As announced in the blogpost here, we have a small group of professional validators running their nodes on the new NEAR Betanet. These nodes require additional attention such as frequent updates and reboots - generally speaking, a lot more maintenance.
This activity is valuable for the entire community, as the NEAR Core team can test the nightly releases in a “real-world scenario” and build a more reliable nearcore.
The thread below will be used by the Betanet Analisys Group to report (on a monthly basis) their activities. Every reply will follow a template, which is still very basic and open to improvements, that will be forwarded to NEAR Foundation for the token allocation.
Every reply should contain:
- the timeframe (start and end) of the activity (e.g. November 16th - December 31st 2020)
- the name of the betanet staking pool (e.g. pool1.nearkat.near)
- a list (not mandatory) of the additional measures that were requested, such as hard forks or manual nearcore updates
We will process token allocations in batches (similar to the Stake Wars) so expect a few days to pass between the report submission and the tokens transfer.
The compensation for this activity is $500 in NEAR Tokens per month.
As of today this group is full, and we don’t plan to add other validators to it in the foreseeable future
Reach out to me directly via chat or email if you have any questions!