January 5, 2024, December payouts complete

Hello! Payouts for the completed month of December 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 first pay period where these rates were applied.

For layer 1 payments, we paid 2,337 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 $10.37 or more.

For zkSync Legacy/Lite payments, we paid 907 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 127 unique wallet addresses. This is 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 $0.64 or more.

Some feedback we received is that zkSync Era would benefit from the ability to pay fees in STORJ tokens. This is possible via a “paymaster” and we are evaluating some exciting options hopefully we can share more about soon. We have been very busy with other projects and haven’t moved the ball forward on this yet, despite great help from some vendors. We will work to sort out a solution here before sunsetting zkSync Legacy/Lite.

Either way, if you were one of the zkSync Era adopters this payout cycle, please share an update with how your experience was!

If you want to specify willingness to use zkSync Era in advance of us sorting out zkSync Era “paymasters”, 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:


Across all layers, we paid 3,352 unique addresses. As always, if you have more questions, please make sure you’ve read through our mega FAQ.

The new policies for bonuses to Ukrainian node operators announced in October are still in place.


My experience is that withdrawing storj from era to L1 is pain and slow, like 24 hours slow.
Sending eth from era to binance also took 24 hours but due to binance confirmation. It arrives instantly but you can’t have it.
Taking liquidity out of the swap pool was easy but took a couple of attempts

Anyway, I’m all out now and probably will not return

The 24 hour delay is a safety feature from the era network. So in case of a compromise they have 24 hours to cancel any pending transactions to combat instant network drainage. But yes, quite annoying