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https://www.reddit.com/r/solana/comments/zz7n5a/chain_performance_looked_stable_and_good/

Despite yesterday's crazy volatility, median confirmation times for non-prioritized txns on Solana remained around 2 seconds or less. The same level of volatility would have made the chain unusable earlier in the year prior to QUIC and other changes. ​ [https:\/\/www.validators.app\/ping-thing?locale=en&network=mainnet](https://preview.redd.it/f61le0l8v29a1.png?width=1312&format=png&auto=webp&s=b2eadd3083ab20d877b901a30efb9b0e0818f295) ​ Note that there are times when the max confirmation times increase quite a bit (purple bars go high but median which is in green stays low). The ping txns don't include priority so the slowness of some txns may be due to block space filling up and txns requiring priority fees. Priority fees were definitely increased at times, indicating this may have been the case. Below you can see the time period after Vitalik's tweet, which helped our fee burn and validator revenue ;) Ty sir ​ [https:\/\/solanacompass.com\/ \(sorry for phone screen shot\)](https://preview.redd.it/ykfogwehv29a1.jpg?width=324&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=5fd89c2b2b545c3028f24bc260d8448345ca11a9) ​ There will be a Solana Labs dashboard available soon which will better show block space usage, and I plan to write a bit more on this subject. Thanks to Solana Compass validator (solanacompass site) and Block Logic validator ([validators.app](https://validators.app)) for the info. My validator partner and I tend to post more on Twitter but we'll try to post updates here as well. [https://twitter.com/7LayerMagik](https://twitter.com/7LayerMagik) [https://twitter.com/dubbel06](https://twitter.com/dubbel06)

posted by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on December 30, 2022 13:26:35

https://www.reddit.com/r/solana/comments/zqyn18/check_out_solanas_new_solana_improvement_document/

Jump Trading announced a number of months ago that they'll be building a separate validator client from scratch with Firedancer. We also have Jito Labs building their own client for their MEV system/infrastructure. Given the development of this separate validator software it is now necessary to better coordinate changes to the underlying Solana specifications/architecture so that development and software changes are congruent. As a place to facilitate discussion for new major proposals to the blockchain, we now have what are called Solana Improvement Document (SIMD) proposals. which are analogous to Ethereum's EIP's and Bitcoin's BIP's. SIMD proposals can be found in the Solana Foundation github repo [here](https://github.com/solana-foundation/solana-improvement-documents/pulls) and there will also be regular core engineering community calls to discuss SIMD proposals and other related topics (these will be announced in the Solana Tech discord). Anyway, some interesting SIMD's proposed recently include: Diet Clients: [https://github.com/solana-foundation/solana-improvement-documents/pull/10/files](https://github.com/solana-foundation/solana-improvement-documents/pull/10/files) Dynamic Base Fees: [https://github.com/solana-foundation/solana-improvement-documents/pull/4/files](https://github.com/solana-foundation/solana-improvement-documents/pull/4/files) Lockout Violation Detection (needed for slashing): [https://github.com/solana-foundation/solana-improvement-documents/pull/9/files](https://github.com/solana-foundation/solana-improvement-documents/pull/9/files) and more...

posted by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on December 20, 2022 15:24:41

https://www.reddit.com/r/solana/comments/z3sj4n/ethereum_stake_distribution_node_count_for/

Here's some data on Ethereum stake distribution. I figured I'd share given that we have people who like to infiltrate the subreddit and try to stir things up and frame things as though Solana has the worst decentralization (lol). As you can see below, Ethereum stake is not all that decentralized and entities like [Coinbase control nearly 14% of stake:]( https://bi.etherscan.io/public/dashboards/KH9jbP687szqlAnHiNEfNictrwNhvdOEQl0PwB6m?org_slug=default). For reference, [Coinbase's validator controls 2.5% of active stake]( https://www.validators.app/validators/XkCriyrNwS3G4rzAXtG5B1nnvb5Ka1JtCku93VqeKAr?locale=en&network=mainnet&order=&refresh=) The number of reported, online validator nodes on Ethereum is less than 8000 according to one of their few stats sites https://www.nodewatch.io/ (compared to 1800ish on Solana atm). You can have thousands of ethereum "validators" per node so it's bogus when people compare Ethereum validator counts to other chains. It costs 32eth to have validator on Ethereum which is more than it costs to run a Solana validator. I would say the major good thing with regard to decentralization on Ethereum is that it's easier/cheaper for users to run their own full nodes and this is an area where Solana can improve (adding trust minimized light clients called "Diet Clients" for example). That being said, quite a lot of nodes were run on AWS before the Merge (38% according to https://ethernodes.org/networkType/Hosting) -- I'm not sure what the breakdown is now but it's very likely that Coinbase and other large operators use AWS. In comparison, [roughly 12% of stake uses AWS on Solana]( https://www.validators.app/data-centers?locale=en&network=mainnet&sort_by=asn) despite claims we are "AWS chain".

posted by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 24, 2022 14:29:47

https://www.reddit.com/r/solana/comments/z0b2zc/recent_positives_around_solanas_network/

Hey yall, I'm a validator on the network (Overclock validator team) and a mod on the Solana Tech discord (as well as here). I'm very optimistic about Solana's ongoing performance improvements which heavily contrasts with the bearish, static and pervading views regarding Solana's reliability that a lot of people might have. People don't seem to understand that technology can improve, and that Solana definitely has improved over the course of the past year. That doesn't excuse past outages which were definitely painful, but I think we have much to be optimistic about and I'm curious about your thoughts around how to flip this bearish perception around more quickly (assuming chain performance remains good). If you have any ideas around the type of PR, information, etc you would want to see to help make you more confident in the reliability of the network, it would be great to hear your feedback. The issue I see is that people will continue to echo in social media that the chain goes down all the time even if that might not be the case after quite some time... I'm wondering how we can silence the echo in the future. Anyway, I also summarized some things below which I see as positives + things to look forward to. Some recent positives: 1) In the last few weeks the network performed exceptionally well when Hetzner turned off 20% of the stakeweight on the network and over half the validator servers. This was the largest server provider on the network, and the fact that the network passed this obstacle without much of a blip is a good testament to the network's robustness regarding this risk. Confirmation times were steady at around 2 seconds. A positive of this is that Hetzner shutting things down will also lead to further server provider decentralization (I presume). 2) Last week was the worst volatility we have seen since Covid hit, and the chain performed relatively well --- if this had happened earlier this year I'm confident that the chain would have crashed under that level of load. There were some reports that oracles were going stale but it seems that occurred due to oracles not adding priority fees to their transactions when there was a lot of competition around that local state due to MEV transactions being heavy during the volatility. Confirmation times for transfers and such increased a bit as well for a while -- when I was checking [https://www.validators.app/ping-thing?locale=en&network=mainnet](https://www.validators.app/ping-thing?locale=en&network=mainnet) the baseline increased to about 6 seconds for the most part. Anyway, there are things to improve here but the chain performed much better than in the past and didn't go down nor was unusable :) 3) We are nearly fully transitioned to Quic network protocol now. UDP spamming of validators was the main route by which the network was getting hammered with spam (up to 100gb/second in the past) and Quic offers much better protection against IP spoofing and offers more congestion control methods. There is still work to be done with Quic, but UDP is nearly fully turned off, reducing spam/ddos attack vectors. Here are some things I'm looking forward to: 1) Priority fees being included in wallet UI's and more predictability regarding when they're needed and what fees are required for inclusion. Solana is trying to optimize for increased parallelism and local fee markets (rather than global) so the ideal case is that wallets can differentially track the priority fees needed for different types of transactions (some accounts/state might be more in demand and require higher fees than other things). 2) Improved throughput. There are a few different algorithms that have been developed by Jito Labs and Solana Labs to improve the amount of parallelism happening during block packing (when a leader validator builds a block from transactions) and replay (when other validators replay blocks to make sure they're good). Solana validators have super good hardware but we don't even use that many of the cpu threads for actually executing transactions, and the current block space limits (48 million compute units) were conceived for the use of 4 cpu threads (our validator server has 48 cpu threads). The older block packing algorithm was also really bad at handling situations where a certain transaction type was spammed heavily (nft mints for example) and degraded parallelism. Anyway, it seems that these newer replay algorithms are over 2x better than the current implementations -- you can find more about them in the depths of github or discord. Some seem close to production-ready and I think we will see faster confirmation times and increasing of the block compute limits. ABIv2 is another architectural change that will substantially improve throughput as well (afaik) but I know less on this subject. I'm not sure when this will be ready but I've heard that the earlier half of the year is the target [https://github.com/solana-labs/solana/issues/27384](https://github.com/solana-labs/solana/issues/27384). There are other upcoming changes to look forward to, but it's probably best to summarize in another post. Here are some of the block packing/replay algos: [https://github.com/solana-labs/solana/pull/28307](https://github.com/solana-labs/solana/pull/28307) [https://github.com/solana-labs/solana/commit/9138494335acec3e5406e77587607aaba30ab95e#diff-c437903e7379f434f9ae4eaca26a7cf961b5e0a884fad217cd534848dd308b91](https://github.com/solana-labs/solana/commit/9138494335acec3e5406e77587607aaba30ab95e#diff-c437903e7379f434f9ae4eaca26a7cf961b5e0a884fad217cd534848dd308b91) [https://twitter.com/buffalu\_\_/status/1567742716712206336](https://twitter.com/buffalu__/status/1567742716712206336) You can look at how much compute transactions use in the Solana explorer when clicking on slots: [https://explorer.solana.com/block/162174409](https://explorer.solana.com/block/162174409) . The very large (hundreds of thousands of compute) transactions tend to be MEV transactions which are far more complex and compute heavy than transfers. 3) Jump Trading/Crypto has an incredible engineering team (might be the best in crypto tbh) and is working on the second Solana validator implementation, Firedancer, which should make the network even more performant and robust. They will be going through the current validator implementation by Solana Labs and increasing documentation around it and presumably finding areas for improvement of the existing one as well. Kevin Bowers is leading this project and is the Chief Science Officer of Jump Trading and has an incredible amount of experience in high performance computing [https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinjbowers](https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinjbowers). He has been committing code on weekends and you can track things on the Firedancer github. [https://github.com/firedancer-io/firedancer](https://github.com/firedancer-io/firedancer) [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dh6Yn2Odyr4&list=PLilwLeBwGuK4lVxXDiE5ZovbbraFkN1pX&index=9](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dh6Yn2Odyr4&list=PLilwLeBwGuK4lVxXDiE5ZovbbraFkN1pX&index=9) 4) Diet Clients. I'm not sure when these will happen, but they will basically result in a way for normal users to be more protected without having to run a full node and will decentralize things quite a bit further. They have some properties that are similar to the trust-minimized light client system developed by Celestia. My validator partner, Dubbelosix, will be posting an article on the subject soon. [https://twitter.com/sreeramkannan/status/1535438709432143872](https://twitter.com/sreeramkannan/status/1535438709432143872) [https://github.com/solana-labs/solana/pull/25967/commits/8f09ad2fe4213d16730a999dc283969a91c897b7](https://github.com/solana-labs/solana/pull/25967/commits/8f09ad2fe4213d16730a999dc283969a91c897b7)

posted by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 20, 2022 13:16:30
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/r/solana/comments/10txqd1/why_do_people_think_crypto_is_about_to_pump_in/j79kp4c/

Hey sorry keep trading talk to the weekly thread please-- also because this is a pretty general crypto post

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 4, 2023 22:07:02
/r/solana/comments/10so6tl/stake_or_y00ts/j72yww3/

This is better for the weekly thread instead of a post plz

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 3, 2023 13:21:56
/r/solana/comments/10qd2of/so_i_just_started_learning_more_in_depth_about/j70odl2/

Oh it's out? I guess not on spotify yet

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 3, 2023 00:42:53
/r/Crunchyroll/comments/10i8pru/spy_x_family_dub_missing/j70hzdj/

On Android you have multiple language options but for some reason on my wife's iPhone for the same episodes there's only German.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/Crunchyroll on February 2, 2023 23:40:08
/r/solana/comments/10s5545/did_anyone_else_randomly_lose_access_to_the/j70137m/

Go to roles and just select one of the available ones. Looks like theyre changing things and screwed up some role stuff

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 2, 2023 21:21:52
/r/solana/comments/10s5545/did_anyone_else_randomly_lose_access_to_the/j6zi34y/

What channels did you lose access to? Also, you lost read access too?

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 2, 2023 19:00:07
/r/solana/comments/10rpoy2/dialect_app_waitlist_link/j6wxkxz/

Hey for posts we need a bit more commentary and not just a link to a site that itself doesnt show much info

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 2, 2023 09:03:19
/r/solana/comments/10rd2id/where_to_trade_on_solana/j6vi647/

Try Jupiter https://jup.ag/

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 1, 2023 23:15:09
/r/solana/comments/10rd2id/where_to_trade_on_solana/j6vi59o/

Thats not on solana

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 1, 2023 23:14:57
/r/solana/comments/10rdz47/can_anyone_send_me_statistics_on_developer/j6vaq54/

Read this thread from Electric Capital https://twitter.com/MariaShen/status/1615394281837178882?t=3fsO2Pn1sFb3oEe3-sLj0Q&

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 1, 2023 22:14:50
/r/solana/comments/10quu88/likefloki/j6s3opg/

Hey sorry this is better for a more general crypto sub or in the weekly thread

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 1, 2023 09:38:45
/r/solana/comments/10qd2of/so_i_just_started_learning_more_in_depth_about/j6s2wgh/

Looks good! Thanks for the added details ser.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 1, 2023 09:33:13
/r/solana/comments/10qd2of/so_i_just_started_learning_more_in_depth_about/j6s2hgj/

Ah yeah this is point 6 essentially but I didnt have too much to say since Im not a dev

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 1, 2023 09:30:16
/r/solana/comments/10qd2of/so_i_just_started_learning_more_in_depth_about/j6s2apy/

Noice! Yeah im def going to listen to that podcast as well

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 1, 2023 09:28:55
/r/solana/comments/10qd2of/so_i_just_started_learning_more_in_depth_about/j6s27ik/

Yeah the explorer point is a good one too. There should be a site that tracks upgradeability status, if things are open source, etc

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 1, 2023 09:28:19
/r/solana/comments/10qd2of/so_i_just_started_learning_more_in_depth_about/j6pijpo/

The main criticisms are typically: 1) Higher cost to run a full node (RPC or validator). Despite the higher hardware costs Solana has about 2000 validator nodes vs Ethereum which has around 8000 it seems. https://nodewatch.io/. I do think it is ideal if full nodes can be run by normal users but there is innovation on the horizon n the form of trust minimized light clients (called diet clients) and lower hardware requirement "verifying" nodes (this still needs to be developed by someone). 2) Initial token supply centralization. Solana Labs is a US organization and so couldnt legally have a full public ICO like chains used to have in the old days. Thus a lot of Sol went to team members and groups like Alameda, etc. I think the entire FTX crash and low token prices led to a redistribution of quite a bit of Sol but I dont have data on that.. I just know our validator stake grew a ton during this time. Ultimately supply decentralization is something that takes time and is important to consider, and Solana will get better over time. 3) Complaints about Solana having low revenue and high token emissions. Inflation rewards often start off high to encourage new entrants and to have a higher amount of token supply staked for security reasons, along with being a way to fund validators. Ultimately inflation decreases over time and the ideal is that transaction fee revenue replaces this. I think Solana will be fine revenue-wise in the future. High throughput means median fees can still be very low while overall fees can be higher. Also, contrary to some people's takes, staking emissions dont dilute out all users -- only those who are not staking -- it's basically a fee on those not staking, sorta like how transaction fees are a fee on using a chain. 4) Solana is unstable. Solana had a lot of issues in 2022 with spam and the network halting due to some bugs. Early in the year Solana was often unusable due to the severity of spam and some inefficiencies in the validator code. Over the course of the year there were a lot of upgrades, including the big ones which are the Quic network protocol (helps rate limit transactions hitting validators) and priority fees. The spam issues are farrr less than they used to be. At times high traffic can slow down confirmation times a tad but things are still pretty smooth. This is still an area for improvement but things are pretty good. 5) Lack of validator client diversity. Ethereum has a lot of validator clients which helps with security and decentralization. Solana is getting the Firedancer validator client though which will help a lot here. It's being developed by Jump Trading/Crypto which is a premier high frequency tradfi firm with one of the best engineering teams in tradfi and crypto. 6) Harder to program in. I'm not a dev so I'm not totally sure... I've heard it's harder to develop in vs solidity/EVM but there are still a lot of devs who enjoy it and the dev experience continues to improve with time. 7) Lack of open source culture. Not as many apps open source by default on Solana but people saying Solana doesn't have open source apps is BS -- there are a lot of tools and defi apps that are open source. One of the main issues has been lack of an open source wallet outside of sollet in the past. Thankfully Backpack is open source (still in the launching phase). https://twitter.com/xNFT_Backpack?t=tqAW8vtYNmFH0Yn8agWV3g&

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 31, 2023 18:49:18
/r/solana/comments/10p6pf9/tps/j6jel6j/

You can check blocks on the explorer and then go to program tab to get a sense of what some common programs are https://explorer.solana.com/block/175213014/programs

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 30, 2023 14:27:53
/r/solana/comments/10oqnom/lol_out_of_gas/j6gyocl/

There's a faucet https://solfaucet.togatech.org/

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 30, 2023 01:22:05
/r/solana/comments/10ny3a0/where_can_i_sell_2_nfts_instantly/j6e4qu2/

Why not just check Magiceden which takes 2 seconds? Theyre on there and youll get more than just burning. https://magiceden.io/marketplace/galactic_snake

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 29, 2023 13:34:15
/r/solana/comments/10od7kw/is_the_solana_telegram_privated_or_did_i_somehow/j6dvcdo/

Maybe they thought you were a bot for posting about off topic stuff

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 29, 2023 12:33:50
/r/solana/comments/10n4ynp/are_regular_devs_like_me_allowed_to_port_android/j675ans/

I'd try asking on the Solana mobile discord! https://discord.gg/solanamobile

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 27, 2023 23:46:08
/r/solana/comments/10n69rb/possible_rpc_issuebug/j6757v8/

I'd ask about it in the rpc channel in the solana discord

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 27, 2023 23:45:23
/r/news/comments/10mrgg7/paul_pelosi_attack_video_released_by_san/j66tlft/

Why did Paul just chill there and smile at the beginning? Seemed weird

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/news on January 27, 2023 22:03:01
/r/solana/comments/10mexah/multichain_in_solana/j659se7/

Whatdya mean? Solana a chain in a multichain world

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 27, 2023 15:26:23
/r/solana/comments/10msuzl/its_time_crypto_has_a_home_my_10_billion_plan_to/j659mrs/

Every beach will just be called Solana beach

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 27, 2023 15:25:24
/r/solana/comments/10lxowb/staking_directly_from_ledger_liver_vs_3rd_party/j5zqr5n/

Cant you choose your validator in Ledger Live? They dont take anything more on top of what validators already take in commission. I recommend considering lower staked and/or community present validators though vs average high stake ones btw. You can check various things here https://stakewiz.com/

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 26, 2023 13:20:41
/r/solana/comments/10kifiv/rails_devise_phantom/j5rrxnd/

Can you explain a bit more what this is for? Also, to everyone looking at this always use a burner wallet if trying anything.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 24, 2023 21:36:43
/r/solana/comments/10jwq8w/legit_or_scam/j5nahwb/

Im going to take down the post so this site doesnt get more traffic

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 24, 2023 00:10:20
/r/solana/comments/10je4sq/asset_recovery_from_scam_link/j5k4ptb/

Have a twitter post/link handy and youll get a lot more reach

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 23, 2023 11:10:51
/r/solana/comments/10j3l6k/is_it_legit/j5ibszj/

https://www.reddit.com/r/solana/comments/10ixnqw/bonk_boxes_whats_up_with_them/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=android_app&utm_name=androidcss&utm_term=1&utm_content=share_button It was answered by people in here so Ill just take this one down. Basically, assume its a scam

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 22, 2023 23:55:25
/r/solana/comments/10j3l6k/is_it_legit/j5iboz7/

Unlikely lol

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 22, 2023 23:54:24
/r/solana/comments/10ipngv/can_you_suggest_a_website_where_i_can_check_the/j5gj5ww/

Check out the Electric Capital dev report from last week. https://twitter.com/eherrerosj/status/1615412844165758976?t=JIZ6YqEEMGJ7IEewH477LA& https://twitter.com/laurashin/status/1616420402342895617?t=uedkk9bZykS_gXktDPu-Wg&

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 22, 2023 16:17:37
/r/solana/comments/10hybs7/rcc_has_moons_can_our_mod_team_make_us_suns_but/j5bdrwk/

Yeah personally I hate the fud but it's kinda nice seeing the community strengthen and be able to defend against it. It trains them for other social media areas lol. I also dont like when mods seem too robotic and "corporate"

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 21, 2023 14:44:01
/r/solana/comments/10hybs7/rcc_has_moons_can_our_mod_team_make_us_suns_but/j5b9u3a/

There's probably a pretty big regulatory risk I'm guessing. People are always free to make a separate subreddit and do their own thing though. There's also the worry of incentivizing botting and what not.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 21, 2023 14:16:50
/r/solana/comments/10hybs7/rcc_has_moons_can_our_mod_team_make_us_suns_but/j5b98z0/

Do you want us to ban people that criticize Solana in here? The issue is that "troll" is somewhat subjective and then people will just FUD the Solana subreddit for censoring.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 21, 2023 14:12:44
/r/solana/comments/10htlv7/us_regulators_seize_700_million_from_sbf/j5aeqpv/

This is more of a general crypto news link that is probably better for another subreddit

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 21, 2023 10:48:56
/r/solana/comments/10h27nc/hey_solana_investors_arent_you_worried_about_the/j58gwl9/

We need to crush these fudders with dislikes so badly they don't have enough karma to post on r/cryptocurrency anymore

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 20, 2023 22:26:13
/r/solana/comments/10h27nc/hey_solana_investors_arent_you_worried_about_the/j56ctos/

Is a Solana transaction entry in an excel database? Naw. This guy blows and idk why he's here

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 20, 2023 13:35:14
/r/solana/comments/10h27nc/hey_solana_investors_arent_you_worried_about_the/j561q0q/

Too long didn't read. Anyway, how about you go to whatever subreddit you came from? You're clearly here with bad intention and to spread disinformation based on your comment history. No need for toxic people on this subreddit or in this world tbh

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 20, 2023 12:26:24
/r/solana/comments/10h27nc/hey_solana_investors_arent_you_worried_about_the/j560kfo/

Most is locked through smart contract and can't be liquidated any time soon. You can see some unlock info here https://solanacompass.com/tokenomics

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 20, 2023 12:19:22
/r/solana/comments/10h0l02/solana_core_engineering_call_today_jan_20_at_2pm/j560ci0/

https://twitter.com/jacobvcreech/status/1616480868201005072?t=xhZCHEYHSojNp6txP_MWnw&

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 20, 2023 12:18:00
/r/solana/comments/10gwfnn/solana_is_like_the_hottest_girl_in_the_class/j55e9f6/

Solana was named after a Victoria's secret model. Now ya know

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 20, 2023 09:56:55
/r/solana/comments/10g6i4x/is_solflare_still_goodpopular/j512oi1/

I feel like I've heard a lot of Phantom people move over to Solflare as well. I know you know, but for OP there's also Glow and Backpack (soon)

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 19, 2023 12:41:11
/r/solana/comments/10fmfiq/anyone_know_what_are_the_requirements_to_get/j50klx3/

I think more context is needed -- we don't know what labels you're showing and where they are from

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 19, 2023 10:49:40
/r/solana/comments/10fmfiq/anyone_know_what_are_the_requirements_to_get/j4xv1ip/

Heh? This isn't flair on this subreddit

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 18, 2023 19:42:31
/r/solana/comments/10fb5ar/a_game_migration_to_the_polygon_network_from/j4w2ccx/

This kinda just sounds like a shill post for Polygon lol

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 18, 2023 12:41:01
/r/solana/comments/10fcmx5/whats_the_assurance_that_browser_software_wallets/j4w2137/

I'd use a ledger and just use Phantom or one of the other wallets UI's for it. Personally, I do this and then add browser wallets as well and transfer between -- theyre all next to eachother on phantom so it's pretty easy to switch through them. The Slope Wallet hack happened last year due to this very reason.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 18, 2023 12:39:07
/r/0xPolygon/comments/10ejc52/does_solana_do_anything_better_than_matic/j4sgsx4/

Meh? There have been a number of bridge hacks not on Solana and also potential L2 hacks as well. Solana isnt special in that regard. EVM is older though so more battletested generally. https://decrypt.co/110238/hacker-abritrum-ethereum-draining-bug-nitro

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/0xPolygon on January 17, 2023 18:07:39
/r/0xPolygon/comments/10ejc52/does_solana_do_anything_better_than_matic/j4sdqjb/

Solana itself was never hacked. Compare to: https://www.coindesk.com/tech/2021/12/29/polygon-discloses-patched-exploit-that-put-9b-matic-at-risk/

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/0xPolygon on January 17, 2023 17:47:01
/r/solana/comments/10dnghd/new_to_solana_are_there_no_open_source_self/j4scufn/

They lost their ftx funding afaik. They had other investors as well

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 17, 2023 17:41:07
/r/solana/comments/10eezws/solana_has_the_most_active_devs_of_any_chain/j4rqutb/

It seems they put quite a lot of work into it though. Much better than that thoughtless Tokenterminal report https://twitter.com/MariaShen/status/1615394281837178882?t=BK8C8hlSXXVST3DxzIF4AQ&

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 17, 2023 15:24:13
/r/solana/comments/10eezws/solana_has_the_most_active_devs_of_any_chain/j4rqfhf/

Are you in the Lamport Dao discord? That's probably the best place to start interacting with the dev community other than on Twitter. There's a hackathon that started last week. https://twitter.com/LamportDAO

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 17, 2023 15:21:38
/r/solana/comments/10ejtmy/electriccapital_shows_that_solana_is_the_fastest/j4rpupr/

Another related thread from Electric Capital https://twitter.com/eherrerosj/status/1615412844165758976?t=zHa8CPinzxRp5r6wHODmPA&

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 17, 2023 15:18:09
/r/solana/comments/10dnghd/new_to_solana_are_there_no_open_source_self/j4n8bqf/

Thankfully Backpack will be released soon and it's open source. Sollet was open source but I wouldn't use that anymore. https://twitter.com/xNFT_Backpack?t=0OqP-BDnIlSNEcaS1lfKzw&

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 16, 2023 17:21:53
/r/solana/comments/10d583w/if_solana_isnt_decentralized_then_whats_the_point/j4n7yla/

It needs at least 33% of stake to go offline which is at least 31 validator nodes. "It can shut down whenever" is completely wrong and pure fud. Also, the ability for a blockchain to halt at 33%+ stake exists because it's a security mechanism. Sure you can withdraw from L2's in the future but censoring transactions can still cause damage to users.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 16, 2023 17:19:31
/r/solana/comments/10d583w/if_solana_isnt_decentralized_then_whats_the_point/j4m5bdh/

Yeah I've wanted to have a good fud faq resource in the pinned welcome thread but I think people see all the links in there and their eyes glaze over. Maybe we can put it in the Banner image haha

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 16, 2023 13:17:53
/r/solana/comments/10d583w/if_solana_isnt_decentralized_then_whats_the_point/j4l3mpv/

Yeah they do it all the time but too many people listen to the trolls of r/cryptocurrency.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 16, 2023 09:07:12
/r/solana/comments/10cugdn/solanas_uix_is_unmatched_blazing_fast_and_cheap/j4l3a8p/

Hey we're done here. If people want to see content like yours they can go to the comment section of r/cryptocurrency. We've heard the dumb arguments and slander, now go back to r/cc because you're banned now. You made your points

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 16, 2023 09:04:20
/r/solana/comments/10cugdn/solanas_uix_is_unmatched_blazing_fast_and_cheap/j4l2u35/

Solana validators didn't shut down the network. There's a difference between them deciding to stop it and over 33% of the stake crashing. Solana has 2000 validator nodes and Ethereum only has around 8000 despite people saying the decentralization is vastly more.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 16, 2023 09:00:35
/r/solana/comments/10d583w/if_solana_isnt_decentralized_then_whats_the_point/j4l2hs0/

https://www.google.com/amp/s/cointelegraph.com/news/polygon-network-suffers-from-extended-service-outage-after-upgrade/amp Polygon has 100 validators with a nakamoto of 2 or something. Solana has 2000 validators with nakamoto around 30. Ehereum has ~8k live validator nodes.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 16, 2023 08:57:46
/r/solana/comments/10d583w/if_solana_isnt_decentralized_then_whats_the_point/j4l218a/

There's no atomic composability between rollups.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 16, 2023 08:53:55
/r/solana/comments/10d583w/if_solana_isnt_decentralized_then_whats_the_point/j4l1vbm/

Yeah yet another person tricked by Ethereum's definition of a validator. Actual node count of live Ethereum nodes is ~8k: https://www.nodewatch.io/

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 16, 2023 08:52:32
/r/solana/comments/10cugdn/solanas_uix_is_unmatched_blazing_fast_and_cheap/j4ie2d0/

Yeah there has been ongoing communication about the upgrades. Some summarized in this recent report: https://solana.com/news/looking-forward-what-the-solana-community-will-tackle-in-2023-and-beyond Had the FTX event or Bonk happened in the first half of 2022 I guarantee you that the network would have been unusable haha. Those two events have slightly slowed confirmation times down a bit still but there are further improvements in the works, i.e. stuff like this: https://twitter.com/buffalu__/status/1567742716712206336?t=QyZu1CB557iJ3v0fu0TsXQ&

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 15, 2023 18:00:15
/r/solana/comments/109xn59/could_someone_explain_me_like_im_5_firedancer_and/j4ichtw/

Check out the Breakpoint talk. https://youtu.be/Dh6Yn2Odyr4 I'd also recommend following their Twitter account since they do occasional updates on twitter space. https://twitter.com/jump_firedancer/status/1613582309629857815?t=UW12xWJ4xZyj2ydJDd5GGw&

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 15, 2023 17:49:53
/r/solana/comments/10ct1eu/be_thou_comforted_little_dog_thou_too_in/j4hm0cc/

Hey please take shorter thoughts to the weekly thread!

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 15, 2023 15:03:38
/r/solana/comments/10cl7ir/anyone_available_for_p2p_in_solana_india/j4g8t8p/

Please don't beg here. Try looking into Superteam (a lot of members are in India) and see if they're willing to help.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 15, 2023 09:44:23
/r/solana/comments/10c6df7/wow_havent_seen_much_of_the_haters_recently/j4eonz2/

Their mommas are laughing at them

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 14, 2023 23:22:06
/r/solana/comments/10c9k52/my_move_to_solana/j4eol9t/

I think it's important but also not end all be all. Token distribution still matters. Having a higher nakamoto means if some servers go down it's much more unlikely that network halts. If you only had a nakamoto of 1 then if the server goes down the network halts. Have you played around with any dapps yet btw? Def try https://jup.ag/ if you haven't. Make sure to set priority a lil higher and slippage lower.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 14, 2023 23:21:30
/r/solana/comments/10c897b/so_what_the_hell_is_this_about_now_i_have_no_idea/j4egj6r/

Yeah it doesn't matter for anyone except for those who have kyc'd with the Solana Foundation for employment or Solana Foundation delegation program

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 14, 2023 22:17:45
/r/solana/comments/10bsfgb/any_ideas_why_no_one_uses_the_weekly_thread/j4egd5b/

Haha same. I always choose new though to find junk faster

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 14, 2023 22:16:24
/r/solana/comments/10bsfgb/any_ideas_why_no_one_uses_the_weekly_thread/j4dux6y/

Yeah we def could define shifts better, we don't atm. Do you sort by new or best btw? Regarding the weekly thread no one brings up anything in there so it makes me think it's some other issue as well.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 14, 2023 19:39:12
/r/solana/comments/10bsfgb/any_ideas_why_no_one_uses_the_weekly_thread/j4drfny/

Haha yeah it's pinned. Maybe hard to see?

