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.
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!
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:
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.