ArkMoon Delegate Proposal : 95% share : Live stats calculated every 8 minutes
To my voters, if you would like me to increase your minimum payout to reduce the number of transaction fees, please feel free to PM me in the ARK Slack with your address and I can update it manually.
Thank you for your continued support!
We’ve just passed 1,400,000 votes for ArkMoon! Thank you to all my voters for your continued support!
All CPU and RAM have been double to increase the node’s performance. Shoutout to @faustbrian , we are running his full suite of node monitoring software, including his failover script, as well as hosting an extra snapshot server to help other delegates in case they need to rebuild their node.
Thank you again, my voters, for your continued support! We’ve seen Ark hit an all time high over $6 and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for us!
We recently had a large voter trying to extort us by voting us out of the top 51 and then offering to get us back in by giving them more than their due share of the rewards. He was refused. Thankfully, we are still in the top 51 and rewards are still being paid out without any manipulation.
I will not compromise the integrity of my automatic payout script in order to cater to manipulative whale voters trying to play the delegates against each other for an extra 8 Ark per day more than he was due. That belongs to all of my voters, and I am thankful we are still in the top 51. I would like to thank my number one largest voter for making this possible without any special demands.
Thank you all again for your continued support.
I wanted to use the official Ark QR Code generator the team just released, but for the life of me, I couldn’t get it working inside of my React application.
So, I said to heck with it and rewrote the whole thing as a standalone React component. Please let me know if you have any issues or spot any bugs. I just uploaded it to NPM so hopefully everything is working.
ArkMoon has reached over 50,000 Ark forged! Thank you so much to all of our voters for making this possible!
Just a recap of what ArkMoon has produced since June 2017:
Official delegate payout tracking website
Alpha build for the upcoming e-commerce API gateway we are building to accept Ark as a currency on your websites
React component for generating QR codes for payments
ArkMoon commemorative coins (release date tbd)
Thank you again, voters! We have much more in the works and hope to make 2018 a great year for Ark!
Just a quick update!
We’re working closely with delegate @goose building a Python/ReactJS implementation of ACES. Everything is currently in an Alpha build, but you can see our progress here:
Also, I’d like to thank all of my voters for your continued support!
Just a quick update, the BuyWithArk site is coming along nicely. The frontend is built, and I’m just integrating the backend endpoints to accept Ark as payment!
The first iteration of this site will be selling the Brass Ark coin I’ve been talking about for months. They’re all packaged up and ready to ship as soon as the website is ready, which should be hopefully around Thursday this week. I will make an official announcement as soon as the site is available.
The first batch of coins is limited to 140, and come with a Limited Edition custom packaging that will not be produced after this batch, so make sure to grab one before they’re gone!
After this batch sells out, I will produce more brass coins in batches depending on pre-orders and may take 2-4 weeks to create more, but I will continue to create coins based on demand, but after 2018 is over, this particular design will no longer be produced.
Thank you, my voters, for your continued support!
@arkmoon Those look nice! Will definitely be buying at least one.
I am ready to buy!
Buy With Ark is about 95% complete. The entire ordering process is finished and the site will live-update as soon as your payment hits the blockchain.
All that’s left for the initial pilot launch is some final bugfixes and a security check and we should be good to launch on Sunday if all goes well, and will include my brass Ark coins, and Goose’s custom Ark coins.
Phase 2 will include adding additional sellers to the site and eventually setting up a service that will allow anyone to start selling on it with BuyWithArk acting as an escrow, with feedback for sellers and buyer protection, but that will take a while to establish. Stay tuned!
I would like to thank the Ark Ecosystem and all the delegates for maintaining the network and making this possible.
The goal of BuyWithArk.com is to create an ecosystem for trading, allowing people to buy and sell physical goods using Ark. The site is currently locked down to just three trusted sellers that have proven themselves reliable in the Ark community. This includes myself (ArkMoon), Goose, and Doubled1c3 (owner of ArkStickers.com).
