I am aware that this will not result in any upvotes. Still, I wanted to be as transparent as possible. I've been a long-time nano supporter and my node "Deutscher Nano Knoten" has been running since 2017. It has 769 delegators and a voting weight of 798.775 (0.74% of total supply)
Nano has no fees.
But: The performance of Nano (spam resistance, TPS, ledger size) depends on the underlying hardware of the nodes. For this reason, my hardware has already been upgraded several times to meet the increasing requirements.
However, the performance of Nano is also dependent on volunteer enthusiasts who provide such hardware "for free". There are certainly also use cases in which shop owners who offer nano operate their own node. In my case it's a pure hobby, enthusiasm and fascination with nano.
Ledger pruning can already be seen on the horizon. Still, my hardware would have to be upgraded again to get more hard drive space. This would incur further costs.
The cost of my node is 160 euros a year and I received 13.35 Nano as a donation. Expenses for maintenance, security updates, software updates and checking the log files are not mentioned. In terms of the year, 160 euro are not that much. But from time to time I get a little annoyed about shills who loudly propagandize "nano has no fees", while it should actually read "nano has no fees as long others pay our nodes and maintaining them".
For this reason I have decided to switch off my node and not to upgrade it again. I would give my key (for orphaned Nano or even Raiblocks accounts) in good hands on discord.
My Node is shutting down on 03/22/2021
still out of love
I get it, the nerf is warranted. But I feel like this sets a weird precedent. Are more of the atlas tree passives going to receive stealth nerfs? At least communicate, even if there will be players who complain, we need to be on the same page (and maybe even offer refund points).
The new watchstones and atlas passives are kind of a black box to us, so any stealth changes need to be reevaluated manually by the players if they aren't mentioned in the form of patchnotes.
I kind of don't want to constantly have to monitor "is my 5% chance to replace all monsters with beasts really 5%"? Especially if it changes from patch to patch, hotfix to hotfix.
Currently I can do a lap of EPL and literally have nothing to show for it. It is beyond farmed.
And it's not just the bots, it's the fact that significantly more players are on my server as there might have been in vanilla, but the number and respawn rate of herb and mining nodes remains almost unchanged!
Even after the Black Lotus changes they're still far more difficult to find than they might have been and the main cause is server population. In TBC the Black Lotus issue is likely going away but the other herbs need to be more available. You cannot increase the number of players without also increasing the number of resources available.
Farming used to be a nice relaxing activity to replenish your pots or make a little gold, now it's an unrewarding waste of time.
Come TBC I think the Classic community either needs to accept layering, or Blizzard needs to make herb and mining nodes respawn much faster than they currently are. We're about to be squished into just six zones, while endgame herbs in Classic are spread across nearly twice as many zones and it still isn't enough.
EDIT: Changed my guesstimate of server populations because some redditors want to win a semantics argument rather than addressing the real issue.
the borrow checker now haunts my dreams.
Serious question, why ?
We're all familiar with Not your keys, not your coins , but many seem to forget Not your node, not your rules. The nodes are what keep the rules and miners in check. If you're using someone else's node to validate blocks with your transactions, you're basically trusting the rules that that node chooses to enforce.
In addition to that, running your own node increases your transaction privacy. You're not letting third parties know which transactions you're interested, i.e. every time you lookup your transaction on Blockcypher, Blockstream etc., you're linking your IP or PC-fingerprint to a specific transaction in their logs.
I do realize that some people won't be able to afford the hardware, though it is getting cheaper to get, and others have connectivity issues. This isn't directed at those people, but at those who have the ability to do so. It's becoming increasingly easy to run your own node, there are some good projects out there which basically do it for you.
Many of these projects are basically plug and play bitcoin node
edit: Added some mentioned in the comments.
Thanks /u/TheGreatMuffin and /u/jyv3257e
If I'm missing any other projects, let me know and I'll had them to the list.
I'm really curious about your point of view. Price related comments not welcome (tired of this).
When I see how cheap and simple it is to run a nano node, I completely reevaluate the perspective of achieving organic and long lasting decentralization based on the most simple hardwares; The level of interest/incentive needed in the ecosystem can be as little as holding a few bucks or running a business interacting with the payment system. The ratio "incentive to run a node / cost to run a node" could even exceeds the viability of the BTC equivalent ratio, this later being based on competition, concentration in pools and obsolescence of hardwares (not considering huge pollution and waste of energy).
I see Nano nodes evolving the same as free email providers do, when offering "free email service". The consequence of this design is the need launch a dynamic anti-spam system, and nano seems to have it. P2PoW allows even anyone to collaborate in this solution, without even the need for running a node, especially since it is all about preventive "micro-Pow" infinitely smaller than BTC Pow. https://anarkrypto.medium.com/nano-p2pow-d9c839a7ec49
Is there any better example for the "email of money", in the crypto landscape? For this, it must at least offer feeless and instant transaction; these are necessary conditions
Glad to see such positive response! as noted by many, depending on your environment you will need to open ports in your firewall and set port-forwarding if needed. I have updated my post with little more info and removed unneeded args from the example command as pointed by /u/hyc_symas. If I made some mistakes in my post - point them out and I'll fix it ;)
As of today the whole Monero network got ~1000 public nodes in this P2P network, comparing it to BitTorrent P2P network where one torrent with similar to current Monero blockchain ~100 GB size gets dozens of thousands full seeds (equivalent of public nodes) Monero network is "seeded" very poorly (as for the value it represents).
