Transcoder Campaign: Chainflow Transcoder

Welcome to this week’s Chainflow Livepeer Transcoder update. This week we stayed in active mode but dropped to #15 from #12 in the list of top 20 transcoders.

  • Current LPT Stake - 6779.59 LPT

  • Last Week’s LPT Stake - 14818.11 LPT

  • % change - 23% decrease

My gratitude to everyone’s who’s delegated their LPT and trust to me to date!

(You can join us by bonding your LPT here.)

Here’s a summary of last week’s activity -

It felt like a week of contrasts. On one hand, I worked with Aaron from Bison Trails to get their LPT mining script working. I generated LPT at $0.44 testing the script.

You can use it too. Let me know if you have any trouble with it. Then consider delegating the mined LPT to me or one of the other transcoders.

The idea to run the script a few times. I’ll then stake the mined LPT to the Chainflow Livepeer Transcoder. My intention is to continue demonstrating I’m invested in Livepeer, along with the time and resources required to run the transcoder.

I also worked with Chris Hobcroft from Livepeer to draft a DAO use case for Livepeer transcoders. If you didn’t already know, I’m the full-time product manager at Aragon One. We’re the first core team building the Aragon Project.

The Aragon Project builds tools that empower people build DAO’s. My intention is to run a transcoder using a DAO too. So I’m feeling very excited about Chris moving the idea forward and helping him do it.

But with my head down testing the script and working on the use case, I missed calling two reward rounds. I’m feeling frustrated and disappointed in myself for letting this happen. Then I noticed the Chainflow Livepeer Transcoder stake dropped over 55%.

Ouch and ouch.

I have a tendency to be my own worst critic. Moments like this remind me of that tendency.

I’m not sure why the stake dropped so much. I wasn’t able to track it back through the Supermax stats. Yondon from Livepeer’s helping me do this. Stay tuned for an update.

My priorities this week are to -

  • Call all rewards!
  • Figure out where the stake went
  • Setup monitoring

Regarding the latter, I’ve asked the virtual assistant service I use to check reward calls every day for me. This should prevent me from forgetting again, until I automate the monitoring system.

Here’s my short-list of near-term to-do’s -

  • Implement automated monitoring solutions.
  • Figure out why we’re not receiving fees.
  • Run Livepeer as a systemd service.
  • Continue working my way through this very beneficial Livepeer DevOps post.
  • Study the Supermax stats.
  • Keep an eye on transcoding tests the Livepeer team is running.

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 bonding your LPT here.

Weekly Update - 15 September 2018

Welcome to this week’s Chainflow Livepeer Transcoder update. This week we stayed in active mode holding at #15 in the top 20 transcoder list.

  • Current LPT Stake - 7206.25 LPT
  • Last Week’s LPT Stake - 6779.59 LPT
  • % change - 6.3% increase

We called rewards for every round this week.

My gratitude to everyone’s who’s delegated their LPT and trust to me to date!

(You can join us by bonding your LPT here.)

Last week’s activity summary -

Here’s a summary of last week’s activity

  • Assigned a task to my virtual assistant team to check reward calls daily
  • Confirmed rewards called daily

These two tasked confirmed rewards were called daily!

  • Partially determined why our stake dropped so much the week earlier

Doug and Yondon sent me the link showing that a single unbound transaction caused an ~11k LPT drop in stake. If this was you, I’d appreciate an opportunity to earn back your trust. Drop me a line here to initiate a 1on1 Telegram chat and let’s talk!

This week’s priorities -

Short-list of near-term to-do’s -

  • Implement automated monitoring solutions.

Aaron from Bison Trails developed a transcoder SMS alerting script. I suggested he modify it to use a Telegram bot. Once he does that, I’ll push reward call updates to the Chainflow Livepeer Transcoder Telegram Channel.

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 bonding your LPT here.

Weekly Update - 22 September 2018

Welcome to this week’s Chainflow Livepeer Transcoder update. This week we stayed in active mode, climbing to #11 in the top 20 transcoder list.

  • Current LPT Stake - 30205.08 LPT
  • Last Week’s LPT Stake - 6779.59 LPT
  • % change - 345% increase (wow!)

We called rewards for each and every round we were eligible for this week.

My gratitude to everyone who’s delegated their LPT and trust to me to date!

(You can join us by bonding your LPT here.)

