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Re: 5 Million NXT bounty for Nxt & Ardor Forgers
« Reply #380 on: August 08, 2017, 09:34:44 am »

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Have this to add (and to bump this Bounty if it's still alive? A few questions and a few answers I figured out on my own...

apologies in advance for putting "DOT" in the middle instead of linking and the spaces but I am not allowed to post external links. Still a newbie ;) If I had the option,
 I would have delivered it without spending 30 minutes chopping it up :/


How far can I take my entry into the lottery?

So after getting an automatic install from emoneyru for testing purposes (As some of you know, I have a friend who is willing to lease me a large portion of a server, where I only have to pay the prices he pays basically; which I can create between 50-100 NXT Nodes on, although I am trying to work out a way to at least lease 1k NXT to each node to make a small amount of NXT off this contribution, after I figure out the leasing or funding I will begin creating the Nodes. I would like to create 25 to 50 at once and have them all leased and ready but I think this will take some advertising and marketing on my part; 100 NXT (soon to be Ardor) Nodes will be very beneficial to the userbase I think and if anyone has any ideals feel free to shoot me a PM. I feel like there is a  way to go about this that I haven't thought of yet)

Anyway, emoneyru's VPS management will certainly be useful when I am using it on a large scale. The only problem I had was; right after the 1.11.7 release my main Node stopped forging and I was asked for an Admin password despite having that bypassed (I thought anyway, I deleted the kit and decided to install my main node on my own)

So for now, I am attempting to gain every entry into the lottery I can, I recently found out two things that I hope do not entirely prevent me from participating in the lottery, but just lower my chances (can someone clarify this?)

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Using the control panel, I can not activate HTTP/HTTPS/DNS/SMTP with my VPS. Now I could change this but my friend is issuing me my VPS' automatically via his website where you only have certain things to pick from. I believe to get a VPS with HTTP and HTTPS I would have to get a "VPS Cloud" and basically have him (or me, or both of us) add money to my accounts balance, and the more features I add, the higher the price per VPS gets. I imagine this, in the end, costs him more. So I am hoping not having HTTP/HTTPS does not hurt me too bad with the lottery. Could someone please clarify how important it is?

Read below for more information on how I found this out (The status image was the last picture I took, even though it was the first I posted; process of elimination led me to my VPS Control Panel)

Here is one picture of the Putty window with some errors that I do not understand
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(Seems nxt peers Peers were causing an issue? I was unsure how to deal with this so I began to remove other things after figuring out that I have a VPS that does not have/support HTTP or HTTPS; I therefore realized my openssl certs and therefore my additional settings related were irrelevent. This is correct isn't it? Keystore is no longer useful without HTTP or HTTPS correct?

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This screenshot of my Putty terminal I understand one thing; it could not parse my Hallmark. Probably because I created from localhost desktop wallet (albeit using the IP of the node, I think I will need to generate the hallmark directly from the node IP's wallet to get it to work properly. The BufferUnderFlowException/HeapByteBuffer/ByteBuffer and again Peers I did not understand (and couldn't see the 3 more) it seemed "BufferUnderlowException" was the main error though.

So I began to remove settings I previously added at first my nxt<DOT>properties looked like this:

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After figuring out the inability to harness HTTP/HTTPS I used this:

pastebinDOTcom / TSd33ptP

After looking through emoneyru's kit and the nxtforum. The wellKnownPeers was from the kit (I am sure those wellknownpeers are outdated and if anyone has any suggestions for wellknownpeers to replace those with please let me know! - I kept them the same and removed myHallmark and downsized the 5 10000 max settings all to 5000 and started the bot and it started up just fine (For some reason I had to include the "enableUIServer" because it was by default set to false and I think that has to deal with me accessing the wallet via my IP? Not sure. Either way, I kept everything but myHallmark and halved the 5 maxNumberOfs.

Bam. Blockchain starts. Although I have like 1000 minutes left to download (I know there is a faster way to download this, I tried using ardor-tools nxt blockchain and downloading the zip and unzipping in the NXT folder but nothing happened. I read that the blockchain only had to go in the NXT folder but it may have been wrong, at least for Ubuntu. Also I read about the most recent blockchain being somewhere on Peerexplorer at the bottom, an orange button? I looked through every page and did not find this orange button. So I am just slowly downloading it via my VPS while forging on my PC hehe.
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Re: 5 Million NXT bounty for Nxt & Ardor Forgers
« Reply #381 on: August 21, 2017, 11:03:34 am »

Regarding the lucky node lottery, is there a variable in the formula that increases one node's chances of getting lucky the longer it hasn't been chosen or is there a reset after each payment?
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Re: 5 Million NXT bounty for Nxt & Ardor Forgers
« Reply #382 on: August 23, 2017, 11:44:11 am »

Here is what I have to share with you all, I have been running nxt nodes for quite a long time and I have several lottery picks on my VPS. It used to be a good thing to host and it did not cost me much I pay for a whole year to get the discount.