This reddit community alone got 186k members, if only 10% would "seed" we would have VERY strong network. Be one of us, join seeding!
All you need to do is run this command and keep it running whenever you can:
monerod.exe --ban-list block_tor.txt --rpc-restricted-bind-ip
--rpc-restricted-bind-port 18089 --public-node
Here you can check if your ports are open (node must be running):
More explanation on ports here(in our example 18081 = 18089):
Official site where you can download the node (included in GUI and CLI wallet):
Be sure to always run the latest version.
More detailed information on how to configure your own node with linux:
Port forwarding (if needed):
[https://www.noip.com/sup... keep reading on reddit ➡
At least I missed them and everyone I know missed them so probably some of you also missed them (scroll down), it seems they were added later. Some of the small nodes are even better than major nodes.
I've been seeing a lot of posts recently that each time they want to interact with a child node they use the
$child syntax. Keep in mind that this is just a shortcut for the
get_node(child) method. If you need to use it multiple times in the same function, instead of:
childNode = $child childNode.a_method() childNode.another_method()
This way you only use
get_node once, which is nice since using get_node many times will decrease your performance the more nodes you have.
If it's a child you use in many methods, consider storing it in a
onready var, to have it accesible always. This also means that if you change the tree structure, you have fewer lines to change to correct the node path.
Hope somebody finds this useful!
Edit: as u/kleonc pointed out in the comments, $ and get_node are not quite exactly the same, $ in addition to being a shortcut actually does some caching of the NodePath so it's a little faster, but you still end up having a decrease in performance if you use it a lot.
He is currently Vice-Chair (Privacy) of the Digital Currency Global Initiative, which is a joint project by the International Telecommunication Union, which is the UN ICT agency, and Stanford.
To advocate such a totaliarian position - where running a software node that operates according to an autonomous algorithm becomes illegal in the United States - means he is profoundly authoritarian in his mindset and agenda.
Ultimately his goal must be to either keep all cryptocurrency networks out of the US through extreme control over the internet within the US, or to eliminate all autonomous cryptocurrency networks from the world.
This would disenfranchise millions of people, and prevent the emergence of decentralized financial networks that have already shown they have the ability to dramatically improve the living conditions of people facing some of the most challenging socioeconomic conditions in the world.
To advocate for such a heavy-handed and illiberal respose to a voluntarily formed decentralized software network makes it completely inappropriate for an international organization like the UN, or a world renowned university like Stanford, to have any affiliation with him.
He's advocating nothing less than the total suppression of non-official human activity, and total bureaucratic supremacy, of the kind characteristic of the worst totalitarian societies.
We should contact the UN ICT Agency and Stanford and demand they distance themselves from someone advocating government measures that pose such a grave threat to human rights in the US and to financial empowerment worldwide.
Hi everyone! I’ve been in Dogecoin since the beginning - buying, mining, even have the #98 Dogecrew t-shirt to prove it (which was $21.99, or about 60k DOGE at the time), and running a full node for the last couple of years. With all of the recent interest in Dogecoin, I feel it’s important to talk about Dogecoin itself - not as a speculative asset, but as a system for the future, and how you can actively be part of it.
A lot of folks reading this might be new to cryptocurrencies in general, so let’s start with an overview of how it actually works. First, Dogecoin is not a stock - that’s important! Dogecoin is a distributed ledger that stores transactions on a global network of computers. When a transaction is made, it is recorded in a block that is then broadcast to the other nodes in the network. Each block is chained to the previous block using cryptography, tracing back all the way to the very first block of transactions - this is the blockchain. By storing the transactions, you and everyone else can verify how much Dogecoin is in your wallet and available to spend and share.
Quite simply, a node is just one of the nodes as described above. It’s software, running on your computer, that listens to other nodes and shares blocks to help keep the entire ledger up-to-date. They also provide historical blocks to new nodes that are doing their first download of the full blockchain. The Dogecoin Core wallet client on the Dogecoin website is that software. By default, Dogecoin Core maintains a maximum of 8 outbound connections to other nodes. That’s good, and lets you stay up-to-date, but what if we want to connect to a lot of other nodes to help better maintain the network? That’s the function of a full node. The only difference between a full node and the normal wallet client is that it can accept inbound connections in addition to making outgoing connections. Because it allows others to connect, this increases the number of peers from 8 to potentially hundreds (my node seems to hover around 120 connections) - that’s a 15x improvement!
A hypothesis that the Federal Reserve can set interest rates based on the movements of the planet Mars. Here I have data going back to 1896 that shows how the Dow Jones performed when Mars was within 30 degrees of the lunar node. https://zenodo.org/record/3711110#.YA7E8uhKjIU
year by year comparison (going back to 1897) between the annual Dow Jones returns vs annual Dow Jones returns that leave out the days that the planet Mars was within 30 degrees of the lunar node https://zenodo.org/record/4415709#.YA7FIuhKjIU
In western astrology, a lot of people have given the advice of following the call of your north node and leave the south node's tendecies behind. While others say that in Vedic astrology, this is a dangerous thing to do. Which opinion is more correct?
Edit: Thank you all for your beautiful and genuine responses! This has really opened my eyes and made me realize a lot of things about my past and how I should prepare for a good future. I hope we all can achieve the things we were meant to achieve in this lifetime.