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My name is Marc, you have probably seen me in the ArkEcosystem Slack as @Marc, on GitHub as wownmedia or on Reddit as u/marcs1970. I have been an Arky since November 2017 (HODLing) and became an active part of this community in April 2018. I like to contribute to Ark where I can and you might have seen some of the things I have done:

  • Ark development bounty #1 place in July 2018
  • Darknet node 'Cryptology' during the tests of V1/V2 hybrid network
  • Developer of the ArkTippr Reddit Ark tipbot

Like many Arkies I come from the Netherlands, but own a small private company called Cryptology ltd, based in Hong Kong (which is why my delegate is named 'cryptology').

My Skills

I have graduated my B.Sc Telematics Engineering and delivered my thesis on 'Problem & Performance management for international frame-relay networks' in 1997. Until late 2003 I have served several roles in data communication infrastructure environments, among them designing a nationwide data communication infrastructure for a GSM provider, CTO of a managed hosting company, VP of interconnections for a European ADSL network provider. Since 2003 I have been permanently travelling the world while focusing on the development of Internet projects (developing web applications such as an Online dating site, E-commerce sites, Online magazines and recently dApps and projects such as ArkTippr.

Tl:dr: I know my way around servers, data communication and software development.

My Proposal

Ark is building an ecosystem where anybody can simply create and run a new blockchain... without needing to know anything. To make Ark really accessible to anybody they should also not have to think about the setup and management of their server infrastructure. I believe I can make a difference here with your help:

90% True Block weight, daily payouts of minimum 0.5 Ark. With the remaining 10% I will sponsor a number of Ark related activities:

  • I want to experiment with several node server setups to discover weaknesses and strenghts and come up with tested setups that everybody can copy. This is a continuous process.

  • Like does for WP sites I want to use a part of my forging rewards to sponsor infrastructure for anybody who likes to run or test with an Ark sidechain. I will develop a process for this.

  • I will provide a stable and high-uptime node infrastructure to Ark Mainnet and Ark Devnet: multiple nodes, spread across different datacenters.

  • I will build tools that will benefit the Ark Ecosystem, like the addition of a Twitter bot, OTC trading and exchange options to ArkTippr.

Cryptology Ark infrastructure

Currently I am running the following setup (which will be expanded once cryptology is in forging position)

Mainnet Node – forger

  • Intel® Xeon® E3-1270 v6
  • 4 Cores (HT) x 3,8 Ghz
  • Hardware RAID 1 - 800 GB (2 x 800 GB SATA SSD)
  • 32GBDDR4
  • Location: Germany

Mainnet Node – relay

  • 3.0 GHz Intel Xeon Platinum with AVX-512
  • High network performance with Intel 82599 VF Enhanced Networking Support
  • SSD
  • 4Gb memory
  • Location: Oregon

Devnet Node – relay

  • Intel Xeon E5-2666 v3 (Haswell)
  • High network performance with Intel 82599 VF Enhanced Networking Support
  • 4Gb memory
  • location: Ireland

Database Server

  • Intel Xeon
  • 1Gb memory
  • Continuous backup for ArkTippr


  • Dedicated, limiting database server access to only the node servers and Internet traffic to the nodes only on ports 22 (SSH), 4001-4003 (Ark nodes)


Cryptology delegate will contribute to a better Ark infrastructure, help the setup of Ark sidechains in a way that has not been done yet and will provide great applications like ArkTippr to our ecosystem. All I need is your confidence to make this happen: vote cryptology.


  • ArkTippr

    Arktippr is an Ark tipbot for all of Reddit that allows you to reward good content.

  • #1 Ark development bounty - July 2018

    For rewriting the Ark JavaScript CLI


Delegate hasn't posted any updates yet.


  • CPU: Intel Xeon E5-2666 v3 (Haswell)
    Memory: 4Gb
  • CPU: Intel® Xeon® E3-1270 v6 with 4 x 2 Cores (HT) x 3,8 Ghz
    Memory: 32GB DDR4 ECC
  • CPU: 3.0 GHz Intel Xeon Platinum with AVX-512
    Memory: 4G