Here’s a summary of last week’s activity -

Last week felt like a week of extremes. We dropped from the the Top 15 early in the week. We fell into inactive state when that happened. Our stake then increased A LOT! We were back in the Top 15 by week’s end.

Phew :slight_smile:

We were also mentioned as a “proactive” transcoder in the most recent Livepeer economics post. My sense is that had something to do with the increased stake.

My priorities this week are to -

  • Continue calling all rewards!
  • Automate monitoring, ask virtual assistants to continue manually checking too.

Here’s my short-list of near-term to-do’s -

  • Implement automated monitoring solutions.

Aaron from Bison Trails developed a transcoder SMS alerting script. I suggested he modify it to use a Telegram bot. Once he does that, I’ll push reward call updates to the Chainflow Livepeer Transcoder Telegram Channel.

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 bonding your LPT here.

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Weekly Update - 29 September 2018

Welcome to this week’s Chainflow Livepeer Transcoder update. This week we stayed in active mode at #11 in the top 20 transcoder list.

  • Current LPT Stake - 31699.48 LPT

  • Last Week’s LPT Stake - 30205.08 LPT

  • % change - 4.9% increase

We called rewards for each and every round we were eligible for this week.

My gratitude to everyone’s who’s delegated their LPT and trust to me to date!

(You can join us by bonding your LPT here.)

Here’s a summary of last week’s activity -

  • Focused on calling all rewards

I still have my virtual assistant team checking this daily. I then confirm their results.

  • Provided feedback on a monitoring tool Aaron from Bison Trails is developing

I’m hoping to implement an automated tool soon! The feedback I provided will hopefully help increase the tool’s value to the transcoder community.

  • Confirmed why we’re not receiving fees yet

Fees are collected when a transcoder processes video streams. Video traffic on the Livepeer network is light right now. That’s why we haven’t done any video processing or collected fees yet.

  • Developed a supplemental Transcoder list

The list is here. It’s intended to supplement the list on the Livepeer Explorer. For example, it maps Transcoder campaigns to their respective addresses. My hope is that the list will help the LPT holders choose a Transcoder to bond with.

My priorities this week are to -

  • Continue calling all rewards!

  • Automate monitoring, ask virtual assistants to continue manually checking too

  • Investigate how best to set our Price Per Segment

  • Run Livepeer as a systemd service

Here’s my short-list of near-term to-do’s -

  • Continue developing a use case to run a Transcoder as an Aragon DAO

  • Implement automated monitoring solutions

Aaron from Bison Trails developed a transcoder SMS alerting script. I suggested he modify it to use a Telegram bot. Once he does that, I’ll push reward call updates to the Chainflow Livepeer Transcoder Telegram Channel.

  • Continue working my way through this very beneficial Livepeer DevOps post 1

  • Studying the Supermax stats

  • Keep an eye on transcoding tests the Livepeer team is running

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 bonding your LPT here.

Weekly Update - 6 October 2018

Welcome to this week’s Chainflow Livepeer Transcoder update. This week we stayed in active mode, dropping from #11 to #12 in the top 20 transcoder list.

  • Current LPT Stake - 32453.88 LPT
  • Last Week’s LPT Stake - 30205.08 LPT
  • % change - 7.4% increase

We called rewards for each and every round we were eligible for this week.

My gratitude to everyone’s who’s delegated their LPT and trust to me to date!

(You can join us by bonding your LPT here.)

Here’s a summary of last week’s activity -

  • Focused on calling all rewards. I still have my virtual assistant team checking this daily. I then confirm their results.
  • Provided feedback to Chris Hobcroft on this Livepeer video
  • Was interviewed by Raffi Sapire for an upcoming Livepeer Transcoder profile blog post
  • Updated the supplemental Livepeer Transcoder List I maintain

My priorities this week are to -

  • Continue calling all rewards!
  • Automate monitoring, ask virtual assistants to continue manually checking too
  • Investigate how best to set our Price Per Segment
  • Run Livepeer as a systemd service

Here’s my short-list of near-term to-do’s -

Aaron from Bison Trails developed a transcoder SMS alerting script. I suggested he modify it to use a Telegram bot. Once he does that, I’ll push reward call updates to the Chainflow Livepeer Transcoder Telegram Channel.

  • Continue working my way through this very beneficial Livepeer DevOps post
  • Studying the Supermax stats
  • Keep an eye on transcoding tests the Livepeer team is running

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 bonding your LPT here.

