My Name is Holger, and I am 36 years old. I live in Germany with my wife and my little son and am running my own business in taxes and accounting. I am into cryptocurrencies and blockchain since 2015, when I bought my first Bitcoins. Since then I spent a lot of time with researching, trading, ICO’s and stuff. I quickly realized the potential of the blockchain technology and am convinced that this can change the world. However, almost every coin/technology that I came across is lacking a focus on mass adoption or is just too complicated to use. For me it is key for developing a successful technology that the Average Joe can handle it easily. So that is how I came to ARK. The concept really convinced me right from the beginning, so that I decided to invest on the first day of the TEC with my ICO Lisk.
First of all, I am not a developer and cannot do any coding. However, I am interested in the whole technology and am learning a lot. Although I never worked with Linux before and didn’t know what a VPS is, I managed to setup and run a delegate node in the testnet successfully. So I will learn and do whatever is necessary to run a secure and stable delegate node. I cannot contribute much in terms of developing or coding to the ARK Ecosystem, but I will bring with me some financial skills and provide a view of a non-techie guy on things, which can be helpful to bring Ark to the masses.
I would like to support the ARK Ecosystem and help to promote and further develop ARK. That’s why 50% of the forged ARK will be reserved for interesting projects and support of the ARK Ecosystem. If you for example plan to develop something, promote ARK with a video or do anything that helps ARK and you need some funding, just get in touch with me and show me what you are planning. If I think this will be helpful for the ARK Ecosystem, I will support you with some funds. All contributions will be made public in this post. In addition, I have made up the idea of an ARK Community Pool which can be used for the funds. Please check out my thread in the community projects section:
ARK Community Pool
The other 50% of the forged ARK are going to be kept as a long term investment into ARK and thus support the ARK price, because they will not be dumped on the market. I will only take out funds if it is necessary to cover my expenses and make a living for me and my family.
MY NETWORK SETUP
My setup will be as simple as possible, however always guaranteeing a secure and stable node. I would like to show that also people without sophisticated IT-skills are able to support the ARK Ecosystem and run a node. This is to encourage more people to participate and contribute to ARK and support the network. My current testnet setup is as follows:
2 GB RAM
10 GB SSD
My setup will grow with the needs of the network. For the mainnet, I will add a backup node from a different provider. DDOS protection is already implemented, for the mainnet, additional security measures will follow.
I am convinced that ARK has the potential to become a really successful network for the masses. That is why I decided to actively participate in a project for the first time and want to help supporting ARK with my node. Please vote for me if you would like to support the ARK Ecosystem and want to help to bring ARK to the masses.
Email: [email protected]