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 14, 2023 19:15:05
/r/solana/comments/10bynhi/brough_24_of_sol_because_monero_was_going_to_go/j4d8zty/

Hey mind taking trading convo to the weekly thread plz?

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 14, 2023 17:11:29
/r/solana/comments/10bsdc3/i_bought_sol_at_14_now_at_my_first_2x_what_do_i/j4bsbsq/

Hey! Please ask these types of questions in the weekly thread!

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 14, 2023 11:21:32
/r/solana/comments/10bjr11/i_want_to_apologize_u_guys_for_incentive_fud/j4bs50c/

Hey please take comments like this to the weekly thread!

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 14, 2023 11:20:16
/r/solana/comments/10bnyn7/reason/j4brwag/

Hey question like this are best taken to the pinned weekly thread

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 14, 2023 11:18:38
/r/solana/comments/10beije/rcc_is_incredibly_biased_towards_solana_mods/j49xc0m/

Of course this post stays true to the purpose of r/cc https://www.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/10bcko7/now_might_be_a_good_time_to_get_rif_of_shitty_alts/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=android_app&utm_name=androidcss&utm_term=1&utm_content=share_button

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 13, 2023 23:38:47
/r/solana/comments/10beije/rcc_is_incredibly_biased_towards_solana_mods/j49vmb8/

Yeah that would definitely be seen as positive Solana news on there haha

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 13, 2023 23:23:12
/r/solana/comments/10beije/rcc_is_incredibly_biased_towards_solana_mods/j49t979/

Yeah they actively censor positive Solana stuff and allow FUD that has very poor sources. That subreddit is run by a bunch of clowns.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 13, 2023 23:02:19
/r/solana/comments/10b8sjz/i_tried_my_first_solana_dex/j4979a6/

Haha yeah that's my go to recommendation as well. Prism is pretty as well but I haven't tried it yet. https://twitter.com/prism_ag/status/1614050640598274048?t=VuuW-QXeNierKlcjDmj2wQ&

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 13, 2023 20:06:51
/r/solana/comments/10b8sjz/i_tried_my_first_solana_dex/j4904bg/

Try the dex aggregator Jupiter! It's a classic app at this point that everyone should try. Make sure to set priority to turbo mode. I genuinely just shill it because I really love it. https://jup.ag/ https://twitter.com/JupiterExchange?t=TF_LB4rG7GQAfGshsR_74A&

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 13, 2023 19:13:51
/r/solana/comments/10ax301/how_to_sell_solana/j46wazy/

Leave it in your will

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 13, 2023 11:14:05
/r/solana/comments/10391sf/solana_performance_discussion_speedtps_during/j453bci/

Haha yeah already has become that. Large blocks help keep fees low though and there are some block limits that help prevent any one particular thing from taking up too much blockspace which helps slow down any gas wars.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 13, 2023 00:34:39
/r/solana/comments/105v9tu/this_r_sucks_ass/j4536l2/

Ahh I see. I've never heard of that one before. Do they have a twitter?

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 13, 2023 00:33:24
/r/solana/comments/109l8o7/crypto_news_updates_sol_lumina_labs_ondofinance/j3ztqr7/

Please just post the relevant Solana stuff -- most of the article is projects on other chains.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 11, 2023 23:37:07
/r/solana/comments/1094i38/choice_of_validator_for_sol_staking_what_is_the/j3wpskl/

Thanks for the recommendation sir! Btw, I tend to post quite a bit outside of reddit as well (mainly because Anatoly and a lot of other community people are on twitter). I run the validator operation with Dubbelosix who is far more technically knowledgeable than me. https://twitter.com/7LayerMagik?t=lTW8GLY4vfp5DHxiHKV_fw& https://twitter.com/dubbel06?t=H5DhKA3b5cEtcJU-MGVJHA&

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 11, 2023 11:22:59
/r/solana/comments/107r91x/compute_units/j3pa80o/

If youre using priority it does help to set it lower for the same total priority fee because priority is the priority fee divided compute requested. I dont think it's used for block packing decisions yet but probably will be in the future -- if so then a lower compute request means youre more likely to fit in a block if theyre close to full. 48million cu is the current total block space set in the software and 12mil cu per account. https://docs.solana.com/transaction_fees Im planning on writing a thread on this.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 9, 2023 22:11:55
/r/solana/comments/107t67n/google_buys_2800000_sol_google_loves_solana/j3ojpoq/

I dont think this is probably true. I havent seen any good evidence

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 9, 2023 19:07:42
/r/solana/comments/107mkrj/i_just_made_203k_on_meme_coins_this_week/j3nkemq/

Hey please take trading commentary to the weekly thread!

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 9, 2023 15:23:34
/r/solana/comments/10724uk/solana_has_doubled_in_11_days_so_it_must_be_dead/j3k45uj/

Hey sorry please take trading commentary to the weekly thread ser

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 8, 2023 21:52:34
/r/solana/comments/106pfqi/solana_meme_tokens/j3i1j8k/

Hey please ask simple stuff like this in the weekly thread

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 8, 2023 13:53:11
/r/solana/comments/1063mqg/is_this_what_web3_could_be/j3fnla1/

This post is better for the weekly thread. It's mostly just a very broad crypto discussion rather than solana specific

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 8, 2023 00:35:52
/r/solana/comments/105v9tu/this_r_sucks_ass/j3e34jn/

What Solana discords do you like the best?

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 7, 2023 17:30:34
/r/solana/comments/104b9z1/anyone_experiencing_failed_transactions_with_orca/j39iew8/

Haha I think they meant that Solana doesnt prepare itself. I kinda agree here haha -- wallets and apps had many months to add priority fees and procrastinated.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 6, 2023 18:31:24
/r/solana/comments/104x46t/i_got_introduced_to_solana_because_of_bonk_i_can/j39i0kc/

Yeah I'm kinda ambivalent about the coin itself but I have to say it really did help spark some life back into the community when morale was really low. Defi is coming back a bit again after being in a really bad place as well (it was going to get even worse). If people want to speculate on a dog coin... I guess that's on them but yeah lol

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 6, 2023 18:28:43
/r/solana/comments/104x46t/i_got_introduced_to_solana_because_of_bonk_i_can/j39ho2n/

Yeah the main Solana tech one is for engineers and validators mainly. There are separate unofficial discords like the dev discord (Lamport Dao) and a community disord as well.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 6, 2023 18:26:23
/r/solana/comments/1050yew/what_needs_to_happen_for_solana_to_be_worth_more/j39hd82/

For security the Firedancer validator client will help a lot -- having enough of the network run both clients eliminates certain classes of very bad bugs. For stability, the chain has become a lot more stable and Firedancer helps with that as well.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 6, 2023 18:24:21
/r/solana/comments/1050yew/what_needs_to_happen_for_solana_to_be_worth_more/j39h2ac/

Lower inflation and staking rewards also means that a smaller % of the network might stake. I find it odd that people think taxing not staking reduces security. Deflation doesnt directly incentivize staking.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 6, 2023 18:22:19
/r/solana/comments/104fxfc/bonk_to_fall_big/j35qoqs/

Haha no worries. Just trying to balance things out atm since some ppl are getting triggered by all the bonk posts

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 6, 2023 00:29:32
/r/solana/comments/104fxfc/bonk_to_fall_big/j35qit0/

Hey please take bonk thoughts to the weekly thread

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 6, 2023 00:27:56
/r/solana/comments/104k1f9/ended_up_selling_my_bonk_it_was_one_of_hell_of_a/j35qh7p/

Hey sorry please take shorter bonk/trading comments to weekly thread. Glad it has been a good start though -- agreed lol

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 6, 2023 00:27:30
/r/solana/comments/104b9z1/anyone_experiencing_failed_transactions_with_orca/j34jw5m/

I think part of the reason has been that they didnt add priority fees and there has been heavy mev traffic. Apps and wallets are working on those now... they should have been better prepared.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 5, 2023 19:10:42
/r/solana/comments/1049vl6/drift_protocol_is_airdropping_bonk_for_traders/j33p3bt/

Lets try to keep some of these posts to the weekly thread or the bonk subreddit plz

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 5, 2023 15:58:55
/r/solana/comments/1046amh/transaction_shows_completed_but_i_havent_received/j33oq22/

Yeah that is all on Phemex. If you have completed on solscan rhe network did its job. I'd recommend using an actual Solana wallet and not these exchanges tbh

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 5, 2023 15:56:45
/r/solana/comments/103lt6l/phantom_wallet_usdc_to_sol_token_swap_failed/j32i157/

I would use https://jup.ag/ btw -- it's a dex aggregator so youll get better swap prices

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 5, 2023 11:44:40
/r/solana/comments/1042000/anyone_else_getting_failed_swap_transactions/j32hr9j/

Where was this? Looks like an rpc issue?

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 5, 2023 11:42:58
/r/solana/comments/10391sf/solana_performance_discussion_speedtps_during/j32hmj2/

Anatoly wants fees per cu so it will probably go through despite Trent not caring ;)

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 5, 2023 11:42:09
/r/solana/comments/10391sf/solana_performance_discussion_speedtps_during/j30lxsu/

I'm pretty pro-Bonk atm despite not having bought any. I think a lot of new people are trying out Solana and seeing it's not going down all the time lol. Having all these new people and money can help spark defi back too.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 5, 2023 00:50:10
/r/solana/comments/102zi9m/solana_discord/j2yrbir/

Yeah use this one. Dont bother with the Solana tech discord unless an engineer or validator

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 4, 2023 16:51:16
/r/solana/comments/103fxok/what_about_this_bonk_token_info_please/j2yr4dw/

Hey please take this question to the weekly thread or to the bonk subreddit

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 4, 2023 16:50:04
/r/solana/comments/10391sf/solana_performance_discussion_speedtps_during/j2yeow8/

We'd need to check bandwidth ingress stats at individual validators -- it's a little hard to say though I think because quic generally slows down the rate of transactions gettting through by spammers so the amount of bandwidth hitting validators these days should be less. I havent heard any reports of validators having spam issues like in the past. Some of the things that caused servers to blow up in the past also got repaired --- transactions that hit validators start getting dropped beyond a certain threshold so that they dont blow up memory in the servers. A group of us want to benchtest

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 4, 2023 15:35:10
/r/solana/comments/10391sf/solana_performance_discussion_speedtps_during/j2y3lmr/

It has been good. Tons of MEV transactions with high compute unit usage have been spammed though so blocks were actually completely full at times. They need to better price this resource usage and we could see chain revenue explode assuming activity keeps up.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 4, 2023 14:28:00
/r/solana/comments/103bncs/everyone_remember_shiba_inu_is_an_eth_token/j2y3c6p/

It is bringing more new users to the community so in that respect does bring value to the chain. More people trying Solana also means more people realizing the chain doesnt go down every day like the fud'ers say.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 4, 2023 14:26:24
/r/solana/comments/102yqv0/swap_fees_question/j2x3tfu/

Try Jupiter aggregator and make sure to set your slippage low. If there's a lot of market volatility though you might need to set slippage a little higher to get the order accepted. I usually go with 0.1% or 0.2% slippage normally. Anyway, it's an amazing dapp, try it :) https://jup.ag/

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 4, 2023 10:45:42
/r/solana/comments/102o898/solanas_subreddit_hitting_peak_activity_in_a_bear/j2ur6ju/

Not even r/cryptocurrency is double. It's like 5.5k active right now vs Solana in the high 2k's. Idk how they quantify it though

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 3, 2023 21:08:18
/r/solana/comments/102jplp/i_guess_we_are_now_rbonk_i_get_on_the_sub_and/j2ug8s1/

What about we just require bonk flair, that way you can filter it out. People will be pissed if we ban bonk posts and people will be pissed if we dont

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 3, 2023 19:49:39
/r/solana/comments/102gu02/where_can_i_learn_solana_development_efficiently/j2t2qq4/

https://soldev.app/ has a lot of good resources. Also join the lamport dao discord to connect with other devs https://twitter.com/LamportDAO?t=Xgiw-pj3kGTu2gGGD6_EoA&

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 3, 2023 14:35:29
/r/solana/comments/101ttlp/half_the_post_now_are_these_bonk_guys_spamming/j2qdf04/

Fair enough. We'll look into it. Our auto spam detection tools are probably rudimentary then and/or we should add another mod or two to check more often

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 3, 2023 00:05:56
/r/solana/comments/101sbfk/2023_is_the_year_of_nft_by_аdidas/j2qc4bg/

Unfortunately it's from multiple different people. I guess we just need to prevent posts with Adidas in the name..

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 2, 2023 23:54:23
/r/solana/comments/101ttlp/half_the_post_now_are_these_bonk_guys_spamming/j2qbo0f/

We can reduce the amount of Bonk posts

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 2, 2023 23:50:32
/r/solana/comments/1002bgt/in_the_days_since_the_bonk_launch_december_25th/j2f6plz/

Twitter link not working for me 😅. Interesting though

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on December 31, 2022 15:39:22
/r/solana/comments/zzhnml/solana_is_more_decentralized_than_eth2/j2drgi7/

The spam issues are largely solved now with various improvements over the course of the past half year. That's the reason why the chain was working well during the volatility after the ftx event or the price dump the other day (earlier in the year it would have been unusable). Is it a matter of just time for people to get confidence back or are there ways to speed things up ya think? I'm interested in bench testing mainnetbeta's throughput

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on December 31, 2022 09:39:31
/r/solana/comments/zz7n5a/chain_performance_looked_stable_and_good/j2ccttj/

Yeah udp is turned off by default now. There are still ddos vectors like there are for all networks but theres no incentive for bots to spam to get transactions through anymore because it's pointless as far as know (I'm not sure what else might need to be perfected still -- maybe there are some small gaps to still fill that I'm unaware of). Haha no probs, I refuse to let the hordes of fuders conquer us :)

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on December 30, 2022 23:54:27
/r/solana/comments/zz7n5a/chain_performance_looked_stable_and_good/j2bx1qf/

Theres still a good amount of mev in reaction to volatility. The explorer where I can check compute usage wasnt online yesterday but during price volatility a lot of high compute mev transactions get spammed and blocks hit their compute unit limits at times. This kinda stuff: https://explorer.solana.com/tx/U9zvM91RKT7bNDaUBXB5DHgEXDiSAbrDu7WdbJRSNjsTP41AXnjNnKmzw544xatFtLw7oVXwRs2xf22cFqzFZu6

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on December 30, 2022 21:44:33
/r/solana/comments/zz7n5a/chain_performance_looked_stable_and_good/j2b5mw1/

That's not true. There's a lot of MEV spamming during volatility on top of whatever normal user activity is happening, hence people paying priority fees.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on December 30, 2022 18:23:40
/r/solana/comments/zyfqph/why_operate_solana_staking_hardware_for_0_fees/j27e371/

Haha easiest is to use this calculator from Cogent Crypto validator https://cogentcrypto.io/ValidatorProfitCalculator Voting costs and such are partially to limit the validator set size. The alternative is a very high minimum stake or have it permissioned like some networks have. Newer alternative income sources for validators include priority fees and jito labs mev rewards (newer so need to gain more traction). The fee structuring and such are also not permanent and there are proposals to alter various aspects.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on December 29, 2022 23:25:22
/r/solana/comments/zyivch/vitaliketh_on_twitter/j27dbyb/

If he wasnt being supportive then he wouldnt have bothered say anything probably

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on December 29, 2022 23:19:06
/r/solana/comments/yswbfu/do_not_login_to_ftx_malware_possible/j27d52h/

Ftx is totally dead now and its not possible to get funds off. The tax issue is a good question...

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on December 29, 2022 23:17:32
/r/solana/comments/zyn9hc/i_sold_all_my_solana_at_801/j2702no/

Hey sorry -- please take price talk to the weekly thread :/

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on December 29, 2022 21:37:58
/r/solana/comments/zvrkvx/looking_forward_what_the_solana_community_will/j2698ac/

To be fair, I'm not against L2's either. They could be useful on Solana in the future as well if stuff like web3 games and such saturate a lot of blockspace. I think parallelism and local fee markets on the base layer ultimately can accrue more value to the token vs low throughput baselayer anyway depending on how it's done. I'll work on a post about this topic

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on December 29, 2022 18:26:06
/r/solana/comments/zyjiqs/what_the_hell_just_happened/j268sqg/

https://www.reddit.com/r/solana/comments/zyjg13/some_hopium_from_vitalik/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=android_app&utm_name=androidcss&utm_term=1&utm_content=share_button

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on December 29, 2022 18:23:08
/r/solana/comments/zyhlpo/the_team_doesnt_listen_to_the_community_at_all/j268p51/

No one looks/monitors the forum anymore tbh. It should be frozen

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on December 29, 2022 18:22:28
/r/solana/comments/zyglnf/i_read_a_tweet_from_theopenspace_and_he_mentioned/j25ukje/

Take this topic to the weekly thread plz

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on December 29, 2022 16:47:08
/r/solana/comments/zyfqph/why_operate_solana_staking_hardware_for_0_fees/j25u948/

0% commission is just on inflationary rewards. We also get block rewards (transaction fees are 50% burned and 50% goes to validators -- this includes base and priority fees). Jito Labs has also built a MEV infrastructure system where validators will get further rewards. Source: I run Overclock validator with a friend I do think there are some changes that need to be made though to Solana fee structure. There are various proposals on that topic

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on December 29, 2022 16:45:03
/r/solana/comments/zyh5c6/whats_the_current_state_of_solana/j25ti92/

Before I answer, I kinda want to know what your previous reasons for looking into the Solana ecosystem were and also what youre worried about. I'm just trying to figure out how much influence the misinformation campaigns have.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on December 29, 2022 16:40:05
/r/solana/comments/zvrkvx/looking_forward_what_the_solana_community_will/j25imti/

I think youll see high fees on L2's when crypto activity comes back more. They dont have much throughput yet and arent that battletested. It's a lie that they fully inherit Ethereum's security too -- L2's add more attack surface for hacks, add latency, and arent very censorship resistance. We'll see how things play out though.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on December 29, 2022 15:28:43
/r/solana/comments/zyej83/worrying_times/j25i52d/

The tech and roadmap are really good -- as a community we need to convey it better though during these infowars.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on December 29, 2022 15:25:28
/r/solana/comments/zycxv6/not_only_solana_is_down_in_these_market/j25hvhd/

Making an investment for technical reasons isnt stupid imo. But who knows, this is crypto where dog coins do well. Solana eco needs to better get on the defensive though and not psychologically cave into other people's narratives/propaganda.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on December 29, 2022 15:23:43
/r/solana/comments/zyej83/worrying_times/j25hfw7/

90% of devs have not migrated chains -- not even close. Where did you see/hear this?

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on December 29, 2022 15:20:53
/r/solana/comments/zx8m85/no_other_blockchain_in_history_has_collapsed/j23l47s/

That's not true. Look in the Solana Tech discord for people with Jump in their name and watch the Solana core call from 2 weeks ago.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on December 29, 2022 07:06:21
/r/solana/comments/zxqe9o/whats_up_with_all_the_solana_fud_trolls_on_here/j21zac6/

They still havent managed to get a life

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on December 28, 2022 20:54:56
/r/solana/comments/zxenkh/info_on_solana/j206l25/

This article is a pretty good overview https://www.reddit.com/r/solana/comments/zvrkvx/looking_forward_what_the_solana_community_will/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=android_app&utm_name=androidcss&utm_term=1&utm_content=share_button Solana doesnt have native randomness afaik and requires oracles afaik. Lemme know if you have more questions and I can help find info or clarify!

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on December 28, 2022 13:29:44
/r/solana/comments/zx107z/devs_in_vancouver_bc_canada_does_anyone_want_to/j1zhdto/

You should look for ppl in Lamport Dao discord!

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on December 28, 2022 10:41:38
/r/solana/comments/zwdfuv/degods_were_paid_by_polygon_to_add_polygon_support/j1uogc7/

The spam issues are almost completely gone now. It's not like they havent improved anything

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on December 27, 2022 10:16:44
/r/solana/comments/zv25xu/solana_vs_ethereum/j1o8gpu/

Yeah Im asking how long people will hold the chain performance issues against Solana? The spam issues are almost completely gone now

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on December 25, 2022 20:16:37
/r/solana/comments/zv25xu/solana_vs_ethereum/j1nhhfe/

How long are people going to hold this against Solana? Ethereum did their dao hack reversion or whatever back in the day. Arguably worse

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on December 25, 2022 16:29:33
/r/solana/comments/zv25xu/solana_vs_ethereum/j1ngt7t/

That is a weird validator tbh. I saw them on https://stakewiz.com/ and they seem to have daily downtime

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on December 25, 2022 16:24:06
/r/solana/comments/zuaw4e/validator_node_at_home/j1i286o/

A few people have tried that but it's not really recommended. The main thing is that you need a very good internet connection. I'd check out the documentation in the validator resources channel of the solana tech discord. To become signficantly profitable you need to get at least hundreds of thousands of sol (third party delegated).

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on December 24, 2022 10:08:38
/r/solana/comments/zst8ee/algorand_or_solana_competitive_overview/j1aqvyc/

That's true, but the main issue in the past was spam. These things get ironed out and arent core architectural issues. There are multiple talentef teams working on core now (i.e. Jump's Firedancer, Jito Labs, etc) so more eyes means less issues in the future

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on December 22, 2022 17:34:41
/r/solana/comments/zst8ee/algorand_or_solana_competitive_overview/j1ap64t/

Yeah if youve kept up to date Solana updated a lot of stuff over the course of the year

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on December 22, 2022 17:22:14
/r/solana/comments/zst8ee/algorand_or_solana_competitive_overview/j1aozda/

Stability issues related to spam are largely solved with quic network protocol, priority fees, etc. Thats why Solana didnt have issues during the ftx fiasco which would have taken down the chain earlier in the year.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on December 22, 2022 17:20:53
/r/solana/comments/zrb62a/solana_to_9_dollars/j12qksw/

Can u take this to the daily thread instead please 😅

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on December 21, 2022 01:04:39
/r/chicago/comments/zr5ayc/body_has_been_pulled_from_diversey_harbor/j12bpzi/

Supposedly he wasn't very intoxicated when leaving the party

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/chicago on December 20, 2022 22:42:28
/r/chicago/comments/zr5ayc/body_has_been_pulled_from_diversey_harbor/j12bkqv/

Yeah in the latest news images he looked happy in a picture at the weiner restaurant which makes me feel like foul play might be more likely. Through the grapevine I know people from that party and suppodedly he wasn't very intoxicated when he left. I'm not sure why they were checking up on him so frequently after he left though.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/chicago on December 20, 2022 22:41:13
/r/chicago/comments/zq9ksb/peter_salvino_info_in_comments/j11l8wx/

Do phones usually stop responding under water? I guess they're waterproof these days..

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/chicago on December 20, 2022 19:17:18
/r/chicago/comments/zq7tto/missing_student_peter_salvinos_loved_ones_have/j10ffuj/

Seems kinda strange for people to try and swim when it's 20 degrees outside though. He was also texting friends that he was on the way home.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/chicago on December 20, 2022 14:34:36
/r/solana/comments/znlrgv/solana_dex_raydium_hacked_for_22m_the_defiant/j0k02ye/

They arent open source and are anon. Always be skeptical when these teams have less to lose by being anon

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on December 17, 2022 00:38:10
/r/solana/comments/zm6we6/i_can_stake_my_sol_on_binance_for_67_apr_is_this/j09j8fz/

Binance is not that supportive of the ecosystem and already has a ton of stake so staking with them just adds to centralization as well.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on December 14, 2022 20:10:27
/r/solana/comments/zlbx2v/sol_as_ada_side_chain/j088sff/

Oh yeah no thanks haha

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on December 14, 2022 14:55:05
/r/solana/comments/zlrqlq/how_to_get_more_vote_credits/j07reij/

This question is probably better for the Solana Tech discord -- more validators there

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on December 14, 2022 13:05:05
/r/solana/comments/zln98e/which_solana_dex_has_limit_orders/j06h97y/

OpenBook which is Serum's replacement. https://twitter.com/openbookdex/status/1602571746669957124?t=w5CQWrlw_ba5J7_wgyqdBg&

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on December 14, 2022 07:36:05
/r/solana/comments/zlbx2v/sol_as_ada_side_chain/j04igmx/

If Ada people want to use Solana fine by me lol. Maybe I misunderstand the definition of a side chain but isnt it just a bridge between the two?

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on December 13, 2022 19:31:38
/r/solana/comments/zj7gwh/can_solana_defeat_the_bears_its_development/izvbzim/

This is only tracking commits from the Solana Labs repo and not any outside repos?

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on December 11, 2022 21:52:11
/r/solana/comments/zh8hl6/what_do_you_think_about_the_future_of_solana/izq2jim/

Solana has much more of a community than Avalanche or Polygon. Just go to their subreddits and discords, and check twitter. Solana has a very large nft and dev community.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on December 10, 2022 19:13:06
/r/USCIS/comments/zhjekf/employment_authorization_document_lost_in_the_mail/izpf4j1/

Did you end up getting it back ok? And did it arrive faster than before? Thanks for the info

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/USCIS on December 10, 2022 16:16:23
/r/USCIS/comments/zhjekf/employment_authorization_document_lost_in_the_mail/izpf06r/

Thanks for the info! I find this overall situation insane though -- do they not have saved copies/files of this stuff? Its so dumb it almost seems like a scam

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/USCIS on December 10, 2022 16:15:36
/r/solana/comments/zg5qhk/metaplexs_response_to_their_latest_update/izhtgs9/

I'm disappointed if MagicEden actually scooped Cardinal Labs https://twitter.com/cardinal_labs/status/1600704129994985472?

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on December 9, 2022 00:11:22
/r/solana/comments/zgl5n3/binance_shows_support_towards_solana/izhtaxm/

Surprising! I'll take it

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on December 9, 2022 00:09:46
/r/solana/comments/zgfwqr/would_you_stake_your_solana_on_binance/izh98i1/

Their validator already has a ton of stake and they do nothing positive for Solana. You shouldn't support them

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on December 8, 2022 21:22:15
/r/solana/comments/zfc97x/do_you_believe_solana_can_do_over_50k_tps/izg45h6/

Not really. The number of validators on testnet is 500 more than mainnetbeta last I checked. That's about 1000 more votes per second

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on December 8, 2022 16:20:26
/r/solana/comments/zfc97x/do_you_believe_solana_can_do_over_50k_tps/izd2h1v/

Yeah I think all that makes sense and it should be made clear what the "T" in tps stands for -- i.e. what transaction type. I just think that reasoning about compute and such is way to complicated for most users and seems harder and maybe less meaningful to compare between chains. I think it's important though to demonstrate that Solana can do what was originally advertised, and yes the caveats should be explained and understood well.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on December 8, 2022 00:14:40
/r/solana/comments/zfc97x/do_you_believe_solana_can_do_over_50k_tps/izd04ud/

How much do you think it costs?

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on December 7, 2022 23:51:47
/r/solana/comments/zfc97x/do_you_believe_solana_can_do_over_50k_tps/izd03ba/

That's not true. Testnet does over 60k tps daily and only about 5000 "tps" of that is votes per second.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on December 7, 2022 23:51:22
/r/solana/comments/zfc97x/do_you_believe_solana_can_do_over_50k_tps/izczxow/

What would you use as a comparable metric though? I think approximating compute units across networks is even more abstracted and meaningless. It'll make even less sense to users as well. The point of this poll is to see if people trust benchmark tests on testnet in the same way they do of what mainnetbeta can do. If there is a gap there then as much as you want it to matter, testnet benchmarks just wont have a signficant impact on changing perceptions about the performance and reliability of mainnetbeta, and that's the main point here... to change that perception. People even think that the 50k tps is a made up lie

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on December 7, 2022 23:49:57
/r/solana/comments/zfc97x/do_you_believe_solana_can_do_over_50k_tps/izczgas/

Of course it is, but what this moreso concerns the limits of throughput and not current activity levels

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on December 7, 2022 23:45:28
/r/solana/comments/zfc97x/do_you_believe_solana_can_do_over_50k_tps/izbjw1e/

Yeah but it's a distributed blockchain network. A lot harder

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on December 7, 2022 17:13:05
/r/solana/comments/zf42hx/dydx_alternative_on_solana/izbjohw/

Mango Markets will be back up soon with its V4 implementation. https://twitter.com/mangomarkets?t=rzrTau6lv54YYYfK3IniXw& Zeta Markets might be another good option? https://twitter.com/ZetaMarkets?t=d-3ZQidIEXJqppgyKMKfgQ&

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on December 7, 2022 17:11:38
/r/solana/comments/ze71xc/how_many_different_solana_node_implementations/iz7l229/

Firedancer is the second major implementation being worked on and is in C++/C https://twitter.com/jump_firedancer/status/1600147894341771264? Jito Labs also has their own validator modded software of the Solana Labs rust validator. It's sorta like Flashbots.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on December 6, 2022 20:33:16
/r/solana/comments/zawltc/2025_solana_will_be_considered_one_of_the_best/iyob9yg/

Hey yall please take price talk to the weekly thread

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on December 2, 2022 16:52:55
/r/solana/comments/z9tuw1/is_solana_transactions_losing_momentum_dashboard/iyixkyx/

Mango basically turned off after the Mango Avi incident and is preparing for their V4 launch to come online again (soon I think). They were one of the top block space fillers compute and tps wise.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on December 1, 2022 14:12:01
/r/solana/comments/z1vbmp/spin_up_your_own_rpc_node_quick_and_easy_in_less/iyixd5x/

Yeah I haven't looked into Shadow Cloud a ton as of late but my understanding is that they will be providing RPC services rather than validator services.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on December 1, 2022 14:10:35
/r/solana/comments/z9btmx/my_solana_mobile_saga_i_think_this_is_another_scam/iyix06l/

Heh? They have a discord and such. We'll see what we can do. Seems odd you just assume they ripped you off and it's not some other issue.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on December 1, 2022 14:08:14
/r/solana/comments/z93v29/how_much_undervalued_is_sol/iyf8x7l/

Please take price talk to the weekly thread :)

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 30, 2022 18:16:25
/r/solana/comments/z74fbh/ftx_dumped_all_the_sol_if_not_then_what_was_epoch/iy5f02x/

Yeah if you can see on chain what stake is locked or not. It's smart contract locked with some linear vesting over time for most of it.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 28, 2022 16:49:08
/r/solana/comments/z74fbh/ftx_dumped_all_the_sol_if_not_then_what_was_epoch/iy5ewfx/

The majority is also locked in smart contracts and will take years to fully unlock.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 28, 2022 16:48:27
/r/solana/comments/z69p35/breakdown_of_each_block/iy5eodz/

Haha no worries. Essentially some transactions are a lot more complicated and might call multiple programs (and require more compute units), like one might read oracle data and then do something else with that data in the same transaction.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 28, 2022 16:47:00
/r/solana/comments/z69p35/breakdown_of_each_block/iy110bd/

Look in the blocks at the transactions listed and you'll see that many transactions list multiple programs. This is the essence of the composability that is often talked about -- a transaction may read from an oracle as one component of the transaction and that then gets them categorized as under that explorer even though they might hit other programs as well. The amount of things that can be done in many of these transactions would be extremely expensive on other chains afaik (maybe not even possible?). Look on the right side of this and hunt for the higher compute transactions. https://explorer.solana.com/block/163570176 This larger sized transaction hits Raydium, Step, Token Program, and other programs for example. https://explorer.solana.com/tx/42fVriGTV4LhVoA61ti2dZqVTgTZnpYT6tfb5nNYDaJWQ2577WvRjKtaMVLpTcFnPMwoxQphwU3AZSaA1JgcCg5a

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 27, 2022 17:51:50
/r/solana/comments/z5oopu/bitboy_tweets_direct_response/ixxwaam/

He said that Alameda was adding transactions when the blockchain was down. If adding transactions to a blockchain being down were possible then the blockchain never can be down. Makes no sense

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 27, 2022 00:57:15
/r/solana/comments/z2od1i/how_did_ftx_actually_support_solana/ixx4dxu/

Haha yeah I've been wondering how much of the hyperlinks I need. Yeah for Firedancer I occasionally check their discord and just see what Richard is tweeting about. Def in the top 3 best solana twitter accounts -- high signal to noise

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 26, 2022 20:44:11
/r/solana/comments/z4jrst/good_news_for_decentralization/ixw66ha/

Whoever owns a datacenter can shut servers off. A validator can migrate servers within an hour though. A lot of larger validators also have backup servers elsewhere

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 26, 2022 16:13:40
/r/solana/comments/z5anxs/bitboy_crypto/ixva45t/

He seems to think it's possible to do stuff on a blockchain when it's halted. Doesn't make sense

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 26, 2022 12:27:13
/r/solana/comments/z52jme/how_is_solana_pay_doing/ixuwktp/

I think on ramps for non crypto native people is the biggest hurdle so Stripe helps onboard people.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 26, 2022 10:45:56
/r/solana/comments/z5409w/how_much_percent_is_solana_inflation_each_year/ixuwfyu/

Yeah there's burning. Half of all transaction fees are burned. Over time inflation goes down to 1.5% and by that time max throughput should be much higher (and activity hopefully) which means the avg fee per transaction necessary to overcome inflation through this mechanism becomes less and less. Last time I saw the avg transaction fee with current activity level needed to be a few cents. Now that Solana price is lower it's a bit less.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 26, 2022 10:44:53
/r/solana/comments/z4jrst/good_news_for_decentralization/ixuvw3x/

Yeah but the validators aren't stuck with that server or server provider. If there's an issue where the server provider no longer likes solana you can move within an hour or so

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 26, 2022 10:40:31
/r/solana/comments/z4jrst/good_news_for_decentralization/ixuvqwd/

You mean shut down the servers?

