29Jan 2020

Epoch 29

For the first time since the start of the Incentivized Testnet (ITN), I briefly considered quitting the testnet because of its frustrations and instabilities. The amount of time spent on babysitting the node was not proportional to ,,,

29Jan 2020

Epoch 28

During this epoch, it did not take long before our team realized it was going to be a rocky one. The problem started with bootstrapping our node. We restarted our node because it was stuck.

28Jan 2020

Epoch 27

During this epoch, our node experienced its first simultaneous block creation. We created the block but never got credit for it. In Shelley Explorer, I found that another stake pool created the exact block that we created, 13802.

19Jan 2020

Epoch 26

He was worried because he did not create this second wallet. We helped him troubleshoot the problem.

17Jan 2020

Epoch 24

During this epoch, some of our delegates extended their gratitude for a strong 23 rewards via our Telegram channel, Dapp360 Pool Community.

16Jan 2020

Epoch 23

During this research, I came across a Reddit article titled “ITN fork issues – My thoughts.” In this article, one of the culprits gave a futile defense of his mischief.

15Jan 2020

Epoch 22

More importantly, during this epoch, I remembered the encouragement and loyalty shown by two of our very dedicated delegates Eli Taylor, and Federico Confalonieri.

13Jan 2020

Epoch 21

55% performance significantly reduced our delegates’ rewards. So it was no surprise when our team noticed a loss of 8.2 million staked delegates during this epoch (21).

12Jan 2020

Epoch 19

As this epoch progressed, I wish I had not given such an optimistic projection for epoch 19. Our node created 14 out of the 20 scheduled blocks. The creation of 14 blocks out of 20 gave our node a 70% performance which was not good.

11Jan 2020

Epoch 18

One memorable event from this epoch was our interactions with some of our delegates via our Telegram channel, DApp360 Pool Community.

11Jan 2020

Epoch 17

Epoch 17 ended with our team fearing a mass exodus of delegates in epoch 18 when delegates see their reward from epoch 17.

10Jan 2020

Epoch 16

We noticed that our node’s log file contains more “stuck_notifier” warnings. This increased frequency of warnings prompted our team to consult with other node operators in the Cardano Stake Pool & Best Practice Telegram channel.

08Jan 2020

Epoch 15

We were not sure if such behavior was normal for the ITN or not. Regardless, our team wanted more insight as to why the ITN did not include our punctually created block or awarded it to another pool.

04Jan 2020

Epoch 13

It seems like 100% performance is becoming a routine with the DApp360 node. At the start of Epoch 13, the DApp360 node ranked #1...

04Jan 2020

Epoch 12

We received more ADA stake delegates. More delegates subscribed to our pool’s email newsletter. More delegates visited our DApp360 Pool Community Telegram channel. Our node was constantly up without going down. We even got a Twitter mentioned as you

04Jan 2020

Epoch 11

Epoch 11 started flawlessly without the DApp360’s node getting stuck or going off on a forked chain. To my disbelief, the node kept running without our assistance. We started epoch 11 ranked #3 in Daedalus Reward Wallet with a 100% performance.

03Jan 2020

Epoch 10

I could not believe it. For me, it was miraculous. Because I didn’t believe it, I kept monitoring the node every half hour, but it was still going.

03Jan 2020

Epoch 9

We thought we got our mojo back by creating more blocks but losing 30 million stake delegates killed our newly found mojo.

02Jan 2020

Epoch 8

However, we kept working, reading Jormungandr guide, and researching Telegram channels on ways we could improve our node configuration for resiliency and maximum uptime. At this point, I am getting about 3 hours of sleep each night.