Transcoder Campaign: 0x525 - with Telegram Bot

Hi community!
I’ve been following the project for a while now and also took part in the merkle-mine distribution. A few rounds ago, I’ve decided to set up my own transcoder since I was getting tired of the stealthy reward cut increases of the reliable transcoders. And by switching to the low reward cut transcoders, I’ve experienced some missed rounds.

That’s why I’m offering you a reliable & low reward cut transcoder!

Bond to the 0x525 transcoder here:

  • Reward cut: Set at 0.25% - Update 31.03.19: Lowered to 0.2%

  • Reliable: The transcoder is running with it’s own geth node and several monitoring scripts.
    And it’s not only for my peace of mind: Join the 0x525 Telegram Channel and get notified by a bot when the transcoder claims the rewards!
    This is fully automated - as soon as the transcoder claims the reward, you’ll get an instant notification with some information and the transaction link:

Of course, you will also get notified on any reward cut changes or if the reward call is late (currently set to >500 blocks after the new round started).

So far, my transcoder is up since round 1263 and has been running without any problems.

Feel free to comment if you have any questions or feature requests for the notification bot! You can also find me on the livepeer discord channel.

Thank you!

Sorry for the double post but since I’m a new forum user, I was only allowed to post one picture - so here is an example of a notification if the reward call is late:

(was just for testing, the warning will only be triggered if the call is >500 blocks late and will be resent every 2 hours)

Bond to the 0x525 transcoder here:
Join the Telegram Channel:


I really like the “warning” feature if reward hasn’t been called in 500 blocks. Have you considered open sourcing the code for the bot so others could configure it for their own nodes?

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As already caught by my Transcoder Watcher bot, I have lowered the reward cut of my transcoder to 0.2% - the lowest reward cut currently available for stakers.



I thought it was time for a short stats update and a big thank you: Currently, over 100k LPT are bonded to my transcoder and I’ve been active since 60 rounds - with 100% reliability:


A big thanks to all the stakers/bonders for their support!

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It looks like you missed a round on 4/9/2019 at 8:44:03 AM. How did this happen and how will you prevent this from happening in the future?

Hey Mike, thank you for your interest!

I have not missed any rounds so far :slight_smile:
You can use my telegram bot to check the history of my transcoder by typing “history 0x525419ff5707190389bfb5c87c375d710f5fcb0e”:


Additionally, you can find the transaction link to every round in my Telegram channel:

If you meant round 1308 with April 9th, here’s the transaction link:
So I did claim the rewards, but it was late by a few hours (every transcoder has ~24h time to claim the rewards). If I remember correctly, it was due to a geth crash (had to update and resync and that took some time). As far as preventing missing any rounds: That’s what I built the transcoder watcher bot for :slight_smile: So I’ll get notified if my reward call is late and can check/solve if there’s a problem.

If you have any other questions, feel free to ask!

My 0x525 Transcoder is now live since 100 rounds! :tada: :confetti_ball:
Even more important: It has not missed a single round since --> 100% Reliability!

Also, we’re approaching 200k in staked LPT :slight_smile:

A huge thanks to all the stakers for their support!