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 26, 2022 10:39:23
/r/solana/comments/z4jrst/good_news_for_decentralization/ixrykts/

The main risk is just that the network could halt, the dc providers can't do anything otherwise. I think it's very unlikely two simultaneously turn off all the solana servers. Equinix and Terraswitch are also better than Hetzner in that they have way more DC's than Hetzner had (which were just three -- two in Germany and one in Finland afaik). That being said, more geographical/asn decentralization the better.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 25, 2022 16:27:50
/r/solana/comments/z4jrst/good_news_for_decentralization/ixrxs6a/

Oh wow I didn't realize Teraswitch had so much. It's good to see equinix dropping down a bit. Thanks for the data!

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 25, 2022 16:21:52
/r/solana/comments/z2od1i/how_did_ftx_actually_support_solana/ixqx8n7/

Haha for me in the US it's pretty fast. I think twitter can actually be quite good -- there's a lot of solid technical discussions if you follow the right people on "Crypto Twitter". I can give you a list of solid people to follow if you have an interest in making a twitter at some point :)

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 25, 2022 11:54:19
/r/solana/comments/z47ex8/is_solana_a_property_of_the_solana_foundation/ixqso3t/

They reinvest it back into ecosystem development though grants, etc. < 99% of people are not going to take the time and their own money to set up grants for public goods in the ecosystem. I'd much rather have a foundation steward for an early network https://twitter.com/DegenerateNews/status/1596148511015174149?t=Tule3X5qhrIeVZZ-bfcFvw&

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 25, 2022 11:19:59
/r/solana/comments/z47ex8/is_solana_a_property_of_the_solana_foundation/ixqsag9/

What makes you more worried about Solana foundation holding Solana vs others? New Solana emissions have to go to someone... I don't see why Solana Foundation would be more likely to try to use their stake for negative purposes than others. I much more trust a large amount of Sol in the hands of them rather than Binance for example.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 25, 2022 11:17:03
/r/solana/comments/z47ex8/is_solana_a_property_of_the_solana_foundation/ixqrxbq/

So does Vitalik Buterin having Ethereum staked make Ethereum completely centralized? Or Satoshi having bitcoin still make it centralized? "Destruction". In what way does the foundation having Solana lead to destruction? If anything, having Solana (especially locked stake) directly incentivizes supportive behavior economically.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 25, 2022 11:14:16
/r/solana/comments/z37ghw/i_know_you_like_price_talk_but/ixog4b5/

Well, the token itself helps with spam resistance. If transactions are completely free then it's easy to spam. Also, you need a way to incentivize people to provide the underlying infrastructure, which is in this case validators and rpc nodes. Validators pay off hardware and bandwidth costs with transaction fees and inflationary rewards.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 24, 2022 19:59:01
/r/solana/comments/z3a3jo/real_question_is_solana_losing_developers/ixnhvla/

Check this thread out btw https://twitter.com/cburniske/status/1595856583677706241?t=ncByp5DnVTln_ijaZXLYWg& Also checkout the breakpoint videos on the Solana labs youtube.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 24, 2022 15:17:17
/r/solana/comments/z3q1lv/my_thoughts_on_solana_dont_delete/ixnhrbu/

Ok not worth arguing anymore. Have a good Thanksgiving sir. I'm still wondering what validator 414 and 515 are tho lol

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 24, 2022 15:16:23
/r/solana/comments/z3q1lv/my_thoughts_on_solana_dont_delete/ixnfvcu/

Yeah, I don't like deleting stuff and actually got booted from the crypto currency subreddit after they censored a post of mine and I had an argument with them. I get involved in these debates both here and on twitter so often I'm kinda worn out lol

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 24, 2022 15:01:57
/r/solana/comments/z3q1lv/my_thoughts_on_solana_dont_delete/ixnfi8d/

For 2) what do you imagine defi will need? The network is still far away from the amount of blockspace itll eventually have. For example, the amount of block space is currently reserved for the amount of compute that 4 cpu threads can do but most validators have far more threads available. The block packing algorithm is also pretty poor atm (for parallelism) but there's a lot of work on this atm and we'll see som significant improvements here in the next few months. Anyway, I don't disagree with you per se -- my main point is that current throughput is far from what it can eventually have after software improvements and hardware getting better over time. I imagine games will take up tons of block space if they become popular and all chains will need to have some form of L2s.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 24, 2022 14:59:20
/r/solana/comments/z3q1lv/my_thoughts_on_solana_dont_delete/ixne0t4/

Your whole post isn't questions from a curious person. It's basically just accusations. You're here to mess with people obviously

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 24, 2022 14:48:32
/r/solana/comments/z3q1lv/my_thoughts_on_solana_dont_delete/ixndtrb/

Yeah that's fair. I overreacted :)

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 24, 2022 14:47:07
/r/solana/comments/z35jzl/openbooks_discord_is_now_live/ixndrn7/

Naw OpenSerum is a separate project that is basically a UI for the orderbook. It was started before this all happened and now switched to showing OpenBook activity instead of Serum. Here's the founder of OpenSerum <https://twitter.com/skynetcap?t=eWY2KChOizn00Moy-A5fbw&>

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 24, 2022 14:46:41
/r/solana/comments/z2od1i/how_did_ftx_actually_support_solana/ixndjlq/

Yeah I think some of them were just more involved in Solana projects than Ftx itself lol. Btw do u use Twitter for info too?

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 24, 2022 14:45:02
/r/solana/comments/z37ghw/i_know_you_like_price_talk_but/ixndelq/

It's fine if people want to talk about it but there get to be too many repetitive posts that basically have no commentary except for "Will solana go up?" as the post title. If we have a bunch of those posts it starts drowning out other content so (imo) it's better if short thoughts like that are in the weekly thread or the mentioned discord.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 24, 2022 14:43:59
/r/solana/comments/yqmt1i/is_solana_becoming_a_shitcoin/ixnd76p/

Hmm I have no idea what you're referring to when you say 515 and 414 nodes. I've never heard of this

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 24, 2022 14:42:23
/r/solana/comments/z37ghw/i_know_you_like_price_talk_but/ixnd30x/

Yeah I don't mind the well reasoned ones much but the posts that are basically a question in a title get too much and are better for a thread or the discord.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 24, 2022 14:41:30
/r/solana/comments/z3q1lv/my_thoughts_on_solana_dont_delete/ixncw6i/

Heh? You literally invented a Solana Foundation validator and said 29million sol is 33% of stake which it's not.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 24, 2022 14:40:01
/r/solana/comments/z3q1lv/my_thoughts_on_solana_dont_delete/ixncrqh/

Hmm you're definitely not here to learn. Good joke though

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 24, 2022 14:39:06
/r/solana/comments/z3q1lv/my_thoughts_on_solana_dont_delete/ixncl1p/

You're not part of the community. Just a grifter trying to spread fake info

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 24, 2022 14:37:40
/r/solana/comments/z3q1lv/my_thoughts_on_solana_dont_delete/ixncbxp/

Hmm you're using fake facts and being a jerk. Leave people around here alone or actually try and put together real criticism without invented bs.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 24, 2022 14:35:45
/r/solana/comments/z3q1lv/my_thoughts_on_solana_dont_delete/ixnc5v8/

This guy is here to be a jerk. Tired of these people

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 24, 2022 14:34:29
/r/solana/comments/z3q1lv/my_thoughts_on_solana_dont_delete/ixn87xn/

29 million solana isn't 33%. There's also no solana foundation validator -- its delegated to validators in the foundation delegation program.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 24, 2022 14:04:37
/r/solana/comments/z3q1lv/my_thoughts_on_solana_dont_delete/ixn83ix/

What would be the point of major holders of the token trying to halt the chain? It makes no sense. You can halt the chain if you have 33% of stake but the rest of the validators can just fork you off. 33% can halt but that's not enough to censor. You have nearly 2000 validators producing blocks and there will always be some subset that let transactions through.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 24, 2022 14:03:41
/r/solana/comments/z3a3jo/real_question_is_solana_losing_developers/ixl41ex/

I'm a mod on 7 Solana discords, most are dev related discords. None of the devs I've regularly talked to (mostly well known solana projects) have indicated that they are leaving. If anything a lot of people are ramping up efforts to connect the community together even stronger. If you know of an active Polygon discord or subreddit I'd like to see because the ones I've seen lack life.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 24, 2022 01:38:50
/r/solana/comments/z2wjqz/merchant_payments/ixkh6oj/

Haha this other post from today? https://www.reddit.com/r/solana/comments/z2vq2c/solana_invoicing_and_payroll_product_yc/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=android_app&utm_name=androidcss&utm_term=1&utm_content=share_button

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 23, 2022 21:53:36
/r/solana/comments/z37ghw/i_know_you_like_price_talk_but/ixkh0ao/

Yeahhh but Solana Labs wants to have more dev questions on Stack Exchange and a lot of people seem to like the more live aspect of discord for dev support I think

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 23, 2022 21:52:07
/r/solana/comments/z0b2zc/recent_positives_around_solanas_network/ixkc8ct/

Great summary thank you! Let's melt faces

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 23, 2022 21:12:44
/r/solana/comments/z1vbmp/spin_up_your_own_rpc_node_quick_and_easy_in_less/ixkbzls/

Yeah these are just unstaked rpc nodes but we'll add validators as well -- not much changing needed. Latitude is going to add some Epyc 7443p 256gb RAM servers in the $400 range soon which should be a lot more affordable than a lot of current options. Have u used the Solana discord for info too?

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 23, 2022 21:10:46
/r/solana/comments/z32zd3/sol_is_pumping/ixkb4e0/

Plz take price talk to weekly thread ;)

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 23, 2022 21:03:51
/r/solana/comments/z34h9y/does_anyone_know_what_solana_total_short_interest/ixk6lcp/

Price talk to the weekly thread plz

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 23, 2022 20:27:24
/r/solana/comments/z2vq2c/solana_invoicing_and_payroll_product_yc/ixk6b2g/

Haha I wouldn't bother DM'ing -- he probs won't see it. Just tag him + maybe some of the Solana pay devs or account

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 23, 2022 20:25:04
/r/solana/comments/z2od1i/how_did_ftx_actually_support_solana/ixk0nm7/

Yeah that would be very concerning if Jump dropped out. I'm helping to setup the Firedancer discord though and a number of new Jump engineers joined today so it seems ok for now.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 23, 2022 19:39:27
/r/solana/comments/z31580/solana_40_eoy/ixjx51x/

Trading thoughts to the weekly thread plz :)

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 23, 2022 19:11:49
/r/solana/comments/z31c7r/did_anyone_else_try_to_stand_in_front_of_this/ixjx2pb/

Hey this is probably better for the weekly thread instead of a post

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 23, 2022 19:11:19
/r/solana/comments/z2od1i/how_did_ftx_actually_support_solana/ixify0y/

Pyth and Wormhole I would consider much more supported by Jump given that they're the developers and investors

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 23, 2022 13:02:26
/r/solana/comments/z2vq2c/solana_invoicing_and_payroll_product_yc/ixifpo0/

Looks cool! Yall going to promo it on twitter as well? You might get more eyes

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 23, 2022 13:00:57
/r/solana/comments/z2o4h5/my_stake_is_in_activating_status_for_12_hours_is/ixhr7t6/

Yeah next epoch it will be good to go. You can track epoch progress on https://stakewiz.com/ and also track your validators there with alerts.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 23, 2022 10:19:54
/r/solana/comments/z2dpqm/am_i_an_idiot/ixfxagu/

Are you new to Solana? Staking is pretty set and forget for the most part. You can track your validator to see if they change commission or go delinquent on https://stakewiz.com/

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 22, 2022 22:28:02
/r/solana/comments/z2dpqm/am_i_an_idiot/ixfx5g4/

Are you talking about runescape or physical mining?

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 22, 2022 22:26:49
/r/solana/comments/z1xewc/magic_eden/ixfw95o/

Yeah I think it can def be gamed. It matters a bit more for network resiliency (i.e. more risk for one server going down vs a whole bunch). Alameda/ftx controls \~11% of stake (mix of lock and unlocked) I think but that's actually less than the % of stake that Coinbase has on Ethereum. Some people worry about Lido controlling 30% but idk about how they operate and protect their operations in much depth. https://bi.etherscan.io/public/dashboards/KH9jbP687szqlAnHiNEfNictrwNhvdOEQl0PwB6m?org\_slug=default

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 22, 2022 22:19:07
/r/solana/comments/z22fi3/where_we_can_get_best_buy_zone_for_sol/ixea9dr/

Please take convo to weekly thread please :). There's also the unofficial community discord which has more of a chat https://discord.gg/WESQyVhQ

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 22, 2022 15:04:00
/r/solana/comments/yvmypy/weekly_discussion_nov_14_2022/ixde2f5/

Hmm odd -- I've actually never heard of anyone using that -- you'll probably want to contact them since there are no chain issues atm.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 22, 2022 11:34:16
/r/solana/comments/z1ddjs/hackers_laundering_hundreds_of_millions_they/ixaf8wg/

We know this stuff and it's interesting but not specific enough to here -- moreso of a broader crypto sub

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 21, 2022 18:40:23
/r/solana/comments/z13ded/crypto/ix9cye1/

Agreed! Plz take more price discussion and shorter thought posts to the weekly discussion thread though :) Thanks for the thoughts otherwise though

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 21, 2022 14:15:37
/r/solana/comments/yyy698/sol_nft_market/ix8uy6c/

Use https://magiceden.io/, https://hyperspace.xyz/, or https://hadeswap.com/. Solanart has had a questionable history afaik and isn't as popular

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 21, 2022 12:17:01
/r/solana/comments/z0y5c6/solana_flashy_and_sleek_was_just_a_pump_and_dump/ix8lt1y/

There's a whole lot of stuff that isn't made by Ian, the majority of apps actually

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 21, 2022 11:14:40
/r/solana/comments/z0y5c6/solana_flashy_and_sleek_was_just_a_pump_and_dump/ix8lhvd/

Take it to the weekly thread. We already know about this fud

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 21, 2022 11:12:30
/r/solana/comments/z0s2e0/what_platform_do_you_use_to_find_infonews_about/ix8f6br/

Yeah for sure, but it'll still be interesting to see how many people here don't use Twitter much

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 21, 2022 10:28:21
/r/solana/comments/z0beku/its_time_to_start_moderating_the_fud/ix8f408/

Yeah we delete basically all price posts. Let us know when we dont :)

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 21, 2022 10:27:53
/r/solana/comments/z0s2e0/what_platform_do_you_use_to_find_infonews_about/ix8eziy/

I enjoy crypto twitter but a lot of people don't like twitter and info can be very scattered

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 21, 2022 10:27:01
/r/solana/comments/z0frte/is_there_any_way_to_see_approvedactive_smart/ix736vs/

Does this help? I actually haven't used solflare for a bit. https://help.solflare.com/en/articles/6442201-how-to-revoke-approved-token-transactions-permissions-on-the-solflare-wallet

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 21, 2022 01:16:10
/r/solana/comments/z0frte/is_there_any_way_to_see_approvedactive_smart/ix6qi0k/

Yeah Solflare has this built into their wallet if you login there... This site is legit too -- Hana is from Solana Labs https://twitter.com/dumbcontract2/status/1452808646472122372?t=QLRVuXAjzjoYfBqUI0zbRw&

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 20, 2022 23:03:39
/r/solana/comments/z0oh0y/if_you_compare_sol_with_other_coins_or_tokens/ix6qa79/

Hey please take any price talk to the weekly thread plz. But yes markets are irrational lol

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 20, 2022 23:01:42
/r/solana/comments/z0oahe/arrogant_price_prediction_for_solana_and_brief/ix6q4yt/

Most of it is locked on chain for years though https://solana.com/news/solana-facts-ftx-bankruptcy

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 20, 2022 23:00:23
/r/solana/comments/z0beku/its_time_to_start_moderating_the_fud/ix660gy/

Yeah it wasn't a full outage -- it seems like some form of degraded performance a few days ago based on the info in the discord.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 20, 2022 20:14:51
/r/solana/comments/z03xs2/my_fears_about_solana/ix65tp8/

Yeah, idk how to change that perception --- might be hard to change the minds of people who are holders of very dumb stuff (I won't name names)

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 20, 2022 20:13:20
/r/solana/comments/z03qdi/ethereum_layer2_fee_vs_solana_fee/ix5yc5e/

Eth stake is quite concentrated though last time I heard. Their nakamoto is relatively low with heavy concentration into exchanges. Coinbase has over 13% for example https://bi.etherscan.io/public/dashboards/KH9jbP687szqlAnHiNEfNictrwNhvdOEQl0PwB6m?org_slug=default Their staking is tough with the 32 eth requirement and slashing risk which drives people to stake in exchanges or Lido for the most part. Jump is a far more important player to the Solana ecosystem imo. They contribute market making, venture, and also heavy engineering contributions with Firedancer. FTX/Alameda funded various projects but Sam hasn't cheerleaded for Solana much for over a year now. Armani Ferrante was one of the top dev contributors from there (Anchor founder) but he left months ago to start his own company xNFT backpack/Coral. I do wonder about the stake though. There were rumors about some being otc traded. At the moment it's known to be 11% of stake.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 20, 2022 19:15:03
/r/solana/comments/z0b2zc/recent_positives_around_solanas_network/ix5wyot/

No probs! I'm trying to recruit more technical people to help inject some better content and fud defense into here... it needs the backup these days.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 20, 2022 19:04:29
/r/solana/comments/z0b2zc/recent_positives_around_solanas_network/ix5wony/

Yeah I think Solana still has a solid dev ecosystem compared to most alt-L1's, but I suppose we need to have a stretch with projects with better tokenomics, solid chain performance, etc. Many in the Solana dev community have pushed for more decentralization (open sourcing, non upgradeability of programs, etc) but we have a ways to go. I think Anatoly's idea for Solana is that its value is driven by utility which is why he has the fetish for such low fees. The chains that try to be "money" tend to have a weird circularity in that users are forced to pay high fees in order for it to be better money. A monetary system shouldn't be that extractive either imo, it's not useful for an everyday payment system. If you manage to have enough throughput on Solana it can be deflationary as well while retaining subcent fees and perhaps higher fees for things that are higher in demand (local fee markets) --- I feel like that's the ideal but we have a ways to go before we see that level of demand. When you tell people to use other chains btw, what types of things do you tell them to try?

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 20, 2022 19:02:22
/r/solana/comments/z0beku/its_time_to_start_moderating_the_fud/ix55p6c/

Heh? I literally only delete spam promos or when people say a lot of swear words. Wtf are you talking about?

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 20, 2022 15:50:56
/r/algorand/comments/yxs2oe/binance_says_deposits_of_usdc_sol_and_usdt_sol/ix518ra/

Yall just haven't had issues because it's a ghost chain

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/algorand on November 20, 2022 15:21:47
/r/solana/comments/z0beku/its_time_to_start_moderating_the_fud/ix4zexq/

Oh really? Yeah I didnt hear about that. Arbitrum had a short one as well

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 20, 2022 15:09:44
/r/solana/comments/z0beku/its_time_to_start_moderating_the_fud/ix4o2r0/

Makes sense. Yeah maybe we should have a karma limit too. I'll talk to the other mods

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 20, 2022 13:54:59
/r/solana/comments/z0beku/its_time_to_start_moderating_the_fud/ix4lchj/

Yeah we'll remove the worst. I'll talk to the other mods and have more support from others in here. I just reached out to other community members because I agree -- too many infiltrates. I just don't want to censor things heavily.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 20, 2022 13:37:16
/r/solana/comments/yzrgi3/give_me_a_real_reason_to_keep_solana_is_it_dead/ix4kwzv/

Even if you get rid of votes it's still in the hundreds of transactions (many being far more compute heavy than transfers) and it's not at capacity. The blocks on the network aren't full.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 20, 2022 13:34:27
/r/solana/comments/yzrgi3/give_me_a_real_reason_to_keep_solana_is_it_dead/ix4jy6r/

Yeah that's not that hard. You can do many transfers per transaction with varying tokens. Here's a more simple, low compute pyth transaction with only a few writable accounts https://explorer.solana.com/tx/eSe2XsBpivyj4nLHgeMeLTJLx9uavRhN7hd7FWpXsFeCEJ8EvgXjQpZxhEHSfMJHBPivKkqK1n998Y5Quco3SXe Contrast that with the other one (look at writable accounts).

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 20, 2022 13:28:09
/r/solana/comments/yzktha/how_many_of_you_are_still_buying_and_bullish/ix4j55a/

Yeah definitely not. Alameda tended to lead rounds on what many consider the shittier Solana projects with bad tokenomics. Multicoin, Jump and others funded projects as well and I know some FTX ventures funded projects that had already received most of their funding (and didn't store it on FTX).

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 20, 2022 13:22:52
/r/solana/comments/yzktha/how_many_of_you_are_still_buying_and_bullish/ix48imf/

The ftx/alameda Sol. 11% of stake including locked stake

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 20, 2022 12:11:30
/r/solana/comments/z03qdi/ethereum_layer2_fee_vs_solana_fee/ix481dp/

What makes Ethereum more decentralized than Solana?

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 20, 2022 12:08:15
/r/solana/comments/z03qdi/ethereum_layer2_fee_vs_solana_fee/ix47wey/

L2's have a lot less censorship resistance though because they rely on single sequencers atm. I think this means they are much more easily ddos'd as well and they also don't all inherit Ethereum's decentralization. Optimism doesnt even have fraud proofs live yet. [https://l2beat.com/scaling/risk](https://l2beat.com/scaling/risk) . L2's also have more bug surface area risk given the additional codebase in addition to Ethereum. Tbh, I'm much more worried about bugs than any form of supermajority attack. Examples of bug risk: [https://decrypt.co/110238/hacker-abritrum-ethereum-draining-bug-nitro](https://decrypt.co/110238/hacker-abritrum-ethereum-draining-bug-nitro) [https://cryptoslate.com/critical-bug-in-ethereum-l2-optimism-2m-bounty-paid/](https://cryptoslate.com/critical-bug-in-ethereum-l2-optimism-2m-bounty-paid/)

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 20, 2022 12:07:18
/r/solana/comments/z03qdi/ethereum_layer2_fee_vs_solana_fee/ix479hi/

I don't think L2's will be able to beat Solana on transaction fees or latency (ever tbh). Solana is built with a parallel transaction processing architecture in mind and part of the advantage of this is that it's amenable to what is called "local fee markets". Essentially transactions aren't serially processed and so there isn't as much competition over block space and computational resources as there are in non-parallel designs. On these L2s if an NFT mint gets spammed the transaction fees of everything will need to rise (as of now) to compete whereas with Solana's architecture the fees of certain things can rise when congested while unrelated things (like a separate transfer) shouldn't need to compete as much. That being said, fee markets and parallelism are still a work in progress on Solana. One can actually look at this in a positive light though because parallelism and block packing have actually not been that optimal so far in Solana's history and validators only use a small minority of cpu threads for transaction processing. There are a number of people working on new algorithms that have already shown they can at least 2x the amount of transactions executed in a block and it will also make it more easy for validators to add more execution threads. On top of this, Jump Trading/Crypto is building the validator software from scratch and targetting over 1 million tps in the future. They are one of the engineering teams in crypto right now and are one of the top HFT firms in the world. Lastly, people forget that Solana has gotten stronger and stronger over time. Last week the volatility of markets would have crashed Solana earlier this year, but the chain held up super well during the volatility. The week before, Hetzner (the server provider) surprise shut down all their servers which were running Solana (this was around 20% of stake weight and over half the validators on the network) and the chain was basically unaffected -- confirmation times remained around 2 seconds still.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 20, 2022 12:02:58
/r/solana/comments/z03qdi/ethereum_layer2_fee_vs_solana_fee/ix45kin/

They don't have all the advantages of Ethereum actually. There are added bridging/protocol bug risks. Optimism doesnt even have fraud proofs live yet and it's supposed to be an optimistic rollup https://l2beat.com/scaling/risk

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 20, 2022 11:51:35
/r/solana/comments/yzrgi3/give_me_a_real_reason_to_keep_solana_is_it_dead/ix44z5j/

2k to 3k tps is not max throughput. That's just the normal activity level including votes. There's also a wide variety of transaction types (some taking up over 100x the compute that a transfer does). Transfers are usually used for "tps" metrics that chains use but the reality is that a large amount of blockspace is taken up by very complex transactions (often MEV transactions). Ethereum can probably do one of these per block: https://explorer.solana.com/tx/sa6tYbiVdwYwU1pRdSU5zRtHRmspmLHTgvxvFUgMuhVydtBPHtjJrM75ZxRMW4LEwbpiXBXaES5tY8CmP7ETdXD Testnet is regularly dos'd with transfers and does over 65k tps. There are nearly 2000 validator servers running on Testnet.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 20, 2022 11:47:28
/r/solana/comments/yzrgi3/give_me_a_real_reason_to_keep_solana_is_it_dead/ix44er3/

Cardano literally does 5 tps and only more recently got smart contracts despite having a head start on solana by years.... The UX is massively better than Cardano (except during outages). The chain has become more and more stable over time.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 20, 2022 11:43:29
/r/solana/comments/yzktha/how_many_of_you_are_still_buying_and_bullish/ix43x0p/

That's not true at all. Almost all of the large projects are still going (Mango, Solend, Marinade, Orca, Backpack, Magic Eden, Helius, SolanaFM, Zeta Markets, and plenty more). There are few projects that I've seen so far close up shop since most projects raised with a variety of VC's. If you're involved in the dev community there are still tons around. I know because I talk to a lot of them daily -- I'm also a mod on the solana tech discord, a developer dao, etc there are still tons of devs around. Happy to show you around if you don't believe it.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 20, 2022 11:40:07
/r/solana/comments/yzktha/how_many_of_you_are_still_buying_and_bullish/ix439d8/

It's around 11% according to Solana Compass (including locked) https://solanacompass.com/tokenomics

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 20, 2022 11:35:31
/r/solana/comments/z03xs2/my_fears_about_solana/ix42csx/

I think it's a fair comment. I'm wondering what the best way for Solana to prove itself would be though to break the perception faster. The software has gotten stronger and stronger each time and only will become moreso with Firedancer.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 20, 2022 11:28:57
/r/solana/comments/z03xs2/my_fears_about_solana/ix423vm/

If anything it becomes less centralized without FTX/Alameda given much of the narrative started due to their presence. I dont get the logic

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 20, 2022 11:27:14
/r/solana/comments/z03xs2/my_fears_about_solana/ix41jhv/

Um, your thread is BS. Labs and Foundation both still have a lot of funding and the teams in the ecosystem aren't completely dependent on ftx's money

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 20, 2022 11:23:19
/r/solana/comments/yzkoac/how_many_of_you_are_hosting_your_own_validators/ix1w7ot/

Check out the validator resources channel on the Solana Tech discord. You won't have a significant amount of block rewards unless you have stake in the hundreds of thousands of Sol. If you don't plan on trying to attract third party stake and don't have hundreds of thousands of Sol, staking will earn you more atm due to the server costs + voting costs. Getting third party stake is a hard endeavor as well (I know because I'm on a validator team).

