BigFriendlyManiac is a public delegate and a collaboration between jamiec79 (a.k.a. cryptomaniac) and BFX, two cryptocurrency enthusiasts with a passion for anything blockchain.
BFX’s background regarding cryptocurrency goes back about 5 years, whilst Jamiec79 has been around for nearly a decade. We both started off running several PoW-miners and made the switch to PoS gradually, whilst also running nodes for PoS/MN projects and ultimately DPoS – Jamiec79 has run DPoS delegates for 6+ projects, and we are currently both active in Compendia (formerly nOS), Shift & Qredit where we run reliable delegates with decent share rates.
Outside of cryptocurrency we have an interest in most tech-related things and have been actively dedicating our spare time to technology for over a decade, both hardware and software related. Ranging from building, maintaining, servicing devices and programming, mostly diving into open source solutions and blockchain applications to learn more about the inner workings, and occasionally forking and deploying networks to get a feel for consensus related issues and networking. In short, our incentive in those efforts would be best described as ‘build it, break it, fix it’ and learn along the way.
When actively forging, the 85% reward share will be paid daily to our voters, using TBW (by Goose). We have not set a minimum payment, meaning every voter will be paid every day, regardless of their vote balance or how long you have voted for us already!
The 15% reserve will be used to cover the cost of network infrastructure, potentially sponsor community efforts and support wider ecosystem awareness. The share rate may be reviewed to ensure staying both competitive and attractive to voters, any change will be announced 2 weeks before being implemented.
We are and do contribute to the wider Ark ecosystem & communities, by producing useful information repositories, blogs for Compendia users/voters, and supporting database contributions, when the functionality is available. Alongside that, we will continue to support Qredit and their team through Arks' MarketSquare. We will be similarly engaged with the Ark community and are aiming to contribute similar efforts for the Ark network.
Several of our contributions in the past years include:
If you have any questions please contact either cryptomaniac or BFX through Discord or Telegram.
Thank you for reading our proposal, we hope that you consider it worthy of a vote.