Delegate itsanametoo











General Information

Hey! My name is Michel. You might have seen me around on Slack or GitHub as ItsANameToo (which is also the name of my delegate). I have an MSc in Computer Science and have been using my skills since January to actively contribute to the Ark Ecosystem. Since actions speak louder than words, here are some examples:

In addition to the above, I'm responsible for the official Swift SDK (Client and Crypto).

As you can see, a lot has been done since January, but much more is yet to come!

Why a delegate?

The reason for becoming a delegate is to provide voters with a fair profit share, and to help fund and maintain projects for the Ark Ecosystem. It will also allow me to put more time towards improving Ark and its ecosystem, which will range from keeping contributing to the various repositories, as well as setting up my own Ark-related projects.


  • 90% profit sharing
  • 10% to cover costs and for Ark related projects
  • True block weight to prevent pool hopping
  • Daily payouts (if minimum payout reached)
  • 0.5 ARK minimum payout
  • 5 ARK minimum balance


I'll be running the following setup:

Forging node
4 cores

Relay/backup node
2 cores

1 core
2GB memory

The mainnet setup will be extended with another relay/backup node as soon as forging starts to increase stability.


  • Delegate itsanametoo | address: ATK14wxyYxbELq2b91bAfBY8Vmh9J6MDej
  • Very active community dev
  • 90% payout share
  • Daily payouts


Feel free to ping me on Slack (@ItsANameToo) for any questions you have or to chat in general, or follow me around on GitHub!

Thanks for your support!


All delegates should regularly inform voters of their progress in accomplishing the goals set out in their proposal. There are many ways for delegates to get in contact — either through this website or through official ARK communications channels. Delegates who can't keep you updated on their status may not deserve your vote.


Being a delegate should be about more than sharing profits. Ultimately, delegates are supposed to ensure the health and safety of the network — and that can come in many forms. Whether through development, community-building, marketing, content production, or something else entirely, the best delegates elevate ARK from a cryptocurrency to a full ecosystem. Consider your vote accordingly.

Title Date
Official Swift SDK Sat, Sep 1, 2018 7:46 AM
ACF Test Suite Sat, Sep 1, 2018 7:46 AM
GitHub Winner #1 - July Sat, Sep 1, 2018 7:46 AM
GitHub Winner #3 - June Sat, Sep 1, 2018 7:46 AM
GitHub Winner #2 - May Sat, Sep 1, 2018 7:46 AM
GitHub Winner #1 - March Sat, Sep 1, 2018 7:46 AM
GitHub Winner #2 - February Sat, Sep 1, 2018 7:46 AM

Team Members

From solo developers to full-fledged marketing teams, groups of any size can build successful delegates. Here you'll find all delegate team members alongside their role in maintaining (or capturing) forging position.

Name Role
Michel Administrator, Developer, Support

Profit Sharing

Virtually all delegates share some portion of their block rewards with the voters who helped them get there. How large that payout is, however, depends on many factors. In addition to paying out different percentages of their rewards, delegates differ in their payout schedules, vote dilution, and other factors. Using our delegate calculator you can discover exactly how much ARK your vote should garner over the short, medium, and long term.

  • Percentage 90%
  • Frequency Daily
  • Threshold 0.5 Ѧ
  • Running Balance Yes
  • Covers Fee Yes


ARK delegates differ in what requirements they place upon their voters. Some delegates require you to hold a minimum amount of ARK to receive payouts; some delegates won't pay out votes from wallets holding ARK over a defined maximum. We've done our best to collect those requirements here, but you should always reach out to your delegate to confirm should you have further questions.

  • Minimum Balance 5 Ѧ
  • Requires Registration No


Without question, the most important role of a delegate is to maintain the ARK network. Every delegate will run at least one node: the forger that's used to create blocks and collect rewards. Some delegates run multiple forging nodes to ensure that one node's failure won't affect voter payouts. Others run relay nodes to power their applications and facilitate the spread of data across the network. Regardless of type, more nodes equals more network security, so delegates running multiple nodes are highly regarded at ARK.


  • Network Main Network
  • Country Netherlands
  • CPU 1
  • RAM 2GB
  • Disk 40GB SSD
  • Network Speed 1 Gbit/s


  • Network Main Network
  • Country Germany
  • CPU Intel Xeon Gold 6140 (4 dedicated cores)
  • RAM 16GB DDR4
  • Disk 60GB SSD
  • Network Speed 1 Gbit/s


  • Network Main Network
  • Country Germany
  • CPU Intel Xeon Gold 6140 (2 dedicated cores)
  • RAM 8GB DDR4
  • Disk 40GB SSD
  • Network Speed 1 Gbit/s


Delegates should make themselves available to their voters. Much as you wouldn't vote for a mayor who never talks to anybody, it's not recommended that you vote for a delegate who doesn't offer communication channels for you to get in contact. However, as a voter, you should respect your delegates' time as well. While delegates may not be able to respond to you immediately, good delegates should make an effort to respond to voters' requests in a timely fashion.



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ALjTwZTLdYUdbevWHSp42xM45RxPMkhgKb 144,063 Ѧ 9.1819%
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AQqdkYeE5ZJuh49HgTfBmcoJ1MscdtDh7L 136,661 Ѧ 8.7101%
AeExcPC6QbnWKwCArqx3wSFthy8bYZAw9b 131,429 Ѧ 8.3767%
ALmRtr9H9RRka1gKvAZivHtabPVirCKxtb 130,271 Ѧ 8.3029%
ATMwaA3MaDiH9GUFgEphwohtCtVXZj2oR5 123,681 Ѧ 7.8828%
ANRSWtkTBF2AvcopUWYPuru69xBWqsqXT3 122,080 Ѧ 7.7808%