arkX // Community Developer // 95% Profit Share // 5% Community Development & Maintenance



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    Introduction

    My name’s Brian and I’m a 25-year-old who’s been working with computers since the age of 12. I’m a self-taught developer with over 10 years of experience as a Full-Stack Developer working with web, mobile and desktop applications in my day to day work.

    I’m always pushing forward by using the newest cutting-edge technologies and techniques, resulting in experimental projects on the side such as software prototyping in the field of Internet of Things.

    My Skills

    My everyday work revolves around PHP, Laravel and VueJS for the back-end with some sprinkles of Ruby every now and then. When it comes to the front-end I work with HTML5, CSS3, ES6 and Webpack to make life easier. To make sure everything is working I utilize PHPUnit, PHPSpec, Behat, QUnit and Karma.

    The database work will be done with PostgreSQL as MySQL is very error prone when working with sensitive data and numbers. All server related things are done with Linux & Docker for fast setups that get tested locally with Vagrant/Docker.

    Projects & Goal

    The goal of this delegate is to provide voters with a good profit share while also funding the development and maintenance of existing and new projects for the ARK Ecosystem.

    Integrate ark-node into your Laravel Projects
    https://github.com/faustbrian/Laravel-Ark

    Integrate ark-node into your PHP Projects
    https://github.com/faustbrian/Ark-PHP-Client

    Integrate ark-node into your Ruby Projects
    https://github.com/faustbrian/Ark-Ruby

    Test & Play with the ark-node API
    https://github.com/faustbrian/ARK-Node-Swagger

    Top 100 Statistics
    https://delegates.arkx.io/statistics

    Profit Calculator for Custom Values
    https://arkx.io/tools/calculator

    Profit Calculator for Delegates
    https://delegates.arkx.io/calculator

    Delegates Index
    https://delegates.arkx.io/

    Delegate Website Screenshots
    http://imgur.com/a/3T8yQ

    Features

    I want to give the voter full control over their earnings and account so I’ve implemented the following features.

    • Mail Notifications (only if Slack is not configured)
    • Slack Notifications
    • Change Disbursement Frequency & Interval
    • Change ARK Address
    • Change E-Mail
    • Change Password
    • Change Notification Settings
    • Live Notifications about Disbursements

    Payments & Profit Sharing

    As soon as we reach the Top 51 and start forging the registration will be opened automatically and the following rules will apply.

    Payout Interval:
    Your own choice after you sign up on https://arkx.io. You will be able to specify frequency and interval. This means you can setup things like payouts twice a week, every 12 hours or once a year.

    We don’t cover transaction fees for daily transactions as that would bring the delegate into a minus pretty fast with hundreds of voters. We do cover fees for voters that have set their disbursement frequency to meekly, monthly or yearly. Small voters are advised to select a frequency of weekly or higher.

    Profit Share Breakdown:
    100% (~422/Day) - ARK per day
    95% (~401/Day) - Profit Share split up between Voters
    5% (~21/Day) Maintain and Develop ARK Community Projects

    Grace Period:
    There is a 3 day grace period for every new account in which only 25% will be paid out to prevent pool hopping for a quick cut of the daily production. After those 3 days the full 95% will be enabled for your account.

    Server Setup

    The backup node will automatically boot if the main node is unavailable which takes a minute. If that fails I will be notified within a minute via Slack, Mail and SMS that something is wrong so that I can react within a matter of minutes.

    MAINNET:

    12 GB DDR4 RAM
    4 Dedicated Cores
    60 GB SSD
    Germany

    BACKUP:

    12 GB DDR4 RAM
    4 Dedicated Cores
    60 GB SSD
    Germany

    How to get started

    • Vote for the delegate “arkx”
    • Create an account on https://arkx.io
      • If you don’t sign up for an account you will receive your disbursement every 24 hours after you have voted.
    • Schedule or request your payment whenever you want - by default the payments go out every 24 hours
    • Sit back and get your profits

    Resources
    URL: https://arkx.io
    ARKEcosystem Slack Username: faustbrian

    If you have any questions feel free to sign up for the ArkX Slack Channel for fast support or shoot me an email hello@arkx.io.

    How To Vote
    https://blog.ark.io/how-to-vote-or-un-vote-an-ark-delegate-and-how-does-it-all-work-819c5439da68



  • After a week of work the new website is ready and will be accessible once we reach the top 51.

    • The current balance can now be found on the left in the navigation in blue with an ARK symbol.
    • The button to request a disbursement can be found at the top nearby the logo in purple. It will show the date when the next manual disbursement can be requested. This works independently from the automatic payouts.
    • There will now be live notifications on the website that you have received a disbursement. The bell in the top right will start shaking and have a small orange indicator to make you react to it.