The idea behind the bounty for ppl to start forging and host their own node to bring up distributed forging, It kinda did not hit the spot I guess.

I have 5 VPS running (dropped the 6th one due to very low nxt bounty activity). As far as the lottery goes its not that random , I believe the rate at which your account is picked is slowed down due to two factors:
1. The older your node gets
2. The many VPS coming up all the time

I will share some details here and in the last will have 2 questions that either megladon or lurker10 can help me with.

IP AddressAccountPort 7874Port 7876peerexplorernxtportalHALLMARKPRUNABLEAPICORSARCHIVALNRSLast lottery
104.129.56.238NXT-7PJL-QY6Z-9US9-BLP8YYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES1.11.78 Days ago
107.150.18.108NXT-MQL2-MCQM-2736-BEKJ2YESYESNOPEYESYESYESYESYESYES1.11.74 Hrs ago
192.210.160.15NXT-NTV8-NTSJ-FYEW-2TVH9YESYESNOPEYESYESYESYESYESYES1.11.72 Days ago
167.160.191.196NXT-3BC6-JEWA-Y9C6-EX5GPYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES1.11.718 Days ago
155.94.224.238NXT-YHB6-8BFW-FZ6J-8W5C8YESYESNOPEYESYESYESYESYESYES1.11.7NONE SO FAR (account up past 8 DAYS)

If you can check the accounts you can see that there is a long gap after each lottery pick, To make this matter even weirder to me was that all the accounts were setup using the same way, I know that the latest version is 1.11.8 and they all will be updated in few hours. However I did get one lottery pick even after the release of 1.11.8.

Here is the tricky question why are three of my nodes not showing up on peerexplorer while the rest can be seen and also they do appear on nxtportal, I have checked the hallmarks for all of them , They are all valid and have both 7876 and 7874 ports open.

These servers can be used for monitoring and experimental use.
P.S nodes will be updated in few hrs

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Re: 5 Million NXT bounty for Nxt & Ardor Forgers
« Reply #383 on: August 23, 2017, 06:24:59 pm »

Have you enabled HTTPS with letsencrypt certificates?
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Re: 5 Million NXT bounty for Nxt & Ardor Forgers
« Reply #384 on: August 24, 2017, 03:38:05 pm »

I cant do it on all of them , 2 of my nodes have additional things on them and I would not like to change on them.

The most frustrating thing is that last node never got lucky in over 8 days, I will setup https on it tonight. Lets see if that makes a difference on it. Will also make new hallmark on all nodes, I gotta make up for the amount i paid for the year long plan :X

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Re: 5 Million NXT bounty for Nxt & Ardor Forgers
« Reply #385 on: August 27, 2017, 05:32:23 pm »

The "Lucky Node" lottery account has again run out of NXT:

https://www.mynxt.info/account/NXT-8F28-EDVE-LPPX-HY4E7
Final Balance: 0.96164538 NXT
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Re: 5 Million NXT bounty for Nxt & Ardor Forgers
« Reply #386 on: August 28, 2017, 09:27:27 pm »

Hmm... payout has slowed down a lot. I currently have 4 VPS nodes (API, API SSL, Archival, Hallmarked) and before I received at least payouts daily (average was 2 payout per day). Currently the last payout is from 3 days ago.

Nodes are up an running (fully patched). Listed on peerexplorer and nxtportal. NSC payout still work as expected.
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Re: 5 Million NXT bounty for Nxt & Ardor Forgers
« Reply #387 on: August 29, 2017, 09:45:30 am »

Hmm... payout has slowed down a lot.

I can confirm that (Open API, Hallmarked node).
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Re: 5 Million NXT bounty for Nxt & Ardor Forgers
« Reply #388 on: August 29, 2017, 11:05:52 am »

Do I win a price with 29 days without a payment? 1 node, open API-SSL, CORS, Hallamarked Node, Archival (even though peerexplorer doesn't show it)

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Re: 5 Million NXT bounty for Nxt & Ardor Forgers
« Reply #389 on: August 29, 2017, 06:33:57 pm »

Looks like some are receiving the same amount as before...e.g. NXT-XK4J-RN7N-UTMV-AANJ5 with 7 nodes running.

