We are excited to present to you our delegate, Cam’s Yellow Jacket. If you have any questions about our proposal, please don't hesitate to reach out to us, contact info can be found below. Also, if you are too pressed for time there is a TLDR at the bottom...just scroll on down...
WHO ARE YOU GUYS? Oh come on! You know us! We go by the handles @cam (cams_yellow_jacket) (Cam) and @Yellow_rubber_jacket (Ryan) on Slack. We have been actively involved in the community for quite some time, and are now teaming up to bring you our new delegate, in order to devote more time and effort to the ARK Ecosystem. Ryan is an editor and director by trade, and you’ve probably seen the videos he has created for ARK. He produced/directed/edited the NYC Consensus wrap up video, and edited/produced the “Spider Web” animated video. If you are unfamiliar with these pieces (are you living under a rock?!) you can check them out here:
Cameron has been actively involved in the community since mid 2017. He is one of the five board members volunteering his time and services for the ACF (ARK Community Fund), he created and operates ArkLogoWorks.com, manages an ARK based “Arklings Fantasy Football League”, and is the host of the “Arklings Fantasy Raffle.” If you'd like to know more about us, you can check out our community member interviews by The Golden Horde Delegate:
WHAT WE WILL DO AS A DELEGATE
Video Operations We will create high quality, informative video content focused on ARK. I think we can all agree that ARK is one of the most unique and ambitious projects in the cryptosphere at the moment. The scope and magnitude of what the team is trying to achieve is what brought us to love ARK in the first place. However, such ambition and complexity comes at a cost. Trying to boil down “what ARK is” into a small, concise package is no easy task. With that in mind, we will create video content that will inform viewers on different aspects of ARK, and how they will ultimately form like Voltron to create a scalable, easy to use, dynamic and powerful blockchain.
Before going into the production phase, we will present a budget, script and timeline for the completion of the project. The first video has already been decided upon by us, but for future productions we will allow our voters to weigh in on which video they would like us to tackle next. The first video outline and budget can be found here:
In order to fund each video, 10% from our forging rewards will be directed to this ARK address:
Once the wallet reaches the specified USD value for a video, the ARK from the wallet will be sold on the open market and used to finance the project. We will keep the community informed every step of the way, from story-boarding, to shooting, to editing and down the line we plan to even allow our voters to weigh in and give notes on scripts and rough cuts.
Node Operations One of our goals is to provide relay node funding for the community. We will dedicate 2% of the forging rewards to fund community members who want to become more involved with the ARK network, and are looking for an entry level way to do so. With the value of ARK as low as it is, we will be funding a maximum of 5 relays to start, but will raise this number as the value of ARK increases. If you would like to be selected as one of the initial five relay runners, please contact Cam at [email protected] (this has been reduced recently, as of 20200418, check news) Operators will be required to meet a set of technical standards and cannot be forging delegates. This area of our delegate operations will help address network stability issues as well as incentivize community members to take a more active role in supporting the ARK network. If you want to start running your own relay node, please start here.
Payouts will occur weekly, using true block weight to discourage hopping, when a voter has accrued a minimum of 1 ARK balance.
Percentages breakdown like this: • 50% to voters • 10% Video Marketing Fund • 2% Relay Fund • 38% Node operation
We are both active members of the community, and we are dedicated to helping ARK succeed in any way that we can. By bringing Ryan's valuable talents in the film and video industry to ARK, we will create high quality, useful, fun and informative video content revolving around the ARK Ecosystem. In addition, by engaging and rewarding the community for running relays, we will help make the ARK network stronger and more stable, as well as incentivize more community members to take an active role in the ARK network.
We look forward to continuing our journey with ARK and are most appreciative for any support you are willing to give us. If you have any questions/advice/feedback...or if you just can't afford a therapist and need someone to chat with, please don't hesitate to reach out to us on Slack, reddit, or email.
Cameron: Slack: @cam (og) Reddit: u/cambo666 Email: [email protected]
Ryan: Slack: @Yellow_rubber_jacket Reddit: u/Yellow_rubber_jacket
Proposal Update as of 20200421:
Update to Proposal:
Ryan & Cam have happily and successfully been running the cams_yellow_jacket delegate on Ark Mainnet for over a year and a half, and we’re both very proud of that.
Due to some unforeseen circumstances, Ryan is going to minimize his role within the CYJ Delegate. Ryan is not resigning, but will be taking on more of a ‘coaching’ role when it comes to the Video Operations side of the house for the CYJ proposal. When Ryan is able, he will rejoin CYJ in his previous full capacity.
What does this mean for Delegate Cam’s Yellow Jacket?
There will be some changes. Cam is taking primary control over the delegate and the promised proposals responsibilities. Cam will oversee the Video Operations along with the Node Ops program (which he previously controlled). CYJ has recently retained a new animator for the Video Operations and Ryan will be working with Cam on how to produce high quality, informative video content for the Ark Community and anyone interested in learning more about Ark.
I want to be clear, this is not a break up, it is not contentious, (Ryan and Cam are still partners and happily so), this is a shift in control and responsibility for the foreseeable future.
What is changing immediately in CYJ’s Proposal?
Everything is remaining the same in regards to the Video Operations and Relay Node Operations Programs. However, we’d like to add that supporting CYJ now supports Cams position as an Ark Advocate.