|Deploy and maintain independent BitShares infrastructure|
|Freelancer||Blockchain Projects BV - Blockchain Projects BV|
|Duration||2017/12/01 - 2018/05/31 (6 months)|
|Accounting & Reporting||workers.bitshares.foundation/201712-infrastructure|
Given the growth of the BitShares ecosystem, we, Blockchain Projects BV feel that the network should become more redundant and reduce its reliance on business partners that are currently running nodes primarily. That said, we would like to deploy independent servers and maintain the basic needs for a healthy BitShares network, including, but not limited to, a faucet, public API nodes, and seed nodes.
We propose to run an independent faucet that
That said, we would like to reuse the available infrastructure of the BitShares Blockchain Foundation to get up and running quickly.
Thus, we would like to propose that the registrar account
onboarding.bitshares.foundation is owned by the
The BitShares blockchain foundation has agreed to allow Blockchain
Projects BV to operated the
onboarding.bitshares.foundation on trust.
The referral percentage for affiliates will be 70%. This means that
The core component of this proposal is the distribution of the BitShares network by means of deploying multiple nodes and offer public API endpoints to improve latency, robustness and availability for the BitShares ecosystem. Since this proposal is funded by the BitShares ecosystem, we limit the use of the APIs to non-commercial activity.
With our orchestration tools, we would like to strengthen the BitShares network by deploying more nodes.
These nodes offer
To anticipate the need for horizontal scaling, of the BitShares network, a load-balancer is put in front of the new nodes, ideally with geolocation-based round-robin/latency selection algorithms.
With the use of orchestration tools, we will be able to deploy on different Cloud providers (docker cloud, EC2, Google Cloud, and others).
Further, we would like to implement automated builds using docker containers. These containers allow a very easy and fast deployment of BitShares nodes. The automation docker cloud ensures that the public sources of BitShares-core on Github are compiled in a transparent way, additionally, the inclusion of further nodes will be greatly facilitated. However, since the compilation is resource intensive, a paid premium docker cloud package needs to be obtained.
Additionally to the nodes provided for the BitShares main net, we would like to implement the very same thing for the public testnet as well. Initially, the most economic decision would be to reuse the server infrastructure from the main net. Later (and especially during stress testing), the testnet network should become more independent.
This will also allow us to organize a much bigger Stress-Testing Infrastructure.
As time progresses, more nodes will be added in the most economical manner.
Additionally, since we would like to run a faucet that pays account registration fees, we ask for liquid BTS to directly fund the faucet account.
It follows an outline of the cost positions and its denomination:
Additional, we ask for additional funding in BTS:
As you can see, we distinguish between fees and expenses. Note that while the fee is fixed for the whole duration of the worker proposal, the expenses may change depending on network growth. Obviously, as the BitShares network grows, we expect growth of share price which allows this worker to obtain new servers to match bandwidth demands.
The BitShares Blockchain Foundation runs the escrow operations and earns 10% of the overall fees to cover their own expenses.
Of course, our escrow partner will publish invoices immediately.
Reaching the milestones requires us to obtain at 6 servers and ideally another 4 nodes for docker. We expect to create at least 10,000 accounts in the next 6 months. In total:
+ $3,300 + $800 + 1,500 BTS * 0.08 USD/BTS + 6 * $1,650 + 6 * $100 * 6 + 6 * $15 * 4 + 1.21396 BTS * 10,000 * 0.08 USD/BTS ============================ = $19051.168
Thus, we are asking for $19,000 for the next 6 months, or $3166.66/month and keep the option to add additional servers as we grow and if economically useful.
If after 6 months, the BTS holders consider this worker a success, we intend to extend our efforts with another worker proposal to keep the deployed infrastructure up and running.
This worker proposal highly depends on the availability of the bitshares.org domain and the approval of its use by the owner of the domain.
Terms&Service of BlockchainProjects BV applies with the BitShares
DAC being referred to as