Greetings Arkies! Come aboard to Delegate Rising_Sun, a unique, community-driven, pirate themed Ark Delegate. Captain Moody’s Rising_Sun is sailing the sea again, so come and join us on our Ark adventure. Before reading further, I want to announce that Rising_Sun will be giving 100 Ark to one lucky voter every month once we get into the top 51 delegates! As of the writing of this proposal, that is one hundred US dollars. No small sum, but if we we’re doing this at all-time-high, it would have been over $1,000!
Proposal: Our goal as a delegate is to increase community involvement and spread the word about Ark through our voters. Rising _Sun believes that you, the individual Arkie, are one of the greatest assets the Ark Ecosystem has for spreading the word about Ark! DPoS provides a great system for us to incentivize you all to get out and start working. We will be offering bounties for Ark-related content that is produced, as well as giveaways and themed merch (Ark and Rising_Sun). Rising_Sun will have a 90% payout share with the forged Ark going to fund our community efforts seen below:
100 Ark will be given away to a random voter every month. You don’t have to do anything but vote for Rising_Sun to be entered into this - it is literally free Ark!
400 Ark will be given as bounties for Ark promotional contests! This content can be anything to get the word out about Ark. Suggested ideas are: videos, Medium articles, Steemit articles, Ark related artwork (includes posts, gifs, wallet backgrounds, or anything creative done for Ark). The winners will be chosen by Rising_Sun, and the weight of the winnings will be distributed according to categories such as effort put it, originality, and how much of an impact it has.
30 Ark will be used to give out Discord Nitro to members at random. This is especially nice as we now have an official Ark Discord Channel!
200 Ark will be used to fund Rising_Sun delegate merchandise which will be shipped to members at random.
470 Ark will go towards delegate costs (Server, website, and future improvements)
I will also be working towards producing Ark-related content myself. This will include interviews with delegates, both forging and not forging, and articles on Ark topics that I find relevant. I will try to interview various team members if they have the time for me, whether it be video or text interviews. The community will be able to ask any questions they want during said interview.
Rising_Sun is all about you, the community member. I am open to all suggestions about everything and anything, and am always around to talk. I want the average Arkie to be as involved with the greater Ark Community as possible.
Some of these bounties and rewards will be adjusted as Ark’s price fluctuates, as unfortunately Ark has not replaced fiat as a global currency yet. However, your payout share will always remain at 90% no matter what.
Both Europe and the United States are eligible for shipments of Rising_Sun merchandise, and we are looking into offering a merchandise store on our site as well.
About Rising_Sun: Rising_Sun is an Ark Delegate publicly maintained by myself, Matt (Discord/Slack: mkmiia or Rising_Sun, Reddit: thegreatciginthesky). Discord and Slack are the best ways to contact me. The name Rising_Sun was chosen after the famous pirate ship captained by William Moody. The theme was chosen based on the concept of sharing our plunder with you all. It is a one for all, all for one idea, with very little Ark taken on the delegate side. We want to sail and make the world aware of what the Ark Ecosystem is and what we have to offer! Rising_Sun is made up of benevolent members of the community who want to share our plunder (Ark forging rewards) with the community in as many ways as possible. Rising_Sun has a captain, myself, and a crew, all of you, the voters!
Who I am: I am a US based Mechanical Engineer, with a long interest in cryptocurrencies and the surrounding environment that they create. Throughout the last year I have been an active member of the Ark Community. Rising_Sun is not just me, however - there are other developers who are working on improving our delegate as needed, and they have been in the Ark Ecosystem for as long as I have.
CONTESTS AND GIVEAWAYS RULES
100 Ark giveaway: This will be done via a random number generator and a livestream on Twitch or Youtube! Provably fair!
Ark Promotional Bounties: What Rising_Sun would like to see is a diverse group of entries into the contest each month. Having your piece of content stand out is the best way to win. If many articles are written that month, producing a video will make your submission stand out that month. All submissions should be sent to myself via Discord or Slack.
OTHER RULES To be selected for a random giveaway, you must be a voter with at least 25 Ark staked with us. This is the best way to prevent people from splitting their wallets and having thousands of chances, versus the average Ark voter with only 1 chance. All other contests can be entered by any member of the Ark Ecosystem. All bounties and giveaways will be done at the end of each month.
SIDENOTE: As the ark price fluctuates, we may reward more contents with our prize pool.
Technical Notes: We are using a server, with the following specifications: Two dedicated CPUs, 8 Gigabytes of RAM, 80 Gigabytes of storage, and a dedicated backup in case of any problems. We are also implementing True Block Weight for our payouts which will happen weekly, with customization coming in the future.