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  1. If you're not familiar with Mission 6, let me tell you what needs to happen:

    When the snapshot will be performed on Monday 23 December 12:00 UTC, your wallet balance should be as close as possible to ZERO

    You can do whatever you want with your ERD, voting for articles will be the most popular approach, BUT, in the spirit of Shadow Shards, you could be attacking other players, filling their wallet for the snapshot. 

    Having ERD in their wallet can send someone way down on the Leaderboard, this means better chances for you!

    I'm putting a target on my back!!

    In a last attempt to have some fun, I challenge you to keep my wallets full for the snapshot. I will try my best to defend my castle and empty the wallets, but depending on the timing, you have a pretty good chance to knock me out of the leaderboard.

    What can I gain from this? Well, some battle scars :)) and funds for voting, or attacking others! There are no rules in this mission, everything goes!!

    Here are my wallets:

    Turtle: 5f06bfe68e78edc52bc642e2bfc56074b98678e7219cfeacfdb6b45fbcf23442

    Weasel: 767b0cfd471501c760d3338e5dcb16836f7e9cd7366387851b92022ac6cba020

    Eagle: cf51fc9eab73998545e2390a563c7a11603e37d0b581ee18bd1c5b1dc1343563

    Raven: 1f59999f81032463036b7414ab65ffbca003542582ec78ebd8032c44ddc7024c

    Panda: 0f66deababd94d0de7fc205fed533f5bc6a31f9f21f3889f793f8f742ef3f41b

    Snake: 84fb6cd51e5b5e0c557018bd869a953e645d4e58de0e562acd42f6dd6e0ed2e4


    Good luck and have fun! 


    PS: This is also a publicity stunt, so, if you liked my article you can also send your ERD to the voting address at 640e7e30c684aafc3c959881b38ee6bc510798267e7cdc78a314f05ae5294a40.







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  2. Contabo is by far the cheapest option, 9 euro per month for 6 cores, 16GB RAM, 400GB SSD, 400 Mbit/s port (unlimited traffic).

    I run 3 instances on it and the proposed block rate is not 100% successful. Those pushing the limits of their hardware will suffer! My advice is to make adjustments for the next waves and ditch the nodes you cannot run at decent performance.

    As more of us will migrate to Contabo, we'll be at the mercy of Contabo, they might not like our activity and they might impose limits, I hope it doesn't happen though.

    Most other similarly priced VPSs have a storage problem, max 50gb or so.

    If the activity is intense, the database will grow quite easily, take care of this aspect. It's not in anyone's interest to have dead nodes as the shard might get frozen without 2/3 active nodes. 

    So keep your enemies close 🙂



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  3. 2 hours ago, josefcoap said:

    After creating the node identity, must be instructions to run the node. People that read this are asking me what they don't see node running after key generation 

    Yep, generated pems are not copied in the node's config folder, I'm getting the same feedback and I was sending some people chasing green horses on the walls :)) Romanian saying

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    If you lose the *.pem files (aka your node's identity) where you found the public keys used to register for the Battle as a Validator, you're dead! At least you chance to get that perfect score is 😅

    Make a habit of backing up these files, it's really not that hard. After you have a working node, you'll find them in the config folder that sits next to your node executable.

    My advice is to pack initialNodesSk.pem and initialBalancesSk.pem into a zip achive, setting up an optional password that you'll not forget, and store it on a different device or on a private file locker like Google Drive. You might need this to revive your original node in case of disaster.

    Inactive nodes will get pruned from the shard setup when a new Testnet version is released, so your goal should be to have your registered node running 24/7.

    Good luck!





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  5. Same here, first time running blockchain software other than wallets, first time being an active community member.

    I've chosen Elrond as it implements Sorin's Proof Of Stake, also known as SPoS.

    Haha, kidding, I'm fortunate enough to live in Sibiu and be close enough to the team. They've lured me at a Meetup with free pizza and now they can seem to get rid of me 🤩

    Cheers guys!!

  6. Official guide for setting up a node:


    Community enhanced official scripts:


    Community tutorials:

    “FAQ running Elrond Network node for the first time” by Jose F. Aznar https://link.medium.com/4ime0uLMn0

    “Fast Install & Update Elrond Nodes” by Jose F. Aznar https://link.medium.com/pQxZjzOMn0

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