Weekly Update - 13 October 2018

Welcome to this week’s Chainflow Livepeer Transcoder update. This week we stayed in active mode, dropping from #12 to #13 in the top 20 transcoder list.

  • Current LPT Stake - 33462.03 LPT, of which 392.62 or 1.17% are self-bonded,

    (I self-bonded all LPT I received from running the transcoder.)

  • Last Week’s LPT Stake - 32453.88 LPT

  • % change - 3.1% increase

We missed one reward round this week. That’s the first we’ve missed in 36 rounds. I plan to continue optimizing and automating our processes to minimize missed rounds.

My gratitude to everyone’s who’s delegated their LPT and trust to me to date!

(You can join us by bonding your LPT here. We welcome everyone. No amount is too small :slight_smile:)

Here’s a summary of last week’s activity -

  • Focused on calling all rewards

    I still have my virtual assistant team checking this daily. I then confirm their results.

  • Reported an IPFS-related bug a second time that @ericxtang from Livepeer responded to

  • Restarting the transcoder as necessary, when the reward round wasn’t called automatically

  • Updated the supplemental Livepeer Transcoder List I maintain

My priorities this week are to -

  • Call all rewards!

  • Build a new validator that will support automated monitoring and run Livepeer as a systemd service, using this Livepeer DevOps post as a guide

Here’s my short-list of near-term to-do’s -

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 bonding your LPT here. We welcome everyone. No amount is too small :slight_smile:

Weekly Update - 20 October 2018

Welcome to this week’s Chainflow Livepeer Transcoder update. This week we stayed in active mode at #12 in the top 20 transcoder list.

  • Current LPT Stake - 34876.58 LPT, of which 448.82 or 1.29% are self-bonded

  • Last Week’s LPT Stake - 33462.03 LPT

  • % change - 4.2% increase

  • Called all reward rounds

All LPT I earn gets is bonded back to our transcoder. My gratitude to everyone’s who’s delegated their LPT and trust to me to date!

(You can join us by bonding your LPT here.)

Here’s a summary of last week’s activity -

  • Called all rewards

  • Restarting the transcoder as necessary, when the reward round wasn’t called automatically

  • Started building a new and improved transcoder to increase security and reliability

  • Updated the supplemental Livepeer Transcoder List

My priorities this week are to -

  • Calling all rewards!

  • Complete the new validator build-out

The new validator will support automated monitoring and running Livepeer as a systemd service, using this Livepeer DevOps post as a guide.

  • Migrate to the new validator

The migration will have no impact on existing delegates. The bonding process won’t change, either.

Here’s my short-list of near-term to-do’s -

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 bonding your LPT here.

My gratitude to the person that bonded 5000 LPT last night :pray:

Weekly Update - 27 October 2018

Hello from DevConIV in Prague!

Welcome to this week’s Chainflow Livepeer Transcoder update. This week we stayed in active mode at #12 in the top 20 transcoder list.

  • Current LPT Stake - 41056.38 LPT, of which 483.34 or 1.18% are self-bonded

  • Last Week’s LPT Stake - 34876.58 LPT

  • % change - 17.7% increase

  • Called all reward rounds

All LPT I earn is bonded back to our transcoder. My gratitude to everyone’s who’s delegated their LPT and trust to me to date!

(You can join us by bonding your LPT here.)

Here’s a summary of last week’s activity -

  • Called all rewards

  • Restarting the transcoder as necessary, when the reward round wasn’t called automatically

  • Started building a new and improved transcoder to increase security and reliability

  • Updated the supplemental Livepeer Transcoder List

  • Attended the Livepeer Coinfund Rabbithole talk

My priorities this week are to -

  • Calling all rewards!

  • Attend DevConIV, including events @dob is speaking at

Here’s my short-list of near-term to-do’s -

  • Complete the new validator build-out

The new validator will support automated monitoring and running Livepeer as a systemd service, using this Livepeer DevOps post as a guide.

  • Migrate to the new validator

The migration will have no impact on existing delegates. The bonding process won’t change, either.

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 bonding your LPT here.

Weekly Update - 9 November 2018

Welcome to this week’s Chainflow Livepeer Transcoder update. This week we stayed in active mode dropping from #12 to #13 in the top 20 transcoder list.

