Oracles Network. News and Updates #7


#1

General news:

  • One more validator applied to be a validator in Oracles Network. Let’s say hi to Michael Milirud, WA Notary Public Michael Milirud, WA Notary Public
  • I’d like to clarify a question with a limit of validators. To start the main network, we have 12 validators with a limit of 50 validators. At the moment, we have more than 12 validators. Not all of them are responding to pings, and I’m looking forward to finding more validators for the opening ceremony.
  • We started to work on a new DApp “ICO Wizard DApp”. It will help issue tokens for Oracles Network and will be a great contribution to the Ethereum community. The DApp is client side app and can be deployed on DDoS protected services such as Netlify, GitHub Pages, Amazon CloudFront. It will be under an open license and free to use. Although, it will ask to donate 0.5% of issued tokens to Oracles Network. [DAPP] ICO Wizard DApp
    Here is a logo of the ICO Wizard DApp
  • we started to work on “Proof of Physical Address” DApp. It’s an open source version of a proprietary and abandoned identity oracle by Consensys. https://medium.com/@ConsenSys/introducing-proof-of-physical-address-acf54fc95f21
    A user can enter his physical address and sign a transaction with his Ethereum wallet, e.g. Metamask. The oracle will send a postcard by snail mail to the user. After the user receives that postcard he will type a code from the card to the DApp and sign one more transaction. The DApp will oraclize user’s identity. Here is an example:
  • we had performance issues with networks stats server http://devtestnet.oracles.org:3000/ caused by an eth_gasPrice method which runs for 6s on a test network because we had no transactions. We will add a utility add to submit transactions to the network on a regular basis.

Website updates:

  • added “ICO DApps” section and “ICO Wizard DApp” in DAPPS section

New repositories:


#2

Hi Michael, good to have you with us.

ICO Wizard makes sense, it gives more sellers access to smart contract technology they otherwise wouldn’t know about. Very exciting stuff.


#3

Not all of them are responding to pings, and I’m looking forward to finding more validators for the opening ceremony.

How are we supposed to respond to a ping?
I assume that none of us received any keys for testing a testnet, so I’m not sure how you “ping” validators.

How can we test it? What is the next step for a validator when they have posted an intro to a forum?
What is the order/queue of validators? How do you identify who is exceeding the limit to become a validator?

There are currently 8 validators who introduced themselves,
https://forums.notarycoin.com/c/notaries-intro
So, I think anyone who didn’t introduce him/herself should not be considered a validator. Therefore, there should be 4 more spots left.

How do we test generateKeys ? https://github.com/oraclesorg/oracles-initial-keys/issues/1
How to properly setup a parity node pointed to a PoA network?

https://oraclesorg.github.io/oracles-dapps-keys-generation/ - it says create a key from initial Key.
Where do we get Initial key from?

How to connect to a testnet?


#4

How are we supposed to respond to a ping?

By answering to my messages.

I assume that none of us received any keys for testing a testnet, so I’m not sure how you “ping” validators.

I ping them by messages in social networks or other channels. It’s not about testing a testnet. I didn’t announce a public testnet yet. You and other validators don’t need to have any keys at the moment.

How can we test it?

You don’t need to test anything at the moment. I’m asking some validators to help me pre-test a public network on my personal preferences.

What is the next step for a validator when they have posted an intro to a forum?

I will announce next steps on the forum

What is the order/queue of validators?

Based on first in. For the main network, we will provide an additional dapp

So, I think anyone who didn’t introduce him/herself should not be considered a validator.

Thank you for the suggestion.

How do we test generateKeys ? https://github.com/oraclesorg/oracles-initial-keys/issues/1

It’s internal repository and will be described later. This part of the ceremony is not related to something validators should do.

How to properly setup a parity node pointed to a PoA network?

You can use any parity node to run the network. For example, you can set up a bootnode and connect it to the network https://github.com/oraclesorg/test-templates/blob/dev/Docs/bootnode-setup.md

https://oraclesorg.github.io/oracles-dapps-keys-generation/ - it says create a key from initial Key.
Where do we get Initial key from?

Each validator will get initial keys from the master of ceremony. And the master of ceremony is @igorbarinov at the moment.

How to connect to a testnet?

You can use Oracles Metamask to connect to the testnet


#5

It would be great to see a list of “active” and “non-active” validators to have clear picture when someone considered invalid validator for more transparency. How do we know right now who didn’t respond to your ping message?

What about connecting as a validator/miner?

Again comes the issue of not having keys for testnet, so technically, we can’t setup a parity node at this moment


#6

It would be great to see a list of “active” and “non-active” validators to have clear picture when someone considered invalid validator for more transparency. How do we know right now who didn’t respond to your ping message?

Before we start the network it is a duty of the master of ceremony how does he organize validators. After the ceremony on the main network, validators will be able to see if a validator active or not. Validators will be able to add or remove inactive validator from the list of validators using governance dapp.

What about connecting as a validator/miner?

There is no way at the moment to connect as miner/validator. Information will be provided.

Again comes the issue of not having keys for testnet, so technically, we can’t setup a parity node at this moment

It’s open, peer-to-peer network. You can connect to it without permissions of authorities. To get your starting balance you can use the Faucet DApp https://oraclesfaucet.herokuapp.com/