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.