My SmartNodes Update - 60 days

in #smartcash4 years ago (edited)


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Setting up Smartnodes felt like a roller coaster ride sometimes

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In my previous article. I wondered if I should have started a #smartnode ahead of its launch forfeiting my #smartrewards for January. Well I had the node for a few weeks now and gone through my nodes going off before they actually launch because of my disk space on the VPS being filled up with log files. This I only found out because I was going to show my son what he earned as #smartrewards for January and found my node status "NewStartRequired" (the worse state for your node to be in my opinion especially if have not just set it up). Being an early adopter definitely tasked my patience to its limits with this. It did not help that my then VPS provider Linode did not have an easy or intuitive way to delete the log files. So I did one of the most difficult things for us to do; I started again from scratch, but this time on another provider you would recall was my first choice but due to the 24hour wait they put on my account I went some where else (lesson to self faster is not always better - more haste less speed) This time I included the now available cron jobs to delete log files and to restart #smartnode and a host of other checks.

If only there was an easy way to monitor my smartnodes I thought to myself

It was not longer after the smartcash community responded to this need with a smartnode bot for discord and Telegram. I was so excited about this and still am I wrote about it the day it was released. Read about it here
Things were starting to look good except now there was this issue of long waits between node payments

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This decision to start again moving from Linode to Vultr (VPS Service providers) though hard, has being a great one. There has been no unplanned down time on Vultr. I only needed to carryout one upgrade to smartcash Wallet 1.1

Now to the real question is how do I access to the Pros and Cons I anticipate in the previous article -

Pros of setting up my Smartnode before the 25th of January -As Speculated in the Article

  • Early adopters advantage, the cycle one SmartRewards was 400% compared to current cycle's 7% There was no early adopter advantage as new nodes got paid first
  • SmartNodes would get a better ranking There was no benefit as rankings were not used, newer got paid first
  • SmartNode address would qualify for next SmartRewards in 25th of feb 2018 (snapshot in jan 2018) Rewards forfeited 700+ vs next reward earned 400+
  • Bragging rights: I got in on day 1 (we all like to show sometimes) The Jury is still out on this one. Ask me again in 2019

Cons of setting up my Smartnode before the 25th of January - As Speculated in the Article

  • Miss out on Smart Rewards for January 2018 Yes I missed out on 700+ smarts
  • Process may be tedious and difficult to setup Initial set though straight forward was tedious but a great learning experience for me. I actually got some linux commands in my head and I know how and when to use them
  • Initial versions of software tend to be unstable No more or less than expected

THE NUMBERS - Comparison of Two SmartNodes

By the time the smartnodes went live on Block 300000 I had 2nodes.

  • Node 1 set up on the Jan 12th 2018
  • Node 2 set up January 25th (after SmartRewards) Actual smartrewards earning started on the 30th of January. Initial payments for those paid on that day was 239 smarts

The frequency and disparity in payments are at best erratic. These are earning for March on both nodes second month of smartnodes being run. This appears to be a fair point to put them side by side as they now have the exact up time as a result of the wallet upgrade to version 1.1. Tell me what you think.
Node 1:
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It has been a very eventful two months. Things have now got into a steady flow with flow only a few nodes coming online daily compared to several hundreds being set up previously. Hindsight they say is 20/20 - what would i have done differently knowing what I now know? Two things standout for me

  • I would not have forfeited my SmartRewards in January as there was really no need to do so and no benefits gained for doing so
  • Waited till the first week of February to set up my smartnodes - most of the nodes I watched that got paid first were set up about then.

Would I set up a SmartNode again? Absolutely. Passive income streams are always great to have. SmartCash and SmartNode gives me two! Do I like the current returns ? not particularly if I look at todays market price, that being said I always told you all that smartcash for me was long term and long term has not even started.

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This is an interesting topic to me. Earning passive income from crypto is an amazing benefit to this setup and something I’m interested in doing. What would you say has been your number 1 resource for getting started? Thanks for the post!

