Hello! Payouts for the completed month of July are complete.
This is the first month that had production Satellite (us1, ap1, eu1) payout rate changes. Please see our original announcement thread and our open for comments thread for more details about these changes. Despite the apparent magnitude of these changes (egress changing from $20 to $6, for example), this month’s total payout was 90% of last month.
For layer 1 payments, we paid 2,543 unique wallet addresses. There is no specific minimum payment threshold but it appears the pipeline was able to pay out for people who earned $8 or more.
For zkSync Legacy payments, we paid 1,792 unique wallet addresses. Everyone who opted into zkSync got a 10% bonus!
We attempted our first production test of our zkSync Era trial this month, but discovered we still have a few more things to button up before pulling the trigger. If you opted into zkSync Era, thank you for helping us test! You should have received payment as a separate transaction for nodes opted into zkSync Era using your preferred fallback mechanism (some over zkSync Legacy, some over Layer 1 if it cleared the minimum payment threshold). Some folks noticed these followup transactions occurred a bit later than the initial large batches.
If you want to specify willingness to use zkSync Era, you can do so in a similar fashion to zkSync, by modifying your wallet features configuration. The wallet features value is an ordered list and can include multiple values. Here is how you would specify preferring zkSync Era to zkSync Legacy, and zkSync Legacy to layer 1 in your config file:
operator.wallet-features: ["zksync-era", "zksync"]
And here is how you would specify it on the command line:
If you don’t want zkSync Legacy and want payments to fall back to layer 1 directly, only add
zksync-era to the list of supported wallet features for your node (a surprising number of people have done this).
Across all layers, we paid 4,320 unique addresses. As always, if you have more questions, please make sure you’ve read through our mega FAQ.
The policies put in place regarding bonuses for nodes operated in Ukraine are still in place.