Nervos Network
Aug 24 · 3 min read

With the third round of the Nervos CKB mining competition completed, we want to express our sincere gratitude to the community, and all that participated.

During this round, we had GPU miner, and the average hash rate was ten millions gps, and while competing for the lucky block, the hash rate surged to 60 millions gps (by the way our GPU miner is still a rough version with occasional bugs, so thanks for your patience).

Not only did this third round help us further stress test the network and provide valuable data and insights, but we were also able to identify a bug in v0.18.0 which caused nodes to stick in an invalid fork, while the the rest of the network produced a better chain. This bug was fixed in v0.18.1.

Before checking the results, please be aware: CKB token rewards will not have a lock-up time. Tokens will be sent to the corresponding mainnet address as soon as our mainnet is live.

And now the results!

The community pool rewards

A total of 3,000,000 CKB mainnet token. All addresses that have mined at least 3,000 CKB testnet token will share this reward pool and receive CKB rewards in proportion with the block rewards produced by each address.

Check your reward here mine your own business

The lucky block rewards

3,000,000 CKB in total, with 80 winners each to receive 37,500 CKB mainnet tokens.

Check your reward here mine your own business

Details can also be seen via our community member’s ranking website, built by @louzhixian: https://ckb.yamen.co.

Our next testnet version—v0.19.0—will be released in 24th Aug, and will have Eaglesong implementation, which is our PoW hash function.

We will release a GPU miner later. So if you are interested please check the RFC and welcome to have a try on our testnet.

Please note:

* Always keep your private key safe (the file named privkey). Your private key is the only way to get your tokens after mainnet is launched.
* Mainnet addresses will be different from testnet addresses, but you can use command lines to look for your mainnet address using your privkey.

Round 4 coming up!

We are now preparing, and looking forward to the next round of the competition, which will start on the 7th Sept. Details of the 4rd round competition will be released shortly and more tokens will be available to win.

We would like to remind our community that the proof-of-work testnet is still a “wild-west” with all sorts of craziness — being of course very different from how CKB and other mainnets like Bitcoin operate. These unexpected dynamics sometimes cannot be predicted, which is exactly what the testnet is for.

Buckle up and hang onto your hats for the next round!

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Nervos Network

The Nervos Network is a public blockchain ecosystem and collection of protocols aiming to solve the current challenges facing blockchains like Bitcoin and Ethereum today.

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The Nervos Network is a public blockchain ecosystem and collection of protocols aiming to solve the current challenges facing blockchains like Bitcoin and Ethereum today.

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