November 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 November 2019.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT QUESTIONS
ARK.io improved communications on Reddit to spur discussions and collect valuable feedback from the community on various topics. The ARK Team responds to each top-level comment made on the threads. Take a look at the topics generated for this month, and subscribe to Reddit.ARK.io for more topics, discussions, and opportunities to interact with our team!
Here are the November 2019 Community Engagement Questions:
- What would you like to hear more about in the ARK Crypto Podcast?
- Would you like to see any articles on specific topics published to our blog?
- Have you come across any companies or projects recently that you think would be a good fit as a partner?
- Which Tier 0 Projects are you excited about? Have any cool ideas we can add to the list?
- Have you done anything cool to help out ARK recently?
- What’s the most interesting thing you read in our blog over the past couple months?
- What features or improvements would you like to see implemented in the ARK Explorer?
- Do you have any ideas that the ARK Community Committee can tackle and work on together?
- What’s your favorite feature of the ARK Mobile Wallet?
- Where are your pain points using ARK technology?
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 Public Network.
Here’s the November 2019 Community Service Spotlight:
- ‘Jorma’ maintained ArkDirectory.com.
- Delegate ‘Fun’ continued to run ARK games online with daily ARK prizes. This month, a new PvP game launched called Minesweeper Flags.
- Delegates ‘Biz_Classic’ and ‘Del’ ran ARK faucets here and here.
- Delegate ‘Alessio’ continued combing through ARK code to locate and repair vulnerabilities, making progress that contributed to new Core updates.
- Delegates ‘Goose’ and ‘ArkMoon’ continue their service, ARK CSV Generator, and Income Estimator, 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’ (website) runs a continuous coding and non-coding general bounty service, with opportunities for both smaller and larger projects. Get involved here. Recently, Delegate Jarunik sponsored an additional batch of ARKMoon commemorative gift coins for use on Crypto Trivia Night.
- Delegate ‘Cryptology’ continued operating the ARKTippr tip bot, compatible with both Reddit and Twitter.
- Delegate ‘Alessio’ is doing a second round of “Earn ARK for running a devnet delegate” that can be viewed here.
- Delegate ‘Rising Sun’ announced a new lottery as part of their delegate service. Results are available here.
- Delegate Drakeler created an infographic for some of the things you can do with ARK.
- ‘Unstoppable Domains’ integrated with ARK, allowing receipt of payments sent to a custom domain.
- Delegate ‘Mak’ provided an update on delegate activities.
- ‘Lynx Art Collection’ integrated with cryptocurrencycheckout, which in turn is integrated with ARK.
- ‘CoinCodeCap’ published a full report on ARK and its activity on GitHub, offering additional insights and inferences.
- An overview article on ARK appeared on publish0x.
- An announcement of Exodus adding ARK to its mobile wallet
Watch this video on how to get involved with ARK, all skills welcome.
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 November posts:
- A suggestion to pursue a conversation with fellow French company Ubisoft
- A discussion on the similarities of NANO and ARK
- A question about the multi-chain aspect of the ARK Ecosystem.
- A request for an update from the ARK Team (good read)
- A Bittrex announcement that deposit addresses are getting changed out
- A question about multivoting
- An ARKTippr technical support question
- An update request on ARK/EUR pairs
- A request for documentation to address an ETH issue
- A question about NFTs on ARK bridgechains
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**.
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.
To compress this newsletter, we will link to the reports moving forward.
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! ***Get started here*.
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 Bot.
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 the query string.
- ArkThoughts.com — Community opinions on 30 ARK concepts, including the Core, wallets, Explorer, SmartBridge Technology, and media channels.
- Crypto Trivia Night Questions — Trivia questions for the new show Crypto Trivia Night
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 **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 December!