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📣  Preparing for Phase 1, Round 3  📣

Hello Nodes Team!

We had a lot of fun in Round 1, there is incredible excitement in Round 2, and we are looking forward to an even better Round 3!

If you are new to Battle of Nodes, welcome, it's still early! Sign up and join the battle for massive fun and epic rewards.

If you are already in Round 1 & 2, your existing nodes will be carried over to Round 3. You can add more nodes for Round 3 (up to 6 total) - fill in the form.

⚠️  We're cleaning house: nodes with 0 uptime until the end of Round 2 will not be carried over automatically. If you registered a node but did not operate it yet and you want to do so from now on, register it again in the form.

👉  Please fill in this form by Sunday 20 October 23:59 UTC

Newcomers please also go through the KYC process, set up your node(s) and then check out these relevant links:

- Dedicated forum
- FAQ
- Validators Telegram channel
- Testnet Explorer

 👉  This is the last registration form for Battle of Nodes. If you didn't join yet, now's the last chance to do so!

⚔️ See you on the battle #fiedl 🛡

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📣  Preparing for Round 3 - registration form flash re-open!

Hello Nodes Team,

As in the previous two weeks, the next round will start with a new patch. Our devs are working hard to make it chock-full of cool features and to keep raising the bar for participants in Battle of Nodes.

We're tentatively on schedule for starting a new round Wednesday 23 October 07:00 UTC, to be finally decided soon(tm). Regardless, the official patch will be announced at least 24 hours before the official start of Round 3.

👉  Until then, we're flash opening the registration form for any late comers to Battle of Nodes that want to take this chance and squeeze some nodes in.

📊  Leaderboards scoring update: we found an issue with why scoring was not properly added for some new nodes in Round 2. TL;DR: too many nodes for the routine that parsed logs. No worries, we have all the data, we just need to import it differently. We're actually happy to have this problem, which will be solved soon.

⚔️  See you on the battle #fiedl  🛡

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📣  Client version 1.0.34 released

Hello Nodes Team,

The latest patch is here! It brings some fixes and the genesis file for Round 3 of Phase 1.

👉  Please do: Backup your keys, set up the latest version of the node, restore keys, start node

▪️  Linux installation guide
🔹  Windows installation guide
▫️  MacOs installation guide

🔎  Check your scripts before updating, latest tags are v1.0.34 and BoN-ph1-w3

👌  Go ahead and delete the old databases, this is a new blockchain.

This announcement is in effect as of Tuesday 22 October 11:00 UTC. Official uptime monitoring starts Wednesday 23 October 11:00 UTC, 24 hours from now. Be sure to update your nodes before that time.

⚔️ See you on the battle #fiedl ! 🛡

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📣  Starting Round 3 of Phase 1

Hello Nodes Team,

🎉  Round 3 of Phase 1 has officially started!

🔎  Monitoring has started Wednesday 23 October 11:00 UTC and will end Sunday 27 October 23:59 UTC.

Throughout this period the main goal for node operators will remain to maintain uptime as much as possible. 

👉  Scoring for this round will also take into account the number of earned rewards! You can maximize uptime & number of earned rewards by maintaining your node online and running the latest version of the client and minimize update times for new patches.

🤩  Missions will be launched soon! Sneak peak: they have to do with our wallet, cool times ahead.

📊  Leaderboard will be updated today with final Round 2 scores

War. War never changes.

⚔️  See you on the battle #fiedl ! 🛡

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🏃‍♂️  We're catching up!

Hello Nodes Team,

Following a successful campaign by our very own Lucian, Iulian, Sebastian & the rest of the team, the metachain is finally recovering. Good job to them and to all of you involved to make this recovery possible.

👉  If you haven't patched already, please do so, grace period has ended Friday 25 October  09:00 UTC.

🔎  What's happening right now: The metachain is presently notarizing the blocks in the other shards at block height ~8.000, whereas in reality they are at ~20.000. We estimate it will properly catch up in 8 -12 hours.

📊  Scoring will take into account this interesting situation, a later update will come on that.

🍅  ... so Poppa tomato gets angry, goes over to the baby tomato, and squishes him... and says, 'Catch up.'

⚔️  See you on the battle #fiedl !  🛡

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🎬  Round 3 of Phase 1 ends early

Hello Nodes Team,

The patch was too little too late for recovering the blockchain from its earlier issues. Recovering it via an accurate orchestration of all node operators simultaneously would be both beautiful and impractical. Battle of Nodes is a tough competition but it also is ~350 people from 43 countries who are looking forward to the weekend. So, we're calling it now and starting fresh next week.

⏱ Official end of Round 3 is Friday 25 October 18:00 UTC

📊  All scoring for Round 3 will be done based on uptime. A 30 minutes per node overall bonus will be included for servers that were online, to account for restarts, without going over 100%

🏵  Round 4 will come next week. Phase 1 will be extended to make sure we have a stable blockchain to move into Phase 2 with.

 The new patch and official announcement will come on Monday 28 October during UTC business hours, with 24 hours notice before the official start of Round 4

"Blockchains are like life - whenever you feel things are not working out, you can just keep the knowledge and start from the beginning." - Aristotle

⚔️  See you on the battle #fiedl !  🛡

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📊  Leaderboard scores for Round 3 are up!

Hello Nodes Team,

Scores for Round 3 have been uploaded to the Leaderboard, go see where you stand!

Due to the metachain synch issues last week which pretty much started right after kicking off Round 3, we only used uptime information. 

👉  We applied the version penalty for nodes that updated after the 24 hour grace period which ended Friday 25 October 09:00 UTC

👌  We granted a 30 minutes bonus to all scores on Friday, to cover for extra restarts that were performed while troubleshooting

⏱  Friday scoring spanned 7 hours: 11:00 - 18:00 UTC, so max score was 2.916 (7/24*10.000)

🚧  Glitch in the Matrix: nodes running clients older than v1.0.36 are displaying "N/A" under "Version"

⚔️  See you on the battle #fiedl !  🛡

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