Address: AXYB1zkEtAmbpNjjxLUsm8b9Rg2ZWTz7bQ
Rank 12
Voters 105
Vote Weight 774,599 Ѧ
Shares Rewards
Payout 52%
Payout min 0 Ѧ
Payout Max 0 Ѧ
Payout Interval 24h

bigfriendlymaniac · 52% reward share

BigFriendlyManiac is a public delegate and a collaboration between cryptomaniac and BFX, two cryptocurrency enthusiasts with a passion for anything blockchain.

BFX’s background regarding cryptocurrency goes back about 5 years, whilst cryptomaniac 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 – cryptomaniac has run DPoS delegates for 6+ projects, and we are currently [sept. '20] both active in Compendia (formerly nOS), Shift & Qredit where we run reliable delegates.

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 (discontinued after Polygon announcement as Core won't be developed anymore):
    • 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:

52% to voters

When actively forging, the 52% reward share will be paid to our voters daily [every 211 blocks], using TBW (by Goose). We have set a 5 ARK minimum voteweight to prevent dust being sent around in the last months of ARK DPoS, but have no minimum payout meaning any amount equal to or above 5 ARK voted will receive rewards daily!

Current contributions:

We are and do contribute to the wider Ark ecosystem & communities, by producing useful information repositories, articles for Compendia users/voters and will look into setting up a community fund. Alongside that, we will continue to support Qredit and their team, also through Arks' MarketSquare. We have been part of the Ark community for several years, BFX mostly in the background but cryptomaniac has been actively and visibly participating since the first testnet.

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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