If you own some DOTs and are interested in contributing to the long term security of Polkadot and get rewarded for it, one way of doing so is to nominate these DOTs to reputable validators. This article will help you to do just that by using the Polkadot UI. It is assumed that you already created a Polkadot account, if you did not please first follow this guide.
Start by navigating to the
Staking tab in the Polkadot UI. Then click on
Account Actions and press the
+ Nominator button.
A window which looks like the one below will pop up. …
When running online services, ensuring their high-availability is of the utmost importance. In the case of Polkadot, validators need to be online to author new blocks for the relay chain, otherwise, they might risk getting their funds slashed. One can easily see the importance of having a monitoring and alerting tool that gives useful alerts, helping the node operator prevent dangerous scenarios such as the disabling of his validator. This is where PANIC comes into the picture.
PANIC is a lightweight yet powerful open-source monitoring and alerting solution developed and open-sourced by Simply VC. PANIC was first developed and open-sourced for the Cosmos ecosystem. Given the great feedback we received and the fact that we believe that it is a valuable tool, we decided to develop PANIC for Polkadot. …