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 19, 2022 21:40:15
/r/solana/comments/yzrgi3/give_me_a_real_reason_to_keep_solana_is_it_dead/ix1vsgq/

Heh in what way is the network worse than Ethereum and especially Cardano? The network outages were obviously an issue but each time Solana has gotten stronger and I see it being a thing of the past

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 19, 2022 21:36:40
/r/solana/comments/yyxvnr/can_someone_login_to_solletio_it_does_not_load/iwy58fj/

Hey! Check out this thread https://www.reddit.com/r/solana/comments/yym5st/why_is_sollet_website_not_working_not_showing_my/iwuyk5b?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share&context=3

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 19, 2022 01:23:17
/r/solana/comments/yywhyo/guys_is_online_tool_solanamix_legit_its_for/iwy56q6/

Hmmm never heard of it. I'd only try with a burner wallet. Also check if they have a twitter.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 19, 2022 01:22:40
/r/solana/comments/yytph2/a_slow_inevitable_death/iwy51ow/

Mainly Jito discord, Lamport Dao, and twitter I think

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 19, 2022 01:20:58
/r/solana/comments/yytph2/a_slow_inevitable_death/iwwdwyq/

Solana still has one of the top dev communites (like an actual ecosystem unlike most chains) and probably the most tech potential of any blockchain out there atm. There's a lot of performance juice left to squeeze out and you have what might be the most stacked engineering team in all of crypto that will be working on Firedancer. Sure, we don't have FTX anymore but other VCs will stick around to invest in projects. If anything people see FTX leaving as a favorable because it's better for decentralization.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 18, 2022 16:20:04
/r/solana/comments/yygr4q/fun_things_to_do_with_solana/iwv4rqn/

Yall should check out the new Buildspace course https://twitter.com/SuperteamDE/status/1593215480718061570?t=YcXMOaTf_kI4pBRWHbrjAw&

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 18, 2022 11:13:11
/r/solana/comments/yybddg/25_years_from_todaythose_who_had_the_fortitude/iwtk30j/

Take it to the weekly discussion plz

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 18, 2022 01:10:26
/r/solana/comments/ywomt7/where_is_the_sol_army/iwoske4/

I just want enough of an "army" that we arent getting absolutely destroyed on the image. I think it hurts adoption and we need more defence. I dont want the "army" to be annoying and swarm other subreddits to fud and shill though.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 17, 2022 00:34:39
/r/solana/comments/ywomt7/where_is_the_sol_army/iwosc47/

Not sure I agree :). If the main sentiment is that it's down all the time or whatever that ends up being a blocker because fewer people are willing to try it out. I'll be honest, I'm too lazy to try new blockchains so I can see why others would be similar and base their decisions off common sentiment.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 17, 2022 00:32:11
/r/solana/comments/ywomt7/where_is_the_sol_army/iwos2vm/

Yeah we need a stronger retail army tbh. Sol seems to be underpowered in this area vs dev power. I think at these lower prices though you spark new interest and entrants and we can hopefully grow the ecosystem more. My other thought is that we might be seen as the strongest contenders to Ethereum and so there's more incentive for other blockchain communities to strongly spread negative propaganda when they can.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 17, 2022 00:29:29
/r/solana/comments/yx0rst/is_there_an_airdrop_for_open_serum/iworq0t/

Haha yeah pretty much. I'm not even sure this second fork will have a token but I guess we'll see.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 17, 2022 00:25:44
/r/solana/comments/yvmypy/weekly_discussion_nov_14_2022/iwnblj9/

I dont think it's really known at all yet whats going to happen

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 16, 2022 17:21:36
/r/solana/comments/ywihso/is_sol_staking_still_worth_it/iwnbiw9/

I think Exodus actually supports staking to whichever validator you want now -- I think Laine helped them to add that.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 16, 2022 17:21:06
/r/solana/comments/yws2p6/how_safe_is_staking/iwnb8ev/

Use https://stakewiz.com/ to search for a suitable validator and set up one of the alerts there for your validator. Itll notify you of there is delinquency or commission changes.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 16, 2022 17:19:06
/r/solana/comments/ywtuc8/is_there_an_offline_wallet_that_you_can_also/iwnaw22/

Thanks for mentioning this. Yeah Figment is already a high staked validator and idk that they have that much committment to the Solana community/ecosystem.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 16, 2022 17:16:44
/r/solana/comments/yx0rst/is_there_an_airdrop_for_open_serum/iwnaivp/

It's called Openbook as of now. I'm not sure what will happen with its tokenomics -- I think theyre going to spend some time thinking about it.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 16, 2022 17:14:12
/r/solana/comments/yx3t47/is_solana_in_the_process_of_completely_collapsing/iwnaanc/

Serum is opensource and has already been forked and reestablished this week by a number of well known folks in the defi community and is being integrated by larger protocols already. It's called Openbook https://twitter.com/openbookdex?t=9UJgt8Shl4niz-ukEiUHTQ&

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 16, 2022 17:12:38
/r/solana/comments/ywgvgo/fng/iwmcory/

No worries. Ty! Good to see new folks around

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 16, 2022 13:32:20
/r/solana/comments/ywv6cc/have_you_been_buying_the_blood_or_are_you_waiting/iwlfj4y/

Please move convo to the weekly discussion thread plz

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 16, 2022 09:45:55
/r/solana/comments/ywgvgo/fng/iwjqq9u/

Hey do you mind moving the discussion to the pinned weekly discussion thread?

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 15, 2022 22:26:37
/r/solana/comments/yvf9hb/concerned_low_youtube_views_from_breakpoint/iwffmm5/

Ive watched a number of them -- I'll probably go back and look through more at some point. I guess a good comparison would be the ones from last year for view counts

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 15, 2022 00:51:43
/r/solana/comments/yvhgml/hot_take_the_cove_is_a_better_solana_podcast_than/iwffdui/

There's also Phantom's Zeitgeist podcast -- shorter episodes though

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 15, 2022 00:48:57
/r/solana/comments/yvl661/buying/iwf65h6/

Oh yeah no worries and welcome! If you have any interest btw there's also a community discord where the convo is a bit more free flowing. We need to recruit more folks to it. https://discord.gg/RVTFXbck

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 14, 2022 23:17:31
/r/solana/comments/yuqbrc/official_solana_ecosystem_updates_page_regarding/iwf50ru/

Potentially new VCs.. we'll need to see. Jump, a16z, Sequoia, and others have started to fund a number of newer projects.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 14, 2022 23:08:38
/r/solana/comments/yuqbrc/official_solana_ecosystem_updates_page_regarding/iwf4seb/

Haha I'm just a regular dude :) Not working for foundation or labs. Currently running a validator with a friend

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 14, 2022 23:06:52
/r/solana/comments/yuqbrc/official_solana_ecosystem_updates_page_regarding/iwf4p80/

They added that to a new update now

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 14, 2022 23:06:12
/r/solana/comments/yuqbrc/official_solana_ecosystem_updates_page_regarding/iwf4i6g/

Yeah they should have a warning on thwre... ill let them know

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 14, 2022 23:04:47
/r/solana/comments/yuhby2/solana_current_nakamoto_coefficient_is_actually_2/iwf489e/

Oh yeah I think it's definitely important what you want to do and appreciate it -- just wanted to mention that it's not how nakamoto is usually quantified.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 14, 2022 23:02:41
/r/solana/comments/yv616s/new_crankless_clob_called_phoenix_announced_by/iwf42cf/

Haha theyll hopefully design it with at least a multisig for upgrades initially. Later on they can just remove the upgrade authority for new versions.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 14, 2022 23:01:19
/r/solana/comments/yva61n/dont_get_discouraged_as_a_sol_fan_you_should/iwf3vnb/

I think part of it fully unlocks in 2025 and the other larger portion linearly vests over until 2027. If it's a smart contract that's locking it then the entire validator set would need to do something drastic to unlock it.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 14, 2022 22:59:50
/r/solana/comments/yvewel/staking_with_trust_wallet/iwf2txu/

With wallets like Solflare, Phantom, Glow, etc I think youre able to actually do more with your Sol along with staking. I think xNFT backpack is going to go fully public soon as well.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 14, 2022 22:51:27
/r/solana/comments/yvl661/buying/iwf2iod/

Yall price talk in the weekly thread plz

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 14, 2022 22:48:58
/r/solana/comments/yvjjcb/could_sol_still_get_to_1000_in_5_years/iwf2fmt/

Price discussion to the weekly thread plz

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 14, 2022 22:48:17
/r/solana/comments/yvai10/governance/iwdg3nz/

As of now validators decide whether or not they want to perform upgrades and there is discussion among devs, validators, etc in the Solana discord and public github as to whether updates are acceptable. Almost all updates are tested on testnet first by a lot of validators (over 1000 nodes on testnet). There have been plans to initiate a governance process among validators for a new change affecting validator rewards. I believe governance will become more involved once Jump's Firedancer validator client goes live and there needs to be more careful coordination. "SIMD" will be the equivalent of EIP's for this process https://github.com/solana-foundation/solana-improvement-documents There is also an effort to outline the protocol specs more clearly so other client teams can join more easily at some point. https://github.com/solana-foundation/specs

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 14, 2022 15:44:36
/r/solana/comments/yuhby2/solana_current_nakamoto_coefficient_is_actually_2/iwcl7vp/

It's good if dc/asn distribution is more decentralized due to halting risk but they dont control the validator other than the ability to turn off and on. They can't mount some byzantine attack.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 14, 2022 12:24:34
/r/solana/comments/yv25ic/can_we_move_is_the_price_going_to_do_x/iwckp3j/

I think it might help if we call it Weekly Discussion Thread -- maybe a lil more obvious

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 14, 2022 12:21:07
/r/solana/comments/yswbfu/do_not_login_to_ftx_malware_possible/iw98lhe/

True true. Not even income yet since we're still burning money at our stake and commission level :). I'm full time grad school. I'll see if we can maybe do flair for validators and some other roles... that would be a good start.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 13, 2022 17:33:06
/r/solana/comments/ytvfs3/why_is_anatoly_so_quite_whats_his_take_and_what/iw989sg/

Haha Anatoly is on twitter all the time. You should follow him there

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 13, 2022 17:30:45
/r/solana/comments/yu0ycf/tokenomics_question/iw983eh/

That's Labs instead of foundation. Idk about foundation though -- they stake a lot through their delegration program. Im not sure how they use the sol

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 13, 2022 17:29:28
/r/solana/comments/ytagfv/my_sol_and_crypto_brothers_cryptocom_might_be/iw5yg23/

But actually it's not looking too great with Crypto.com. Personally I think it's a terrible exchange. https://twitter.com/cobie/status/1591658607242022913?t=MM75niYodOabqW3JR1JNsA&s=19

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 13, 2022 00:16:24
/r/solana/comments/yts3v1/is_it_good_time_to_get_avg_down_or_need_to_wait/iw5yb3h/

Try the weekly thread please. But yeah, there will be a period of rebuilding for Solana and crypto in general. Need to clean out a lot of the crap

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 13, 2022 00:15:01
/r/solana/comments/ytekv8/thought_experiment_on_solana_decentralization/iw5y5uf/

Rightt makes sense. I actually just asked one of the Jump Engineers, Richard, about possible lower hardware requirements for verifying the chain. I guess this is a bit more of a light client idea. https://twitter.com/terorie_dev/status/1591657357054033921?t=o0-i0fFp_iVP5KKAHM2MQg& https://twitter.com/terorie_dev/status/1591578318578634753?t=UrJKGeaCPMnZYUGe02w5vA&s=19

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 13, 2022 00:13:35
/r/solana/comments/yswbfu/do_not_login_to_ftx_malware_possible/iw5fkx6/

Ah yeah thats a good point. We mods were brainstorming adding certain flair such as "validator" --- perhaps that would be enough -- people could then just ask or click on the profile for more info. This hopefully avoids awkward shilling -- validators need easier ways to get noticed and attract stake since it's pretty hard.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 12, 2022 21:31:05
/r/solana/comments/yswbfu/do_not_login_to_ftx_malware_possible/iw54naw/

Yeah I wish there were a way to change my username... I had thought about it. The name is actually over 10 years old and named after a dessert, which you should try! I kinda adapted the name and now my UN is just 7Layer on discord and twitter. I may just need to make a separate validator account... Twitter unfortunately tends to be the largest congregation area for people. Reddit is better for indexing/finding stuff. Discord kinda feels like a mix of the two but smaller chats. Anyway, thanks for letting me know -- I'll try and post here more often since it seems like people are getting something out of it. I figured the same people here generally got info from twitter as well but it sounds like it's not the case.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 12, 2022 20:03:08
/r/solana/comments/ytekv8/thought_experiment_on_solana_decentralization/iw53ifi/

Oh yeah 200k was the dollar cost earlier this year, not 200k Avax What do you mean for the sake of decentralization though? It's only really helpful to protect yourself further. Also why dont you like Jump? They have a lot of really good, honest engineers.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 12, 2022 19:54:05
/r/solana/comments/yps28l/you_probably_shouldnt_stake_on_binance_or_ftx/iw4ie5g/

Hahah I figured it might be a joke but wasnt sure. No worries. I def have a lot more stables on chain than before --- I'm about half and half atm -- some of the non stable stuff is more illiquid. + we have ongoing investment in our validator and need a mix of cash and sol to pay that. Fortunately we are getting closer to break even on our costs.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 12, 2022 17:13:00
/r/solana/comments/yswbfu/do_not_login_to_ftx_malware_possible/iw4i324/

Haha I appreciate it! Yeah I feel bad because I used to be more active on here tbh -- I'm most often commenting on twitter or solana discord. Stake is always appreciated though and thanks for mentioning -- we're still pretty small. https://stakewiz.com/validator/AS3nKBQfKs8fJ8ncyHrdvo4FDT6S8HMRhD75JjCcyr1t My validator partner is https://twitter.com/dubbel06?t=nOArFzSjvUu1vWlgspLVvg& who is one of the most technically knowledgeable commentators in the ecosystem -- I'll need to send him to reddit from twitter more often :)

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 12, 2022 17:10:41
/r/solana/comments/ytekv8/thought_experiment_on_solana_decentralization/iw4hhtb/

There has been no shut down on request. If over 33% of the network's stake crashes then it halts. In all cases there was no coordinated halt to stop consensus --- consensus was already stopped due to things like spam taking our hundreds of servers.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 12, 2022 17:06:18
/r/solana/comments/ytekv8/thought_experiment_on_solana_decentralization/iw4h8h7/

What is the hardware being used for? To run a validator, as a rpc node -- what use case exactly?

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 12, 2022 17:04:25
/r/solana/comments/ytekv8/thought_experiment_on_solana_decentralization/iw4gl9u/

What middle class person can run a 32 eth validator or a 200k Avax node? Even on Ethereum you cant even natively stake for less than 32eth -- you need to use a stakepool. Solana will be working on "Diet Clients" which is a form of trust minimized light client similar to those being worked on for Celestia. If developed this would protect normal users from a supermajority attack without requiring a full node. A "verifying" node also doesnt have huge hardware requirments. Current rpc nodes do require heavy hardware because they need to stay very close to the tip of the chain for mev or to serve customers. On the topic of validator costs, I currenlty run with a friend who I split costs with. I'm a graduate student who makes $34k per year... so it's not that out of reach. We got a lot of stakepool stake. I wouldnt be able to do a 32 eth validator that's for sure. More on Diet Clients https://twitter.com/sreeramkannan/status/1535438709432143872?t=gGq6avhHNLopd6XBry6G9w&s=19

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 12, 2022 16:59:39
/r/solana/comments/ytip26/solana_developers_at_ftxs_office_compound/iw4frd7/

That's not Solana labs. Just developers working on Solana blockchain projects

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 12, 2022 16:53:33
/r/solana/comments/ytip26/solana_developers_at_ftxs_office_compound/iw4fn5h/

It's BS. Almost all are in Cali, Chicago, NYC. I havent heard of any Labs members residing in the Bahamas actually.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 12, 2022 16:52:41
/r/solana/comments/ytip26/solana_developers_at_ftxs_office_compound/iw4fer1/

Almost all are in California, Chicago, and the new NYC office. The original office is in San Francisco.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 12, 2022 16:51:00
/r/solana/comments/ys19zw/get_funds_out_of_ftx_us_as_well_if_you_havent/iw1bo74/

Theyre draining the whole thing right now :/

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 11, 2022 23:21:25
/r/solana/comments/ysi36a/get_off_of_cryptocom_as_well/ivzi5xc/

Yeah theyre awful :/

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 11, 2022 14:44:27
/r/solana/comments/ysdrm6/you_can_still_withdraw_sol_from_ftx_us_they_just/ivzi3pe/

Damn sorry to hear :/ i hope so.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 11, 2022 14:44:01
/r/solana/comments/ysg7j4/bridging_wrapped_solana_from_polygon_to_solana/ivyzyjg/

Hmm do you know how theyre wrapped? Like which bridge

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 11, 2022 12:41:53
/r/solana/comments/ysga9k/what_exchange_are_you_guys_using_to_buy_solana/ivyzpus/

You probs dont wanna keep much on exchanges these days until we know whats going on

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 11, 2022 12:40:17
/r/solana/comments/ysgm87/why_does_rcryptocurrency_hates_on_sol_so_much/ivyzirg/

Well that insider ownership is getting obliterated so there's that. Every other coin community is incentivized to bash solana if they dont have it though and theyre more likely to bash out at ones they feel most threatened by.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 11, 2022 12:39:00
/r/solana/comments/ys19zw/get_funds_out_of_ftx_us_as_well_if_you_havent/ivyzb5d/

Idk... I'd wait. I hear Coinbase is more transparent about their books though but I dont want to promise anything these days. Either best to keep things in a real bank or in a ledger imo

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 11, 2022 12:37:38
/r/solana/comments/yr7if0/i_hear_a_lot_of_bullshit_about_solana_lets_put_it/ivwt7o3/

Yeah, hopefully some diversification and some good stewards. We need to purge some of the old guard

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 10, 2022 23:41:15
/r/solana/comments/yry00n/is_raydium_alive/ivwa957/

People use it but I think I've only seen one of their devs on twitter and rarely. Something about how quiet the operators of it have always been makes me a bit nervous not gonna lie. That being said it has been heavily used for a long time now.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 10, 2022 21:01:44
/r/solana/comments/yr7if0/i_hear_a_lot_of_bullshit_about_solana_lets_put_it/ivva3ao/

There have been rumors of otc trading for their sol but who knows lol

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 10, 2022 16:31:47
/r/solana/comments/yr7if0/i_hear_a_lot_of_bullshit_about_solana_lets_put_it/ivva065/

I heard rumors today that maybe some was otc traded and wouldnt hit the market but idk... I've been wondering the same. I woke up at 2 am just to see what would happen after the unstaking and nada

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 10, 2022 16:31:12
/r/solana/comments/yrlcg2/the_great_unstaking/ivv9mq4/

Yeah same feeling here haha

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 10, 2022 16:28:42
/r/solana/comments/yrrvuj/i_find_it_funny_this_is_the_only_cripto_sub_that/ivv9iix/

Haha yeah we try to be censorship resistant for the most part...

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 10, 2022 16:27:55
/r/solana/comments/yqmt1i/is_solana_becoming_a_shitcoin/ivsby7u/

Well, the spam issues have since greatly improved and dont require massive rewrites to the entire architecture fortunately. Ethereum has been stuck for years with low tps which has resulted in high fees and poor UX. Layer 2's still arent that battletested and I doubt finance will feel any more comfortable on those vs Solana in the long run. L2 economics are also not that great for the L1 -- basically just another middleman to extract fees, censor, add bug surface area, and latency. Will zk evms really be that much more performant and improved UX over what Polygon already has anytime soon (which still doesnt come that close to Solana UX --- other than the times with spam issues of course)

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 10, 2022 01:24:22
/r/solana/comments/yqmt1i/is_solana_becoming_a_shitcoin/ivsawoi/

No facts to back your claims I guess? See ya then

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 10, 2022 01:11:47
/r/solana/comments/yqmt1i/is_solana_becoming_a_shitcoin/ivsang4/

That's not at all true though and even Dankrad Feist from Ethereum Foundation has commented otherwise. These bft chains halt for safety if 33% of stake goes offline. Even if your nakamoto coefficient is 1 million nodes, there's still a finite risk of halting. Solana has had a nakamoto of around 30 for a while. Eth is very decentralized based on what? 7000 validator nodes to Solana's 1700 or so now. Your typical exchanges and Lido validators hold a lot of stake on ethereum. https://www.nodewatch.io/. It's more decentralized given it's easier for users to run a full node, but trust minimized light clients approach the same level of security.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 10, 2022 01:08:45
/r/solana/comments/yqmt1i/is_solana_becoming_a_shitcoin/ivs9k4j/

Zk L2's are still far away from live battletested fruition -- reason why Dydx dipped and went to cosmos. Solana will be centralized based on what exactly though?

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 10, 2022 00:56:04
/r/solana/comments/yr4vyk/16473_my_timing_is_impeccable/ivs7aad/

Yo mind keeping price talk to the weekly thread?

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 10, 2022 00:30:49
/r/solana/comments/yr6b18/how_much_lower_before_we_see_zuck_buy_out_solana/ivs77nn/

That would be pretty interesting. I'm very curious which new entrants we might see.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 10, 2022 00:30:03
/r/solana/comments/yqrr2i/what_can_the_devs_do_right_now_to_stop_the_down/ivs72mu/

Haha yeah I kinda hope we have another battletest in about half a year to really see how the progress is. Maybe we don't need any more misfortune like this though lol.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 10, 2022 00:28:32
/r/solana/comments/yqmt1i/is_solana_becoming_a_shitcoin/ivs6tik/

The volatility that hit the network today would have downed the network easily 6 months ago. Just a bit more of the validators on the network will need to upgrade and we'll be much less spammable due to the switch from UDP to Quic network protocol. For 5 btw it can definitely end up skewing Nakamoto coefficient if those stakeholders decide to run a validator. This event is definitely a rough one but we may actually see considerable decentralization --- even the Bankless guys were bullish on this fact a little while ago today on the Up Only podcast (and theyre usually Ethereum maxis)

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 10, 2022 00:25:48
/r/solana/comments/yqmt1i/is_solana_becoming_a_shitcoin/ivs6iek/

FTX was a heavy backer of Sui as well so... Anyway, if anything this event makes the blockchain much more decentralized without the largest early VC other than Multicoin essentially. Even on the Up Only podcast the Bankless podcast guys were more optimistic about Solana for this reason. As of now Jump is still planning on following through with Firedancer, so we essentially have on the best engineering team in all of crypto working on Solana as well. The outage stuff is temporary and has gotten significantly better over time. There is no way the chain would have withstood this volatility 6 months ago. Other than that the Solana dev ecosystem is one of the best in crypto and overall quite committed based on public sentiment I've seen -- I also interact with a ton of these people daily -- there's an actual community here that's not gonna die just based on price going down.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 10, 2022 00:22:31
/r/solana/comments/yqmt1i/is_solana_becoming_a_shitcoin/ivs5c16/

Solana still does hundreds of non vote transactions so kindly stop being an unknowledgable jerk in here.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 10, 2022 00:10:25
/r/solana/comments/yqmt1i/is_solana_becoming_a_shitcoin/ivs55ge/

Yeah you dont even understand what failed transactions in blocks are. Big difference from transactions timing out. Say you use jupiter and send a transaction where you specify 0.4% slippage. If the transaction is received by the validator and slippage is exceeded, the transaction instructions dictate it to "fail" which has nothing to do with transactions landing.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 10, 2022 00:08:33
/r/solana/comments/yqmt1i/is_solana_becoming_a_shitcoin/ivs4yjf/

Thats not true at all. You were just using solanabeach which often reports tps data wrong (rpc issues maybe). "Success" rate isnt related to transaction confirmation at all either -- tons of MEV transactions fail due to slippage and are included in blocks. You're clearly not very informed. Use Solana Explorer https://explorer.solana.com/ Or https://www.validators.app/ping-thing?locale=en&network=mainnet

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 10, 2022 00:06:35
/r/solana/comments/yqz2ri/great_positive_thread_on_solana_by_chris_burniske/ivs4lwg/

A lot of the prominent ecosystem contributors will stick around regardless of price action in the near term. That's not a lie

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 10, 2022 00:03:01
/r/solana/comments/yqr63y/i_hope_everyone_sells/ivpxqs1/

Solana architecture has plenty of potential. Luna economics were fully doomed and there was no thesis anymore to ground itself on.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 9, 2022 14:25:01
/r/solana/comments/yqrr2i/what_can_the_devs_do_right_now_to_stop_the_down/ivpxdoi/

Transactions are going through though. The chain would be down by now if this happened earlier in the year

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 9, 2022 14:22:38
/r/solana/comments/yqluf7/my_wife_is_going_to_divorce_me/ivowsb0/

I would be hesitant keeping your Sol on an exchange given the events as of late but maybe that's just me.... I keep mine on a ledger

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 9, 2022 10:23:57
/r/solana/comments/yqitx8/solans_down_30/ivoi470/

Alameda/FTX were one of the big VC investors/supporters in Solana and have a lot of Sol they'll probably need to sell.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 9, 2022 08:36:44
/r/solana/comments/yqhwcd/locked_staking/ivofsaf/

Solana has liquid staking as well. There are a number of stake pools

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 9, 2022 08:17:04
/r/solana/comments/yqckhw/is_this_really_the_end_guys/ivo4i43/

Well, I guess itll probably be much better distributed after this lol

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 9, 2022 06:22:13
/r/solana/comments/yqckhw/is_this_really_the_end_guys/ivo4f41/

Alameda holds more than FTX -- hopefully they are going to otc trade to someone else

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 9, 2022 06:21:12
/r/solana/comments/yq902s/is_this_legit/ivngw9a/

https://twitter.com/unstakeit/status/1578924330981142528?s=19

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 9, 2022 01:06:09
/r/solana/comments/yq902s/is_this_legit/ivngugh/

It's actually considered legit afaik and I know people who have used it (I havent personally though). Use at your own risk still. https://twitter.com/unstakeit?t=05_SSiinr4zlSqWhJtHvRg&s=09

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 9, 2022 01:05:36
/r/solana/comments/yqa16c/sol_at_20_how_many_sols_should_you_have_at_this/ivngn83/

Trading talk in the weekly thread plz sir :)

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 9, 2022 01:03:23
/r/solana/comments/yqa49h/do_you_invest_in_solana_due_to_your_faith_in_the/ivngcz9/

My thesis is mainly that the tech is good and still holds quite a lot more potential. The dev community is really solid and will and have created a lot of cool things. I think Anatoly is a solid figure head too --- he's a good guy (he doesnt act like Emin from Avalanche and Sandeep from Polygon who seem like jerks to me).

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 9, 2022 01:00:16
/r/solana/comments/yq7ifd/does_ftxalameda_really_own_10_of_the_sol_supply/ivnahh0/

Majority of it is locked afaik so theyll probably otc trade it.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 9, 2022 00:00:22
/r/solana/comments/yq7ifd/does_ftxalameda_really_own_10_of_the_sol_supply/ivnaf74/

They had a lottt on their leaked balance sheet. Majority is locked so I'm hoping it gets distributed otc to some buyers that will be good to the ecosystem.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 8, 2022 23:59:46
/r/solana/comments/yq8qsd/i_had_10_buy_order_for_10_sol_at_312928_down/ivnaabi/

Move this to the weekly thread plz :)

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 8, 2022 23:58:29
/r/solana/comments/yq8vb7/staking_solana/ivna8mp/

Here are some classic staking guides: https://medium.com/@Cogent_Crypto/solana-staking-guide-part-1-6a6a85f07b56 https://laine-sa.medium.com/solana-how-to-pick-a-validator-52b3f17ff616 Laine validator created https://stakewiz.com/ which is a great tool to find validators and track things. Some other resources: https://stakeview.app/ https://cogentcrypto.io/ https://www.validators.app/ https://solanacompass.com/

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 8, 2022 23:58:03
/r/solana/comments/yps28l/you_probably_shouldnt_stake_on_binance_or_ftx/ivmzcph/

More than that I'm pretty sure. I forget how much was on their balance sheet -- I thought it was like half a billion dollars in locked sol

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 8, 2022 22:22:59
/r/solana/comments/yps28l/you_probably_shouldnt_stake_on_binance_or_ftx/ivm2rfq/

Yeah Alameda has a lot of Sol. This may just be the pain needed to further decentralize... just hoping Binance doesnt take too much into their own hands.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 8, 2022 18:18:45
/r/solana/comments/yps28l/you_probably_shouldnt_stake_on_binance_or_ftx/ivm2jsh/

Lol I never said that I sold anything hmm -- I'm just hoping the Alameda sol lands in good hands (either normal retail or Jump or so) vs big boi binance but I guess we'll see. Appreciate the kind words though!

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 8, 2022 18:17:15
/r/solana/comments/ypuqxs/ftxalemedaprice_situation/ivkygym/

According to the leaked Alameda balance sheet the majority of their Sol is locked. It would be sad to see it in Binance's hands though

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 8, 2022 13:55:42
/r/solana/comments/ypus3o/whats_happening_with_solana/ivkyd0z/

Most of their coins are locked according to their balance sheet leaked

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 8, 2022 13:55:01
/r/solana/comments/yps28l/you_probably_shouldnt_stake_on_binance_or_ftx/ivky4zl/

I think Alameda owns less than 10% in locked Sol? I'd need to look at their leaked balance sheet again. Jump is more important to the ecosystem these days imo -- they contribute a lot more engineering firepower now that Armani left ftx/Alameda a few months ago afaik

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 8, 2022 13:53:36
/r/solana/comments/yp8sj6/question_about_sending_usdc_to_ledger_via_solana/ivjy49q/

You can also use various Solana wallets for the ledger UI -- I connect my ledger and look at the balance and stake accounts and such with phantom or solflare. Theres also Glow wallet and others

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 8, 2022 10:00:11
/r/solana/comments/ypga0c/most_underrated_builders_on_solana/ivjxx0u/

Haha in general or related to gaming/nfts?

