BREAKING NEWS

UPDATE DECEMBER 6, 2021: POLYGON AND ETH 2.0 LIVE

NEW PROTOCOLS
Polygon
- Polygon nodes are live as part of the new Service 2 smart contract.
- We're starting off by making Polygon nodes available to all NFT holders.
- 3 Polygon nodes per NFT holder.
- It doesn't matter if your wallet already has 100 nodes.
- We'll be opening it up to everyone within a few weeks.
- STRONG contribution with STRONG rewards.

For ETH 2.0
- Rewards will not be claimable until ETH 2.0 goes live.
- Your reward "weight" is based on how long you've staked.
- The earlier you get in and the more you stake, the heavier your weight in the pool.
- STRONG staking with ETH rewards.

- The ETH 2.0 Staking pool is now live as well.
- Fantom nodes are now in development.

AUDITS
- Hacken has completed its audit for the ETH 2.0 Smart Contract, with our remediations.
- Hacken also has completed its audit for the Service 2 contract. Our remediations have been submitted.
- We have addressed Certik’s audit and have sent them our remediations.

LOTTERY
- 20 Silver NFT’s and 10 Gold NFT’s were reserved for a limited series of lotteries.
- We’re now on the 6th week of Silver and the 2nd week of Gold lotteries, held every Wednesday until the supply is gone. The winner each week will be able to purchase 1 StrongBlock metal NFT (depending on the lottery being run) for the original STRONG contribution shown on the sales page (7.5 for STRONG for Silver, 35 STRONG for Gold). ETH will only be required for gas.
- To qualify, you simply need to have created one node during the previous one-week period.
- NFT Lottery Results
- All STRONG from the Lottery will be sent to the Strong Block: Community wallet for distribution as rewards in the protocol, just as 100% of the 25,580 STRONG contributed for NFT’s has already gone back to the community.
- More information on NFTs is here.

STORE
The StrongBlock Store is open.




NFT Lottery

20 Silver NFT’s and 10 Gold NFT’s were reserved for a limited series of lotteries.

Silver and Gold NFT’s are now sold out.

Beginning October 20, 2021, Silver NFT Lotteries have been held every Wednesday morning at 9am PDT, with the qualification period starting one week prior to the drawing.

Beginning 11/17/2021, Gold NFT lotteries will also be held every Wednesday morning, with the same qualification period as Silver.

To qualify, you simply need to have created one node during the previous one-week period.

The Silver and Gold NFT lotteries will run until all NFT’s set aside for the lottery have been awarded.

NFT Lottery Results: https://strongblock.com/docs/nft-lottery-winners.pdf

The winner each week will be able to purchase 1 StrongBlock metal NFT (depending on the lottery being run) for the original STRONG contribution shown on the sales page (7.5 for STRONG for Silver, 35 STRONG for Gold). ETH will only be required for gas.

All STRONG from the Lottery will be sent to the Strong Block: Community wallet for distribution as rewards in the protocol, just as 100% of the 25,580 STRONG contributed for NFT’s has already gone back to the community.

More information here: StrongBlock NFT landing Page



BEWARE OF SCAMS

NO TWITTER OR TELEGRAM SUPPORT: The Support button in the App is the ONLY way to get support! ️

IS IT STRONGBLOCK?: If you didn’t hear it from us here, on Twitter, or in Medium, we didn’t say it!

NO AIRDROPS: We did not - and have not planned - any airdrops.

NO GIVEAWAYS: We do NOT do giveaways. If we do, we’ll announce them on Telegram or Twitter.

NO SCAMS: People will do anything to get your MetaMask secret recovery phrase. NEVER GIVE THAT OUT.

NO PRIVATE KEYS: We will NEVER DM you to ask for your secret recovery phrase, private mnemonic, password, and/or seed phrase.

NO DM’S: We will NEVER DM you to ask you to send STRONG or NFT’s to us.

NO SNIPING: If a bidder on OpenSea offers USDC, not ETH or WETH, don’t fall for it!

STAY ALERT

NEVER GIVE YOUR SEED OR WALLET KEYS OUT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE. IF SOMEONE ASKS - THEY ARE A SCAMMER.




DVPN Nodes

The number of wallets whitelisted for DVPN node creation is 1000. If you have wallets with corresponding serial numbers 1 through 1000, (see below) you may now create a DVPN Node. If you are eligible, please check your "My Nodes" page for instructions on how to create one.

DVPN Nodes Lottery Announcement

Please note that DVPN nodes will appear under the "My Nodes" section once they are provisioned on the Sentinel network (which can take up to 4 hours, average 1 hour right now). NFT boosts will not currently apply to DVPN nodes.

If the 1000 DVPN pilot node creators in the $STRONG community believe this protocol will benefit the rest of the community, we’ll open up more nodes to launch.

