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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.


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. Learn more about the bounty program

The Community Spotlight newsletter only includes three featured commits, but
you can see the hard work of our GitHub participants at!

  • GitHub member ‘Lemii’ improved ARK documentation by providing guides for the
    orderBy query parameter. orderBy makes requesting data through the ARK API in
    the arrangement you want much easier.
  • Delegate ‘alessio’ reported a potential problem which can cause
    inconveniences for end users where the transaction pool rejects transactions
    that are either older than six hours or from the future. In Core v2.5, delegates
    will no longer be allowed to selectively forge expired transactions.
  • Delegate ‘mak’ is being recognized by the GitHub Bounty Program for
    launching and honing AIPs, which put forward proposals for major Core changes.
    AIP-85 addresses Sybil deterrence via relay friction.

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!

This guide will show you how to get started with coding for

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


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

with simple instructions to follow.

Here are some notable June 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


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 to vote for specific
delegates, and you should always do your own research and consider all the
when choosing a delegate for whom to vote. does not run the ARK network.

Here’s the June 2019 Community Service Spotlight:

  • Delegate ‘Echo’ provides legal insight to the ARK community by way of a
    legal research team. In June, **‘Echo’ **provided an

    and also announced new delegate
  • Delegate ‘alessio’ announced a bounty program for running devnet
    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 made a cool IoT demo of an ARK vending

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.


The ARK Community Committee creates and deploys community resources through
anonymous and sponsored ARK donations.
Completed ACC projects include:

  • — All ARK’s achievements and
    accomplishments in one place, searchable filterable, and linkable by query
  • — 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 with a facelift and live ARK Pay integration. Looks
    great so far! It will be live soon.

To join the ACC, locate me on


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

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!

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