Weekly Update - 12 August 2018
Welcome to this week’s Chainflow Livepeer Transcoder update. This week we stayed in active mode at #11 in the list of 20 transcoders.
Our LPT balance at the time of writing is 7985.88 LPT. This is an increase from last week’s ~4600 LPT balance.
My gratitude to everyone’s who’s delegated their LPT and trust to me to-date!
(You can join us by delegating here.)
Our transcoder went down last week. See last week’s update for details. I was able to bring the transcoder back online shortly after writing last week’s post. This caused us to miss one round of rewards.
I also used the downtime as an opportunity to upgrade the server. The upgrade seems to have helped. We haven’t experienced downtime or missed a round of rewards since the upgrade.
I’ve spent my transcoder attention and time exploring a few things this week -
1 - Monitoring
How can we monitor a transcoder and be alerted of key events, i.e. server down and other causes leading to possibly missing a reward round? Yondon responded by letting me know he’s made a start here.
2 Running the livepeer process as a systemd service
This would make the process easier to run and log. It would also allow automatic process restarts in case the process is unexpectedly terminated.
I’m doing something similar with the Cosmos Validator I’m running. I started a script this week, based on the script I use for Cosmos.
3 - Looking at the available Supermax stats
I also attended the ENS Workshop, since I’m the ENS project manager. I connected with Doug and helped get a team working to map transcoder addresses to more usable .eth domains.
Catch you next week. If you have any questions in the meantime, add a comment here or catch me in the Chainflow Livepeer Transcoder Telegram channel.
P.S. Want to join us? Please
do by delegating here!