  • Current LPT Stake - 42665.25 LPT, of which 622.82 or 1.46% are self-bonded

  • LPT Stake as of 20 October 2018 - 34876.58 LPT

  • % change - 22.3% increase

  • Called all reward rounds

All LPT I earn is bonded back to our transcoder. My gratitude to everyone’s who’s delegated their LPT and trust to me to date!

(You can join us by bonding your LPT here.)

Here’s a summary of last week’s activity -

  • Called all rewards

  • Restarting the transcoder as necessary, when the reward round wasn’t called automatically

  • Updated the supplemental Livepeer Transcoder List I maintain

  • Spoke on a Generalized Mining panel, along with Raffi and a few other people

My priorities this week are to -

  • Calling all rewards!

  • Complete the new transcoder build-out

The new transcoder will support automated monitoring and running Livepeer as a systemd service, using this Livepeer DevOps post as a guide.

  • Migrate to the new transcoder

The migration will have no impact on existing delegates. The bonding process won’t change, either.

Here’s my short-list of near-term to-do’s -

  • Continue developing a use case to run a Transcoder as an Aragon DAO

  • Investigate how best to set our Price Per Segment

  • Try and push the Livepeer ENS integration along. This would allow transcoders to have human readable names, replacing complicated ETH addresses. I helped kick-start this at the ENS Hackathon in August.

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 bonding your LPT here.

Not sure about the 3 consecutive reply limit, but will look into it soon. Thanks for the good work in posting these updates!

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Weekly Update - 22 November 2018

Welcome to this week’s Chainflow Livepeer Transcoder update. This week we stayed in active mode at #13 in the top 20 transcoder list.

  • Current LPT Stake - 45052.91 LPT, of which 753.59 or 1.67% are self-bonded
  • LPT Stake as of last update on 9 November 2018 - 42665.25 LPT
  • % change - 5.6% increase
  • Called all reward rounds

All LPT I earn gets bonded back to our transcoder. My gratitude to everyone’s who’s delegated their LPT and trust to me to date!

(You can join us by bonding your LPT here.)

Here’s what I did since the last update -

  • Called all rewards
  • Restarted the transcoder as necessary, when the reward round wasn’t called automatically
  • Took additional steps to secure the Chainflow Transcoder, particularly in light of the Tezos baker hack
  • Updated the supplemental Livepeer Transcoder List I maintain
  • Participated in the Streamflow release introduction call
  • Started reviewing the Streamflow proposal
  • Spoke with Raffi at Livepeer about how to -
    • Start the project to run a Transcoder as a DAO
    • Complete the ENS integration into Livepeer

My priorities this week are to -

  • Calling all rewards!
  • Continue the conversation with Raffi about -
    • Developing a use case to run a Transcoder as an Aragon DAO
    • Completing the Livepeer ENS integration. This will allow transcoders to have human readable names, replacing complicated ETH addresses. I helped kick-start this at the ENS Hackathon in August.
  • Continue reviewing and commenting on the Streamflow proposal

Here’s my short-list of near-term to-do’s -

  • Complete the new transcoder build-out that I started a few weeks ago to support
    • Automated monitoring and
    • Running Livepeer as a systemd service
  • Test the new transcoder, prior to migration
  • The planned migration will have no impact on existing delegates. The bonding process won’t change, either.

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 bonding your LPT here.

Chainflow Livepeer Transcoder Update - 6 December 2018

Welcome to this week’s Chainflow Livepeer Transcoder update. We stayed in active mode at #13 in the top 20 transcoder list.

  • Current LPT Stake - 47995.09 LPT, of which 939.25 or 1.96% are self-bonded
  • LPT Stake as of last update on 9 November 2018 - 45052.91 LPT
  • % change - 6.5% increase
  • Called all reward rounds

All LPT I earn gets is bonded back to our transcoder. My gratitude to everyone’s who’s delegated their LPT and trust to me to date!

(You can join us by bonding your LPT here.)