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 8, 2022 09:58:48
/r/solana/comments/ypgsz6/solana_is_the_future_never_forget/ivjxuv1/

ALL CAPS IS THE FUTURE

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 8, 2022 09:58:23
/r/solana/comments/ypi236/why_do_you_think_solana_web3_builders_especially/ivjxq37/

I think this will change with Coral/Backpack's xNFTs (if I understand it correctly

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 8, 2022 09:57:28
/r/solana/comments/ypi3x3/which_project_do_you_think_has_the_most_utility/ivjxkvn/

I think Teleport (the web3 uber) will be cool too -- and I'm excited for all the potential Helium integrations. https://twitter.com/SerjKorj/status/1589759652669304832?t=xrN2wf9uRQjAc407iSc2Bw&s=19

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 8, 2022 09:56:29
/r/solana/comments/yp9xx3/uh_are_we_broke/ivig52z/

Take it to the weekly chat please. Or the community discord https://discord.gg/RVTFXbck

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 7, 2022 23:51:22
/r/solana/comments/yovm7x/funny/ivg34s8/

Haha sorry -- idk how its relevant -- probs better for the weekly thread

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 7, 2022 13:40:59
/r/solana/comments/ynyvtu/firedancer_questions/ivdtbq9/

They'll probably agree upon a certain max block size at some point like other networks have done. It has a max now of 48 million compute units and there hasnt been all that much in depth testing as to what the limits for validators are these days... I'm sure there will be more discussions around this in the future.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 7, 2022 00:49:07
/r/solana/comments/yocjq7/the_next_crypto_bankrun/ivdrypf/

Idk most people think it's pretty unlikely. I'm just basing this on twitter sentiment though.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 7, 2022 00:33:29
/r/solana/comments/yo89t1/weekly_shame_list/ivcz1ns/

Btw, many of the validators personally dont own even 1% of their stake and cant really do anything with it.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 6, 2022 20:23:28
/r/solana/comments/yo89t1/weekly_shame_list/ivcypzy/

Yeah I personally asked if some larger validators would consider a move to a more geographically decentralized location + ASN. Equinix/Packet is now the top location and is itself much more geographically decentralized and more crypto friendly than Hetzner at least.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 6, 2022 20:20:53
/r/solana/comments/yncfle/im_getting_my_dick_kicked_in_like_most_of_us_i/iv8glxn/

Please dont talk about Richard in your next post. Look at apy on https://stakeview.app/

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 5, 2022 22:30:40
/r/solana/comments/ymxe9z/google_cloud_collaboration_with_solana/iv6biqe/

Here's a link to the Breakpoint talk https://youtu.be/EaQf9DtjNHk

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 5, 2022 13:17:50
/r/solana/comments/ylwctv/star_atlas_new_gameplay_demos_in_2_hours/iv1g2lh/

Haha I was going to send you this

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 4, 2022 11:51:21
/r/solana/comments/ykmc0h/discussion/iuxphwz/

Ty ser

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 3, 2022 15:46:27
/r/solana/comments/ykmc0h/discussion/iuux34o/

Next time please use a more descriptive title ;)

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 3, 2022 00:48:45
/r/solana/comments/yk9vc2/good_wake_up_call_for_the_community_on_the/iuuwzk9/

Oh you're referring to the commission that they take?If the superminority ones have lower commission then stakers will be more drawn to them I'd think. You could enforce the reverse though. Yeah usually slashing refers to a servere penalty where a validator's full stake is burned afaik

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 3, 2022 00:47:40
/r/solana/comments/yk9wqw/sol_staking_nft_on_binance/iusuu7d/

I find Binance sketch in general

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 2, 2022 15:42:10
/r/solana/comments/yjwpki/imagine_getting_scammed_the_first_day/iuspbkn/

Damn sorry to hear. Yeah you really need to watch for scams like this in all of crypto. Never trust ransom "presents" from unvalidated sources and never trust people who start asking you about your wallet or who want to "validate" it. The wallets should really add a quiz for new users.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 2, 2022 15:06:56
/r/solana/comments/yk9vc2/good_wake_up_call_for_the_community_on_the/iusofgl/

I dont think you should slashing validators for delinquency

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on November 2, 2022 15:01:13
/r/solana/comments/yir643/the_repository_of_metaplex_is_empty/iul0477/

You mean empty empty or just no nft marketplace? https://github.com/metaplex-foundation/metaplex

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on October 31, 2022 23:11:22
/r/solana/comments/yhn515/solana_mobile_cannot_access_saga_pass_paid/iuf16or/

Hey! Try phantom from a desktop computer perhaps... seems like a phantom thing. You have phantom app installed? If you have other questions I'd let them know on the Solana mobile discord https://discord.gg/solanamobile

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on October 30, 2022 16:51:51
/r/solana/comments/yfo4x3/teleport_a_new_startup_raising_9_million_to/iu4ugyu/

Yeah I think the hardest part might just be vetting drivers and such. It seeks like something that could pair well with helium.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on October 28, 2022 11:44:23
/r/solana/comments/yeagll/how_to_get_live_aggregated_solana_data/iu4im8m/

You've looked at the Hellius webhooks? I dunno their pricing though. https://docs.helius.xyz/webhooks/webhooks-summary

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on October 28, 2022 10:23:36
/r/solana/comments/yeo3bc/incursion_is_a_dark_fantasy_mmorpg_powered_by/iu4i5ge/

Please provide more context/info next time in the post. The link doesnt inclue much information either.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on October 28, 2022 10:20:18
/r/solana/comments/yef5bf/is_there_any_alternative_to_mango_markets_on/iu4gw9a/

Zeta markets are launching them soon https://twitter.com/ZetaMarkets/status/1585982266387271681

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on October 28, 2022 10:11:30
/r/solana/comments/ydymve/what_do_developers_think_about_solana/itx2i1y/

Yeah that's possible too and what I assumed first, then I asked some others to help with the answers to the post and they thought it might just be a post to to make development on Solana look overly hard. Idk, you're probably right though and we were just swayed by paranoia.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on October 26, 2022 18:50:51
/r/solana/comments/ydymve/what_do_developers_think_about_solana/ituyr57/

Yeah it's their only reddit comment ever so I can't tell if it's fud or genuine lol

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on October 26, 2022 10:35:17
/r/solana/comments/ydymve/what_do_developers_think_about_solana/ituygge/

What resources have you tried using so far to learn? If you're not used to Rust I wonder if it would be useful to start with Seahorse first (Anchor framework in python). https://twitter.com/gyanlakshmi/status/1585062526584512512?t=ABq9JJfb5QpM1dZHpSnWng&s=19

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on October 26, 2022 10:33:14
/r/solana/comments/ydeb6h/collaboration/itskugg/

Posts should have more info. Looks too promo-y

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on October 25, 2022 20:09:06
/r/solana/comments/yddsmw/the_crosschain_ambassador_program/itrlr5y/

Can you guys provide more info in the post please?

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on October 25, 2022 16:03:16
/r/solana/comments/yd0837/decentralization_centralized/itqmijq/

Ethereum nakamoto is less than 5 actually if you ignore Lido. With Lido included it's 2. I don't think Lido should be counted though. https://twitter.com/ChainflowPOS/status/1576686708892073984?t=KVMrudik3cUbonBzH8H5tQ&s=19 The Ethereum validator node count is around 10k https://www.nodewatch.io/

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on October 25, 2022 12:17:55
/r/solana/comments/yd0837/decentralization_centralized/itqlxyd/

You'll need at least 33%of stakeweight to be turned off for the network to halt. It's unlikely that both cloud providers would shut off simultaneously without warning. It's possible to transition a validator to another server in less than an hour. That being said, it would he good to have more server provider diversity.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on October 25, 2022 12:14:11
/r/solana/comments/yd23b9/how_can_i_checkunderstand_whether_a_smart/itql5w6/

This is a solid article on the topic of upgradeability of Solana programs. https://medium.com/coinmonks/solana-internals-part-2-how-is-a-solana-deployed-and-upgraded-d0ae52601b99

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on October 25, 2022 12:09:03
/r/avatartrading/comments/ychpla/fattybagz_x_shillin_villian_x_wallstreetbets_x_on/ito017d/

You guys can always create subgroups and gate things a bit to keep away the toxic people

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/avatartrading on October 24, 2022 21:17:59
/r/avatartrading/comments/ycq48j/try_to_go_easy_on_the_non_redditors_who_are/itnzf0b/

I like blockchain twitter but moreso for the tech convos. Nft twitter is kinda sheisty lol

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/avatartrading on October 24, 2022 21:13:38
/r/solana/comments/ycf3gk/crypto_is_the_future/itnbxg6/

Hey sorry, this is better for the weekly chat rather than a post -- not very solana specific

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on October 24, 2022 18:19:24
/r/solana/comments/y9jpin/how_to_check_if_validator_goes_offline_with_api/it7ijy0/

Are you a validator or a staker? https://stakewiz.com/ allows you to track this

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on October 21, 2022 10:29:07
/r/apexlegends/comments/y7zo3g/please_stop_making_zero_iq_plays_and_then/it0v6y1/

Yeah Gun Run is awesome. The other game with the zombie respawning is fun too... but the zombies are overpowered -- they should be able to down enemies but not fully kill them.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/apexlegends on October 19, 2022 22:51:59
/r/solana/comments/y8bwp2/zebec_will_be_featured_on_billboards_posters_and/iszaj1z/

Please repost with more info -- this is basically just a title. Looks like it could be cool though

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on October 19, 2022 16:05:20
/r/solana/comments/y7gywz/any_chance_they_would_rename/isulqjg/

There's basically 0 chance that they would rename unless it was brought to court. It's a multibillion dollar blockchain named after Solana Beach in San Diego

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on October 18, 2022 16:32:29
/r/solana/comments/y4nsg7/cant_see_my_stake/isgaaub/

Hmm is it a nft that said that or the actual phantom message? If it was phantom itself maybe you downloaded the wrong phantom..

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on October 15, 2022 15:29:29
/r/solana/comments/y2d58w/solana_staking_on_ledger_live_complete_guide/is2zgrt/

It's not. Dunno wtf he's talking about

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on October 12, 2022 18:41:10
/r/solana/comments/y1et1e/how_long_it_takes_to_learn_solana_if_you_know_rust/irx4cdn/

There are some good resources here as well https://soldev.app/

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on October 11, 2022 14:14:23
/r/solana/comments/y1fx4v/brainstorming_a_static_analyzer_for_solana/irx3vy1/

You're thinking of something like Sec3? https://twitter.com/sec3dev?t=-hnVtA30pueHrbwUkFAEdA&s=09 I think theyre hiring btw :)

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on October 11, 2022 14:11:22
/r/solana/comments/xy89he/solana_lost_496343_active_wallets_in_a_day_yikes/irpvkb7/

Yeah im used to graphs just not including current date

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on October 9, 2022 23:06:50
/r/solana/comments/xy89he/solana_lost_496343_active_wallets_in_a_day_yikes/irpvigg/

Haha no worries. I was confused about it too in the past

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on October 9, 2022 23:06:25
/r/solana/comments/xy89he/solana_lost_496343_active_wallets_in_a_day_yikes/irgk1zj/

Prolly because 10/7 isnt done yet :)

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on October 7, 2022 19:11:07
/r/solana/comments/xx1m06/scam_nft_solana/ira8o8k/

Send me your scam nfts and I will cure cancer

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on October 6, 2022 10:22:53
/r/solana/comments/xu2is2/solana_nft_space_is_taking_over_im_more_bullish/iqulee7/

I'm a fan of Critters Cult. I dont care for pixel art nor most nft art too often but I like those ones.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on October 3, 2022 01:14:15
/r/solana/comments/xu1201/solana_halted_because_of_1_in_words_one_node/iqul96y/

This wasnt due to spam. It was basically an edge case latent in very old Solana code that caused the chain to seize when it saw two blocks from the same validator. This is something they test for already and shouldn't happen... I'm not sure what peculiarity about the double blocks triggered the bug -- I think theyre still investigating.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on October 3, 2022 01:12:34
/r/solana/comments/xtws99/is_there_a_possibility_of_stability_focused/iqukqcp/

Solana halting this time had nothing to do with throughput or spam. Spam hasnt really been nearly as much of an issue for a while and Quic and fee markets are soon going to arrive to fortify things even further

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on October 3, 2022 01:06:29
/r/solana/comments/xu1201/solana_halted_because_of_1_in_words_one_node/iqukkri/

The last confirmed slot is the last point at which the validator supermajority voted on a block. Basically everyone sending transactions waits for this level of confirmation at the minimum, so everything beyond the last confirmed slot is just some unconfirmed fork. If the chain halts 80% of stake weight needs to perform the restart which is hundreds of validators.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on October 3, 2022 01:04:44
/r/solana/comments/xsh2jc/solana_down_again/iqn9709/

Maybe they're not

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on October 1, 2022 13:14:22
/r/solana/comments/xsh2jc/solana_down_again/iqmihc2/

Same. Also, if you follow the tech discord in depth there are some very good improvements on the way -- some massive performance improvents to block packing and the speed at which transactions can be executed. Can follow along in the txn scheduler and virtual machine channels.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on October 1, 2022 10:01:13
/r/solana/comments/xsh2jc/solana_down_again/iqmi3ym/

Why is Algo's community so obnoxious?

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on October 1, 2022 09:58:15
/r/solana/comments/xsh2jc/solana_down_again/iqmhz98/

The downsidd is that development of those is far slower. 8 years for the merge and Cardano is still slow and only got smart contracts in 2021 despite being years older than Solana.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on October 1, 2022 09:57:12
/r/solana/comments/xsh2jc/solana_down_again/iqmhtos/

What fix? This isnt spam related. It's some edge case that occurred related to a validator producing duplicate blocks https://github.com/solana-labs/solana/pull/28172

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on October 1, 2022 09:55:56
/r/solana/comments/xsh2jc/solana_down_again/iqkzbdo/

The chain is still young but yeah this is def unfortunate :/ Luckily Jump is putting a ton of resources into their Firedancer validator client as well which will make the network a lot more robust in addition to improvements by Solana Labs over time. Google and AWS have also gone down in recent years despite being insanely more capitalized and battletested... people have little patience when it's blockchains though.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on September 30, 2022 23:06:28
/r/solana/comments/xqq9b2/is_proof_of_history_poh_pointless/iqd20x1/

You don't need a full node to get the recent blockhash. Signing the transaction with a ledger is no different than other chains... The blockhash value is not the same as PoH btw. PoH is only applied after a leader receives transactions and executes them, and before it sends the erasure coded groups of transactions to other leaders.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on September 29, 2022 09:06:30
/r/solana/comments/xqq9b2/is_proof_of_history_poh_pointless/iqd0e4w/

Haha he's on twitter answering questions all the time too. I guess the subreddit feels a bit more cozy perhaps though

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on September 29, 2022 08:52:58
/r/solana/comments/xqq9b2/is_proof_of_history_poh_pointless/iqbupgs/

They do. This guy just doesnt know what he's talking about. https://docs.solana.com/offline-signing/durable-nonce

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on September 29, 2022 00:22:26
/r/solana/comments/xqq9b2/is_proof_of_history_poh_pointless/iqbu9xn/

This article is the best overview of Proof of History I've seen https://www.shinobi-systems.com/primer.html

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on September 29, 2022 00:18:05
/r/solana/comments/xqq9b2/is_proof_of_history_poh_pointless/iqbtwff/

In the replies to the twitter thread there were some good rebuttals. Also, "not necessary" refers to in comparison to the scheme Dankrad came up with, not generally.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on September 29, 2022 00:14:16
/r/solana/comments/xhx27h/what_is_a_better_way_to_market_the_nft_project/iq2afk5/

Thank you :) Not as much attention as of late but I bought it for the art anyway haha

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on September 26, 2022 23:50:48
/r/solana/comments/xodpki/official_telegram_group/iq0atfk/

I personally really don't like telegram lol. Help make the Solana Community discord better as well! https://discord.gg/AAsXas27

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on September 26, 2022 15:13:18
/r/solana/comments/xo5qqe/neome_token/ipxklh6/

Yeah that can be true -- rule of thumb i think is never trust any that send you to a website

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on September 26, 2022 00:13:24
/r/solana/comments/xn7dyk/guidance_to_get_started/ipuc7cd/

Solana is proof of stake so you can stake for a certain return and it's quite passive. Otherwise, you can become a validator but it's technically challenging, competitive, and requires quite a large upfront cost. Otherwise you probably need to do dev work or contribute in other ways to get good opportunities. You can chat with folks on the Solana Community discord https://discord.gg/AAsXas27. A lot of information can be found on Twitter as well -- start by following Anatoly and work your way from there by following other accounts that seem interesting. https://twitter.com/aeyakovenko?t=MlJKIY3k2o22e7blpc0oEg&s=09

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on September 25, 2022 10:21:36
/r/solana/comments/xhx27h/what_is_a_better_way_to_market_the_nft_project/ip28qmd/

This sounds 👌. Also, it blows my mind how few artistically good/original projects are out there given how much money is flowing into nfts... please don't try and just copy pasta the style of other nft art.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on September 19, 2022 09:32:07
/r/HeliumNetwork/comments/xeztmt/when_choice_is_an_illusion/ioxr0yi/

I dont know of a site that has tracked sol movement like that since genesis. You also can't tell whose wallet it is whose and if sol moving wallets is to someone else or not. It's silly to think that sol hasn't been dispersed to some degree to new wallets though

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/HeliumNetwork on September 18, 2022 11:26:55
/r/HeliumNetwork/comments/xeztmt/when_choice_is_an_illusion/iotx6t5/

Naw you're right. Everyone hodl's and has never sold

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/HeliumNetwork on September 17, 2022 15:03:44
/r/HeliumNetwork/comments/xeztmt/when_choice_is_an_illusion/ioqq7g0/

You really don't think that crypto trades hands over time? Ethereum's token distribution improved over time (yet their nakamoto coefficient is currently very poor)

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/HeliumNetwork on September 16, 2022 21:20:28
/r/HeliumNetwork/comments/xeztmt/when_choice_is_an_illusion/ioomavs/

I would consider validators part of community too. Also, you do realize that people sell right? There's no way the token distribution looks like that now

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/HeliumNetwork on September 16, 2022 12:25:31
/r/solana/comments/xeq4f0/are_bootcamps_worth_it_for_learning_rust_solana/ioocl7e/

Where have you looked so far? And where did you look first? I'm mainly asking to see if there's an issue finding existing stuff or if there's not enough existing stuff. https://solana.com/developers has some things. I'd check out https://soldev.app/ and https://solanacookbook.com/#contributing

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on September 16, 2022 11:23:11
/r/HeliumNetwork/comments/xeztmt/when_choice_is_an_illusion/ionxx4o/

Heavily centralized based on what? I'll bet you can't produce the facts to support that

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/HeliumNetwork on September 16, 2022 09:44:59
/r/HeliumNetwork/comments/xeztmt/when_choice_is_an_illusion/ionxmqk/

"Shut down" isn't accurate. Consensus stops if enough stakeweight crashes. Also centralized based on what? It has one of the best nakamoto coefficients, less of the network is on AWS than Ethereum, and the amount of validators and full nodes is higher than most other alt L1's. How about actually using facts instead of just repeating some random lines you heard from other redditors :) https://twitter.com/ChainflowPOS/status/1564014741214973958?t=9K7bP5m8Vi5rKfIQjdhLdA&s=19

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/HeliumNetwork on September 16, 2022 09:42:56
/r/HeliumNetwork/comments/xeztmt/when_choice_is_an_illusion/ionxag8/

Except that Solana has one of the beat nakamoto coefficients and a lot more validators/full nodes than other chains https://twitter.com/ChainflowPOS/status/1564014741214973958?t=9K7bP5m8Vi5rKfIQjdhLdA&s=19 Andd less of the network is on aws than Ethereum

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/HeliumNetwork on September 16, 2022 09:40:30
/r/HeliumNetwork/comments/xeztmt/when_choice_is_an_illusion/ionwvn1/

Not true. It has probably the best Nakamoto coefficient of nearly any chain atm. https://twitter.com/ChainflowPOS/status/1564014741214973958?t=N-AFZ3-YbAoxAIECo3x3qw&s=19 And before I hear "but it's all on aws" -- only 62 out of about 2000 validators run on aws (but close to 33% of stakeweight). Those numbers are better than Ethereum right now. https://www.validators.app/data-centers?locale=en&network=mainnet&sort_by=asn Anyway, you sound like someone that repeats very superficial fud statements without any underlying knowledge to back them up.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/HeliumNetwork on September 16, 2022 09:37:33
/r/HeliumNetwork/comments/xeztmt/when_choice_is_an_illusion/ionwd5n/

That's bs. "Most slots are blank" is completely untrue. Solana has the highest consistent amount of transactions (and I'm not counting their consensus messages). https://realtps.net/ Also Solana was built from scratch relatively recently and is getting better all the time. Jump is building the entire validator software from scratch for the second validator implementation and that team had massive engineering firepower and $. The spam downtime issues are very solvable (with proper fee markets + quic network upgrade which are on the way). Lastly, not sure what you're talking about regarding Solana having a cryptographic clock and no consensus. Proof of history isn't a consensus mechanism but Solana does use a form of PBFT consensus.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/HeliumNetwork on September 16, 2022 09:33:48
/r/solana/comments/xfmshn/where_to_find_solana_token_distribution_among/ionticc/

This page shows stake accounts sizes but I'm not sure about wallets https://solanacompass.com/validators/

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on September 16, 2022 09:12:38
/r/solana/comments/xeq4f0/are_bootcamps_worth_it_for_learning_rust_solana/iojc2g9/

Do you know about https://soldev.app/?

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on September 15, 2022 10:46:12
/r/solana/comments/xeq4f0/are_bootcamps_worth_it_for_learning_rust_solana/iojbeyq/

Where have you looked for tutorials so far?

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on September 15, 2022 10:41:54
/r/solana/comments/xcszmw/starting_to_code_in_solana/io9ixgo/

I dont think I've seen any chainlink related tutorials but there are other tutorials here which might be helpful: https://soldev.app/

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on September 13, 2022 10:49:11
/r/solana/comments/xb81sv/cant_swap/inymjrg/

Please give more description than this for a post..

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on September 11, 2022 03:50:29
/r/solana/comments/xa8f5l/do_you_think_shilling_is_still_effective_whats_a/insa0x3/

What have you tried so far? Twitter threads + in depth article seems like the best

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on September 9, 2022 18:28:25
/r/solana/comments/x7fz8a/powerhouse_ecoengine/ineswwq/

The way they described it is that on the Solana side there would just be an update from the Helium oracle system on Solana every few seconds or so and the hotspot balances would be transferred to Solana. Maybe I missed something.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on September 7, 2022 00:35:12
/r/solana/comments/x7fz8a/powerhouse_ecoengine/indwrgg/

Isn't the point so that Nova can focus less on the blockchain and more on the mobile side? But yeah, seems like IoT in general is still kinda looking for more product market fit?

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on September 6, 2022 20:20:26
/r/solana/comments/x6wjcy/do_people_still_use_wormhole/in9i088/

Yeah it's part of the same thing. It's kinda confusing how they named it

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on September 5, 2022 22:18:36
/r/HeliumNetwork/comments/x4ke0o/came_back_after_one_year_of_not_following_helium/in2pbd8/

I think the emissions that go to validators would go back to hotspots after the lockups

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/HeliumNetwork on September 4, 2022 12:52:37
/r/solana/comments/wzkijx/what_else_would_you_like_to_see_in_the_subreddit/imyeh7j/

Very good suggestion :) I've wanted something similar and have asked but haven't heard back from the person at Solana we coordinate things with... IL try again.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on September 3, 2022 14:13:30
/r/solana/comments/wzkijx/what_else_would_you_like_to_see_in_the_subreddit/imyebgv/

Yeah we should clean those out a hit better

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on September 3, 2022 14:12:25
/r/HeliumNetwork/comments/x1v72j/hip_70_helium_core_team_proposes_to_migrate_to/imye8p1/

Good points too. I did see that Amir from Helium said in the Helium discord that the Solana Foundation will be giving a massive grant to the Helium dev community to help. The other reason I imagine is the synergy between the Solana mobile stack/phone push and Helium's 5G project. Anatoly has been friends with someone higher up at Helium (I forget who) for nearly 20 years and a lot of Solana labs come from a mobile engineering background (Qualcomm).

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/HeliumNetwork on September 3, 2022 14:11:52
/r/solana/comments/x4jj7f/ledger_by_figment/imydjdu/

My validator Overclock is currently 0% fees :) We're pretty solid and don't have a ton of stake yet. https://stakewiz.com/validator/AS3nKBQfKs8fJ8ncyHrdvo4FDT6S8HMRhD75JjCcyr1t

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on September 3, 2022 14:07:01
/r/HeliumNetwork/comments/x3bn55/look_at_that_subtle_offwhite_coloring_the/imvrhoh/

Happy to provide primary sources :) Which chains do you want stats on?

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/HeliumNetwork on September 2, 2022 23:00:12
/r/HeliumNetwork/comments/x2lbjr/everyone_is_worrying_about_the_shift_to_solana/imuxq2p/

That's just fud though... it has more validator nodes and has a better nakamoto coefficient than almost all alt1's. The amount of full nodes is about half that of Ethereum Beacon Chain -- the validator stake distribution is also better than Beacon Chain. https://twitter.com/ChainflowPOS/status/1564014741214973958?t=D7uEoPkdJXFqOqPU53sknA&s=19 https://twitter.com/UltimateMoney/status/1551609302774796288?t=elgJ_Wqm1pKmLtitvfs57g&s=19

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/HeliumNetwork on September 2, 2022 18:58:38
/r/HeliumNetwork/comments/x3bn55/look_at_that_subtle_offwhite_coloring_the/imux40y/

Not actually though. It has one of the best nakamoto coefficients of any chain and all of these proof of stake chains go down when enough servers by stake weight crash. If you don't know that... ngmi

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/HeliumNetwork on September 2, 2022 18:54:00
/r/solana/comments/wrge48/binanceus_offering_79_apy_staking_for_solana/imquu3i/

I saw this and just tried to send sol and it took one second. No idea what youre trying to do

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on September 1, 2022 22:24:21
/r/HeliumNetwork/comments/x1v72j/hip_70_helium_core_team_proposes_to_migrate_to/imjnabd/

Dydx has to build their own chain for that... Also high tps doesnt mean less robust... it's just a younger chain and didnt bolt Geth onto itself like a lot of others did.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/HeliumNetwork on August 31, 2022 13:10:54
/r/HeliumNetwork/comments/x1v72j/hip_70_helium_core_team_proposes_to_migrate_to/imjebk4/

L2's are still relatively unproven... they also inherit SOME security from Ethereum but have similar smart contract risks that bridges have. Smart contract bugs seem like the more common issue than byzantine node takeovers.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/HeliumNetwork on August 31, 2022 12:13:59
/r/HeliumNetwork/comments/x1vmhy/hip_70_scaling_the_helium_network/imiu720/

I chose Solana for a reason. I'm still not a profitable validator though :)

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/HeliumNetwork on August 31, 2022 10:01:49
/r/HeliumNetwork/comments/x1v72j/hip_70_helium_core_team_proposes_to_migrate_to/imitzo3/

I'm not sure why people are so focused on a16z... theyre invested in so many L1s... https://a16zcrypto.com/

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/HeliumNetwork on August 31, 2022 10:00:23
/r/HeliumNetwork/comments/x1v72j/hip_70_helium_core_team_proposes_to_migrate_to/imho7qw/

Isnt tvl stacked and basically not accurate on all chains? The only reason it seemed weirder was that the one guy Ian was responsible for quite a bit of that. The false nonsense tps reporting -- dude all the third party explorers report non-vote tps and the info is very easy to find. Even the non-vote regular throughput is far higher than any other chain. How is the validator network centralized? vs what? I know your argument will be "But they met in discord!". My response to that will be that less than 30 validators were actually talking in the Solana discord out of nearly 2000 and most of those weren't even in the superminority (which is currently around 30 vs Beacon Chain which is 4 afaik). https://twitter.com/ChainflowPOS/status/1564014741214973958?t=xTIT9BA7BwszbYad969kwA&s=19

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/HeliumNetwork on August 31, 2022 02:25:38
/r/HeliumNetwork/comments/x1vmhy/hip_70_scaling_the_helium_network/imhnjbt/

Oh June 1st was about 3 months ago now. A few days before I started my validator. But yeah I get your doubts given the history and if you dont know too much about it. It does have the second strongest dev community after Ethereum though and I think the architecture itself has a ton of potential. It's basically designed around parallel transaction processing (unlike most others) which makes things such as local fee markets possible -- this would be where certain parts of Solana state would have congestion pricing because they're "hot" while other things can run in parallel in cheap still becuase they arent contending over the the same processing lane essentially. Anyway, the software still has a lot of optimization left which some might see a bad thing? That also means there's a lot of throughput to squeeze out through just spftware optimization vs requiring heavier hardware. Jump estimates that throughput can be increased at least 10x with just software optimizations (they work on custom hardware and networking for high frequency trading). Lastly, I do think Solana has much less of a retail "army" and is lacking in that department so PR is even worse due to that. There are a lot of severe misconceptions by typical retail about the decentralization of a lot of these chains as well. For example, I'd guess that over 80% of your typical reddit retail crypto person thinks Ethereum Beacon chain has hundreds of thousands of validator nodes. This is not at all the case actually though... there are only a few thousand physical nodes (https://www.nodewatch.io/) which is not thst far off from what Solana has. Solana also has a much lower % of the network ok AWS and validator stake is much better distributed in terms of Nakamoto coefficient.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/HeliumNetwork on August 31, 2022 02:16:57
/r/HeliumNetwork/comments/x1vmhy/hip_70_scaling_the_helium_network/imhkfkz/

Hmm no -- Solana hasnt been down for months now and has been incredibly smooth transaction-confirmation wise. I started a Solana validator about three months ago so I would know. Anyway, I would actually just try Solana tbh -- I'll send you Sol if you want to try the dex https://jup.ag/. I really think the opinions these days are distorted far beyond reality... the propaganda machines are definitely not in Solana's favor. A lot of criticism is deserved tbh, but a lot of the issues have improved considerably and are highly fixable (almost are with regard to fee markets and quic). Solana core development essentially poorly predicted the emergence of high compute smart contracts and had congestion pricing based on signature count per block. Theyve been pretty slow to build a compute/gas type pricing system but it's happening...

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/HeliumNetwork on August 31, 2022 01:38:30
/r/HeliumNetwork/comments/x1v72j/hip_70_helium_core_team_proposes_to_migrate_to/imhjt4t/

That's so nearsighted though.. Polygon and Avalanche have benefitted from copy-pasting a bunch of Ethereum essentially vs Solana which has been built from scratch. Sol has been smooth sailing for months now and the software has a ton of optimization to squeeze out. Fee markets and Quic network protocol are nearly live and will help seal off most spam vectors. Polygon also halted this year, has had reorgs consistently, had the Sunflower farm spam issues, and has a Nakamoto coefficient of only 3.... Solana just gets hammered though because it doesnt have the benefit of the Ethereum propaganda army like Polygon does.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/HeliumNetwork on August 31, 2022 01:31:17
/r/HeliumNetwork/comments/x1v72j/hip_70_helium_core_team_proposes_to_migrate_to/imhjg4o/

Ethereum 2.0 is more centralized than Solana. Nakamoto coefficient is 3 or 4.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/HeliumNetwork on August 31, 2022 01:27:04
/r/HeliumNetwork/comments/x1v72j/hip_70_helium_core_team_proposes_to_migrate_to/imhjcjz/

"The issue is that people have an orders of magnitude incorrect view on the scalability of rollups We are by far the biggest dapp built on rollups so understand them well" -Antonio from dYdX two months ago. https://twitter.com/AntonioMJuliano/status/1539721366592790533?t=MxrjUoYoLs63MRrW_6NmUw&s=19

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/HeliumNetwork on August 31, 2022 01:25:54
/r/HeliumNetwork/comments/x1v72j/hip_70_helium_core_team_proposes_to_migrate_to/imhj7nm/

It has been extremely smooth the past three months. Have you ever used it?

