Tierion Network Update — May 3, 2018

Tierion Network Update — May 3, 2018

Chainpoint Node UI Preview Release

Today marks the launch of the Chainpoint Node UI Preview Release. Node Operators now have an easy way to view their node’s activity and status. Please upgrade to version Chainpoint version 1.4.1.

The Activity view provides a near real-time view into Node Activity.

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The About view provides answers to Node Operator’s most frequently asked questions:

  • Is this node registered?
  • Is this node passing or failing audits?
  • How many active Chainpoint Nodes are on the public network?

This data is updated twice an hour during each audit period.

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Accessing The Chainpoint Node UI

Node Operators can access the Node UI by visiting http:// . You’ll need to login by entering the TNT address in the node’s .env file.

Providing Feedback

Please note this a Preview Release. The first official release will have an upgraded user experience and features. We need your help to make running a Chainpoint Node even easier! Please share your feedback on the Node UI on in our Discord and Telegram channels.

Rewards Queue

The rewards queue has been operating since April, 11th 2018. The Chainpoint Wiki on Github has a full description of the Chainpoint Network Reward Queue Rules. The launch of the rewards queue is the latest in an upcoming series of changes that will allow nodes to join the Chainpoint Network at any time.

Chainpoint Node Registration

Node registration will open on Tuesday, May 8th at 13:00 PDT (20:00 UTC). An additional five hundred nodes will be able to join the public network.

  1. Upgrade Node — Node operators should upgrade to version 1.4.1 as soon as possible.
  2. Restart Node — When registration opens, type ‘make restart’. Chainpoint Nodes automatically attempt to register when restarted or upgraded.

The command ‘make upgrade’ will upgrade and restart a Chainpoint Node.

IMPORTANT: Nodes must upgrade to 1.4.1 to be eligible for rewards.

Node upgrade video tutorial.

Chainpoint API Tutorial

Want to build something with Chainpoint? Our team created a guide that shows how to use a Chainpoint Node’s API to create a Chainpoint proof. You can use any programming language that supports HTTP calls.

Chainpoint Javascript Client

This javascript client can be used in both Browser and Node.js based Javascript applications using callback functions, Promises (using .then.catch), or Promises (using async/await) functional styles.

We’ve created a live code notebook on Runkit that demonstrates how to use the client. Developers are encouraged to submit any issues to the Chainpoint Client Github repo.

NPM —  https://www.npmjs.com/package/chainpoint-client

Chainpoint Changelog

A new Chainpoint Node Changelog makes it easy to understand the changes in each release.

We’re Hiring

Tierion has several openings for experienced developers to join our team in San Francisco. Our toolchain is based on Node.js, CockroachDB, PostgreSQL, RabbitMQ, Redis, and Consul. Everything is glued together with Docker, Docker Compose, and Kubernetes.

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