ARK Monthly Newsletter — October 2019 Edition

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October is in the box! This blog post will cover last month’s highlights, activities, achievements, and unique content. Let’s take a look at what the team has been up to.

OCTOBER REMARKS

October 2019 : another month of hard work for ARK as per usual. First off though, I’d like to commend the delegates of the ARK Devnet for a smooth rollout of Core v2.6 onto Devnet. Now that it has been deployed successfully, ARK launched a special bounty campaign for testing, and I invite all developers to participate. This month, we also released a well updated roadmap that will bring us through 2020. Our Subreddit has been improved with auto-generated questions sparking discussions and giving us valuable feedback. Our global Alexa ranking for ARK.io improved another 20% since last month, and we continue to power through Q4 roadmap items. Things are going quite well.
Justin Renken, ARK.io Senior Brand Manager

OCTOBER’S TOP TWEET

https://twitter.com/ArkEcosystem/status/1182358716290609152?s=20

OCTOBER ARK TIMELINE

***ArkTimeline.com*** is a community resource built and maintained by the ARK Community Committee. The entire history of all ARK achievements and accomplishments are available there, and they are both sortable and filterable. Here’s a quick rundown for this past month:

OCTOBER ADVENTURES

This month I traveled to Las Vegas, NV to attend the World Crypto Conference and World Crypto Poker Tournament. I played in the tournament, did media interviews, checked in with some new exchanges using ARK, and dished out ARK to people in the promotion of the new YouTube channel Crypto Trivia Night. If you missed it, check it out below:

OCTOBER POWERED BY ARK UPDATE

The **Powered by ARK Program** aims to help recognize, support and collaborate with projects building on ARK’s technology. The first accepted official partner is **nOS**, the virtual operating system for the Smart Economy. Here’s a brief update and remarks from Dean van Dugteren, nOS Founder and CEO:

(Re: Development) “It’s going great! We just released the public testnet, explorer, staking app, we’ve got custom transactions running with the Generic Transaction Interface… development is going very smoothly. The mainnet is what we’re working towards now.”
(Re: PBA Program) “It has been fantastic. It actually brought me here [Las Vegas]… there have been so many opportunities and networking things… its basically one of the most valuable crypto-to-crypto partnership type things that a project could have.”
Dean van Dugteren, nOS Founder and CEO

You can track nOS’s progress via their **blog by clicking here**.

OCTOBER AMAs

Ask-Me-Anythings were conducted during this month featuring ARK team members answering questions by the community on Slack.ARK.io. AMA Transcripts are now available on the ARK.io resource ARK Answers. Here’s the list for this past month:

Follow ARK on Twitter for invitations to join future AMAs.

OCTOBER DEVELOPER ROUNDTABLE

The ARK Developer Roundtable is a monthly video call, conducted by ARK.io Chief Technical Officer (CTO), Kristjan Košič. These calls allow a unique opportunity to present information to the community and gain valuable insight from community developers. Here’s last month’s meeting:

Follow ARK on Twitter for invitations to join future roundtables.

OCTOBER DEVELOPMENT REPORT

The ARK Monthly Development Report covers all pull requests (opened, closed, merged) as well as all issues opened and closed in every ARK Ecosystem public repository, the number of contributors during that month, the number of new stargazers, and total lines of GitHub code added or deleted (**check October’s report here).**

OCTOBER NETWORK REPORT

This network report summarizes network activity on the ARK Public Network for the recent month.

Total Network Transactions

**Total: **173,990
**Avg per block: **0.5194
***Per type:
*Transfers: **173,318 (99.61%)
**Second Signatures: **7 (0.00%)
**Votes: **656 (0.38%)
Delegate Registrations: 9 (0.00%)

1,707 unique wallets sent an outgoing transaction.

Total Blocks

Full: 743 (0.22%)
**Empty: **325,551 (97.18%)
**Non-empty: **8,701 (2.60%)
**Total: **334,995
**Missed: **255

Total Network Fees

Total: 3521.36938701 Ѧ
Per type:
Transfers: 3192.81008473 Ѧ
**Second Signatures: **25.02000000 Ѧ
**Votes: **150.47940641 Ѧ
**Delegate Registrations: **153.05989587 Ѧ

Total Network Votes

**Voting Wallets: **41,828
Voting Wallets > 1 ARK: 19,088
**Total ARK Voting: **82,536,257.69230186 Ѧ

OCTOBER PODCASTS

The ***ARK Crypto Podcast*** releases weekly episodes all about ARK, featuring interviews, monologues, tutorials, reports, presentations and more. The show aims for a 30-minute runtime and releases new episodes every Friday. Subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Soundcloud, Spotify, Castbox and more. Check out the episodes released this month:

https://the-ark-crypto-podcast.simplecast.com/episodes/ark-crypto-podcast-053-blockchain-interview-internet-of-people

The podcast will return after some upgrades and content refactors.

WHAT’S NEXT

The following month for ARK will focus on extensive public testing of Core v2.6 on Devnet. There are specialized bounties running that award developers ARK. We will also be graduating the first group of ARK Advocates, five talented ARK enthusiasts who will become certified to speak about ARK in their local area according to the ARK Advocate Program. Core v2.6 is quite a large upgrade to the network, and the team and community are very focused on successful testing.

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GET INVOLVED

Here’s a quick list of what your first steps might be to get involved with ARK:

Looking forward to November!

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