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/HeliumNetwork on August 31, 2022 01:24:20
/r/HeliumNetwork/comments/x1v72j/hip_70_helium_core_team_proposes_to_migrate_to/imhiyai/

Why not? Solana went down for very fixable reasons that have been worked on quite a bit since. It's a relatively new from scratch blockchain that still has a ton of potential. People have the weirdest comparisons.... they typically compare a Solana that was dealing with spam months ago vs some future Ethereum with rollups that has barely proven itself yet either. Super high rollup throughput is not happening anytime soon... Antonio from dydx "The issue is that people have an orders of magnitude incorrect view on the scalability of rollups We are by far the biggest dapp built on rollups so understand them well" https://twitter.com/AntonioMJuliano/status/1539721366592790533?t=CguGF8BrRfktYqWhLRo6VQ&s=19 You also have one of the most capitalized and engineering stacked teams in crypto and tradfi, Jump, going full force into developing a second validator implementation on Solana. https://twitter.com/jump_/status/1559586760887353344?t=8lX_f0WzQaCNRQoAfpyegw&s=19

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/HeliumNetwork on August 31, 2022 01:21:26
/r/HeliumNetwork/comments/x1v72j/hip_70_helium_core_team_proposes_to_migrate_to/imhic5d/

That's because the avg retail normie around here is below avg IQ.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/HeliumNetwork on August 31, 2022 01:14:35
/r/HeliumNetwork/comments/x1v72j/hip_70_helium_core_team_proposes_to_migrate_to/imhi8pj/

Ethereum's Shanghai attacks literally involved a few hundred packets per second of spam. The last spam attack that halted Solana months ago now involved millions of packets per second of spam and 100gb/s of transactions. People are so shortsighted... imagine writing ethereum as a failed blockchain after the shanghai attacks.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/HeliumNetwork on August 31, 2022 01:13:30
/r/HeliumNetwork/comments/x1vmhy/hip_70_scaling_the_helium_network/imhi14e/

Algorand also has never had nearly as much usage and didnt get spammed with 100gb/s of transactions. The volume of spam happened due to various reasons -- a big one not having proper fee markets. Those are nearly done now in their v1 and Solana is also adding quic network protocol to further prevent spam. The network has run smoothely for the last 3 months now but still needs those final quic and fee market additions. Furthermore Jump has an amazing engineering team and is going all in on a second validator client on Solana (Firedancer). They are probably one of the most stacked engineering teams in all of crypto atm. Imagine writing off Ethereum after the Shanghai attacks as some failed chain. The Shanghai attacks were only a few hundred packets per second of spam vs Solana getting laserbeamed by millions of packets per second.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/HeliumNetwork on August 31, 2022 01:11:08
/r/solana/comments/x1gi2b/built_on_solana_indias_taki_is_pioneering_the/img2ewn/

As a validator I'm cool with more transaction fees hehe

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 30, 2022 18:14:51
/r/solana/comments/x1uxo3/how_to_start_a_solana_validator/img25oc/

I'd definitely go to the Solana tech discord and try the validator support channel. I'd try searching the discord a bit first though

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 30, 2022 18:13:04
/r/solana/comments/x1v0rm/helium_core_team_proposes_migration_to_solana/img21s7/

Awesome! Here's a twitter thread on the topic too https://twitter.com/rawrmaan/status/1564718174112727040?t=ZT8VZCtuHj9QjuUDA5Ll1g&s=19

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 30, 2022 18:12:20
/r/solana/comments/wzkijx/what_else_would_you_like_to_see_in_the_subreddit/im7ljld/

Yeah, it makes me mad too. Part of the reason I got banned from r/cryptocurrency 😆

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 28, 2022 22:57:21
/r/solana/comments/wzkijx/what_else_would_you_like_to_see_in_the_subreddit/im4z4uu/

Word. I can start relaying more news from twitter

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 28, 2022 11:29:45
/r/solana/comments/wzkijx/what_else_would_you_like_to_see_in_the_subreddit/im4z1nj/

Yeah that's fair. We've tended to leave those as to not be too censory... but yeah I guess there's a difference between well thought out criticism and the same fud crap.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 28, 2022 11:29:06
/r/solana/comments/wzkijx/what_else_would_you_like_to_see_in_the_subreddit/im4mdea/

Yeah it doesn't help that the more noob friendly general tech channel got removed from the Solana Tech discord. There is an unofficial Solana Community discord though -- https://discord.gg/gY5HYuJT Let them know if there are particular topics you'd like to add. For the subreddit we're going to avoid a chat since those tend to get bombarded with low grade scammer types too.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 28, 2022 09:57:05
/r/solana/comments/wywhbq/shocking_expose_on_whos_really_behind_the_class/im0qkyp/

True true. Yeah it's not that surprising. Ava labs team, mainly Gün, had always been a dick in general though and has ticked me off. I had even commented in the past: https://twitter.com/7LayerMagik/status/1556094690495283202?s=20&t=rGTCH8liow8HOVBuCVYRHg

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 27, 2022 12:36:12
/r/solana/comments/wywhbq/shocking_expose_on_whos_really_behind_the_class/im0qa7h/

Poorly written but check out the actual videos lol

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 27, 2022 12:34:09
/r/solana/comments/wuq558/community_driven_solana_crypto_scam_prevention/ilcnoy3/

Good question, the guy posts no link lol

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 22, 2022 14:06:25
/r/solana/comments/wqn6sd/spam_and_unwanted_nfts_heres_a_burn_wallet/ilbits9/

They get annoyed when people try to use the incinerator address to burn nft's. They want them to claim rent through the built in normal burn mechanism.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 22, 2022 09:37:43
/r/solana/comments/wt3qis/do_you_believe_that_solana_nfts_is_still_active/il48wbm/

Metaplex has some new tech that will allow for much larger nft collections for far less cost. https://twitter.com/_ilmoi/status/1556366014962614272?t=tydZZFyLvurmMBxDgLZ2fA&s=19

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 20, 2022 17:48:00
/r/solana/comments/wrge48/binanceus_offering_79_apy_staking_for_solana/il0s0hb/

Yeah there's something wrong with whatever you're doing. If the network was having issues I would know about it because there would be people on discord or twitter talking about it.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 19, 2022 22:55:13
/r/solana/comments/wquvk0/phantom_now_has_nft_burn_ability/il03e2c/

Solana has a burn instruction which doesn't involve sending a NFT to the incinerator address nor to a random wallet. https://spl.solana.com/token

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 19, 2022 19:40:35
/r/solana/comments/wquvk0/phantom_now_has_nft_burn_ability/il02yzp/

No, the locked up rent

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 19, 2022 19:37:26
/r/solana/comments/wrge48/binanceus_offering_79_apy_staking_for_solana/ikyb6g7/

So did your transaction get confirmed or not? Is it in solscan?

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 19, 2022 12:29:20
/r/solana/comments/wrge48/binanceus_offering_79_apy_staking_for_solana/ikw4jou/

It's probably just binance being crap. If youre using phantom or solflare you can test this by making two wallets and sending between them. Binance is trash, really

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 19, 2022 00:13:30
/r/solana/comments/wrge48/binanceus_offering_79_apy_staking_for_solana/ikvg7ey/

Oh wait I confused this was now...?

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 18, 2022 20:59:00
/r/solana/comments/wpu9bo/jump_crypto_building_new_c_validator_client/ikv5fx3/

Haha yeah my Solana tech obsession kicked off after finding mb-validators in the weeks preceding the September outage and following that event. Great channel. Sounds like Jump is going to do a similar style, open discord for Firedancer as well which means more dopamine hits for me on top of Solana and Jito discords 😅

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 18, 2022 19:39:26
/r/solana/comments/wrge48/binanceus_offering_79_apy_staking_for_solana/ikv4u2v/

Thanks for the kind words! Overclock is made possible by my fantastic and much more technically knowledgeable validator partner Dubbelosix :]. Great follow on twitter actually. https://twitter.com/dubbel06?t=m_96DHIvK1ffCT9rQ4JtaQ&s=09

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 18, 2022 19:35:01
/r/solana/comments/wquvk0/phantom_now_has_nft_burn_ability/ikv4eg9/

Yeah but then it's just junk that takes up space on the network forever

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 18, 2022 19:31:51
/r/solana/comments/wqn6sd/spam_and_unwanted_nfts_heres_a_burn_wallet/ikv4ag6/

I'm pretty positive that sending to the incinerator is different though. The solana core team gets annoyed that people send to the incinerator rather than burn it the other way.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 18, 2022 19:31:01
/r/solana/comments/wquvk0/phantom_now_has_nft_burn_ability/ikv431v/

Nope you get all of it back. You can also do the same thing on the command line

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 18, 2022 19:29:30
/r/solana/comments/wrge48/binanceus_offering_79_apy_staking_for_solana/iktkx4u/

There's a big difference between custodial vs non-custodial, native staking. As they say, not your keys, not your coins

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 18, 2022 13:32:46
/r/solana/comments/wrge48/binanceus_offering_79_apy_staking_for_solana/iktkmiv/

Yeah please don't stake with these guys. Lots of stake ready, contribute nothing to Solana eco, couldn't care less about their validator (no logo, name all lower case), and they seem to actively spread fud that Solana has network issues when it doesnt (though obviously we have had issues occasionally).

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 18, 2022 13:30:50
/r/solana/comments/wqn6sd/spam_and_unwanted_nfts_heres_a_burn_wallet/iksr2rd/

You shouldn't send it there actually, burning it is different and you also get your rent money back. When you send to sol incinerator you're just turning it into space junk vs actually deleting it from the network afaik.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 18, 2022 10:16:21
/r/solana/comments/wquvk0/phantom_now_has_nft_burn_ability/iksqd0l/

Whenever you send a new type of token to a wallet (including nfts) you pay "rent" for storage which is locked up. When you burn the nft you're no longer storing something so you get the rent left over back.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 18, 2022 10:11:31
/r/solana/comments/wquvk0/phantom_now_has_nft_burn_ability/iksq7fy/

Lol great cover story. Do they prove that they're actually donating?

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 18, 2022 10:10:29
/r/solana/comments/wquvk0/phantom_now_has_nft_burn_ability/ikryyta/

What do you guys mean by a burner address? You mean sending it to trash.sol? That's just giving money away to some random guy

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 18, 2022 06:11:40
/r/solana/comments/wqotvj/solkeletons_come_to_invade_solana_blockchain_loot/ikntlhl/

Promoting of NFT projects, sales, IDOs etc is not permitted on r/solana, therefore your post has been removed. Thank you for understanding.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 17, 2022 10:35:32
/r/solana/comments/wqe7si/11_solana_nft_artwork_small_batch_mint_7_left/ikm3bn6/

Promoting of NFT projects, sales, IDOs etc is not permitted on r/solana, therefore your post has been removed. Thank you for understanding.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 16, 2022 23:47:54
/r/solana/comments/wpu9bo/jump_crypto_building_new_c_validator_client/iklb7ve/

Apparently the guy is nice as well. That's always a plus :) But yeah, great to see another team working on this stuff as well. There have been a decent amount of new core engineer hires by Labs but this whole jump thing will add quite a bit more muscle. Hmm are you on the Solana discord much or on twitter? You might be interested in the Jito discord if you're not in there already https://discord.gg/tWFhN4gj

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 16, 2022 20:10:56
/r/solana/comments/wpu9bo/jump_crypto_building_new_c_validator_client/ikkb4xc/

They're also going to try and much better document the existing validator codebase which is sorely needed. But yeah, good signs for sure!

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 16, 2022 15:59:31
/r/solana/comments/wp4zld/bored_abstract_yacht_club/ikf87dz/

Promoting of NFT projects, sales, IDOs etc is not permitted on r/solana, therefore your post has been removed. Thank you for understanding.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 15, 2022 15:34:13
/r/solana/comments/wmyr0x/could_sol_reach_1000_in_5_years/ik38wbv/

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Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 13, 2022 00:18:43
/r/solana/comments/wmydq7/sol_staking/ik252vn/

It's fine to promote but less directly -- most people contribute something to say and then might mention that they're a validator

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 12, 2022 19:00:58
/r/solana/comments/wjeamm/why_does_it_seem_like_smart_contracts_are_closed/ijxa3p0/

What smart contracts? There are a lot of big protocols that are open source

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 11, 2022 19:17:18
/r/solana/comments/wkxrg8/eth_merge_is_around_the_corner_any_upsdown_for/ijx9syl/

There's a fee priority system that was added recently to Solana. Still needs wallet support and such

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 11, 2022 19:15:08
/r/solana/comments/wlpltz/solana_above_performing_again_how_is_that_possible/ijuu63h/

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Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 11, 2022 09:45:37
/r/solana/comments/whrxyi/do_you_think_it_helps_to_mention_0_fees_in_a/ijtihbq/

That validator seems pretty average tbh. They're pretty new to the network so not sure what to make of them. I've never seen them participating yet anywhere unless they just don't have their names shown on discord or anywhere. Restart times looks kinda slow, commission sorta high (5%), and voting performance is about average. https://stakewiz.com/validator/Va1idkzkB6LEmVFmxWbWU8Ao9qehC62Tjmf68L3uYKj

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 11, 2022 00:52:06
/r/solana/comments/wkc100/magic_eden_makes_proposal_to_launch_apecoin_nft/ijr04px/

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Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 10, 2022 14:10:34
/r/solana/comments/wkd518/question/ijqzyvn/

Yeah, I just dont think there's enough incentive yet. I think Brave might be building a ZK rollup potentially for their Themis project though?

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 10, 2022 14:09:33
/r/solana/comments/wkd518/question/ijqz8m5/

Please use a more descriptive title in the future :)

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 10, 2022 14:05:04
/r/solana/comments/wke4xs/west_texan_web3_leader_explains_how_his_el_paso/ijqz5ng/

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Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 10, 2022 14:04:33
/r/solana/comments/whrxyi/do_you_think_it_helps_to_mention_0_fees_in_a/ijqwf12/

Both of those sites are great, with the caveat that any scoring of skipped slots is highly variable for smaller validators (so less than a few hundred thousand stake) given that they don't get many blocks each epoch. I'm very biased against exchange validators (binance, coinbase, kraken) which have historically had below average network performance and contribute little tbh. I don't know of any wallet related validators that contribute meaningfully either. They just horde high amounts of stake. For contributions you can get a better sense from contributors in the solana discord (mb validators channel and others), sometimes from reddit, and also a bit from twitter (anatoly is happy to tweet about validator contributions). For reliability I'd look at uptime on stakewiz. Security is not that much of a concern for stakers.. the security is all the same given that there's no slashing. If a validator is hacked and goes delinquent or sets commission to 100% the only risk is your rewards stopping. You can set alerts regarding downtime and commission on stakewiz.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 10, 2022 13:47:43
/r/solana/comments/whrxyi/do_you_think_it_helps_to_mention_0_fees_in_a/ijhotew/

Interesting... yeah we're running at 0% because we're not sure how else to stand out on the leaderboards and such. What factors do you look for when choosing?

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 8, 2022 16:50:51
/r/solana/comments/whrxyi/do_you_think_it_helps_to_mention_0_fees_in_a/ij80fpr/

Good to know! So you feel skeptical of 0% commission validators? I guess the worry about increasing commission is the fear of not attracting stake.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 6, 2022 15:33:46
/r/solana/comments/wguhkq/solflare_yay_or_nay/ij3hpfx/

Just get a ledger and stake through Solflare or another wallet ui.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 5, 2022 15:53:19
/r/solana/comments/wh31bp/blockdaemon_public_solana_mainnet_rpc/ij3hc08/

Thanks guys, love how active yall have been in the ecosystem. One of my fave big validators.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 5, 2022 15:50:55
/r/solana/comments/wgbzrg/so_apparently_the_large_dev_community_building/ij0mfdi/

What's odd though is not reimbursing the Cashio victims and then announcing a 100mil venture fund 2 months later...

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 5, 2022 01:11:19
/r/solana/comments/wgbzrg/so_apparently_the_large_dev_community_building/ij0mbgs/

You're supposed to make reddit alts for this convo :)

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/r/solana/comments/wfi9ce/run_forest_run/iivifjc/

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Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 4, 2022 00:16:27
/r/solana/comments/wfhbxh/official_solana_report_on_slope_wallet_situation/iiu53qx/

Some added commentary: https://twitter.com/Austin_Federa/status/1554935012386037760?t=v6lDqk_FAx5-rmjZxPhQUg&s=19

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 3, 2022 17:50:27
/r/solana/comments/wfhbxh/official_solana_report_on_slope_wallet_situation/iiu537j/

Some added commentary: https://twitter.com/Austin_Federa/status/1554935012386037760?t=v6lDqk_FAx5-rmjZxPhQUg&s=19

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 3, 2022 17:50:21
/r/solana/comments/wf06up/i_sent_sol_from_phantom_to_ftx_but_i_havent/iisjnuq/

It was probably RPC issues at exchanges and also maybe the exchanges slowing things down. Tps/block propagation were fine.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 3, 2022 11:25:42
/r/solana/comments/wf0um0/cant_transfer_tokens_with_phantom_or_slope_mobile/iisj3i0/

I havent seen any solflare reports. Seems like it's mainly Slope and Phantom users.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 3, 2022 11:22:03
/r/solana/comments/wf0um0/cant_transfer_tokens_with_phantom_or_slope_mobile/iisiwlu/

When sending a token to another wallet for the first time it needs to create a new account and pay an extra fee for the rent on the new account. https://www.reddit.com/r/solana/comments/phzhek/can_someone_explain_the_rent_system_in_solana/hbm6v95?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share&context=3 When you're done with that token/account you can close the account and reclaim the sol.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 3, 2022 11:20:49
/r/solana/comments/wf7wkj/solana_staked_with_ledger_and_phantom_safe/iisi07l/

It should be fine, the private key still resides with ledger for signing purposes and not phantom. I also use ledger through the phantom interface. I havent heard any ledger reports.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 3, 2022 11:14:59
/r/solana/comments/wf32ez/how_does_every_leader_get_400ms_in_solana_to/iishc9s/

Each leader gets 4 slots in a row and there's some form of very short grace period between leader transitions (I'm not totally sure how it works and how long it is). Leaders stream executed transactions to the rest of the validators as they are processing them and don't wait until the end of the slot, which helps reduce latency. I swear there was an article that talked about this... atm the closest I can find with some info are the ones below. I might need to do some solana docs searching. https://medium.com/solana-labs/turbine-solanas-block-propagation-protocol-solves-the-scalability-trilemma-2ddba46a51db https://jito-labs.medium.com/solana-validator-101-transaction-processing-90bcdc271143

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 3, 2022 11:10:37
/r/solana/comments/wern8a/hacked/iiqruto/

You cant send Sol to metamask unless you bridge it over. You can also send to a ledger or exchange.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 3, 2022 00:46:20
/r/solana/comments/wercwc/ongoing_exploit_across_many_solana_dapps/iiqrqvc/

Yeah I would do that tbh. I haven't tried either of these but I personally trust Ben from Cogent Crypto. Idk the the unstake it people but it's supposedly ok. Use at your own risk though. https://twitter.com/Cogent_Crypto/status/1554684663959941128?t=F8HqxqY5cxe0wgzFULAvbQ&s=19 https://twitter.com/unstakeit?t=bb9nGAe1I0YPF_kKl2Z8xQ&s=09

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 3, 2022 00:45:15
/r/solana/comments/wercwc/ongoing_exploit_across_many_solana_dapps/iiqrjth/

Network is up. It's most likely Exodus' RPC servers going down.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 3, 2022 00:43:22
/r/solana/comments/wercwc/ongoing_exploit_across_many_solana_dapps/iiqfsty/

It wasnt "shut down". Enough servers crashed for the chain to go down.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 2, 2022 23:00:07
/r/solana/comments/wercwc/ongoing_exploit_across_many_solana_dapps/iiqfm1a/

I would go with ledger for sure

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 2, 2022 22:58:37
/r/solana/comments/wercwc/ongoing_exploit_across_many_solana_dapps/iiqfhho/

Keep it on an exchange or ledger right now

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 2, 2022 22:57:37
/r/solana/comments/wdezxl/can_anyone_share_any_factors_or_news_that_can/iiijgx7/

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Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on August 1, 2022 11:01:28
/r/solana/comments/wcwiuj/aquatankio_laying_marinepet_nfts_with_lifetime/iifo4b7/

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Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on July 31, 2022 18:06:42
/r/solana/comments/wa8kn6/is_solana_decentralized_and_stable/iiapbbg/

So designing the blockchain around parallel transaction execution isn't innovative? The fact that you don't mention that is a joke. You also need over 66% of stake to attack the network and even Beacon Chain will still have the same deterministic scheduling (and the Nakamoto coefficient is 4 so even easier to ddos them). Furthermore, quic will prevent transaction DDOS and Proof of History allows for multiple block leaders which will make censoring/ddos even more difficult. On top of this you can add "Diet Clients" and with that the chain no longer needs to halt anymore either at 33% for liveness failures. https://twitter.com/sreeramkannan/status/1535438709432143872?t=gqk74r0QiWNakncSOu30HQ&s=19 Regarding the 400k tps with the network crash that was a mistake that was quickly fixed... even Anatoly said that was false

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on July 30, 2022 16:09:46
/r/solana/comments/wa8kn6/is_solana_decentralized_and_stable/ii72t4v/

I would blame that on lack of fee markets, extremely low fees, and lack of extra network protection (like quic) rather than consensus mechanism. Servers aren't used to getting hit with 100gb/s of spam. Ethereum's Shanghai attacks were carried out with spamming of a few hundred packets per second vs Solana getting hit with millions per second... I wouldn't say Ethereum was irreparably flawed because it couldnt function properly with that low amount of spam in the past. Fee markets and Quic network protocol are being onboarded atm.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on July 29, 2022 19:59:25
/r/solana/comments/wa8kn6/is_solana_decentralized_and_stable/ii71sge/

I dont think you know much. How is it not trustless? How is proof of history flawed? It's pretty damn clear what the tps is on most explorers...not that hard to see how many votes. Plus the tps benchmarks didn't include votes. Solana is a lot newer as well and built from scratch... not just EVM bolted on so development is still early. The nakamoto is also far better than most alt 1's and Beacon Chain's is a joke atm -- we'll see if it ends up getting better once the merge happens... but right now it's 3 as far as I know.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on July 29, 2022 19:51:16
/r/solana/comments/waoztk/can_eth_20_really_reach_10k_tps/ii6oght/

Antonio from dYdX (which moved from Starkware to Cosmos) doesn't seem to think so. Maybe across all current rollups, but one rollup, I don't think that has been demonstrated yet. https://twitter.com/AntonioMJuliano/status/1539721366592790533?t=1UOM86AG8-vBZOcD5Mi-Fg&s=19

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on July 29, 2022 18:10:45
/r/solana/comments/wa8kn6/is_solana_decentralized_and_stable/ii6o5rl/

Hmm seems like you disagree with Dankrad who is a top Ethereum Foundation researcher. What does downtime have to do with decentralization? https://twitter.com/dankrad/status/1552252066818580480?t=fld2eP6cXENQ77gcvdaKHQ&s=19

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on July 29, 2022 18:08:34
/r/solana/comments/w9vfb0/solana_node_nakamoto_coefficient_nc_increased_to/ii1v1d2/

I'm not sure that Everstake was in charge of all that stake but that would have been nice of them :) The stake moved to one of the Jito Labs validators which is good because Jito does a lot of core engineering R&D work for Solana.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on July 28, 2022 18:29:15
/r/solana/comments/wa8kn6/is_solana_decentralized_and_stable/ii1urzd/

What is more decentralized? It literally has the best nakamoto atm and for being so expensive it has a ton of validators. I know someone who runs a validator from their home.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on July 28, 2022 18:27:24
/r/solana/comments/wa8kn6/is_solana_decentralized_and_stable/ii1ujwf/

What is more decentralized? (Using actual data)

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on July 28, 2022 18:25:50
/r/solana/comments/wa8kn6/is_solana_decentralized_and_stable/ii1ub3w/

It has a better Nakamoto coefficient atm than any other major PoS chain. Diet clients (if they get implemented) will protect users with honest minority guarantees even if not using a full node (similar to what Celestia is trying to do with data availability sampling and fraud proofs). https://twitter.com/sreeramkannan/status/1535438709432143872?t=Wbh1B30whxTi24cOEshOdA&s=19

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on July 28, 2022 18:24:08
/r/solana/comments/wafrtq/why_isnt_solana_defi_bigger/ii1tpbu/

I think the network issues made it too risky for a number of things (for stuff like Mango) so participation dropped off a bit. As stability gets better and better over time confidence will hopefully go back up. I hope they do a public battletest of mainnetbeta to demonstrate this once theyre confident that quic, fee markets, etc are smoothed out. Personally I don't do any defi really because I'm too lazy and don't want to deal with complicated taxes.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on July 28, 2022 18:19:58
/r/solana/comments/w9c0xs/i_investigated_the_current_statistics_for_a/ihve6ql/

The data is a bit outdated (Solana is 29 now) and the presentation of Ethereum data is bad. There are only around 6000 synced Ethereum nodes. It is incredible that so many people still think Ethereum validators = nodes. https://www.nodewatch.io/ The nakamoto of Beaconchain is more like 3 lol https://twitter.com/cjremus/status/1539311702210060291?t=fNKiBlvcWO2TaE2dyg_6iw&s=19. How does one get 1000's?

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on July 27, 2022 12:40:48
/r/solana/comments/w91pcl/solana_will_hit_500_in_2023/ihtfnmz/

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Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on July 27, 2022 01:39:56
/r/solana/comments/w83iuk/how_can_i_upload_something_to_arweave_using/ihn9wk1/

That seems like a good question for Solana's new stake exchange :) Perhaps someone might have asked something recently as well. https://solana.stackexchange.com/

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on July 25, 2022 19:35:03
/r/solana/comments/w748oc/solana_now_has_nakamoto_of_28_taking_the_lead/ihn9ma5/

Yeah I saw. Guess Chainflow posted previous epoch number

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on July 25, 2022 19:33:00
/r/solana/comments/w748oc/solana_now_has_nakamoto_of_28_taking_the_lead/ihn9g0m/

No it's 4 afaik, definitely not close to 34. Where do you get 34?

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on July 25, 2022 19:31:44
/r/solana/comments/w748oc/solana_now_has_nakamoto_of_28_taking_the_lead/ihn9fk1/

No it's 4 afaik, definitely not close to 34. Where do you get 34?

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on July 25, 2022 19:31:38
/r/solana/comments/w748oc/solana_now_has_nakamoto_of_28_taking_the_lead/ihhluui/

Correction to the tweet -- looks like it's 29 as of this epoch which started a little while ago. https://solanabeach.io/validators

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on July 24, 2022 16:06:07
/r/solana/comments/w5e4xt/nodes_hosted_on_amazon_aws_once_holding_34_of/ihczf33/

Good post! Thanks for the update

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on July 23, 2022 15:50:49
/r/solana/comments/w3ma6x/live_discussion_with_lifinity_on_innovation_in/igy2zsg/

Thanks for posting content like this!

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on July 20, 2022 14:02:50
/r/solana/comments/w2rw0w/solana_coming_updates/igsbtxv/

Yeah it's this and a fee priority system for transactions. This is partially released already. Basically you can pay more for priority but it's unclear how much priority vs latency matters when sending a transaction still... not enough people are using it yet and no one seems to have analyzed it much on mainnetbeta.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on July 19, 2022 11:08:48
/r/solana/comments/w04wow/why_is_sol_criticized_so_heavy_for_not_being_as/igllywc/

The nakamoto is 3 though. What other metrics are important to give an indication of decentralization? The node count is decent.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on July 17, 2022 23:29:14
/r/solana/comments/w1bqvp/bought_solana_what_now/igk5h90/

I'd prefer not to shill here, but I'm running a validator as of last month and happy to get new stakers given we are still quite small still.. 😅. We have lately been top 10 by APY but this epoch dropped to 20 for unknown reasons... will be researching that. https://twitter.com/OverclockSol?t=UGQK0VEd06SX3-lcmAQqLQ&s=09

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on July 17, 2022 16:32:13
/r/solana/comments/w04wow/why_is_sol_criticized_so_heavy_for_not_being_as/igk4kim/

Yeah fair criticism but then again it's not a proof of history fault. Proof of history worked normally... slot times though have been longer for some other unknown reason which three off the human time calculation. For the app layer time stamps Solana could just use a time stamp mechanism similar to other chains. Also, Solana has had to built a lot from scratch in short time for all the usage it has gotten. They didnt just bolt evm on top. Building from scratch takes a while. I think the Shanghai attacks were caused by spam that was only a few hundred packets per second vs Solana's spam which was millions per second quite often.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on July 17, 2022 16:25:49
/r/solana/comments/w04wow/why_is_sol_criticized_so_heavy_for_not_being_as/igfnf4n/

That nakamoto is literally better than Beacon chain and all other major alt-1s except for Avalanche (which it currently matches). Beacon Chain is 3. https://twitter.com/ChainflowPOS/status/1546174925647388673?t=2pAQyPf0KcDX0jGN8jidow&s=19

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on July 16, 2022 16:05:14
/r/solana/comments/w04wow/why_is_sol_criticized_so_heavy_for_not_being_as/igfn4q5/

The time de-sync issue had nothing to do with proof of history and consensus. Proof of History has it's own sense of time that wasn't mapped to human time for a bit. That just affects certain applications, nothing more.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on July 16, 2022 16:03:10
/r/solana/comments/w04wow/why_is_sol_criticized_so_heavy_for_not_being_as/igfmvll/

Those validators aren't directly run by the foundation and their stake amount isn't comparable to the big validators above the halt line. Nakamoto on Solana is a lot better than many other chains.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on July 16, 2022 16:01:17
/r/ethereum/comments/vyyd6r/stay_away_from_starkware_closedsource_and_most_of/igbuxuf/

Just curious... why do people always think randos should get a large portion of the pie? Why not actual contributors?

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/ethereum on July 15, 2022 19:32:28
/r/USCIS/comments/vz19vo/what_status_to_indicate_if_it_is_the_30_day_j1/ig6k3gh/

Basically she had extended in the past and they had intended to fly her out in June as a normal end to her program (not termination) and this had been planned for quite a while but the DS2019 says that she is J1 until end of July.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/USCIS on July 14, 2022 17:25:40
/r/USCIS/comments/vos6he/stop_apologizing_for_uscis/ig5l1y2/

The USCIS would make their lives easier if they could make the forms more intuitive and less retarded. Do lawyers lobby them or something to make the forms so confusing in parts? It's not that hard... just at least make examples of ones that are filled out so I don't have to pull my hair out whether my use of n/a, none, blanks, etc are correct.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/USCIS on July 14, 2022 13:41:06
/r/USCIS/comments/vxcnb6/na_or_none_or_blank_for_forms/ifv8m9v/

Haha I've been looking around for a bit but yeah I should dig a bit more into visajourney for examples... anyway thank you!

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/USCIS on July 12, 2022 11:26:51
/r/USCIS/comments/vxcnb6/na_or_none_or_blank_for_forms/ifv56dw/

Naww I'm filing I-485, I-130, etc concurrently. But yeah... we tried to fill out the pdfs on the computer but there are issues filling certain areas out. Some are definitely issues... i.e. a box for I-94 not allowing letters. We had to play with javascript settings in adobe and still had some issues.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/USCIS on July 12, 2022 11:03:51
/r/USCIS/comments/9kx3c2/i864_question_part_5_sponsors_household_size/ifju3jp/

The question on the form still sucks. Idiots

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/USCIS on July 9, 2022 22:42:37
/r/solana/comments/vv96qt/how_to_set_alerts_for_public_key_transactions/ifjt4rd/

I think on solscan you can follow certain addresses

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on July 9, 2022 22:34:23
/r/solana/comments/vuctmr/why_is_chainlink_not_on_solana/ifjt24b/

I thought they went live recently (I saw chainlink transactions on chain). Maybe they were just testing things out still though.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on July 9, 2022 22:33:44
/r/solana/comments/vu64yg/just_realized_nfteyezglobal_is_down/ifjsvwl/

Changed this to NFT flair because that is more suitable.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on July 9, 2022 22:32:15
/r/solana/comments/vv5dnp/are_you_worried_about_a_potential_class_action/ifjsk5y/

Nope they're idiots or liars lol. They cite Solana as centralized based on the insider distribution chart from Spring 2021. Did they not see that info plastered everywhere before they invested?? Lol, that's the easiest Solana FUD to find. The reason the insider distribution is high due to needing to comply with US securities laws as far as I know as well.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on July 9, 2022 22:29:26
/r/solana/comments/vuliee/phantom_wallet_issue_being_fixed/ifjrzvt/

Oh which lawsuit related to phantom?

