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Aleph Zero Testnet is Now Open to All External Validators

Aug 3, 2022

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Top 10 key takeaways:

  1. Testnet Accessibility: The Aleph Zero Testnet is now open to all community validators.
  2. Simplified Process: The process to become a validator has been made as simple as possible.
  3. Comprehensive Documentation: Detailed documentation is available to guide through running a node, registering as a validator, and using the wallet.
  4. Hardware Requirements: Validators need to familiarize themselves with the hardware requirements.
  5. Decentralization Stages: The network's decentralization is progressing in stages with some temporary restrictions.
  6. Foundation's Role: The Foundation’s validators will initially constitute a majority on the committee.
  7. Community Validator Seats: There are currently four seats for community validators on the committee, with plans to increase this number in the future.
  8. Rewards for Validators: Validators not elected to the committee will still receive rewards.
  9. Sybil Protection: Validators must fill out a short form with node-specific values for Sybil protection.
  10. Support Channels: The Aleph Zero team offers support through Discord and Telegram channels for any queries.
AI Summary

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. 

👉 Access the documentation for validators.

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.

In case of any queries, the Aleph Zero team will be offering support through our Discord and Telegram channels.