The long-term goal is to build a feedback and escrow service that will provide buyers with more protection. That will be in the works starting now and moving forward into the future.
Orders that are placed during this weekend should be shipping out this Monday. All orders moving forward should ship out within 24-48 hours, not including weekends or holidays.
Thank you so much!
Despite the current bear market, ArkMoon will maintain a 95% share rate, but hopes that voters can contribute at least 600 Ark in monthly donations to support new relay nodes and upcoming Ark projects.
If you want to support ArkMoon, contributions should be sent to:
I joined the Ark community back in June, 2017, and became a forging delegate that October. Since then, I’ve forged over 70,600 blocks and have distributed more than 134,000 Ark to my voters. My current up-time is at 99.43%.
In my time as a delegate, I’ve refused extortion attempts from whales trying to get more than their fair share. I’ve built websites like BuyWithArk.com and api.paywithark.com to try and find more useful applications for Ark. I’ve helped delegate Goose build PythACES that allowed people to trade Ark and bridge chains, like Persona. I’ve been an active participant in the Ark community and have made myself available to my voters.
With the combination of the recent networking issues and the low price of Ark in this bear market, it has been increasingly difficult to be financially stable as an Ark delegate. Most active delegates are technology professionals, myself included. The costs involved with maintaining these nodes goes beyond simply the cost of hosting, but the opportunity cost each of us spends on Ark versus other more profitable endeavors. Most of us would charge upwards of $100-150 per hour in traditional freelance jobs, but we work for less than $15 a day on the Ark network.
At this time, I will not be penalizing my voters by lowering my share rate. My promise of 95% is the reason you voted for me in the first place, and I am privileged to be in the top 51 thanks to you, my voters. Consequently, though, this does not leave me any room to spin up new Ark relays, which is desperately needed to support the Ark network. I currently have 2 mainnet relay nodes, 1 mainnet node, and 1 devnet node, as well as other servers I maintain for my Ark websites. I would love to increase these numbers but cannot with my current share rate.
If I can rely on you, my voters, to support my efforts by sending voluntary contributions, I will not need to lower my share rate. My goal is to reach at least 600 Ark per month in voluntary contributions, which will go directly towards increasing my relay node count and supporting development of my Ark websites. Without these donations, it is likely I will need to drop my share rate down to at least 90%, which I do not want to do unless absolutely necessary.
If you like what I’m doing as a delegate, please send Ark to:
Or if you want to get something in return, visit BuyWithArk.com and purchase Brass ArkMoon Gift Coins. Sales of this coin support my web development and hosting costs.
Here’s a list of projects and expenses that your contributions will help fund:
Devnet relay nodes to help stress test the Ark core v2 in October ($20/month each)
Mainnet relay nodes to support the Ark network ($20/month each)
Creating pure gold/silver Ark coins to bridge the gap between crypto and bullion markets
(Requires a startup cost of $2000 or 2860 Ark to kickstart this project and make the dies needed to forge the coins)
BuyWithArk.com - Complete code re-write that will allow people to register and sell their own products for Ark.
An art heist game currently in pre-production, more details to follow as it develops.
Rebuilding my delegate site in preparation for Ark core v2.
Again, I would like to thank my voters for your continued support.
@arkmoon Hi arkmoon, I may need to shift my vote within the next few days. Would you be interested in a ~107K vote to push you up to around position 20?
@digitron I am always open to votes!
My only policy is that I do not give preferential treatment to any single voter, big or small. Everyone’s share is automatically calculated based on the math at the block level
You can see approximately how much you can expect to receive per day with the calculator at the top of my website, http://www.arkmoon.com and takes your amount into consideration. Note that this daily amount may change depending on other voters shifting their weight.
Please let me know if you have any other questions or need me to change your minimum payout at any time if you want to get paid less frequently to save on TX fees. I can only adjust the frequency of payouts by adjusting your minimum payout amount. Otherwise, it’s typically paid out daily.