NOTE: The grace period for paying DVPN node maintenance fees is now 30 days, the same as Ethereum 1.0 nodes DVPN node fees and claiming are completed separately. Pay All and Claim All will not include DVPN Nodes.




NEW PROTOCOLS

We are excited to welcome Fantom (FTM) and Polygon (MATIC) as the newest protocols for which we will be launching nodes. We’re making preparations now.

Polygon Nodes Announcement

Launching of Polygon and then Fantom will be rolled out soon. Expect at least one more protocol announcement before Polygon rolls out.

We now have over 80 prospective protocols we’re considering, several suggested by the STRONG community.




SIGNALING

Signaling is now limited to those who have already previously signalled. If you are signaling, you are still accumulating rewards until you claim. It will either be updated to expand signaling overall, or will be replaced by a new signaling system that is closer to the original signaling idea, with leaderboards.




SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

Listed in expected order of release:

The ETH 2.0 pool Smart Contract audit by Hacken is complete.

Polygon nodes are now in testing. They will be part of the new Service 2 Smart Contract.

The Service 2 Smart Contract is now being audited.

New NaaS node partners (many in process, not yet announced)

Long, Medium and Short term pools

  • ETH 2.0 pool
  • Validator rewards pools
  • Node Rewards pools
  • Silver and Gold NFT lottery are now being held each week.

    Other revenue streams for nodes and validators.




    REWARDS

    The primary reason for rewards adjustments is due to the small supply of STRONG. There just aren't that many to go around. So they're going to get more and more scarce to keep the protocol going for years.

    The Service 2 contract addresses sustainability with a new mathematical model for the rewards ecosystem. It will be piloted with Polygon nodes.

    Sustainability of the protocol is ALWAYS our primary goal.




    METAL NFTs

    You will need a Metal NFT to get early access to new node protocols.

    Metal NFT’s are available for swapping at OpenSea

    Holding any Metal NFT will boost your rewards AND give you early access.

    Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum are each more rare, have higher rewards and faster breakeven, provide more access, and are therefore progressively more expensive.




    NODES PER WALLET

    There is an upper limit 100 for nodes per wallet.

    NOTE: This will not affect those who already have more than 100 nodes.




    NODE FEES AND CLAIMING

    There is a 90-day pay-in-advance limit for node fees. This is due to Eteherum smart contract limits.

    Initial and monthly NaaS Ethereum 1.0 node fees are approximately $14.95, based on basis points of the current price of Ethereum. This is adjusted regularly based on Ethereum price, which fluctuates. Your initial and monthly price will never be exactly $14.95.

    The smart contracts set months at 7000 Ethereum blocks times 30, or 210,000 Ethereum blocks, since your node was registered. As your node reaches 210k blocks, you will be prompted to pay the maintenance fee in ETH. If you do not pay the maintenance fee past its due date block, you cannot claim rewards. If you have not paid after a set period of time - currently 30 days (another 210,000 blocks), your node will be removed by the smart contract and you will no longer be able to claim rewards.

    Fees for NaaS nodes other than Ethereum 1.0 may be higher based on server and bandwidth costs.

    The protocol does not support MultiSig Wallets.




    MARKETING

    DaoMaker is StrongBlock’s marketing partner.

    We are in discussions to add several new marketing partners.

    Check Twitter and the YouTube channel for new videos.

    NOTE: A tremendous amount of planning and work is going on at all times behind the scenes. Like most DeFI protocols, we no longer make announcements until we are certain something is going to happen.




    FIND STRONG

    TRACK STRONG

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    LEARN ABOUT STRONG

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    STRONG REWARDS

    Reward levels are NOT, and have never been, guaranteed; they are a goal that can be reached with a combination of STRONG, NFT’s, revenue, and other incentives, and will change over time based on a number of factors.

    The goal is to sustain dependable and predictable node rewards while maintaining a zero-inflation or deflationary ecosystem.




    STRONG NODE HEALTH

    NaaS Ethereum 1.0 nodes were updated to the London Hard Fork as of 8/5/2021.




    STRONG SUPPORT TICKET SYSTEM

    Over 4600 closed tickets!

    Please use the “Support” button in the lower-left-hand side of the App to create a support ticket if you are having an issue with creating a node, having issues with claiming, etc. ALWAYS Include your PUBLIC wallet address (we will NEVER ask you for your private keys or seed phrase) and a screenshot! And for gosh sakes, be respectful, be kind, and don’t use profanity.

    Nothing stated here by StrongBlock is financial advice.




    DISCLAIMER

    Nothing stated in this Telegram by StrongBlock is financial advice.

    Thanks for reading to the end and being a part of the StrongBlock community and the #NodeArmy.

    We are thankful for the community. We show our thanks by building sustainable ways for you to make blockchains stronger and get rewarded.

    Happy Thanksgiving!