Hello! Payouts for the completed month of September are done.
For layer 1 payments, we paid 2,731 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 $3.58 or more.
For zkSync Legacy payments, we paid 1,027 unique wallet addresses. Thanks to everyone who helped us keep fees low by adopting zkSync! As a reminder, last month, we announced that zkSync Era and Legacy adopters now receive a 3% bonus.
This payout cycle was our first payout cycle using zkSync Era. Hooray! We had 70 unique wallet addresses receive transactions over zkSync Era. Thank you for volunteering to help us try this new technology! Like zkSync Legacy, zkSync Era adopters received a 3% bonus.
If you were one of the zkSync Era adopters this payout cycle, please tell us how your experience was!
Now that zkSync Era has been successful (at least as far as we can tell), we plan to sunset zkSync Legacy in the coming months. We intend to start paying storage node operators who have opted into zkSync in any form over zkSync Era in the near future, though we will probably go a few more pay periods before we do. If you haven’t tried zkSync Era yet, the usability over zkSync Legacy is much improved!
If you want to specify willingness to use zkSync Era sooner , 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:
Last month, we announced that we were sunsetting the 2x bonus to Ukrainian node operators and instead donating what we would have paid to Ukrainian nodes to a charity like Hospitallers. One reason is that we are concerned that non-Ukrainian node operators are starting to take advantage of this bonus and manipulate the network to do so.
We heard and read all of your feedback, and we have updated our thinking. For nodes that were active in Ukraine during the February 2022 payout period, we will continue the 2x bonus until February 2024 payouts in the month of March (Six additional months). We hope additional notice and time helps soften the sunsetting of this bonus. The remainder each month will be donated to Hospitallers.
Just a reminder that last month we retired two Satellites! Europe-North-1 (
12rfG3sh9N…@europe-north-1.tardigrade.io:7777) and US2 (
12tRQrMTWU…@us2.storj.io:7777) are no longer active, and payouts were closed out for them last month. There will be no more payouts for these two Satellites. They have now been removed from the trusted list (https://www.storj.io/dcs-satellites).
Across all layers, we paid 3,803 unique addresses. As always, if you have more questions, please make sure you’ve read through our mega FAQ.