Your node is not a validator or "miner" type node.
Does my node download the complete ETH blockchain when I create it?
Our nodes "catch up" to the current transactions on the Ethereum Mainnet, then they continue to store a copy of the blockchain. Our nodes can also prove transaction history.
What are Nodes?
Nodes provide crucial blockchain data, yet aren't traditionally rewarded - so there's no reason to stay in compliance. To solve this, StrongBlock allows you easily launch compliant nodes and earn rewards.
How much ETH and STRONG do I need to have in my wallet?
The Gas fee is charged by the Ethereum Mainnet, which we do not collect or control. The gas can be estimated here: https://ethgasstation.info/ or https://etherscan.io/gastracker Also: High gas fees returned by the Ethereum
Mainnet can also be caused by not having enough ETH in your wallet to cover a normal gas fee.
Having insufficient ETH in your wallet will cause extremely high gas fees to be estimated. We recommend having at least $500 ETH in your wallet at all times to cover Ethereum Mainnet transaction gas fees.
We do not control or collect these gas fees.
Are the gas fees included in the price of the NFTs?
No. Gas fees are added at the time of purchase and StrongBlock doesn’t control these costs or receive any portion of these transaction fees. For more information about gas fees, please visit Ethereum.org.
What type of wallet do I need to buy one of StrongBlock’s NFTs?
You will need to have ETH and STRONG in a non-custodial wallet. An example of a non-custodial wallet is MetaMask.
The StrongBlock application is not connecting to my wallet.
Please try refreshing your browser. We have found that Chrome, Brave, or Firefox browsers are solid browsers to use. Please make sure that you are current with the latest updates of your browser. Apple’s Safari browser is not compatible with MetaMask
at the time of this writing.
Please make sure that your wallet is connected. If you are using MetaMask, You will see a little green light next to your wallet name if you are connected to the site.
Please also make sure that you are using the wallet that you used to initially interact with StrongBlock. We have seen many cases where people switch between wallets and are simply using the wrong wallet.
How do I get or buy ETH and STRONG for my Wallet? What about delays and limits?
It's a two step process. First, you must purchase ETH and STRONG. There are well known platforms you can use to buy ETH. Once you have purchased ETH, you will need to transfer those funds into your wallet in order to buy an
NFT. Please note there are unique limits on the amounts of ETH and STRONG you can buy and sell based on your account and the platform you’re using to purchase ETH. There are also time delays from when you buy your ETH to
when you can transfer it to your non-custodial wallet (i.e. MetaMask) to make NFT purchases. Most platforms require you to hold the money in your custodial wallet before you can transfer it to use for purchases.
Would StrongBlock ever ask for my wallet secret recovery phrase, mnemonic, or password?
StrongBlock will NEVER ask for a secret recovery phrase, private mnemonic, password, and/or seed phrase from anyone. There is no legitimate reason that anyone would need that information from you. If someone is
asking for that private information from you, they are possibly trying to steal from your wallet.
I gave my secret recovery phrase or mnemonic or password to someone (my wallet was hacked). What can I do?
StrongBlock - and every legitimate protocol we’re aware of - does not store your secret recovery phrase or mnemonic or password, nor will we ever request private information from you for any reason. Anyone using cryptocurrency
of any kind must keep their wallet credentials private at all times.
As stated in Metamask’s app: Warning: Never disclose this key. Anyone with your private keys can steal any assets held in your account.
Never send your secret recovery phrase, private wallet password, or mnemonic to anyone, even us, we will never ask for a secret recovery phrase, private wallet password, and/or
A hack on your wallet via a phishing scam or some other means would only affect the contents of your wallet and your participation in the nodes/pools to which you are connected on the STRONG protocol or other protocols.
I opened a support ticket, why are you asking for my wallet?
We ask for your wallet on every ticket. We do so because we need to verify the wallet, even if you have submitted a ticket to us in the past. One email address can have multiple wallets, therefore it is our policy to have the
customer supply us with the wallet ID for this specific request.
Can I buy StrongBlock NFTs with a credit card?
No, you need to have ETH and STRONG in a digital wallet, like MetaMask in order to purchase NFTs.
Can I buy an NFT with Coinbase, Robinhood, or Paypal?
No, you need a non-custodial wallet, like Metamask, to be able to purchase an NFT.
Are the NFTs available globally?
Yes, they are available in global markets where users have access to crypto wallets.
Are all the NFT tokens the same?
Different StrongBlock NFT tokens will earn different rewards when they are staked to a node. Currently the Platinum NFT has the highest rewards boost.
How many NFT tokens can I stake to a Node?
You can stake (to nodes in your wallet) - the Bronze NFT can be staked 1 time - the Silver NFT can be staked 2 times (to 2 different nodes) - the Gold NFT can be staked 5 times (to 5 different nodes) - the Platinum
NFT can be staked 10 times (to 10 different nodes)
You cannot stake your NFT to a node that is in another wallet.
What is the STRONG NFT Contract Address?
The StrongBlock NFT contract address is: 0x2E734269c869BDa3Ea6550F510d2514f2D66dE71
Claiming is the process of moving your unclaimed STRONG rewards into your wallet. Rewards are earned every block and can be claimed at any time.
On the "My Nodes" tab, you claim rewards by clicking on the "Claim" button
displayed at the top of the screen. Once you claim, the rewards are reset to 0 (zero) for what you claimed. You can also claim rewards by clicking on the number of tokens displayed in the "My Rewards" column.
What are the StrongBlock fees?
There are fees that StrongBlock collects to provide the service. Fees are relatively small and account for a very small percentage of the transaction, typically a fraction of a percent.
What are the Ethereum Gas fees?
Every transaction on the Ethereum Mainnet are charged network fees. StrongBlock does not collect or control these fees.
What is Mining?
Mining is the process of "staking" your STRONG tokens into a pool for rewards. When you mine in a Pool, you are rewarded STRONG.
What happens if I do not pay my monthly Node fee?
As stated on the create node page which all users must agree to when creating any node: "I understand that failure to pay monthly fee within 30 days of due date will result in the smart contract automatically removing the node."
Once a node is removed for failure to pay, the node CANNOT be re-built, restarted, or otherwise re-enabled.
Any unclaimed rewards for that node are surrendered at that time due to failure to pay the monthly node fees. This is not reversible, you must pay monthly node fees to earn unclaimed rewards.
What are Rewards and how to I get them?
StrongBlock provides rewards for being involved with the protocol. Rewards are calculated as the Ethereum Mainnet blocks are created, with a node reward goal of .1 STRONG per full day that a node is running.
If your node has been running for part of a day, you will not earn .1 STRONG for that day, you will earn a portion of that rewards based on when your node was created.
These rewards are for the following activities: mining, node signaling, being signaled, NFT staking, and running a node.
What is the STRONG Token Address?
The STRONG token address is: 0x990f341946a3fdb507ae7e52d17851b87168017c