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One week since the node strategy launched on the testnet on January 8, there are currently 52 nodes online, and 43 nodes have successfully generated blocks. These nodes are expected to participate in sharing test incentives of at least 150,000 NAS.
Problems last week
1.The Chrome plugin NAS Wallet required by the node platform was taken down by Google.
It has been requested to be re-launched, but it takes time to review. During this period, users who have installed the plug-in must not delete it. Users who have not installed it can download the web wallet directly on Github (click here to download>).
2.There are some special steps for nodes running on the testnet, which are not the same as the mainnet. Some node managers were not very clear about that.
Documents have been updated and copywriting has been adjusted. In particular:
- Please build the code under the origin/testnet branch. Do not use the mainnet branch.
- For a new address, you need to apply for a test NAS to pay the gas fee before you can complete the first transfer. Claim address: testnet.nebulas.io/claim. Tokens on the testnet have no value and are for test only. When the node strategy on mainnet, your initial pledged NAS amount is zero.
Step by step to run a node on testnet.
3.Failed to launch the testnet steadily before the arrival of the polling cycle at the height of 3140200, and the synchronization time reserved for the invited nodes was insufficient. Due to time zone issues, some nodes delayed for more than one day before data synchronization. Subsequent updates will optimize the process for this:
- Switch the environment to ensure the stability of the open nodes after the block is released.
- Notify all nodes and give no less than one day of upgrade time.
- Wait for the height of the polling cycle to come after all is stable.
Plans for next week
- Added email reminder function. Node managers can receive email alerts when they are selected for governance, or penalized.
- Distribute the test NAX to some nodes and test the NAX voting process.
- Support the use of sign-in addresses for node shutdown applications and address management. It will be released with new contract version.
Q: Can I increase incentives via increasing node rankings during testing?
A: Not directly related. Because the testnet is not a real currency environment, there is no cost to obtain test tokens. It’s unfair to distribute proceeds according to NAX voting. During the test, the incentive is to see how long the node is online, encourage participation in the test, and find problems. It also rewards nodes and users who find problems, including bugs at the code level, security issues, and optimization of node planning processes. Therefore, the number of NAX and the simulated voting situation will affect the ranking, but will not affect the earnings during the test period. Click to view test node incentives.
Q: When can I produce blocks after applying for a node?
A: The application node is not online immediately during the invitation period. Please wait for the team to review. We will give priority to the teams or individuals who are willing and capable of operating nodes after going online. If you have any questions, please contact your inviter or email us at email@example.com. After passing the review, please make sure that the node is online so that you have a chance to make a block.
Q: The server is normal and the code is running. Why can’t we make a block?
A: Please make sure your code is up to date. Please wait patiently for data synchronization after the code runs. Only when your block catches up with the current block can it appear as online. When the server is online, wait for the next polling cycle.
Q: Why can’t I transfer NAS? Applying for nodes is always unsuccessful?
A: Please make sure you have NAS on your address to pay for Gas.
Q: What is the relationship between the four addresses? Must it be different?
Sign-in address: This address is the only one that you can sign in to the node platform with. Please use the Nebulas Chrome Extension to sign in and manage your node on this node platform.
Minner address: Only used for creating the block, signature, polling check. The keystore is on your server.
Incentive address: Your consensus incentive will be sent to this address. We recommend a cold storage wallet for security. The incentive address can be modified via the server configuration.
Governance address: If your node is selected as a governance node, your vote for proposals and projects will be via this address. In addition, your governance incentive will be sent to this address. To partake in governance and to vote, we recommend using a hot wallet such as NAS nano Pro.
The default governance address is the same as the sign-in address. Because now the node strategy is on the testnet, it made no difference whether the four addresses were the same or different. However, after it’s on the mainnet, for security reasons, it is recommended to use a different address and allocate hot and cold wallets according to our recommendations.
January 15, 2020