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on July 9, 2022 22:24:28
/r/solana/comments/vts1ur/what_is_the_average_gas_price/ifb4u9v/

It's up to the nft project to choose their minting prices. That's independent of transaction fees.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on July 8, 2022 01:32:13
/r/solana/comments/vts1ur/what_is_the_average_gas_price/ifb4pkr/

It's typically 0.000005 sol for most transactions (becsuse it's 0.000005 sol per signature) so 0.02 cents or so? I'm too lazy to do the math atm. Fee priority system changes might end up causing higher fees at times, but I'm assuming still pretty cheap.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on July 8, 2022 01:30:51
/r/solana/comments/vrtv6l/solana_vs_polygon/if80ed1/

Yeah Polygon is just a sidechain with a terrible nakamoto coefficient atm.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on July 7, 2022 12:06:42
/r/solana/comments/vsrxp6/is_it_possible_to_access_onchain_program_smart/if54ijv/

https://twitter.com/terorie_dev/status/1531271363184541697?t=A11qzLWvsCwUVUptQMvsWg&s=19

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on July 6, 2022 19:58:52
/r/solana/comments/vrm8ts/dokia_validator_is_permanently_shutdown/if2v6i9/

Meh, they had a bunch of stake and didn't contribute anything beyond running a validator at least for the last year as far as I could tell. Involved ecosystem validators are better.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on July 6, 2022 10:38:49
/r/solana/comments/vse3bo/can_solanas_performance_reach_70tps/if1bguu/

What are you talking about?

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on July 6, 2022 00:32:33
/r/solana/comments/vs972h/if_fees_are_so_cheap_why_does_mass_adoption_of/if1bf5q/

A large amount of transactions with low fees has higher total fees than a small amount of transactions with low fees.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on July 6, 2022 00:32:05
/r/solana/comments/vs972h/if_fees_are_so_cheap_why_does_mass_adoption_of/if1bazm/

Yeah this. It actually is online now, just that wallets, etc haven't released support for it. Not many bot/MEV people seem aware of it either still (at least a few days ago).

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on July 6, 2022 00:30:57
/r/solana/comments/vnlq4f/fastest_growing_projects_in_the_sol_ecossystem/ieg9mpi/

I think they show the entire validator set? If so then that's fine. I could be wrong though -- I haven't tried staking with that yet. I choose who to stake to based on: 1) Community participation - do the validators seem engaged in community discussions + support (see solana discord, twitter, and/or solana subreddit)? Also, do they contribute though tooling/development/R&D/ideas in some way? 2) Performance/APY - Does their performance seem good? You can check their performance on validators.app and stakewiz.com. Apy is a proxy for good performance, but when validators take commission it reduces their apy some. Personally, if a validator takes some commission that's fine by me if I know the validator deserves it (see point 1). Solid participating validators ultimately support Solana's long term value, so I just consider commission as a tax/donation going toward something good. 3) Branding - this ties into number 1. Essentially, does the validator seem engaged and do they try at all? Some validators have terrible looking logos (or none at all), names, and/or websites which makes me wonder how much they care about things (especially if I dont see them participate elsewhere). 4) Stake amount - This is the decentralization part and I should put this up there with number 1. It's important to help decentralize the network by delegating to smaller validators (I'd say small is less than 500k or so, then between 500k and 1.5mil is medium for me, then after that are big validators). I have staked with big validators in the past but only when I know they are very strong contributors to the community. I would put Shinobi Systems, Laine, Blockdaemon, and Jump Crypto in that category. To this I will add btw that I am currently running a "small" validator as of three weeks ago 😅 . I started it with my friend Dubbelosix who is a very informative follow on twitter. https://twitter.com/dubbel06?t=-Wk931OvXWFN6ANzIGuaeQ&s=09 https://www.overclock.one/tech

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on July 1, 2022 09:48:48
/r/solana/comments/vn0nk5/usdc_payment_into_phantom_wallet/ieg8mfq/

Ok great! Yeah always make sure with some of these that they are actually solana compatible before trying to send them to a solana wallet... I've seen a lot of sorry people :/

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on July 1, 2022 09:41:11
/r/solana/comments/vnnivf/coinbase_staking/ieg8gjh/

Oh staking elsewhere?

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on July 1, 2022 09:39:58
/r/solana/comments/vo8e11/fast_unpacking_of_account_data_from_snapshots/iebdp84/

Add this in there too https://twitter.com/nixxholas/status/1542454869889806338?t=Ec3UTDXg1yoQvboRvfmGiQ&s=19

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on June 30, 2022 09:27:53
/r/solana/comments/vnx1xl/low_apy_centralizing_staking_now_available/ie9ord4/

I'm glad they are supporting Solana a bit more, but I still do not think this is a good staking option if you care about returns, decentralization, and a validator that contributes much to Solana.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on June 29, 2022 22:23:28
/r/solana/comments/vnlq4f/fastest_growing_projects_in_the_sol_ecossystem/ie9m5ow/

Please do not stake with Coinbase. 1) you're contributing to centralization because they already have a ton of stake 2) Coinbase's validator doesn't contribute whatsoever to the validator community or Solana as far as I can tell (and I'm pretty damn up-to-date). 3) their apy is over 2% lower than normal staking. Check out websites like stakeview.app, stakewiz.com, validators.app

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on June 29, 2022 22:02:37
/r/solana/comments/vnd93k/in_search_for_job/ie9lq8e/

This post is kinda poor quality. It's hard to know anything about your skills beyond some generics so I'm not sure why people would be interested. The best way to make connections is to get involved in discords, show interest, and pitch in.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on June 29, 2022 21:59:12
/r/solana/comments/vnnivf/coinbase_staking/ie9li8y/

Both have poor apy and staking with them contributes to centralization (both have a ton of stake and tbh I have a grudge against Coinbase's validator because they contribute barely anything to the community). Please consider staking elsewhere if possible.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on June 29, 2022 21:57:27
/r/solana/comments/vn0cut/get_sysvars_in_c/ie4e6p9/

I think your best shot is going to dev support channel on the Solana discord. There's a link in the menu or on Solana's website.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on June 28, 2022 19:47:57
/r/solana/comments/vn0nk5/usdc_payment_into_phantom_wallet/ie4e1ks/

This is someone else sending USDC to you? Just make sure it's actually the Solana version of USDC (spl token). All you need to do is have it sent to your wallet address (can copy and paste this at the top of phantom wallet). Probably a good idea to send a small test transaction first since you're new to this.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on June 28, 2022 19:46:49
/r/solana/comments/vjugf2/why_launching_a_solana_phone_when_there_is_so/idnhehy/

Yeah makes sense. I do understand the sentiment of OP though. To reassure OP a bit, Labs has hired more core engineers as well in the past two or three months -- I'm assuming to help improve stability/performance stuff.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on June 25, 2022 00:32:00
/r/solana/comments/vk5aqj/have_you_noticed_how_fast_it_is_lately/idnh70i/

Quic isnt even really being fully used now yet so not that afaik. There were some performance gains related to turbine (where leader validator shreds executed transactions for other validators to replay, vote, and verify) but tbh I don't think even Labs knows the exact cause from what I've seen in discord. Probably a mix of things.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on June 25, 2022 00:29:56
/r/solana/comments/vjjsxk/best_resource_for_rustsolana_ecosystem/idk5od9/

I'd check out soldev.app (not actually an app but just a site) https://twitter.com/soldevapp If you have follow up questions I'd hit up the dev support channel on solana discord. I think solana stackexchange is also up and running so theyre trying to encourage more posting there. Discords are more fun for community building though I think.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on June 24, 2022 10:05:31
/r/solana/comments/vj2vgj/solanas_developers_unveil_web3focused_mobile_phone/idi6stb/

Yeah I feel like blockchain games are very fitting for mobile. Could be a good hook too

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on June 23, 2022 21:19:42
/r/ethereum/comments/vi61c1/dydx_is_planning_to_stop_functioning_as_an_l2_and/idec1dt/

Beacon Chain's nakamoto is 3 right now right? Not really something to feel superior about.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/ethereum on June 23, 2022 01:30:31
/r/defi/comments/vftrm4/170_million_borrow_on_solana_is_close_to/id5av71/

Aave is upgradeable supposedly https://docs.aave.com/developers/v/1.0/developing-on-aave/the-protocol/lendingpooladdressesprovider I don't think Uniswap is upgradeable.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/defi on June 21, 2022 00:46:05
/r/defi/comments/vftrm4/170_million_borrow_on_solana_is_close_to/id4gji6/

Because the smart contract is upgradeable and thus mutable. Most smart contracts on most chains still are upgradeable because you wouldn't be able to fix it if there were a bug otherwise. When protocols become closer to their final forms more will probably not be upgradeable.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/defi on June 20, 2022 20:17:45
/r/defi/comments/vftrm4/170_million_borrow_on_solana_is_close_to/iczxcze/

Hmm in this situation I don't think so. This saves a lot of retail in the ecosystem from being fucked in the case of a massive liquidation.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/defi on June 19, 2022 19:03:43
/r/defi/comments/vftrm4/170_million_borrow_on_solana_is_close_to/iczx59w/

I am long. Solana is still very new and didn't have the benefit of copying a lot of Ethereum like other alt-1's. The spam situation has sucked for sure and they probably should have anticipated better... luckily fee markets will finally be out soon.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/defi on June 19, 2022 19:01:54
/r/solana/comments/vg51pc/wtf_is_this_solana_this_is_supposed_to_be_a/iczwrkx/

No this is much more minor. There's no fork of the chain and reversal of blockchain history here. This is specific to Solend.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on June 19, 2022 18:58:42
/r/defi/comments/vftrm4/170_million_borrow_on_solana_is_close_to/iczp0dj/

You're retarded if you think this has to do with Solana. This is it's own protocol on Solana. Solana is permissionless.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/defi on June 19, 2022 17:53:39
/r/defi/comments/vftrm4/170_million_borrow_on_solana_is_close_to/iczoswx/

This isn't Solana though... nearly all protocols on all chains are upgradeable. Solana is permissionless like any decentralized chain... thus protocols do what they want on top.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/defi on June 19, 2022 17:51:59
/r/defi/comments/vftrm4/170_million_borrow_on_solana_is_close_to/iczom11/

Compared to what? It's more decentralized than most Alt1's and also Beacon Chain.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/defi on June 19, 2022 17:50:26
/r/defi/comments/vftrm4/170_million_borrow_on_solana_is_close_to/iczofx4/

How is it? Nakamoto coefficient is high (25 vs Matic which is 3 vs Beacon Chain which is 3 or 4) and there is a new proposal that will give users honest minority guarantees with low grade hardware -- similar to Celestia and future Ethereum if it's implemented.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/defi on June 19, 2022 17:49:06
/r/defi/comments/vftrm4/170_million_borrow_on_solana_is_close_to/iczo7rn/

It's unclear if Solend even received consultation from backers given how hasty and dumb of a move this was. Solana ventures != Solana Labs. There are members of Solana Labs that are not happy with this. https://twitter.com/jordaaash/status/1538594612507336704?t=cP25eeIdUxboj32n1fpr-Q&s=19

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/defi on June 19, 2022 17:47:18
/r/solana/comments/vg51pc/wtf_is_this_solana_this_is_supposed_to_be_a/iczng7r/

Yeah Evan is one of the worst of the Ethereum maxis. This situation is a bad one but is Solend-specific and if anything this action was good-intentioned with the aim to save a lot of retail (as well as Solend), but the decision making def seems subpar. Solana Ventures is a backer (separate from Solana Labs) but it's unclear if Solend even consulted with its backers. Some members of Solana Labs have not been supportive https://twitter.com/jordaaash/status/1538594612507336704?t=cP25eeIdUxboj32n1fpr-Q&s=19 It's also funny that the Ethereum maxis pile on given how much more egregious of an action the DAO hack and Ethereum chain rollback were.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on June 19, 2022 17:41:10
/r/solana/comments/vftt63/170_million_borrow_on_solana_is_close_to/iczn05r/

Yeah sucks. A good lesson hopefully

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on June 19, 2022 17:37:35
/r/solana/comments/vftt63/170_million_borrow_on_solana_is_close_to/iczmoao/

Solana is still young so wasn't able to just copy paste much of EVM like other alt-1's have. Unfortunately Solana didn't prioritize a better fee system early on to prevent spam, but in the coming weeks there will be a fee priority system added along with quic networking protocol which has a form of congestion control superior to UDP. Solana still has a lot it can optimize related to performance as well. Writing it off now would be silly... Ethereum's Shanghai attacks were carried out with spamming of a few hundred packets per second vs Solana which went took a few million packets per second of spam hitting validators for them to go down. Imagine writing off Ethereum forever after the Shanghai Attacks + DAO hack/chain rollback (arguably far more egregious than this Solend situation).

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on June 19, 2022 17:34:56
/r/solana/comments/vftt63/170_million_borrow_on_solana_is_close_to/iczm476/

Solend != Solana. If you want to be a jerk please do it somewhere else. The way you think is how bigots do their thinking.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on June 19, 2022 17:30:27
/r/solana/comments/vftt63/170_million_borrow_on_solana_is_close_to/iczlwim/

Solana Ventures doesnt run Solana and it's unclear that Solend even discussed this thoroughly with it's backers considering how ill-sighted it was. Even members of Solana Labs were not cool with this https://twitter.com/jordaaash/status/1538594612507336704?t=yWg14frcLgfaJ7X5o9JDsw&s=19

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on June 19, 2022 17:28:46
/r/solana/comments/vftt63/170_million_borrow_on_solana_is_close_to/iczlhxd/

I kinda doubt they consulted with much of anyone. I'd be surprised if Dragonfly (one of their backers) was cool with this. Members of Solana Labs were also not happy with this decision https://twitter.com/jordaaash/status/1538594612507336704?t=yWg14frcLgfaJ7X5o9JDsw&s=19

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on June 19, 2022 17:25:26
/r/solana/comments/veat2s/what_did_introduce_11025_quic_and_dynamic_market/icshrzm/

I think a lot of validators upgraded from 1.9 but there was also something that was turned on this epoch related to shred propagation that seemed to improve it quite a bit. Shreds are essentially the transactions that leaders have executed and are sending to other validators to replay, verify, and vote on. If you want to read about it they mentioned it in the slow blocks debug channel on discord.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on June 17, 2022 22:50:05
/r/solana/comments/vd6805/the_reality_behind_solanas_claimed_50k_tps/icr5xsl/

Ah yeah the docs are rough... some of the articles I like are listed on my validator website in the Solana technical overview section. [https://www.overclock-validator.xyz/resources](https://www.overclock-validator.xyz/resources) . The site still sucks btw and I started it + the validator with someone recently. I'm working on the site today lol. If you have any particular areas you'd like to know more about please let me know since we plan to try and write work on some breakdowns of this stuff in the future.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on June 17, 2022 16:10:27
/r/solana/comments/vd6805/the_reality_behind_solanas_claimed_50k_tps/icr5fij/

Yeah this. It's not really that great and just a natural side effect of trying to coordinate communication between a bunch of validators typically. Anything that can reduce forking will improve the speed at which slots/blocks get confirmed.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on June 17, 2022 16:06:44
/r/solana/comments/vdt5xs/how_is_binance_giving_135_apy_and_stakers/ico9mxv/

It's not real staking through Binance. They probably make money off witholding user transactions from going through somehow. Anyway, I highly highly recommend not staking with them despite the high APY. Trash company who I do not think should have any power in Solana network tbh. They are not good for the network and I don't think they care about the chain either.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on June 17, 2022 00:54:00
/r/solana/comments/vd6805/the_reality_behind_solanas_claimed_50k_tps/ickxtg3/

No not right now afaik. That's with their shards maxed out in the far future I think. Solana regularly does ~100k tps on testnet with over 2k validators but that's with transfer transactions that are low compute.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on June 16, 2022 09:44:52
/r/solana/comments/vd2dgr/enough_negativity_what_can_we_look_forward_to/icj9gal/

I went a bit over some future plans here: https://www.reddit.com/r/solana/comments/vd6805/comment/icip4ej/?utm\_source=share&utm\_medium=web2x&context=3

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on June 15, 2022 22:21:18
/r/solana/comments/vd6805/the_reality_behind_solanas_claimed_50k_tps/icj95uy/

Sounds good! Yeah, tbh a lot of it can be tough to find. Need to dig for it in discord and github. Would be nice if things were easier to find somewhere. If you need more sources I can hunt for them.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on June 15, 2022 22:19:02
/r/solana/comments/vd6805/the_reality_behind_solanas_claimed_50k_tps/icip4ej/

1. Solana is still only using two cpu threads for non-vote transactions. Technically it can be set much higher but there is still a lot to optimize with regard to transaction scheduling, parallelism in replay, etc. before block sizes can be ramped up that high. Solana is still quite young in that regard. There were some compute limits per block put in place in December, to protect the network from blocks that are too large while stability is being improved. 48million compute units. Here was the reasoning behind it at the time: https://github.com/solana-labs/solana/issues/21917 2. You can supposedly have multiple block leaders using Solana's design, which can supposedly lead to more throughput. Details are sparse, but it's mentioned in the whitepaper and Anatoly has mentioned it recently. It's reminiscent of sharding but you don't shard state and sacrifice composability. Bankless leaders are another architectural proposal that will be interesting and I think are needed for multiple block leaders. [https://docs.solana.com/proposals/bankless-leader#:\~:text=A%20bankless%20leader%20does%20the,entries%20and%20broadcasting%20the%20shreds](https://docs.solana.com/proposals/bankless-leader#:~:text=A%20bankless%20leader%20does%20the,entries%20and%20broadcasting%20the%20shreds). 3. Diet clients (sort of a new Anatoly invention) will give honest minority guarantees similar to Celestia and perhaps Ethereum 2.0. They would be a more secure mechanism for normal users to use for detecting a supermajority attack than solely relying on light clients. [https://twitter.com/sreeramkannan/status/1535438709432143872?t=txu2Oko8gYR4sK3NlEERfw&s=19](https://twitter.com/sreeramkannan/status/1535438709432143872?t=txu2Oko8gYR4sK3NlEERfw&s=19) [https://github.com/solana-labs/solana/pull/25967](https://github.com/solana-labs/solana/pull/25967) 4) I don't see how validators discussing things on discord infers centralization. Only about 25 or fewer validators are ever present in the discord discussions and the majority of those aren't above the halt line. There are \~1700 validators or so now. If another chain halts then social coordination of some sort is required... whether that is through twitter, discord, etc... if Beacon Chain goes down it'll be Lido and exchanges probably coordinating information. In the future, hopefully Solana automates the process better. 5) Yes Solana has a leader schedule which makes it easier to target spam at the leaders. Adding quic and optimizing it (rather than pure udp) will help prevent transaction spam from overpowering validators. There will also be a fee priority system coming soon so that fees aren't essentially free. I think some other fee mechanisms need to be added to prevent spamming though. One idea for this is charging "stale txns" which would give Solana some more mempool like guarantees for charging transactions [https://docs.solana.com/proposals/bankless-leader#:\~:text=A%20bankless%20leader%20does%20the,entries%20and%20broadcasting%20the%20shreds](https://docs.solana.com/proposals/bankless-leader#:~:text=A%20bankless%20leader%20does%20the,entries%20and%20broadcasting%20the%20shreds). 6.) Something called "Deterministic Turbine" is in the works which should greatly reduce forking. You can search for the term in the Solana discord. There were discussions in the network protocols channel. 7) There's some work on reducing voting overhead. There are a number of updates coming related to improving inefficieny of how vote state is updated, including asynchronous voting (which I don't quite understand tbh). Votes are very low compute and highly parallelizable. The vote transactions are only processed on one cpu thread atm and there's a second set of gossip transactions being processed on another cpu thread (gossip transaction communication seems inefficient atm but they're working on it).

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on June 15, 2022 19:40:05
/r/solana/comments/vd6805/the_reality_behind_solanas_claimed_50k_tps/icinpel/

There are Libra forks like Sui and Aptos but they'll run into having very high Ram requirements as well afaik.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on June 15, 2022 19:28:46
/r/solana/comments/v9ebjq/why_isnt_solana_at_consensus_2022/ic141jo/

Restarts have nothing to do with decentralization. Beacon Chain will need to restart too if it has a liveness failure.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on June 11, 2022 19:52:51
/r/solana/comments/v9v0ii/any_245_per_sol_investors_here_whats_the_plan/ibzdjkn/

I'm still quite bullish on Solana tech/economic-wise within crypto despite the network issues (I'll try and right up a reddit post this week on the topic). Seems very hard to predict how crypto as a whole will do though... but there is still a lot of institutional interest.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on June 11, 2022 11:25:11
/r/solana/comments/v8pvsd/anyone_else_noticing_reduced_staking_rewards/ibvu1l1/

Inflation rewards go down over time. You can check stakeview.app for current apy estimates. The one thing to note is that epochs have been slower due to slots becoming longer (being looked into currently) which lowers apy estimates.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on June 10, 2022 14:16:12
/r/solana/comments/v1ufvk/solana_status_page_what_happened_to_the_ping_loss/ibe9sm5/

Ohh I see. I would just use the explorer and check the ping times and % below the tps -- that should be enough info to know.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on June 6, 2022 14:35:17
/r/solana/comments/v2mbf6/wtf_get_it_together_solana_a_blockchain_has_to_be/iavi239/

https://twitter.com/terorie_dev/status/1532057988533407744?t=eIb3RkrIVVu7qgaL7SDdug&s=19

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on June 2, 2022 00:15:10
/r/solana/comments/v2mbf6/wtf_get_it_together_solana_a_blockchain_has_to_be/iavhypu/

If Solana can actually get this fee system upgrade out fast enough and also manage to retain a lot of the nft activity and such, I think we see Solana potentially deflationary before Beacon Chain is. Fees are currently so far below spam resistance I think we could see them go up quite a bit and still seem low.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on June 2, 2022 00:14:12
/r/solana/comments/v2mbf6/wtf_get_it_together_solana_a_blockchain_has_to_be/iavhqlh/

Naw it was this https://twitter.com/terorie_dev/status/1532057988533407744?t=eIb3RkrIVVu7qgaL7SDdug&s=19

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on June 2, 2022 00:11:51
/r/solana/comments/v1ufvk/solana_status_page_what_happened_to_the_ping_loss/iaqxe4i/

That page isnt that informative use this instead https://explorer.solana.com/

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on May 31, 2022 23:57:49
/r/solana/comments/uyu27y/do_validators_need_the_token_to_stay_above_a/iaebbcw/

That really depends on how much stake the validator has and other factors like server cost, block reward amounts, etc. You can try calculating here. It assumes current avg block rewards. https://cogentcrypto.io/ValidatorProfitCalculator

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on May 29, 2022 01:41:10
/r/solana/comments/v03us9/maybe_its_time_to_start_being_indignant/iaeb0bd/

Haha don't worry... Solana Labs sees it on twitter and the discord a lot... I think they hired a number of new core engineers in the past month or two.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on May 29, 2022 01:37:19
/r/solana/comments/uy2on6/how_do_i_get_back_an_nft_i_accidentally_sent_to/ia5fdck/

I found the owner. OP you're gonna need to DM that guy your transaction ID https://twitter.com/MagikCookieBar/status/1530026632072908800?t=tPgtfrPcUv2dsCdxo8MFlw&s=19

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on May 26, 2022 23:18:53
/r/solana/comments/uy2on6/how_do_i_get_back_an_nft_i_accidentally_sent_to/ia5epcp/

Solana can't solve this but the owner of trash.sol is somewhere on twitter and could send it back to you if they agree... do some googling and let me know. I will as well

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on May 26, 2022 23:13:25
/r/solana/comments/uxh7tt/any_technical_information_about_what_is_being/ia0hz46/

There was this very good thread today on twitter summarizing some of the nearterm major things. https://twitter.com/oraprotocol/status/1529499132720820225?t=2TloRA-Cde1fttxi9RXOdg&s=19 Anatoly also did this twitter space last week which has some good extra info. https://twitter.com/Austin_Federa/status/1527267333416394753?t=JiAWCGOAjus2oGU0_i5-vA&s=19

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on May 25, 2022 21:45:17
/r/solana/comments/uw2llx/solana_whitepaper_cp_or_ap/i9rjpl3/

I'm not sure tbh. There's a decent amount of outdated stuff in the whitepaper. Might be worth trying to ask in the solana discords general channel if you don't hear anything here. Some core architecture resources I like btw: https://www.shinobi-systems.com/primer.html https://twitter.com/jito_labs/status/1463209429201928194?t=Du3N26lEFiXZYVtUkfWkXQ&s=19 https://medium.com/solana-labs/7-innovations-that-make-solana-the-first-web-scale-blockchain-ddc50b1defda https://twitter.com/jstrry/status/1514208201302228997?t=DzDDx5z4btpdoYExjku6BA&s=19

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on May 23, 2022 23:10:59
/r/solana/comments/uvcx1j/why_is_much_of_solanas_defi_so_closed_source/i9mo3wm/

Yeah I think OP should ask him which of the popular ones he's talking about are closed source.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on May 22, 2022 20:57:10
/r/solana/comments/utcalh/blockchain_at_ubc_hosts_safecoin_an_efficient/i9acl9d/

It isn't Solana. It's a Solana fork btw.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on May 19, 2022 23:49:11
/r/solana/comments/ut5e3s/solana_tech_twitter_space_today_530_est/i97k8m1/

A recording will be available afterward

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on May 19, 2022 11:03:44
/r/solana/comments/usey3h/when_is_the_best_time_to_sent_solana_from_binance/i95h94e/

Best time is never. Highly recommend another exchange

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on May 18, 2022 21:57:21
/r/solana/comments/um44y4/blazestake_is_giving_away_05_sol_to_celebrate_the/i917fad/

I'm not a dev so I can't audit the code myself but I can verify that FunEarnings is a dedicated community member who is very helpful and has been running the main public faucet for quite a while now as well. I know there is the native stake pool built into Solana but I'm not exactly sure if various stake pools modify any parts of that typically. I think Socean uses the native one as well --- I'm not sure about Marinade and Lido. My understanding is that stake pools on all chains always have a bit more smart contract risk than native staking though. There are benefits to stake pools and staking derivatives that normal staking doesn't have though.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on May 17, 2022 23:39:53
/r/solana/comments/uh8knr/043022_solana_mainnet_beta_outage_report_and/i916kvd/

Hmm you do know that validators can get third party stake and also get inflationary rewards + block rewards to compensate? There are a lot of validators that don't make enough, but some validators make millions of dollars per year from mostly third party stake. Voting fees will probably go down 10x in cost soon and block rewards are about to go up a lot because fee-priority will become a thing instead of a flat fee.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on May 17, 2022 23:32:01
/r/solana/comments/upp1no/this_is_why_solana_will_continue_being_a_top_10/i8mo87n/

We are close to actually having some initial fee changes out and some improvements to the transaction processing design, along with Quic. These things will be done before the merge I'm guessing.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on May 14, 2022 18:42:35
/r/solana/comments/upi3ep/can_luna_become_next_gamestop_their_market_share/i8lflbc/

This post is not related to Solana, please post elsewhere

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on May 14, 2022 12:58:52
/r/solana/comments/upi3ep/can_luna_become_next_gamestop_their_market_share/i8lfi73/

Not Solana related. Please post somewhere else

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on May 14, 2022 12:58:12
/r/solana/comments/unwfd3/buy_sol/i8etqpr/

On my phone so cant ban this person but this is a scammer

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on May 13, 2022 00:11:33
/r/solana/comments/udgezv/why_solana_gets_so_much_hate_from_other_crypto/i8etmb4/

I think a lot of the validators were from Cosmos originally. A lot of the early ones are still around today too (some of the active ones in the mb validators channel of discord). I don't think many of the VCs had the expertise to run validators but I could be wrong.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on May 13, 2022 00:10:25
/r/solana/comments/uh0mh8/what_happens_to_failed_transactions_in_solana/i8etcdm/

Haha yeah probably closer for some

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on May 13, 2022 00:07:53
/r/solana/comments/uiez6o/perspective_on_the_candymachine_censorship_drama/i8et9rv/

I think twitter is the best place. Just follow Anatoly and Solana folks and just keep following those accounts that seem interesting.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on May 13, 2022 00:07:14
/r/solana/comments/umr0i1/dokia_capital_is_shutting_their_validator_down/i8et6zn/

It is permanently apparently. We were curious why they'd do that but I havent heard anything.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on May 13, 2022 00:06:32
/r/solana/comments/unmy80/why_does_solanas_consensus_breakdown_when_there/i8et24r/

You can also have a local congestion fee system. Solana's parallelization requires clear specification up front the accounts that a transaction will read and write. You can have congestion fees for transactions that hit specific "hot" accounts. In addition to congestion fees I want there to be higher guarantees that transactions that get sent are charged. Can do this perhaps: https://twitter.com/MagikCookieBar/status/1524615954965348352?t=7_FrOv8ojEnH1pdENux5QA&s=19

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on May 13, 2022 00:05:19
/r/solana/comments/unmy80/why_does_solanas_consensus_breakdown_when_there/i8eso3i/

Hmm yeah I'm not sure tbh. The validators with 128gb of ram are on the low end and die faster. It depends how deep the forks get I guess. That's some stuff I don't know enough about.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on May 13, 2022 00:01:54
/r/solana/comments/unbl1x/under_what_assumptions_does_solana_achieve_50k_tps/i89w4t4/

Yes testnet with 2.5k validators regularly does 100k+ tps and this is with validators using two cpu threads to process non-vote transactions. These tests are done with highly parallelizable transfers though (most dont overlap and hit same accounts). They are also low compute compared to certain transaction types, such as candymachine, Raydium, other defi ones which can be 100× the amount of compute. Certain Serum txns, pyth oracle updates, etc are similar compute to a simple transfer.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on May 11, 2022 23:27:48
/r/solana/comments/unmy80/why_does_solanas_consensus_breakdown_when_there/i89vmdr/

Consensus can't continue when too much stake goes offline due to server failure. That's the same on all chains afaik. These were validators getting hit with nearly 100gb/s of spam in some cases, forking happened, validators store more and more forks + tons of transactions and then RAM blows up.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on May 11, 2022 23:23:25
/r/EdgewaterRogersPark/comments/umddh7/need_guidance_suburban_family_complaining_about/i84jx7c/

If you're near Devon east of Clark all is good. Just south of Devon into Edgewater (North of Andersonville) is an even better spot. Anyway, been here over 2 years now and haven't felt sketched out. I don't venture that far north into Roger's Park much though other than to the area near Loyola Beach and near Morse Station, and haven't used the train as much since covid started though. There have been the occasional shootings in RP but I've never felt like I was near any such situations myself... They seem to be further North and in the western area of RP before Little India near N. Ridge Boulevard.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/EdgewaterRogersPark on May 10, 2022 21:08:29
/r/terraluna/comments/umulox/lost_my_life_savings_considering_suicide/i843dzz/

No don't do it sir. There are billionaires and famous people that aren't even happy with what they have, so obviously money isn't the recipe for happiness that your brain is telling you it is right now (don't trust everything your brain tells you). I would consider reading some Buddhism or some Stoicism (i.e. Marcus Aurelius) for inspiration and try and reframe things. Consider this a challenge to you from fate to find the path to unconditional happiness.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/terraluna on May 10, 2022 19:03:38
/r/solana/comments/umr0i1/dokia_capital_is_shutting_their_validator_down/i83b60i/

This is your opportunity to move your stake below the halt line.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on May 10, 2022 15:48:24
/r/solana/comments/um32tg/tech/i7zv2ns/

In the future I would use a more descriptive title for posts and b) this question is better for another broader crytocurrency subreddit and probably better for a thread comment than being a whole post.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on May 9, 2022 21:30:51
/r/solana/comments/uh8knr/043022_solana_mainnet_beta_outage_report_and/i7zut3g/

I still don't know what youre referring to

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on May 9, 2022 21:28:51
/r/solana/comments/uh8knr/043022_solana_mainnet_beta_outage_report_and/i7r48ku/

Hmm I don't recall there being discouragement?

