Stage 2 - Phase 1

July 30 21:00 (UTC+8) - August 14 21:00 (UTC+8)

Validators will need to complete some tasks during this stage, such as set up a sentry node, monitor the node, etc. The main purpose of this stage is to ensure the security and stability of the Stafi chain and to make validators understand how to run the node more smoothly.

Rewards will only be given to participants who have completed the tasks. And tasks will have a limit to the rewards. First come first served. Meanwhile, we have a mentor program — validators who help others will also be rewarded. Please note that the Stafi team has the ultimate discretion on which validators shall be given the mentor rewards based on our assessment.

Additionally, according to the situation of the network in stage 1, we strongly recommend the configuration of the machine as follows:

Please upgrade your server if your server does not meet the requirements, especially cpu, at least 4 cores. Otherwise, your node may not be stable enough and you may lose your rewards.

Details

You should follow the steps below to complete all the tasks in Stage 2-1.

1. Set Up a Sentry Node

This assumes you have already set up a validator and would like to make it more resilient and protect against sybil attack or DDoS.

After completing this task, please send an email to technical@stafi.io.

The email mainly contains:

(1) Your Stash account.

(2) The commands of running these two nodes.

(3) A screenshot of the node running on telemetry. Just like this:

Please make both nodes contain your name, like node03. So the name of your sentry node should be yourname-sentry-1 .

Date: July 30 21:00 (UTC+8) - August 7 21:00 (UTC+8)

You should complete the task before August 7 21:00 (UTC+8). The sooner you finish, the greater the chance of getting rewards.

Please follow this guide.

2. Monitor your node and setup automated alerts

Monitor your node health, and send an automated email in case of issues.

(1) Monitor storage, CPU and memory usage, etc.

(2) Monitor Stafi parameters, including number of active peers, block height, node version, etc.

After completing this task, please send an email to technical@stafi.io .

The email mainly contains:

(1) Your Stash account.

(2) Describe how you monitor storage, CPU and memory usage as clear as possible.

(3) Send us your script for monitoring Stafi parameters.

Date: July 30 21:00 (UTC+8) - August 14 21:00 (UTC+8)

You should complete the task before August 14 21:00 (UTC+8). The sooner you finish, the greater the chance of getting rewards.

Please follow this guide.

3. Node Online Rate

The main purpose of task 1 and task 2 is to make you run the node smoothly. So we will count your node online rate. You can do anything you want, just keep your node running. If some people rank the same, we will choose the one who is more stable to produce blocks.

Date: August 10 21:00 (UTC+8) - August 14 21:00 (UTC+8)

Please note that we only count the completion of the task during this period.

4. Mentor program

After the end of the Stage 2, we will reward 5 validators who often help others and contribute to the community.