We are jamiec79 (a.k.a. cryptomaniac) and BFX, two cryptocurrency enthusiasts with a passion for anything blockchain. We will be running an ARK delegate with a decent share rate and hope to get in a forging position soon, allowing us to help secure the network.
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 80% reward share will be paid daily to our voters, using TBW (by Goose). There is no minimum payout threshold, meaning every voter gets paid every day, regardless of their balance. Using the Vanir plugin (by ItsANameToo) reward distribution will be forged by our delegate.
The 20% 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 jamiec79 or BFX through Slack.
Thank you for reading our proposal, we hope that you consider it worthy of a vote.