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May is a wrap! We at ARK 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 May 2019.

ARK Deployer Community Contest

On May 28, ARK Deployer was premiered to the world! Now, people can use an
effortless graphical user interface coupled with battle-tested guides and
procedures to design, customize, and launch a standalone blockchain, even if
they haven’t worked with blockchains before. This video should get you up to

In the community, Reddit user **‘ka-ant’ **graciously decided to run a contest
for deploying a blockchain for a creative purpose. The deadline to deploy and
report is June 30, 2019. The prize? 1000 ARK! Check rules and details

Win 1000 ARK! See details here:
Ka-ant’s Community Deployer Contest


As they say, the best things happen with help. That’s why ARK runs monthly
bounty programs for coders who contribute to our codebase on the ARK Ecosystem
. Independent programmers can work side
by side with our international team and make the ARK toolkit even more powerful
and stable. ARK is awarded to GitHub participants by way of the ARK GitHub
Bounty Program. Learn more about the bounty program

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

  • Delegate ‘dated’ implemented an ‘export wallets’ feature. This creates a
    list file of wallet addresses and lays the groundwork for a ‘mass import’
    feature of wallet addresses if you for example wish to move your desktop wallet
    activities to a new machine.
  • Delegate ‘dated’ also performed a lot of chores regarding the vendor field.
    The vendor field is a text field that allows memos, code, or instructions to be
    injected into an ARK transaction, and plays a role in ARK SmartBridge
    technology. Recently, the vendor field length has been increased to 255 bytes.
  • Github member ‘danielstc’ updated and improved Italian translations for the
    ARK Desktop Wallet. Molto bene!

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 May 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


ARK Crypto Podcast #037 — ARK Team In Paris April 2019

ARK Crypto Podcast #038 — Keys To Freedom Syndication & ARK Marketing

ARK Crypto Podcast #039 — Consensus NYC 2019


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 May 2019 Community Service Spotlight:


The ARK team has been sighted in the real world in May. Here are just some of
the activities:

  • In late April, a large portion of the ARK Team made their way to Paris, France
    to hold a General Assembly of the ARK business entity, listen to presentations,
    and meet with various arms of the French government. ARK is incorporated in
    France as an SCIC, the first of its kind for crypto in the country. In May, the
    ARK Adventure video premiered detailing ARK’s activities. Check it out below:

  • Also in May, ARK traveled to New York City to attend the Magical Crypto
    Conference, attend Consensus NYC, and give a special presentation on ARK. You
    will learn more about this soon as there will be a separate blog post with a
    new ARK Adventure video, photos, and breakdowns. For now, check out our
    Consensus presentation here:

  • On May 8th, the second Developer Roundtable meeting occurred, where ARK CTO
    Kristjan Košič communicates with the community, fields questions, and gives
    updates. Check out the full meeting here:


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.

  • The ACC’s first completed project is ArkTimeline now supports URL query
    string, to create links leading to custom
    Delegate ‘Rising Sun’ assists ArkTimeline maintenance by providing some ARK
    each month to the maintenance team.
  • The ACC completed and released its second project This ARK resource has 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
  • In May, I began working with a community member to improve our whitepaper at When those revisions are
    complete, we’ll be holding what we’re calling the Whitepaper Crunch Contest,
    where participants will answer basic questions about the new ARK Whitepaper to
    win Arkmoon commemorative coins courtesy of Delegates Arkmoon and Jarunik,
    Ledger Nano S devices from, and more. Stay tuned!
  • 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 which by
the way, just increased its powers

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,


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 June!

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