To participate in this event, you need to register here.
This guide will help everyone to setup their nodes on the Bluzelle Testnet.
Step 1: Building a Public TestNet Validator + Sentry Node
- OS setup for CURIUM
- Development environment setup
- Build the CURIUM project
- Building a Public TestNet Validator + Sentry Node
Step 2: Claim test tokens from the faucet:
Option 1: You can obtain some test tokens via our public faucet here. Please also refer to our below tutorial for details.
Tutorial II: Delegating Your Tokens With Validators
Option 2: You can also contact our CTO Neeraj on Discord#Validator Channel for test tokens.
Step 3: Stake tokens to become a validator
If you have any problems during setup or in midst of the event, you can chat with our development team on Discord #Validator Channel.
Great! Now that you have setup a validator successfully, you can check out how you can earn the Swarm of Duty rewards.
We encourage participants to compete for maximum uptime for two weeks. This will be held from 28th May — 11th June.
The Bluzelle Testnet was reset on the 28th of May. You need to restart your nodes to join the competition. You can refer to the detailed guide here.
To be qualified for this competition, participants are expected to stake their testnet tokens and set up a high-uptime validator node. The winners will be primarily determined by the uptime % instead of the total bonded/delegated/held tokens. The uptime % is shown on the testnet explorer in real-time.
You should understand that this is a testnet, and therefore it will be subject to issues and bugs which may affect the network and uptime. In such events, uptime calculation may be reset and the final calculation will be done by the Bluzelle team.
A. Base Rewards (3,000 BLZ tokens for each)
For every participant who successfully set up a node and achieve our minimum requirement of at least 51% uptime, you will be guaranteed a minimum reward of 3,000 BLZ.
B. Weighted Rewards (Reward Pool: 300,000 BLZ tokens)
The more uptime you achieve, the higher rewards you will get in this pool. For example, if all three participants achieve uptime of a%, b% & c% respectively at the end of the challenge, the reward for participant is calculated as:
Weighted Reward for participant a = Weighted reward pool * a/(a+b+c)
C. Workaholic Rewards (Reward Pool: 300,000 BLZ tokens)
Hang on! We don’t appreciate “overworking” in the real world, however, we can’t afford a “weekend” on a data network. We need some “Workaholics” so that our network can be 100% in operation. To encourage everyone to aim for a “perfect” uptime, we will also give out a special reward to the top 3 “workaholics”:
#1 Workaholic: 180,000 tokens
#2 Workaholic: 80,000 tokens
#3 Workaholic: 40,000 tokens
ps. In the event where at least 3 “workaholics” achieve a perfect uptime, all of them will share this prize pool equally.
In summary, the total reward for each participant is calculated as:
Total reward = base reward + weighted reward + workaholic reward
Notes:- Note that all rewards in this competition are awarded at the Bluzelle team’s discretion. The Bluzelle team reserves the right to modify or revoke any rewards if inappropriate behaviours are found.
- You need to be “active” on the testnet at the end of the competition so that your uptime % is available on the explorer.
Hardware requirements are:
- 16 GB RAM
- 2 vCPU’s
- 75 GiB NVMe SSD
- 10 Gigabit Network Connection
If you are using AWS, the recommended config is r5ad.large.