Rolling ITN: Week 2 Update
By Fahad Rana

Dec 02, 2022 - Amsterdam

Rolling ITN Phase 1 Milestone has been achieved! And then some!

We are proud to announce that the milestone was hit within the first few hours of the first day of the announcement. Here is the tally so far:

  • 2200+ people signed up to run a node.
  • 1880+ people were whitelisted, with about 150 wrong submissions.
  • 300+ people are actually running a node.

With all this in mind, we are monumentally proud of the community and their interest in running a node on our consensus. Again, the idea of the “Rolling ITN” is to make sure we find any specific vulnerabilities in the network so they can be improved to a better standard of compliance for the next phase.

The feedback from our node runners and people within both our community channels has been very important to find particular edge cases.

What’s Happened So Far?

Since getting an overwhelming response by the community to run a node, we have officially hard-capped our node applicants to 2000 individuals who had filled up their form before December 8, 2022. This was done on a first-come, first-served basis due to reaching more than 22 times the number of applicants we were looking to onboard. December 8th also marks the start of the reward period and will last until December 31st.

However, this is not the end of ITN. As mentioned in the announcement article there will be more phases where your participation is not only needed but necessary. In the meantime, people who are running nodes already can partake in helping out the rest of the community who require help in running their nodes, contribute to our guide(s) or even give feedback on the difficulty of the whole experience on our community channels.

We have also released a FAQ thread within the Community Discord as a go-to list for (new) community members to help them to set up their node. On top of that as mentioned in the last update a new Step-by-Step Guide will also be provided next week along with some videos to improve retention and efficiency. We want to make sure that node runners get the most up-to-date information that they can receive from Dusk Network to maintain their nodes.

We've disabled staking on our centralized infrastructure as a measure against staking while your node is not set up properly. The new guide will explain in more detail what steps you should take to stake through your own node. Some people have already been creative enough to figure out how to do it though.

About Dusk Network
Dusk Network is the privacy blockchain for financial applications. A new standard for compliance, control, and collaboration. Our mission is to enable enterprises of any size to collaborate at scale, meet compliance requirements and ensure that personal and transaction data remains confidential.

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