Aleph Zero Testnet is Now Open to All External Validators
The Aleph Zero Testnet is now open to all community validators. We’ve made sure that the process is as simple as possible—read on to discover how to run a node, register as a validator, and participate in the network.
To ensure that becoming an Aleph Zero Testnet validator is as easy as possible, we have put together relevant documentation that will take you through the entire process.
Remember to familiarize yourself with the hardware requirements, too.
Once you’ve read the instructions, aspiring validators should have a firm grasp of the following subjects:
- Running a node;
- Registering as a validator;
- Using the wallet to start validating.
Decentralization of Aleph Zero
As the decentralization of the network progresses in stages, there are some temporary restrictions:
- The Foundation’s validators will constitute a majority of the validators on the committee. There will be four seats for community validators on the committee (this number will be increased in the future). Bear in mind that validators not elected to the committee will be receiving rewards as well;
- As means of rudimentary Sybil protection, we ask the validators to fill out a short form where we ask for some node-specific values like the PeerID that allow us to verify that a node is actually running and the submission is not an attack attempt.
Aleph Zero Testnet Update: Smart Contracts are Live on the Testnet
Today, the Aleph Zero Testnet has been successfully upgraded with several important features, including smart contracts, identity pallets, and the ability to establish the consensus via outside validators. As per last week’s announcement, we are now excited to announce that the smart contracts are live on the Aleph Zero Testnet. The Substrate stack has been
Fundamentals: Aleph Zero and its Inflation Mechanism
Inflation is the bogeyman of economics, almost always seen in a negative light. This isn’t always the case, though, as inflation is a crucial element for maintaining sustainable growth, as we will soon learn through the description of Aleph Zero’s inflation mechanism. In the past few weeks, we’ve received numerous queries regarding the inflation mechanism
Multiple $50,000 Reward Tickets in Aleph Zero's and Immunefi's Bug Bounty Program
Aleph Zero has decided to partner with Immunefi to deliver a bug bounty program dedicated to seeking out vulnerabilities that may hinder smart contract deployment. Help to make the network more secure! The bug bounty program has been designed with the help of Immunefi to reward white-hat hackers who will assist us in finding the