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!
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
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
with simple instructions to follow.
Here are some notable June posts:
- A question about what’s next with
- A community member choosing Ice-T to mention
ARK in a
- Questions and discussions about bridgechain DEX
- Questions about ‘airdrops’
- A community member’s point of view on ARK Deployer
- Update on ARK 7 racing
backed by a Co-Founder’s personal funds
- An interestingly
piece of art
- A question on how to see all current
for community engagement
- A discussion about the difficulty of a 51% coin supply
- A question about ARK partners
- A discussion about the current state and
regarding ARK’s use case
- A community member’s open
to the ARK community
- Hello world posts by new members
- A question about the concept of
- A question about how to seek
bridgechains as a delegate
- A discussion about spending
- A question about how the ARK rich
- A trademark
- A question about the best ARK
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
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
and ARK.dog Roadmap Tracker.
- ‘Jorma’ also reported new additions this
- 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
to locate and repair vulnerabilities. Delegate ‘Alessio’ runs under a
Forging for Security model, similar to ‘Jarunik’s former Forging for
- Delegates ‘Goose’ and ‘ArkMoon’ continue their service, ARK CSV
Generator and Income
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
- Community member ‘bootstr8’ published an
to collaborate with their music channel on Youtube. An update was published
and now the campaign is on
- Delegate ‘Mak’ helps ARK by authoring and releasing ARK Improvement
Proposals, or AIPs. Here’s an update for
- Delegate ‘Lemii’ integrated ARK with
a service to generate reports for forging and staking income. ARK Pay was also
- Delegate ‘Superskeuo’ created an updated, colorized version of a delegate
Available in super-wide! ‘Superskeuo’ also provided an update on their
They also made a funny ARK
- To celebrate the launch of the delegate node, Delegate ‘Superskeuo’ came up
with a unique bounty
- Delegate** ‘ARKLand’** ran a spring
running on ARK Smartbridge. Winners announced
- Delegate ‘Cam’s Yellow Jacket’ launched a funding
for their third video and received the full amount. Here’s an
- ‘CryptoMC,’ who also runs the Arkifier Email Notification
Service, published a
for installing ARK Core on devnet using CentOS7.
- Delegate ‘Deadlock’ unveiled a brand new face
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 ‘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 slack.ark.io made a cool IoT demo of an ARK vending
- The ‘Korea Young Innovation Party’ has decided to launch a blockchain
using ARK technology. Nice!
- Delegate ‘Arkmoon’ provided a very well-written
about ARK covering what has transpired over the last 2+ years. A great read.
- Reddit user ‘KenshiroMiyamoto’ launched an embeddable staking
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.
ARK COMMUNITY COMMITTEE
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 query
- ArkThoughts.com — Community opinions on 30 ARK
concepts, including the Core, wallets, Explorer, SmartBridge Technology, and
- 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
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!