@brettcalloway thank you for read ing my post and for taking time to comment on it. I really do appreciate to comments on my post. To your question my main resource has been the #smartcash discord community for all things smartcash there are loads of helpful people and the channels are organized in such a way you can focus on area of interest. There are alway moderators online, so help is never far away.
If you like to read like me then the following would be a great alternative to speaking with people if you are not so inclined.

Thank you for the info! Much appreciated!

You are welcome. I am on discord with the same name (@nitego) feel free to contact me if you have any questions

THanks for the info! I'll try to set up my SmartNode someday!!

Thanks for the article. Motivating small guys like me to work harder to earn my 10k and start a smartnode. Thanks.

Thanks for your comment

Thanks for the information and such a smooth read. I was wondering what the benefits of running my own node would be and started one a little while ago assuming there wasn't any extra benefits from running one besides the support of being in the blockchain! Thanks...I'm going to research more about my own node and step up my game! -Respect

@steviecrypto thanks reading my post and leaving a comment. I believe the benefit of running a node for me is the long term accumulation of #smartcash through #smartrewards and #noderewards. You will always end up with more smartcash than you started with. Seeing smartcash has a very strong and diverse community, it is my opinion there is room for growth.

Thank you again. Between you and another buddy here, I am slowly become swayed to running a node...or two! Good luck and thanks for the help, info and insight. -Respect

@steviecrypto do make sure you do your own research and ensure #smartnodes are a good fit for you. Take a look at the instructions to set up a node and see if it makes sense to you. There are probably a few files/folders you would be directed to on your PC/Mac that you may never have touched prior. Get comfortable navigating the folder structure and understanding the instructions on the document.

Thanks again. I'm definitely preparing to run a node or two, I'm just wondering the best token to run it for. More research will be done! Thanks again for your help. Keep up the great work! -Respect

I previously tried to run a masternode of another coin sometime last summer. I was so frustrated I sold all the coins at a loss - I wanted nothing to do with them. Their document was so bad i had to fill in gaps from DASH and PIXV documentation on steps they had missed. When #smartcash started its #masternode. It was my intention to just walk throught the document to see if i could do it. It the instructions aligned with what i saw on the VPS or my Computer. I assumed i would get stuck. That was not the case, instead i found myself with a #smartnode set up setting on my bed! while just reading the steps and doing them. From what I see on our support channel some people require a lot more support as VPS and Nodes is not something the average computer literate person does everyday. When you finally decide choose a coin with a good support system. If you want an idea of what it should look like come on our discord server. Read the challenges some node owners have had. Note the timing from question to answer. If you do not see the response in the thread you can be sure a moderator or Dev has contacted the person directly to solve the issue. (I know because it has been so for me). All the best in you search. Do keep me posted on your choice.

Seems like another long wait for this node:
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Cool article! Hopefully i will be part of the masternode-club in the near future and i think more people will get into masternodes when the marketvalue of SmartCash is rising to past heights ;)

Thanks for taking time to comment. If people are waiting for the price of smarts to be high before they get in they may have another #DASH situation million dollars smartnodes. Wont that be just great.

Awesome article!

Thanks @kasou80 waiting for another awesome banner from you. I will be look forward to your april entry.

Thank you. I hope I have the time though. :)

what will we do without your beautiful artistic creations to feed our souls?

That's very nice of you. You flatter me too much hehehe. Appreciate your confidence in me. Thank you.

Fantastic post! I have been wondering about doing this!

@sequentialvibe thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. If you are thinking about doing this. The current price is a good price to buy at even if you are undecided on the smartnode part of it. This is what I am currently doing while I decide on setting up more nodes

  • Buy at current price 1100+ satoshis is a steal as I previously got some at 6000 to 8000 satoshis
  • Hold them in a wallet to earn #smartrewards while you decide a great time to set up your nodes
  • If for some reason I can not possibly imagine you decide smartrewards or smartnodes are not for you then you can sell all as well as your earned rewards.

Spot on advice! Thanks.

Great article and have resteemed it. I wanna set up a node soon, so it was good to see your experience with it.

@newall thank you for leaving a comment. I am glad you found this useful.

thanks for the article. Very interesting.

Thanks for dropping by.


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