Can anyone here shed some light on why Chainlink have twice, in the last month, released 2 X 35 million extra LINK into circulation, a total of 70 million new. I am an invested marine and would like some knowledgeable insight into this if anyone has some to share.
I have some general theories but would appreciate informed thoughts.
I apologize that this is a bit of a low-effort post, but I am looking for more information about running a chainlink node. If people can just point me to a link that covers all this that would be great!
1) What are the computing resources. I am planning on staking for ETH2 with a NUC 16GB ram and 2TB ssd. I would rather not add a link node to this machine just because I am nervous about security and uptime on it. Instead, I might try to use a rpi-4 with 8 GB ram and 1TB ssd. Would this be sufficient?
2) What are the approximate rewards? I am interested in contributing to the network for general altruistic reasons, but if the rewards are not high enough to at least cover my effort to get the thing set up and pay for the electricity that it consumes I wouldn't do it.
3) I saw that there is no LINK stake required, but will my node ever get assigned a job if I don't stake some amount? What would be an acceptable stake?
4) How much smart contract knowledge is required? I have no experience with Solidity, but have been interested in learning. If a strong background is required though, it might be too big a hurdle for me.
Thanks for any help!
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Who has tried the chainlink dice gambling on dice.fiscus.fyi? I'm curious if you won or lost? I'm tempted to give it a go.
Hello, U.S. Marine here. I was just curious why the rank structure for Chainlink doesn't follow the actual Marine rank structure.
There aren't any Specialists in the Marines but the Army, as well as a Sergeant First Class. They should be Lance Corporal and First Sergeant. Also, Private is first, then Private First Class (PFC).
Just noticed this too: You have two rockers underneath the Staff Sgt insignia, when that should be Gunnery Sgt, which is missing as well. Staff Sgt. has one.
Everything else checks out! However, you could add a Sgt. Maj. of Chainlink.
The Stacks-Bitcoin Blockchain and Chainlink as the Way to Build the Application Integration Challenge
Nowadays hundreds or thousands of custom-built applications have to be used for the operations of companies. Typically, there could be several different web sites, several instances of ERPs applications, and different departmental solutions.
Still, there is a need to find the right and best applications for each evolving business functions.
Vendors have learned to provide specific applications to provide solutions to specific needs. Each one of them needs specific ways of integration.
The banking and financial sector have been challenged to be also integrated into this workflow.
COVID-19 has put new demands and pressure on the businesses, its business continuity, and the ability to use all applications anywhere by customers, collaborators, business partners, and suppliers. These users do generally not think about the system boundaries when they interact with the business. Users are executing business functions, regardless of how many internal systems the business functions cut across.
In order to support common business processes and data sharing across applications, these applications need to be integrated.
There are new ways to face the integration challenge as it is not an easy process.
The Bitcoin Blockchain technology initiated the wave of open financial integration effort. One of the more outstanding characteristics of this technology is the establishment of decentralized ecosystems, as it facilitates the trade of value. Let’s remember that an economy is a system to make and trade things of value. That trade makes commerce possible.
Remembering the definition of a system as a set of objects together with relationships between the objects and between their attributes related to each other and to their environment so as to form a whole [W. Buckley].
As the Bitcoin blockchain considered only a basic capacity to process, transforming the input into an output, new capacities were implemented by Stacks (https://www.blockstack.org) integrating Smart contracts based in the programming language Clarity. The Clarity smart contracts are executed over the Stacks Blockchain that secures itself using the Bitcoin blockchain. Additionally, the Clarity language is being expanded jointly with Algorand (https://www.algorand.com).
As Inputs are the start-up force that provides the system with its operating necessities, most of the time cannot be easily integrated into the Smart contracts. The same happens with the environment that each system has internal or something external to it. The environment can be considered fixed or a “given” to be incorporated into the system’s problems.
In order to facilitate the integration, the Stacks Blockchain is jointly developing the bridges from external applications with Chainlink (https://chain.link) naming them as Oracles. The provided oracles have the consideration to be decentralized, not with a single point of measurement, in order to assure trust.
Also, as the outputs are the results of the operation of a process, or alternatively, the purpose for which the system exists, the Chainlink connecting blocks facilitate the reach to the applications that are out of the scope of the smart contracts in Clarity.
The integration building blocks based on the blockchain surely are going to start the post-Covid-19 new application integration wave.
Hello... are the penalty and deposit contracts completed? The thread linked below is archived - but late last year it was still TBD.