October 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 October 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 October 2019 Community Engagement Questions:
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 October 2019 Community Service Spotlight:
‘Jorma’ maintained ArkDirectory.com.
Delegate ‘Fun’ continued to run ARK games online with daily ARK prizes.
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 ‘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.
Reddit user ‘Tykerr’ wrote and published a history book on ARK available on Amazon. The book covers the founding of ARK and all of the activities surrounding the project. Great work Tykerr!
Delegate ‘Mak’ provided an update on delegate activities.
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 October posts:
A question about voting and delegates and how the system works
A warning about a scam floating around the Internet
A question wondering about node attacks
A mention of ARK in a staking article
A post highlighting caution to avoid mistakenly sending cryptocurrency A to the wallet of cryptocurrency B
Technical support request regarding deploying a blockchain using ARK technology
An announcement celebrating the ARK Public Network surpassing 10 million blocks
ARK listed in a top coin to watch article
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:
ArkThoughts.com — Community opinions on 30 ARK concepts, including the Core, wallets, Explorer, SmartBridge Technology, and media channels.
This month, the ACC collaborated with Delegate ‘Jarunik’ to launch the ARK Whitepaper Crunch Quiz, offering ARK rewards for taking a quiz testing your ARK knowledge. Payouts for the Whitepaper Crunch Contest were sent out. Big thanks to all participants!
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 November!