Hello! Payouts for the completed month of January are done.
First off, hopefully you have seen our announcement regarding payout rates that took effect December 1st. You should go read this if you haven’t, especially as it generated a lot of (very valuable) discussion. This is the second pay period where these rates were applied.
For layer 1 payments, we paid 1,342 unique wallet addresses. There is no specific minimum payment threshold but it appears that for standard payouts, the pipeline was able to pay out for people who earned $13.16 or more.
For zkSync Legacy/Lite payments, we paid 862 unique wallet addresses. Thanks to everyone who helped us keep fees low by adopting zkSync! As a reminder, in September, we announced that zkSync Era and Legacy adopters now receive a 3% bonus.
For zkSync Era payments, we paid 134 unique wallet addresses. This is once again the most yet, and thank you for volunteering to help us try this new technology! Like zkSync Legacy/Lite, zkSync Era adopters received a 3% bonus. Note that zkSync payments of both kinds are now also subject to a minimum payout threshold. The pipeline paid any zkSync transaction of $0.82 or more.
As of last month, and thanks to our friends at txFusion, zkSync Era now supports paying fees in STORJ token, thanks to txFusion’s STORJ Paymaster! Please see our thread at https://forum.storj.io/t/storj-can-now-be-used-for-fee-payment-on-zksync-era/24990/ to see more about how this works.
Note that because zkSync Era now supports paying fees in STORJ token (which was the last remaining thing zkSync Lite was better at than zkSync Era), we are now sunsetting support for zkSync Lite. Starting in 2 months, we will start processing wallet addresses that have opted in legacy zkSync through layer 1. You will need to opt into zkSync Era if you want to keep using layer 2.
If you want to start using zkSync Era, you can do so in a similar fashion to zkSync Lite/Legacy 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 Lite/Legacy, and zkSync Lite/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:
Naturally, you can remove
zksync from the comma-separated list if you only want
In advance of tax season, we are finally introducing something that has been long requested - clear cost basis reporting!
We haven’t yet added this data to storage node dashboards, which is a bit more complex since we would need to create a new protocol to provide historical data. So, instead, we’ve created a new tool for looking up the historical cost basis of any SNO transaction in 2023 and 2024:
I know some of our SNOs are quite handy with making scripts and tools. We thought of you and made sure there is a JSON API provided by this tool (click the Raw link after looking up a transaction for an example).
The new policies for bonuses to Ukrainian node operators announced in October are still in place. Note that this is the final month of these legacy Ukrainian node bonuses.
Across all layers, we paid 2,320 unique addresses. As always, if you have more questions, please make sure you’ve read through our mega FAQ.