Here’s what I did since the last update -

  • Called all rewards
  • Restarted the transcoder as necessary, when the reward round wasn’t called automatically
  • Updated the supplemental Livepeer Transcoder List I maintain
  • Continued the conversation with Raffi at Livepeer about how to -
    • Start the project to run a Transcoder as a DAO
    • Complete the ENS integration into Livepeer
  • Talked to Robbie Bent about testing the work they’re doing on notifications with transcoders and those that bond to us, as an opt-in feature, as well as running a Transcoder as a DAO

My priorities this week are to -

  • Calling all rewards!
  • Continue the conversation with Raffi about -
    • Developing a use case to run a Transcoder as an Aragon DAO
    • Completing the Livepeer ENS integration. This will allow transcoders to have human readable names, replacing complicated ETH addresses. I helped kick-start this at the ENS Hackathon in August.
  • Continue reviewing and commenting on the Streamflow proposal
  • Provide input to the notification user flows Robbie Bent’s team is developing

Here’s my short-list of near-term to-do’s -

  • Complete the new transcoder build-out that I started a few weeks ago to support
    • Automated monitoring and
    • Running Livepeer as a systemd service
  • Test the new transcoder, prior to migration
  • The planned migration will have no impact on existing delegates. The bonding process won’t change, either.

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 bonding your LPT here.

Chainflow Livepeer Transcoder Update - 20 December 2018

Welcome to the Chainflow Livepeer Transcoder update. I write these updates toward the middle and end of each month. We stayed in active mode at #13 in the top 20 transcoder list.

  • Provide input to the notification user flows Robbie Bent’s team is developing

  • Current LPT Stake - 50422.70 LPT, of which 1101.67 or 2.18% are self-bonded

  • LPT Stake as of last update on 6 December 2018 - 47995.09 LPT

  • % change - 5.06% increase

  • Called all reward rounds

All LPT I earn gets is bonded back to our transcoder. My gratitude to everyone’s who’s delegated their LPT and trust to me to date!

(You can join us by bonding your LPT here.)

Here’s what I did since the last update -

  • Called all but one reward round. I missed round 1199. The round changed from 1199 to 1200 just as I was about to finish troubleshooting the issue. The issue is resolved. I immediately called round 1200.

  • Restarted the transcoder as necessary, when the reward round wasn’t called automatically

  • Updated the supplemental Livepeer Transcoder List I maintain

  • Submitted this Livepeer grant proposal to complete the Ethereum Name Service (ENS) Transcoder integration

My priorities over the next two weeks are to -

  • Call all rewards!

  • Kick-off the ENS Transcoder integration project

  • Continue following and commenting on the Streamflow proposal

Here’s my short-list of near-term to-do’s -

  • Complete the new transcoder build-out that I started a few weeks ago to support

  • Automated monitoring and

  • Running Livepeer as a systemd service

  • Test the new transcoder, prior to migration

The planned migration will have no impact on existing delegates. The bonding process won’t change, either.

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 bonding your LPT here.

My gratitude to whomever bonded 7000 LPT to us on Christmas Day :pray: :christmas_tree:

Chainflow Livepeer Transcoder Update - 11 January 2019

Welcome to the Chainflow Livepeer Transcoder update. I write these updates toward the middle and end of each month.

We are currently in active mode at #13 in the top 20 transcoder list.

  • Current LPT Stake - 61879 LPT, of which 1400 or 2.3% are self-bonded
  • LPT Stake as of last update on 20 December 2018 - 50423 LPT
  • % change - 23% increase
  • Missed one reward round

All LPT I earn gets is bonded back to our transcoder. My gratitude to everyone’s who’s delegated their LPT and trust to me to date!

(You can join us by bonding your LPT here.)

Here’s what I did since the last update -

  • Called all but one reward round. I missed round 1220.

As I shared in the Chainflow Livepeer Transcoder Telegram channel, I check rounds daily. That day I checked in the morning, then let more than 24 hours passed before checking again. As a result, I missed the round window. Again, I’m very sorry for this. It underscores the need for me to automate the work and setup monitoring, which I intend to do over the next few days.

The livepeer software has also been crashing, due to a bug I reported to the team a while ago. This means I often have to login manually to restart the process and call the round.

  • Restarted the transcoder as necessary, when the reward round wasn’t called automatically
  • Updated the supplemental Livepeer Transcoder List I maintain
  • Reviewed Livepeer’s response to this Livepeer grant proposal to complete the Ethereum Name Service (ENS) Transcoder integration I submitted

My priorities over the next two weeks are to -

Here’s my short-list of near-term to-do’s -

  • Complete the new transcoder build-out that I started a few weeks ago to support

    • Automated monitoring and
    • Running Livepeer as a systemd service
  • Test the new transcoder, prior to migration

The planned migration will have no impact on existing delegates. The bonding process won’t change, either.

