved with ARK, all skills welcome.

Get involved with ARK in a multitude of waysARK COMMUNITY COMMITTEE

Our Cool ARK Community Committee LogoThe ARK Community Committee creates and deploys community resources through anonymous and sponsored ARK donations.

  • The ACC’s first completed project is ArkTimeline.com. ArkTimeline now supports URL query string, to create links leading to custom views! Delegate ‘Rising Sun’ assists ArkTimeline maintenance by providing some ARK each month to the maintenance team.
  • The ACC also completed and released ArkThoughts.com! This new ARK resource has day/night mode, information on 30 ARK concepts, and over 60,000 words from community members like you. It is the result of the 30 Days of ARK Campaign that ran in December 2018, sponsored by Delegate ‘Jarunik.’ Here’s the launch article.
  • March was relatively static for the ACC, as I was working hand in hand with the rest of the ARK Team to release our all-new whitepaper. However, a project headed up by new member ‘MotionFactory’ made progress- a video explaining what the ARK Community Committee is all about. Expect release during April.
  • I am also working with the ACC dev team on a new project, details yet unreleased, codename ‘Project VISCOSI.’
  • The entire ACC will also soon act as participants alongside the entire community in two upcoming contests/bounties, with details coming soon.

To join the ACC, locate me on Discord.ARK.io which by the way, just increased its powers significantly with new bots, features, and feeds, courtesy of CMO Travis Walker’s oversight. ACC Projects are funded after the fact and pay is not guaranteed (fun is, though).

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 April!

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