    Screenshots
    http://imgur.com/a/3T8yQ

    Top 100 Statistics
    https://delegates.arkx.io/statistics

    Profit Calculator for Custom Values
    https://pool.arkx.io/tools/calculator

    Profit Calculator for Delegates
    https://delegates.arkx.io/calculator

    The Profit Calculator for Delegates will be built through the support of the community. You can visit the calculator and hit the + sign in the top right to submit a new delegate which I will then review and add to the delegate list.



  • Hey,

    Your “Get An Account” button doesn’t seem to lead anywhere.

    Otherwise. Lovely site.



  • @synth The “Get an Account” button currently redirects back to the login page because the registration is closed and will automatically open once we reach the Top 51.

    There is a blue box on the right that states We’re currently not forging. Vote for “arkx” and check back later! Thanks for your support. when you get redirected to the login page when clicking the button.



  • Some more changes have been implemented, especially to guarantee more security for voters. These will be deployed on monday.

    Registration Changes
    A new verification process for new accounts has been implemented to make sure that no one creates an account with an address someone else owns and thus prevents them from receiving payouts.

    After signing up you will now receive an email with instructions of how to verify your account which requires you to send 0.1 ARK from the address you voted with to arkx with the smartbridge mentioned in the mail and my system will catch the transaction and automatically activate your account.

    Delegate Profiles
    Another new thing are delegate profiles. These grew out of the need to have a way for delegates to register for my Delegate Calculator.

    The registration process follows the same process as the voter sign up. You fill out the form, receive an email with instructions how to verify it by sending 0.1 ARK to arkx with the specified smartbridge and my system will automatically activate the delegate profile.

    After the account has been verified you will receive an email with a secret link to edit the delegate profile which should never be shared.

    Screenshots
    https://imgur.com/ozGdTZp
    https://imgur.com/ZxngSQl
    https://imgur.com/5vxY79z
    https://imgur.com/jOYZ8OU

    Verification Fees
    The 0.1 ARK required for the verification will of course be refunded. I will send out those refunds once a week to begin with. I might automate this process but due to how easily automatic refunds could be abused it might stay at manual weekly refunds.



  • The Delegate Profile functionality has been deployed and can now be found here https://pool.arkx.io/delegates. The small + sign in the top right of the white box will redirect to the delegate registration.

    The Verification Process & Fees I will decide if they get deployed on monday as it would take a away a lot of convenience for the voter while signing up but on the other hands it provides an extra layer of security. Thoughts?



  • We just hit the Top 51 and the registration opened automatically - https://pool.arkx.io/auth/register. All Voters please go there and sign up to manage your account and schedule your payouts!



  • All Voters that do not create accounts on https://pool.arkx.io/ to manage their settings and disbursement schedules will now receive their disbursements every 24 hours.



  • Before you try to sign up, make sure you have hold at least 1 ARK to your name as you will be unable to make gains with 0 ARK to your name as your vote weight would be 0%!



  • Go to https://pool.arkx.io/join-slack and join the arkX Slack Channel for fast support!



  • Some performance improvements have been deployed. Thanks for all the support and steady growth!



  • @faustbrian
    Hi, what was your decision on the Verification Process & Fees? Did this get deployed or did you decide against it in the end?

    Currently if I choose not to create an account, are my disbursements at any risk of being stolen/lost (in the event that someone creates an account using my address)? Or, is the only risk that they can just be ‘delayed/disrupted’?

    Thanks, AJ



  • @aj said in arkX // Community Developer // 90% Profit Share // 5% Community Project Development // 5% Development & Maintenance:

    @faustbrian
    Hi, what was your decision on the Verification Process & Fees? Did this get deployed or did you decide against it in the end?

    Currently if I choose not to create an account, are my disbursements at any risk of being stolen/lost (in the event that someone creates an account using my address)? Or, is the only risk that they can just be ‘delayed/disrupted’?

    Thanks, AJ

    For now I decided against it for the sake of convenience because I received some feedback against it and there is no risk of the profits being stolen, only delayed as you said. I still advice you to make an account to keep track of your earnings.



  • Looking for 100k Votes to get back to forging!



  • Since forging stopped without knowing when or if it goes back I have paid out all people that had earned more then 0.1 ARK on their accounts so that the balance is at 0 while we are not forging.



  • Back to forging for now. Thanks for the support!



  • Still looking for more supporters to stay safe in the Top 51!

    Will post some updates within the next few days what I have been working on for the ARK Ecosystem.



  • I switched the Pool Profit Share to 95%. Thanks for your support!



  • We had a small downtime but the website should now be backup at https://pool.arkx.io/.



  • I’ve just added support for hourly schedules. If you now select a Frequency of Hour and an Interval of 6 you will receive disbursements 4 times a day if you earned at least 0.2 ARK.



  • Voted for you. Question though. If i have 500 ark in my wallet when i first vote and then put another 500 in my ark wallet later, does all 1000 of the ark count towards the vote (and earnings)? Thx



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