Address: AXYB1zkEtAmbpNjjxLUsm8b9Rg2ZWTz7bQ
Rank 19
Voters 77
Vote Weight 1,309,223 Ѧ
Shares Rewards
Payout 85%
Payout min 0 Ѧ
Payout Max 0 Ѧ
Payout Interval 24h

bigfriendlymaniac · 85% reward share

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.

Our network contribution for Ark is as follows:

  • Two dedicated servers
    • A forger and a backup;
    • Fully secured and protected behind Tor thanks to the Chameleon plugin (by alessiodf);
    • Both in different resilient DC's.
  • Three public relays
    • These relays support the network;
    • They allow the dedicated server to do what it’s supposed to: forge blocks and secure the network;
    • All in different resilient DC's.
  • Two devnet nodes (dark_jamie & dark_bfx)
    • To support devnet as well as mainnet;
    • dark_jamie has been active since go-live (2017), with a small break when devnet was reset;
    • dark_bfx has been added to further support ARK development.

Rewards share:

85% voters & 15% reserve

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.

Current contributions:

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, also 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:

  • Co-founding the ACF
  • 2nd place in the ARK Art Design Contest
  • Being first to get ARK Core 0.1.0 running on a Raspberry Pi (testnet) with techbytes
  • Awarded prize as one of 'the magnificent seven' for tirelessly testing core code before launch at block 75,600
  • Created ARK News & several blogposts about ARK


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.

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