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 bonding your LPT here.

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Chainflow Livepeer Transcoder Update - 6 February 2019

Welcome to the Chainflow Livepeer Transcoder update. I write these updates toward the middle and end of each month.

We are currently in active mode at #13 in the top 20 transcoder list.

  • Current LPT Stake - 67507 LPT, of which 1776 or 2.7% are self-bonded
  • LPT Stake as of last update on 11 January 2019 - 61879 LPT
  • % change - 9% increase
  • Called all reward rounds :tada:

All LPT I earn gets is bonded back to our transcoder. My gratitude to everyone’s who’s delegated their LPT and trust to me to date!

(You can join us by bonding your LPT here.)

Here’s what I did since the last update -

  • Called all reward rounds :tada:
  • Upgraded the Geth node I run to increase the transcoder’s reliability
  • Figured out why the transcoder software was crashing and fixed it
  • Got the transcoder running as a systemd service

The last two feel like a relief. They’ve been lingering on my to-do list for a while.

Running as a systemd service increased reliability. It also sets the stage for automated reporting and monitoring. Stay tuned for more on this :+1:

My priorities over the next two weeks are to -

Here’s my short-list of near-term to-do’s -

  • Set-up automated monitoring, with alerts
  • Keep an eye on the Streamflow release progress

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 bonding your LPT here

It’s been a while since I posted here. The transcoder’s running well I’m working on the latest update.

Every reward round’s been claimed since the last update (1249-1287)!

Also, I started the un-bonding process for 600 of my earned LPT. I would like to sell 500 to cover the operational costs I’ve incurred over the past 6+ months.

The other 100 I’ll delegate to one of the newer transcoders I trust and who’s values align with mine. I see this as a gesture toward supporting decentralized staking.

Please let me know if you have any questions on or concerns with any of this. You can leave your questions in the comments here :point_down: or in the Chainflow LIvepeer Transcoder group.

Hi Everyone :wave:

I wanted to drop a brief update here to let you know the Chainflow Livepeer Transcoder’s alive and well!

We should eclipse 100K LPT staked to us on Sunday!

My gratitude to all of you who’ve put your trust in me to-date :pray:

The transcoder hasn’t missed a reward round in a very long time. In fact, I don’t believe we’ve missed a reward round since well before the last update I posted on March 25.

A big reason for this is the fantastic Transcoder monitoring Telegram bot. It sends regular updates to the Chainflow Livepeer Transcoder Telegram group.

I switched from using a local Geth node back to the default Infura node a while back. Geth was behaving more unpredictably than usual. That’s the reason for the change. So far, the Infura node’s working well.

One of the other Transcoder’s I know is running a full Ethereum node. They’ve offered to let us use it too. I plan to switch over to that node soon. Because the Infura node’s been reliable, it doesn’t feel like an urgent priority.

Other than that, I’ve been following the Streamflow release progress. I also participated in this community call focused on the experience of running a transcoder -

I’ve also been staying in touch with Doug, Eric and the Livepeer team. We cross paths in and around the Livepeer office and various Ethereum events, most recently ETHNewYork.

Outside of Livepeer, I’ve been coming online to other staking networks. I also launched the Decentralized Staking Defenders. The latter’s an attempt to counteract the early trends toward stake centralization we’re seeing staking networks trend toward.

Thanks again for your continued support. If you haven’t already, please join us in the Chainflow Livepeer Transcoder Telegram group for more frequent updates that get posted here :blush:

And if you’d like to delegate to us, please do that here.

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Hi Everyone :wave:

August marks the Chainflow Livepeer Transcoder’s 1 year anniversary :tada:

My gratitude to those who’ve delegated nearly 200,000 LPT to me to-date :pray:

You’ll notice that these updates have become more sporadic. Conversely, Chainflow validator activities, which include the Chainflow Livepeer Transcoder, have been gaining momentum.

I’m slowly bringing the ChainflowPOS Twitter account online. Follow it for the most current Chainflow Livepeer Transcoder updates, as well as updates on all the validators Chainflow’s running.

Also, you can see daily updates, like confirming I’ve called each day’s rewards, thanks to the bot developed by @vires-in-numeris, in the Chainflow Livepeer Telegram channel.

You can use that same channel to communicate with me directly too. I hope to see you there!

Chris