|Renewal 3: Deploy and maintain independent BitShares infrastructure|
|Freelancer||Milos Preocanin - AP Asia Tech Co., LTD.|
|Total||30,600 USD (215,179 CNY) (12,600 USD (88,603 CNY) fees and 18,000 USD (126,575 CNY) estimated expenses)|
|Duration||2020/03/01 - 2021/02/28 (12 months)|
|Worker ID||1.14.253 (click the id to vote with Beet or go to reference UI)|
|Accounting & Reporting||workers.bitshares.foundation/202002-infrastructure|
Given the advancement of the BitShares ecosystem, the continuation of the infrastructure that has been deployed with the previous infrastructure worker that was operated by Blockchain Projects B.V. seems imperative.
The existing infrastructure of the previous worker will be reused which has the benefit that there are no setup fees or person hours necessary to continue. We (AP Asia Tech) are appointed the new manager for this worker proposal to reduce conflict of interest and ensure an independent review. We want to ensure that those services are continuously provided and are proposing a renewal of the worker.
In addition to the previously offered services
this worker proposal will in addition offer
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.
The three deployed BitShares nodes
eu.nodes.bitshares.ws us.nodes.bitshares.ws hk.nodes.bitshares.ws
will be continuously operated within the description of the last worker. Furthermore, the deployed BitShares testnet node
will be continuously operated within the description of the last worker. If necessary, additional testnet nodes and/or witnesses will be deployed.
The deployed overview provided with Grafana
will be continuously operated as is. Uptime tracking will be provided in the frame that the exotic infrastrucute worker has laid out.
The automated builds using docker containers will continue to be available and maintained. 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.
Advanced features of the reference wallet require full history and advanced searching capabilities to function smoothly, which requires publicly available nodes with Elasticsearch support. This worker continues to provide a ES entry points for three major geographical regions:
Direct and read-only ES access (http authentification BitShares:Infrastructure)
https://eu.elasticsearch.bitshares.ws https://us.elasticsearch.bitshares.ws https://hk.elasticsearch.bitshares.ws
ES wrapper (https://github.com/oxarbitrage/bitshares-es-wrapper)
This will greatly simplify the workflow of developers and business administration for BitShares and enable easy access to statistical data processing and charting. Since the Elastic Search plugin from the bitshares-core is now stable, this will be used more extensively in the future. Furthermore, the same structure will be available for the testnet
https://testnet.elasticsearch.bitshares.ws https://testnet.wrapper.elasticsearch.bitshares.ws (API) https://testnet.wrapper.elasticsearch.bitshares.ws/apidocs/ (docs)
The above nodes and ES instances are available for each version, and will continue to do that to avoid single points of failure. Still, to enhance connectivity a geolocated entrypoint comes to mind. This would mean that the following domains
wss://nodes.bitshares.ws https://elasticsearch.bitshares.ws https://wrapper.elasticsearch.bitshares.ws (API) https://wrapper.elasticsearch.bitshares.ws/apidocs/ (docs)
will redirect to one of the three regions (or any other trusted public node) based on the geolocation of the request on a DNS basis, which also allows to do that for WebSocket connections for the BitShares UI. Within this worker proposal this will be analyzed and, if proven successful, be made available to the community. Currently, the domains above are available but merely redirect to the european instances.
This worker will deploy an API tailored for statistics and crypto-ranking websites to provide up-to-date and reliable information for BTS and the BitShares DEX, called BitShares Insight API. The current development version of this API is available through
and will be deployed at
api.bitshares.ws. As of right now, most of these websites have been using CryptoFresh or other proprietary and potentially unstable APIs, or simply don’t have data for BTS and/or the BitShares DEX due to the lack of a tailored API.
In the past there have been several instances of extensive for-profit use of the services provided in this proposal that degraded availability for the broader BitShares community. Any commercial usage of the nodes and elastic search endpoints included in this proposal will be recognized, and we will contact the offending party to either cease the usage or seek an agreement. The agreement can be simply a fee for the increased costs (which will directly flow into the budget of this worker) or provision of additional nodes through the offending party (decided case by case)..
As time progresses, more nodes may be added in the most economical manner if needed.
Operating the nodes:
As you can see, we distinguish between fees and expenses. Note that while the total fees are fixed (12,000 USD) for the whole duration of the worker proposal, the expenses (approx. 18,000 USD) may change depending on network growth, server availability and actual hours spent on a task, this includes expenses for server costs starting February 2020. 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 total costs are summarized again (marked with ~ where estimated expense)
12 * 1,050 USD (fixed fee) + 12 * 10 * 150 USD ~ (server costs / expenses) =============================================== = 30,600 USD or 28,330 EUR (exchange rate 0.925 EUR/USD) or 215,179 CNY (exchange rate 7.03 CNY/USD)
Thus, we are asking for 30,600 USD for the next 12 months and keep the option to add additional servers as we grow and if economically useful. Please note that this amount includes variable cost (expenses) for servers and actual hours and for those only actual expenses will be billed. We will also optimize existing server costs and switch hosters if necessary.
The payments will happen preferably in bitEUR, but may also happen in any alternative BitAsset or BTS directly depending on market conditions. The value indicated here and on later invoices represent FIAT values, and will be paid in equivalent value of the chosen crypto-currency. The BitShares Blockchain Foundation runs the escrow operations and earns 3% of the overall paid out amounts.
Daily worker payout rate 5275 BTS
The daily BTS payout is set to 5275 BTS, which contains a devaluation multiplier of 1.5. In theory, if the price remains the same and the worker is voted active, it will take two thirds of the time to collect the budget for the whole year. All unused BTS are returned at the end of the worker.
The following KPIs apply
If after 12 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 proposal maintains the reliable infrastructure that was built with the have built with previous infrastructure worker
Furthermore it builds on top
bitshares.wsdomain. Those deployments may also be available through the