Would be nice, if an admin can check on the distribution. Looks like some nodes are ignored (peerlist too small?).
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Re: 5 Million NXT bounty for Nxt & Ardor Forgers
« Reply #390 on: August 29, 2017, 07:28:05 pm »

I seriously need an update on this I have mixed results 5 vps running one of them has been up for almost a month now, not a single luck on it??

Some appear on peerexplorer and get lucky.
Some do not appear on peerexplorer and get lucky.

Not sure what is going.

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Re: 5 Million NXT bounty for Nxt & Ardor Forgers
« Reply #391 on: September 03, 2017, 06:02:42 am »


In June 2016, I launched this forging bounty program with objectives as stated in my message in tx 14808946007017009714 and my post https://nxtforum.org/general-discussion/5-million-nxt-bounty-for-nxt-ardor-forgers/msg220081/#msg220081

I planned to run the bounty “until the Forging Bootstrapper account is empty” and to continue with the Ardor balance after Ardor chain is launched.


In July 2017, I paused the forging bounty program for reason stated in this post https://nxtforum.org/general-discussion/if-you-do-not-forge-nxt-dies/msg233547/#msg233547

However, I continued to fund the Lucky Node Lottery program initiated by Lurker10, although it was not originally part of the bounty program.

I have now decided to stop funding the Lucky Node Lottery program 30 days from today and to permanently terminate the forging bounty program.

I realise that by doing so, I’ll be failing to honour my original pledge, something I really dislike. I have been thinking about this for several months, but now feel compelled to do so due to changes I've observed in the Nxt ecosystem over the past 14 months since the launch of this program.


I also realise that there may be some among you who have committed resources to participate in this program, and my decision to prematurely terminate it may cause you some loss, even with a 1 month notice. If this is the case, please PM me with details & justification and I’ll consider offering you a reasonable compensation.

To everyone else, thanks for your participation and please accept my apologies over this decision.

Goodbye… Megalodon going into extinction the second time.
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Re: 5 Million NXT bounty for Nxt & Ardor Forgers
« Reply #392 on: September 03, 2017, 10:22:28 am »

First of all I want to thank you for your generous donation for the past year.  :)

It's sad that your bounty program did not convince people to forge more. I think the problem is that most people did not know about the bounty program. Especially people outside Nxt did not know about this I think. Marketing has always been tough in Nxt.

Are you still running the bounty for the hallmarked nodes?
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Re: 5 Million NXT bounty for Nxt & Ardor Forgers
« Reply #393 on: September 03, 2017, 11:38:48 am »

Hi  :D:(

I would like to thank you too, and not only for the donation but also for the lessons learned from this story ...
this model will serve me for the distribution of my future coin (90% IPO) based on the starter kit but not with 5M but +500M split between the forgers and the lottery...

Thank's to you and Lurker10 :D
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Re: 5 Million NXT bounty for Nxt & Ardor Forgers
« Reply #394 on: September 04, 2017, 07:53:04 am »

Are you still running the bounty for the hallmarked nodes?
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Re: 5 Million NXT bounty for Nxt & Ardor Forgers
« Reply #395 on: September 04, 2017, 09:12:08 am »

Are you still running the bounty for the hallmarked nodes?
no

Ok, that part could affect some node operators who are renting servers. Including myself.
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Re: 5 Million NXT bounty for Nxt & Ardor Forgers
« Reply #396 on: September 04, 2017, 09:31:10 am »

Hi  :D

jelurida must take over and finance this bounty and the lottery to keep the forgers forging and the most of the nodes active for the Ardor launch...
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Re: 5 Million NXT bounty for Nxt & Ardor Forgers
« Reply #397 on: September 04, 2017, 09:42:37 am »

Hi  :D

jelurida must take over and finance this bounty and the lottery to keep the forgers forging and the most of the nodes active for the Ardor launch...

They do have the budget right now....  :D
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Re: 5 Million NXT bounty for Nxt & Ardor Forgers
« Reply #398 on: September 04, 2017, 09:51:17 am »

Hi  :D

jelurida must take over and finance this bounty and the lottery to keep the forgers forging and the most of the nodes active for the Ardor launch...

They do have the budget right now....  :D

Rikiki is busy ... call later...

 ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: 5 Million NXT bounty for Nxt & Ardor Forgers
« Reply #399 on: September 04, 2017, 11:18:17 am »

I learned about these bounties way too late, and my node got lucky only once but I really appreciate what you did, Megalodon. Thank you.
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