Often times as engineers we have a tendency to wait to release something until it’s complete and final. This however is not always practical, especially when it comes large complex projects like RTA Supernodes.
We have given it a lot of thought over the last few weeks and decided to break up the Supernode release into two phases. While we’re continuing the work on fine tuning RTA workflow and communication protocol in preparation for mainnet beta, we will first roll out what we’re calling an “RTA Miner” – an RTA Supernode that stakes, participates in RTA communication, and gets revenue from the stimulus transactions.
GoalsThis release will allow us to:
- Test the supernode concept on the scale of real network (there is a limited number of alpha supernodes)
- Fine tune the economic model including stimulus distribution model
- Draw attention to the project (enter masternode listings etc.)
- RTA transaction will not be enabled in wallets and POS clients (only stimulus transactions will be enabled, but they do not require GUI clients)
- No requirements to RTA TX performance (time, fault tolerance, etc.) or security (double-spending) as stimulus RTA Tx will be processed by GRAFT team only (Stimulus Tx is sent between GRAFT wallets)
- There will be no security risk to supernode owners or to the entire network
Incentive DetailsWe’re currently targeting a 5% avg. per month ROI in RTA mining income based on the stimulus program we had announced earlier. Stimulus incentives will carry into the RTA Mainnet launch (tentatively April 2019) until the network is fully ramped up.
The calculation is based on 1,000 active Supernodes