Over the last week (08/05 to 08/11), the Pocket Network protocol has successfully relayed over 100.5M application requests and settled at 4,778 nodes.
Analysis by Marco 👋 | @TMod_Marco
The number of relays per day over the past few weeks absolutely exploded!
This past week, we saw over 100M relays successfully processed by the network and over 5,000 active validator nodes.
We had our two biggest days ever last week!
☝ This is a major milestone worth celebrating, and the result of new partners and supported blockchains.
This also means 1M POKT was minted last week, distributed among 4,778 nodes.
That means ~210 POKT per node in rewards.
C0D3R no longer displays the chain relays per blockchain.
However, feel free to navigate to https://www.poktscan.com/public/dashboard to view the relays per supported blockchain. This clearly shows Fuse is still the most used blockchain by far, followed by the Ethereum Network.
With Dark Forest v6 Round 3 kicking off, I expect xDAI to quickly catch up!
New chains whitelisted
On August 5th, it was communicated by Jack that two new chains were whitelisted to the network:
- Polygon Archival (000B)
- Fuse Archival (000A)
If you’re interested in serving relays on these blockchains to earn POKT, make sure your node is set up correctly in order to prevent the node from getting slashed.
Testnet and Beta-0.6.4 Timeline
As communicated in the Chain Halt Post-Mortem & QA Enhancements on the forum, a first improvement and step was getting the testnet back up and running again.
The testnet will be used as a mainnet-like production environment, for more effective testing.
The next focus of the testnet will be testing beta release 0.6.4. There’s no timeline for this beta release, and it is not an overnight project. Getting the testnet fully back up and running will take some time.
Navigate to the above mentioned forum post for all details entailing the enhancements.
Monthly Community Call & more
This month’s community call is scheduled for Friday, August 27th.
Join us if you’re interested, we’ll be discussing a range of topics, including protocol upgrades, DAO proposals, community projects, as well as any topic you propose!
If you’re interested in proposing a topic, please contact Jack on Discord. To attend, RSVP on Discord.
Besides the community call, various office hours are coming up:
- DApp Dev office hour (Tuesday, August 17th): to chat about using Pocket as a DApp developer.
- Node runner office hour (Wednesday, August 18th): to get advice on anything node-related.
- DAO office hour (Thursday, August 19th): to chat about the Pocket DAO.
- Pocket Arcade office hour (Thursday, August 26th): to chat about the Pocket Arcade, where you can ask for help or share feedback.
Pocket Network now supports Polygon!
Yesterday, on August 12th, we officially announced that from now on Polygon is supported and decentralized RPC access to Polygon’s full stack scaling solution is now possible!
For developers, you can mint a Polygon RPC endpoint through the Pocket Portal in just a couple of minutes. Making your DApp actually decentralized and gaining the advantages that come with it:
Even if you’re not a developer, you can help to drive more relays to the Pocket Network by switching your default Metamask RPC endpoint to a Pocket endpoint!
What can you do to support Pocket Network?
If you care about privacy and decentralization, replace the default network provider in your MetaMask wallet with actual decentralized node infrastructure by adding a Pocket-powered RPC endpoints for Ethereum, Avalanche, xDAI, Fuse, and/or Polygon through the custom rpc settings!
Try out any of these other apps listed in the Conscious Dappitalism page within our new docs .
You can also earn a skill-role in our Discord community server for dogfooding any of those applications by completing a quest within the POKT arcade.
Don’t know how to run a node? Check out the Node Runner docs above to learn how.
Try out Node Pilot, it’s the most user-friendly option to spin up both base layer blockchain nodes and Pocket nodes.
If you run into any issues, a community of node runners (and our support team) would be happy to help. If you’d prefer to not run a node yourself, check out the forum for a list of node providers offering their services to people interested in participating in the ecosystem.
How to purchase POKT to stake?
When you are ready to take the step forward in supporting decentralized node infrastructure and earning Pocket’s native cryptocurrency for serving apps then visit any of these community-established OTCs:
They are the best way to buy or sell POKT; and it helps nodes cover the cost of their infrastructure. Join either private telegram channels (requires telegram) and message the admin to get started. Note that there are fees associated with the OTCs to help cover their costs and that neither Pocket Network, Inc., the Pocket DAO, nor the Pocket Foundation receives any of these fees nor any proceeds from the sale of POKT through the OTCs.