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on May 7, 2022 22:47:34
/r/solana/comments/uh8knr/043022_solana_mainnet_beta_outage_report_and/i792at8/

It really depends. It has been faster lately. Sometimes 2 per week. You can track that stuff in the releng channel of Solana discord. You can see stake % breakdowns on validators.app

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on May 4, 2022 00:00:23
/r/solana/comments/ufkaky/why_does_the_solana_network_go_down/i737fd5/

Well, I think the first outage in September occurred after only 1 or 2gb/s of spam whereas this time some validators got hit with over 100gb/s, which was so much that datacenters were issuing ddos attack reports to validators. Obviously this situation isn't ideal, but it's good battletesting in the long run for various ddos scenarios (not just spam transactions). This amount of "traffic" would probably take down most chains except for maybe bitcoin.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on May 2, 2022 18:59:08
/r/solana/comments/ufkaky/why_does_the_solana_network_go_down/i7378lc/

Also need higher guarantees that sent transactions will be charged (see my twitter thread). I think this would be a good add on, or at least something to consider adding at some point. https://twitter.com/MagikCookieBar/status/1520789055042207744

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on May 2, 2022 18:57:40
/r/solana/comments/ufkaky/why_does_the_solana_network_go_down/i736xe5/

I think the dynamic/congestion gas fees definitely help price out spam on Ethereum, but they also have a mempool structure that gives higher guarantees that a sent transaction will be processed and charged. On Solana, you can send a million higher compute transactions at one time, only be able to fit a few hundred per block, and thus many will just time out, so no need to worry that you sent many that couldn't even be processed. Personally, I think that there should be a system that gives those higher guarantees and deincentivizes sending as much spam.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on May 2, 2022 18:55:17
/r/solana/comments/uh0mh8/what_happens_to_failed_transactions_in_solana/i7367o2/

Yeah a failed transaction can simply be something like a transaction for a candymachine mint and all the nfts are already claimed but a bot keeps submitting thousands of transactions for an hour still trying to claim nfts :)

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on May 2, 2022 18:49:52
/r/solana/comments/udgezv/why_solana_gets_so_much_hate_from_other_crypto/i6hftj4/

Well, Ethereum used to get FUDed all the time too and look where it is now :). Fear of something also leads people to FUD.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on April 27, 2022 22:24:01
/r/solana/comments/udgezv/why_solana_gets_so_much_hate_from_other_crypto/i6hfhmw/

I actually found an article the other day that made me think the early distribution wasn't as terrible as people make it out to be. There was a large distribution to "insiders" but its a bit more nuanced than that. A decent chunk was given to early validators (many of whom are still contributors today) for example. Personally, I don't think random people somehow deserve a token equally to others just because they were early. I think contribution is what should get someone early token access. https://www.reddit.com/r/solana/comments/ucf14l/good\_overview\_of\_solanas\_initial\_token/

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on April 27, 2022 22:21:34
/r/solana/comments/ucf14l/good_overview_of_solanas_initial_token/i6h3bs5/

Lots of damn bots posting scammy bs that gets autodeleted... Unfortunately they still appears under the comment number.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on April 27, 2022 20:49:49
/r/solana/comments/uclr1u/why_sol_is_so_slow/i6crz0o/

Yeah QUIC network protocol will be able to do that (hopefully out in next few weeks). It can be used to better enforce rate limits, and if people abuse that based on some threshold you can basically auto-ban their IP I think.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on April 26, 2022 23:02:36
/r/solana/comments/uclr1u/why_sol_is_so_slow/i6crb7y/

They will add better congestion fee pricing and priority fees at some point... looks like priority fees might land within the next month if I had to guess? It's possible to make it so that congestion pricing is isolated to certain "hot" accounts as well, and I think the fee prioritization thing will adopt some pricing related to that. One of the issues though is that the amount of transactions being sent cannot fit into the current amount of blockspace, but there are still a lot of software improvements that can be theoretically made to increase throughput more. Not all of the hardware is being utilized either.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on April 26, 2022 22:57:33
/r/solana/comments/ucj9mt/what_is_incentive_for_validators_to_vote_early/i6cqgjg/

Yeah there are actually a few validators that do that and cheat. It's referred to as vote lagging. Zan (Shinobi System Validator) has been pushing for that to be fixed somehow (so that there is some timing cutoff of some sort), but right now Labs is swamped with other stuff so that'll probably happen later unless a lot of validators do that. There's a lot of social policing happening related to that though.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on April 26, 2022 22:51:00
/r/solana/comments/uc2qcd/is_there_a_generally_agreed_upon_target_nakamoto/i67z9ur/

I guess as good as it can get? That being said, I don't think everyone deserves equal stake. Some validators contribute to community a lot more than others and it's good to have some competition.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on April 25, 2022 23:23:05
/r/solana/comments/ub8fa7/for_solana_whats_its_low_aka_its_usual_dip_to/i62umoj/

Sorry I sounded harsh! Yeah that discord isn't too bumpin yet so I'm trying to recruit more there, but it's decent so far. There are a bunch of different Solana ecosystem discords where people discuss price stuff too. Typically in various nft discord communities.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on April 24, 2022 22:08:14
/r/solana/comments/ub8fa7/for_solana_whats_its_low_aka_its_usual_dip_to/i62ivl8/

Please take price chat to the Solana community discord. We would have too many price posts otherwise https://discord.gg/e3arquuh

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on April 24, 2022 20:38:10
/r/solana/comments/u96twb/solana_tech_roundup_13/i5ppkld/

One of the updates mentioned in here is an additional fix to the compute costtracker (which had some bugs leading to constricted block sizes). The recent upgrade 1.9.17 (which ~20% of mainnet has atm) includes this I believe. https://github.com/solana-labs/solana/pull/24164

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on April 22, 2022 01:11:36
/r/solana/comments/u8mwpq/fud_in_channel_posts_replies/i5po5yu/

Exactly. Good summary

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on April 22, 2022 00:56:55
/r/solana/comments/u95kto/any_advice_on_my_crypto_portfolio_20m/i5po16w/

This post is too general. I'd go for r/cryptocurrency or one of the other more general crypto subreddits.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on April 22, 2022 00:55:34
/r/solana/comments/u7fzvy/can_fees_change/i5klsii/

Those aren't transaction fees. A transaction fee is 0.000005 sol (for a one signature transaction which majority are). I'm pretty sure what you're referencing is the cost to create a new account, which you can mostly recover when the account is closed (amount deoenss if it is rent exempt or not). https://www.reddit.com/r/solana/comments/phzhek/can_someone_explain_the_rent_system_in_solana/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on April 20, 2022 23:18:47
/r/solana/comments/qlijvj/ada_subreddit_is_full_of/i5fszyw/

Just let them be. I'd be annoyed too if some other community posted similar stuff here.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on April 19, 2022 23:49:05
/r/immigration/comments/tf0d35/au_pair_girlfriend/i5859p4/

Ok great. Super appreciate the advice. I'll be the sponsor and am a US citizen. She has been here over 2 years now on an Aupair visa and got into a civil engineering masters program here that is good. The choice was to apply for the F1 or go for the I-485 (getting married was already something we were planning on at some point in the next year), but the F1 seemed more risky because her distant dad overstayed a visa in the US for a while and applied for asylum status recently apparently, and dealing with the financial sponsorship was more tricky than we had thought... so seems like the I-485 would be the better option hopefully. One part that I'm a tad confused about is... the green card takes at least 12 months but after she overstays J1 by 6 months she gets the Bar to Reentry and it's only waived is she becomes a full citizen? (Which requires years afaik?). Or does the I-485 application make the overstay lawful and so no need to worrh about the Bar to reentry?

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/immigration on April 18, 2022 12:29:49
/r/immigration/comments/tf0d35/au_pair_girlfriend/i57u840/

Hmm, what about the scenario where someone is at the end of J1, has no 2 year home-residency requirement, and applies for the I-485. They also have a tourist visa for the US. Can they leave the US and come back with the tourist visa that they already have? Would they be able leave the US before overstaying the J1 and come back so that they can "lawfully" be in the country on the B1/B2 US tourist visa for a while? Or would this somehow forfeit the the I-485 that they had applied for at the end of their J1? I've googled and haven't seen anything -- tourist visa not mentioned here https://ustunlawgroup.com/can-i-travel-while-my-green-card-i-485-is-pending/

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/immigration on April 18, 2022 11:15:49
/r/solana/comments/u2ddqe/eli5_1519/i4iwg3a/

So 1.9.15 involved an upgrade that resulted in a fix to the way the compute of transactions in a blocks are counted toward the block and account compute limits. Basically, they were overcounting the compute contributions of transactions which resulted in underpacking blocks (small blocks during heavy spam). There's another fix in upcoming 1.9.16 I believe that should fix a related bug and improve block packing logic a bit more. Quic is still being worked on along with a number of other things to improve this congestion stuff.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on April 13, 2022 00:11:12
/r/solana/comments/tzve33/update_on_congestion_issues/i43g5j8/

Looks like this related bug fix should boost block size even more too. Tao is working on it this weekend. https://github.com/solana-labs/solana/issues/24197

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on April 9, 2022 19:13:35
/r/solana/comments/tzve33/update_on_congestion_issues/i43fyse/

Thanks for writing this all out Laine

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on April 9, 2022 19:12:07
/r/solana/comments/tyv4gz/probable_bug_causing_poor_block_packing/i42j8ha/

Yeah you can --- so what I did earlier was go to here, which lists all the validators on the new update [https://www.validators.app/?locale=en&network=mainnet&q=1.9.15](https://www.validators.app/?locale=en&network=mainnet&q=1.9.15) Sol Community is one of them. The more stake a validator has, the more blocks they build. So on Solanabeach you can check out some of the validators [https://solanabeach.io/validator/3Ty8DYNBkK237zPvACti83EJYGxDcMcoDMCou5r3eV5Q](https://solanabeach.io/validator/3Ty8DYNBkK237zPvACti83EJYGxDcMcoDMCou5r3eV5Q) Blocks are about 2/second so you can sorta extrapolate and compare it to the tps reported on Solanabeach. Sol Community has def had much larger blocks today. Also, there's another related fix that should be done this weekend that will increase block size even further (double the current upgrade in some cases) https://github.com/solana-labs/solana/issues/24197

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on April 9, 2022 15:12:01
/r/solana/comments/tyv4gz/probable_bug_causing_poor_block_packing/i3zkhjz/

I hope so. 10% of validators by stake weight will be cleared tonight to test it out on mainnet.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on April 8, 2022 22:51:18
/r/solana/comments/tyv4gz/probable_bug_causing_poor_block_packing/i3zk6mv/

Looks like theyre deploying 10% of validators with it to mainnet tonight. I'm curious how their blocksizes will look.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on April 8, 2022 22:48:48
/r/solana/comments/txv98b/solana_congestion_problem_and_other_problems/i3tjrrn/

It's described in this Jito Labs article. I also know of a more detailed article in the works that I could DM if that's not enough info. https://twitter.com/jito_labs/status/1463209429201928194?t=CXqR1uSxPjGKw87Dh-sfkg&s=19 Design diagram here actually. Imagine one of the rows being 98% one color (one type of contentious txn such as in an NFT drop) https://twitter.com/MagikCookieBar/status/1507871265469739018?t=foOQ2vJfL4OhcZ0copk-zg&s=19

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on April 7, 2022 18:09:17
/r/solana/comments/txv98b/solana_congestion_problem_and_other_problems/i3rwmg4/

It's probably that too but the current batch design makes it nearly impossible for even non-contending txns to be parallelized in a situation where a high proportion of txns are contentious. Are you familiar with the design btw? If you see it... it's a tad shocking imo. Also, looks like there's a probably tps-drop related bug here: https://github.com/solana-labs/solana/issues/23030 https://github.com/solana-labs/solana/pull/24164

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on April 7, 2022 11:44:12
/r/solana/comments/txv98b/solana_congestion_problem_and_other_problems/i3pwrh8/

I think the transaction processing design also needs substantial improvement. The current design has reduced parallelism in certain situations given the way transactions are batched. Seems like there could be some potential big gains here since right now everyone is getting log jammed behind spamming of certain contentious txn types (one's that have to be serially processed due to writing to same account). Other transactions should be able to better flow around these local jams, but due to current batch design it's not very possible in NFT drops, IDOs, etc. that other txns can flow around. With the batch design you get the best parallelism with an even distribution in non-contentious txn types, but the design is ill-suited to handling spam that heavily skews to one group of contentious ones. Right now, majority of validators only use 2 cpu threads for non-vote txns (they can manually set much more than this). There is also a potential bug affecting block packing which was discussed in the core technology channel of the discord this morning. The fee market also needs a big update. If a transaction is 0.05 cent, then that means it's worth sending up to 20 arb txns to get a 1 cent arb. And imagine a lot of bots competing over that.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on April 6, 2022 23:39:32
/r/USCIS/comments/twltm0/uscis_ceases_i485_adjudication_at_src_and_nsc/i3jd89f/

ELI5 is that this makes things go a lot faster?

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/USCIS on April 5, 2022 16:35:57
/r/solana/comments/tvkz21/flying_heros/i3dvmea/

Please dont post multiple posts on the same topic and also please label the post properly -- should be "NFT"

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on April 4, 2022 14:35:51
/r/solana/comments/tw6cb5/trying_to_understand_proof_of_history_but_makes/i3dvdfm/

I think the best explanation is in this article by Zan from Shinobi Systems validator. https://www.shinobi-systems.com/primer.html

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on April 4, 2022 14:34:16
/r/solana/comments/tviv6n/13000ms_per_ping_or_am_i_missing_something_solana/i3cy9c1/

Yeah agreed. I'll recheck to see if it was I think it is

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on April 4, 2022 10:58:53
/r/solana/comments/tviv6n/13000ms_per_ping_or_am_i_missing_something_solana/i3cenx7/

I think this is the time it takes from the time of sending a transaction to it being confirmed?

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on April 4, 2022 08:28:34
/r/solana/comments/tv5gsx/would_you_be_concerned_about_staking_to_a/i38eqka/

It's pretty easy to switch datacenters and run a validator remotely. So not worried whatsoever lol. Worse case scenario they become delinquent and you don't earn rewards and you just unstake and move elsewhere.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on April 3, 2022 11:33:33
/r/USCIS/comments/qf2w2n/waiting_period_for_i129f_approval/i38be1m/

Do you know if the processing times on [https://egov.uscis.gov/processing-times/](https://egov.uscis.gov/processing-times/) were accurate? It's saying 10 to 13 months... and it seems only the California center is processing them..

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/USCIS on April 3, 2022 11:09:07
/r/solana/comments/ttemmc/solana_labs_mango_who_is_responsible/i2y1saf/

This is not Mango's fault. This is the network being slow as a whole when there are high amounts of spam (in the gigabytes per second).

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on April 1, 2022 00:45:16
/r/Avax/comments/tqgt4z/if_you_agree/i2v0f8s/

Not at all. Emin is the biggest disser of other blockchains that I have seen. Poor sportsmanship by a founder and is the main reason I have a very large grudge against Avax at this point. Emin, Kevin, Colin, etc aren't likeable with their aggressiveness.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/Avax on March 31, 2022 11:51:51
/r/solana/comments/tshq1f/how_does_solana_and_proofofhistory_really_work/i2s0uet/

Hmm this is pay-walled on Medium

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on March 30, 2022 19:05:34
/r/solana/comments/tph0fv/solana_candy_machine_v2/i2dxd3y/

I'd try the metaplex discord

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on March 27, 2022 21:49:36
/r/solana/comments/tod64h/how_many_cores_are_required_to_run_an_rpc_server/i28voc9/

I think it depends what you want to do with it. For help on this you probably want to go to the rpc channel on the Solana tech discord though. The Index had an interesting tweet last week about running an RPC node with low hardware requirements. I'm guessing it'll be more of of a "verifying node" than one that serves client requests and such. https://twitter.com/the\_1ndex/status/1506886427468046342

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on March 26, 2022 18:35:33
/r/solana/comments/tnqh5v/any_reason_to_avoid_0_commission_validators/i28vey3/

They can change it but you would only lose your rewards for the epochs after they change it, the rest of your Solana is totally safe. APY can still differ between validators even if they have the same commission % too. 0% commission validators don't make any commission from inflation rewards, but they do earn Sol from block rewards. The amount of leader slots a validator gets corresponds to the amount of stake they have (the more they have, the more slots) and they earn 50% of the fee revenue from their slots (the other 50% is burned). The set inflation rate, discounting the fee burn, will decrease to 1.5% in the long run while block rewards will increase over time (since throughput will increase and activity will hopefully increase as well). Cogent Crypto validator has a good profit calculator here [https://cogentcrypto.io/ValidatorProfitCalculator](https://cogentcrypto.io/ValidatorProfitCalculator) and Laine validator created a site called [stakewiz.com](https://stakewiz.com) where you can set alerts for your stake account -- it'll notify you if your validator changed commission.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on March 26, 2022 18:33:31
/r/solana/comments/tnmdnp/solana_core_dev_team_make_life_easier_for_other/i28uluc/

I'd bring this up in dev support or in general channel on the discord. Or make a Github issue. Or twitter and tag someone from the dev team. The core dev team doesn't look here on reddit but will see it in those places.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on March 26, 2022 18:27:17
/r/solana/comments/toruax/what_percentage_of_sol_txs_are_communication/i28u8bz/

Solana's consensus messaging doesn't add that heavy of a load which is why it can support a lot more validators than most (apparently others have a relatively low validator/node cap of a few hundreds or less). The reason votes are included as transactions is because the votes are processed in the same way other transactions are, and Anatoly and co want to price bandwidth/computational resources the same. Solana's Turbine block propagation reduces overhead of vote and non-vote transactions: "One of the challenges to high-performance blockchains is how the network propagates large amounts of data to a large number of peers. Let’s consider, for example, a network of 20,000 validators. The leader needs to transmit a 128 MB block (about 500,000 transactions @ 250 bytes / transaction) to all 20,000 validators. The naive implementation would require the leader to have a unique connection to each validator and transmit the full 128 MB 20,000 times. There simply isn’t enough bandwidth to accommodate that many connections. Our solution to this problem, Turbine, borrows heavily from BitTorrent — although a few major technical details differentiate the two. Turbine is optimized for streaming, and transmits data using UDP only, and implements a random path per packet through the network as leaders (block producers) stream their data. The leader breaks the block into packets up to 64KB in size. For a 128MB block, the leader produces 2,000 64KB packets, and transmits each packet to a different validator." [https://medium.com/solana-labs/turbine-solanas-block-propagation-protocol-solves-the-scalability-trilemma-2ddba46a51db](https://medium.com/solana-labs/turbine-solanas-block-propagation-protocol-solves-the-scalability-trilemma-2ddba46a51db)

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on March 26, 2022 18:24:22
/r/solana/comments/toruax/what_percentage_of_sol_txs_are_communication/i28to2h/

Solscan has a good dashboard now as well [https://analytics.solscan.io/public/dashboard/8d888828-baae-47b9-948b-d087e5de1411](https://analytics.solscan.io/public/dashboard/8d888828-baae-47b9-948b-d087e5de1411)

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on March 26, 2022 18:20:00
/r/solana/comments/tp5xen/bearmarket_forces_sol_to_50/i28te0l/

This shouldn't be tagged as dev/tech

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on March 26, 2022 18:17:46
/r/solana/comments/tkvqe2/ethereum_vs_solana_infographic_by_changehero/i20yo3s/

Avax does not: https://avascan.info/ https://solanabeach.io/ Ethereum mainnet has about 6000 nodes or so now apparently https://ethernodes.org/ Beaconchain close to 9000 https://www.nodewatch.io/

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on March 25, 2022 00:22:26
/r/solana/comments/tkvqe2/ethereum_vs_solana_infographic_by_changehero/i200mh4/

What metrics support that? Both Avax and Luna have fewer validators than Solana. Beacon Chain has an awful nakamoto coeffient.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on March 24, 2022 19:55:37
/r/solana/comments/tmlll8/roadmap_to_1m_tx_sec/i1zyzki/

A lot of software optimizations still left to do as well. Validators have at least 20 cpu cores typically and only use 2 atm for non-vote txn processing.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on March 24, 2022 19:43:32
/r/solana/comments/tmlll8/roadmap_to_1m_tx_sec/i1zyv2w/

Theyre always working on improving throughput and performance. The entire point of Solana is to optimize software as much as possible and scale with hardware improvements.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on March 24, 2022 19:42:34
/r/solana/comments/tmy6sg/solana_withdrawal_pending_for_quite_a_while_is_it/i1zyne7/

Binance is slow for a lot of chains and definitely for Solana as well.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on March 24, 2022 19:40:59
/r/solana/comments/tmnj4f/what_now/i1yccpp/

What exchange do you have it on now? You just need to set up a Solana wallet (i.e. Phantom, Solflare, Glow Wallet, etc) and withdraw to it. Make sure you do a test transaction first and always copy and paste the wallet address (dont manually type).

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on March 24, 2022 13:11:01
/r/solana/comments/tl5v49/if_solana_is_so_great_with_faster_transaction/i1yc31p/

Great summary. Yeah, I think Solana will have to really showcase its throughput again when things are improved. There are some obvious things that need to be changed with how transactions are processed, in order to max tps better during IDO and NFT drop scenarios. Once that's done they should do some public battletests of the network. Anyway, it seems like Solana is still attracting a ton of dev talent, which is probably better than just recruiting retail degens.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on March 24, 2022 13:09:15
/r/solana/comments/tkvqe2/ethereum_vs_solana_infographic_by_changehero/i1yb79l/

Compared to pretty much most usable Alt1s. Let's here about the ones that are more decentralized. I'm waiting lol

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on March 24, 2022 13:03:26
/r/solana/comments/tkvqe2/ethereum_vs_solana_infographic_by_changehero/i1yb0za/

There are actually far fewer validators using AWS on Solana than other chains (including Beacon chain).

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on March 24, 2022 13:02:20
/r/solana/comments/tl5v49/if_solana_is_so_great_with_faster_transaction/i1vzoc4/

Yep, even in the EVM and rollup space. A number of prominent Ethereum teams working on incorporating Rust due to many considering it a much better language. [https://github.com/gakonst/foundry](https://github.com/gakonst/foundry) https://twitter.com/fuellabs\_?lang=en

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on March 23, 2022 23:37:08
/r/solana/comments/tl5v49/if_solana_is_so_great_with_faster_transaction/i1vzcj5/

Rust is quite popular outside of crypto and gaining strength in crypto, even in the Ethereum crowd. Solidity/EVM sorta has a bad reputation with regards to performance and other characteristics even among a lot of Eth devs -- EVM has been battletested for quite a while now though which is its main strength. There are a lot of Ethereum devs working on a Rust implementation of EVM called Foundry (mostly Georgios K. and Paradigm-associated people), Celestia is promoting Fuel VM quite a bit due to it's parallel EVM implementation and Rust usage, and I think there are other rollups working on incorporating Rust. [https://github.com/gakonst/foundry](https://github.com/gakonst/foundry) I actually think a major thing that holds back some adoption of Solana is its lack of metamask. A lot of tvl flowed over to Avalanche, FTM, Polygon quite quickly (from Ethereum and BSC probably) and I think a lot of that just has to do with people not having to use a new wallet. Another aspect is first mover advantage like others have mentioned... just look at Cardano, XRP, and BNB's market caps...

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on March 23, 2022 23:34:14
/r/solana/comments/tl5v49/if_solana_is_so_great_with_faster_transaction/i1vydzp/

Another good thing to consider is... why are Cardano and BSC so popular? A lot of it is just old name brand... I know people at work that have Cardano and Ethereum and barely know anything about them.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on March 23, 2022 23:25:43
/r/solana/comments/tkj3m5/taxes_and_staking/i1qzjqm/

Use stake.tax and use that to create a koinly friendly csv. After that you'll need to use certain koinly labels: See my twitter comment earlier https://twitter.com/7layer_sol/status/1506455415726428164?t=cOe8jwMCb0P4xPz_FslFew&s=19

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on March 22, 2022 22:58:53
/r/solana/comments/tjjhlu/congestion/i1qyrr6/

Right, but blocks can still be much larger than now. Transaction processing atm is pretty inefficient compared to what it has the potential to do. Only a small proportion of received txns are processed during heavy spam load. Leader validators use only 2 cpu threads for non-vote txn processing currently and the use of those threads is not that efficient. It's possible to manually set the number of threads to 20 or so, but the current design will still have some issues even with added threads. Hard to explain here without diagrams... but essentially better sorting earlier in transaction processing needs to occur in order to better maximize parallelism, especially in certain situations.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on March 22, 2022 22:52:24
/r/solana/comments/tjjhlu/congestion/i1qygyj/

There's not really a problem of not having enough transactions. Leader validators sometimes recieve 10s of thousands of unique transactions in their slot during heavy load. They can also receive transactions just prior to their leader slot for processing. Testnet does 100k tps but with low compute, parallelizable transactions.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on March 22, 2022 22:49:55
/r/solana/comments/tjjhlu/congestion/i1odooh/

Hmm why not?

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on March 22, 2022 12:13:26
/r/solana/comments/tjjhlu/congestion/i1mjwc4/

I'm still confused why they require so many threads but then have so few banking threads for txn processing as default.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on March 22, 2022 00:59:19
/r/solana/comments/tjjhlu/congestion/i1mjfem/

It's good if a better fee system in place but a weird issue is that block size (with regard to txn #) decreases during heavy load. A lot of demand problems can be solved by improving the throughput. Based on the transaction processing design, heavy spam (from non parallelizable txns) reduces the amount of parallelism of the overall system due to the current design. I'll throw 100 sol down on that being one of the major issues. Luckily there are people brainstorming how to improve this. Block packing and block size should theoretically be able to be way better and bigger.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on March 22, 2022 00:53:59
/r/solana/comments/tialn7/best_sol_youtuber_for_updates/i1d8ert/

What type of development updates? Ecosystem or core tech?

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on March 20, 2022 00:21:16
/r/solana/comments/tgeh5q/general_high_level_question_whats_the_best/i1cyz0r/

https://soldev.app/ and https://solanacookbook.com/ have a lot of solid resources. If you have questions, Solana and Anchor discord are good for help, as well as reddit.com/r/solanadev I hear most people recommend absorbing Solana's accounts model first (can find this info on cookbook and some articles in soldev)

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on March 19, 2022 22:52:41
/r/solana/comments/tfokq5/any_plans_to_upgrade_tps/i0ys5m1/

What he said is a large misunderstanding -- check out my reply.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on March 16, 2022 21:55:35
/r/solana/comments/tfokq5/any_plans_to_upgrade_tps/i0ys3i7/

Not at all. Solana validators = one machine whereas Beacon Chain "validators" are basically just staking deposits and some setups have 1000's of validators per machine, which is the case with Lido's nodes/validators. Beacon Chain has ~8000 physical nodes and current ethereum something similar. Here are the sources: https://www.nodewatch.io/ https://ethernodes.org/

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on March 16, 2022 21:55:09
/r/solana/comments/tfokq5/any_plans_to_upgrade_tps/i0yrkus/

They are planning on adding Quic network protocol to reduce the insane amount of spam at times (literally 8gb/s at times), as this is much better at spam control. Anatoly said that this would hopefully be on mainnetbeta in the next three weeks. There's also a lot of parallelism to be unlocked and which theyre working on. Solana's current txn processing design has maximal parallelism when non-conflicting txns are evenly spammed (conflicting txns means that they write to same accounts and cant be parallelized) but when there is one group of conflicting txns (i.e. raydium ido txns) that is spammed in much higher proportion to other txns, it actually reduces parallelism to a severe degree it seems. To solve this, they need to implement something to better sort txns earlier in txn processing to maximize parallelism.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on March 16, 2022 21:51:17
/r/solana/comments/tft5mu/its_safe_to_say_that_solana_devs_are_solving/i0yqqzs/

I think things should be open source, but I'd say that even when something is open source, many people still cannot verify it. It's essentially word of mouth at that point in the same way one trusts what auditors say because most people don't have thr knowledge to understand these things.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on March 16, 2022 21:45:08
/r/solana/comments/teyrrj/whats_up_with_the_congestion_issue_thing/i0upcl2/

Binance is full of shit. They do this with most chains when there isnt even an issue.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on March 16, 2022 01:54:23
/r/solana/comments/tedszw/why_people_in_solana_discord_asking_to_merge_sync/i0p3p15/

Yeah those are all scammers. Dont trust people that DM you.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on March 14, 2022 21:56:23
/r/solana/comments/tdfzns/why_cant_i_use_ian_colemans_bip39_mnemonic/i0lyiod/

You'll probably get the best answer on the solana discord in dev support.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on March 14, 2022 08:32:44
/r/solana/comments/tdgp1k/what_are_some_of_the_challenges_with_the_broader/i0lxsuw/

Yeah lack of grassroots activity seems like BS. Where have they even looked? Ive seen a lot more dev activity/community with Solana vs Avalanche when I've searched. The consensus message argument is also a lame one. Even the non-vote tps activity is a lot higher than EVM chains. It's also not a fixed % and just depends on the number of validators, so if validator number stays the same and activity goes up, that % drops. Also, Solana has for sure had some network issues the past few months but there is still a lot of throughput to be unlocked. I suspect there are a few bugs and/or very fixable design flaws (that reduce parallelism during load) that when found/fixed will improve things significantly. Solana has a lot of optimization to go whereas a lot of EVM chains have reached close to their limits with throughput optimization. We'll see what happens with ZK rollups, but they are still early stages and have yet to really be battletested.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on March 14, 2022 08:25:34
/r/solana/comments/tdaquw/looking_to_build_a_mobile_app_using_solana/i0j14z4/

I'd look into https://soldev.app/ and https://solanacookbook.com/#contributing and if you cant find what you're looking for try the discord dev support.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on March 13, 2022 15:42:16
/r/solana/comments/tdcjph/would_you_trust_this/i0j0wsr/

Wait where did you get this message? This is reddit?

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on March 13, 2022 15:40:38
/r/solana/comments/t999jd/rpc_projects/i0a8ddo/

Haha no worries! Feel free to ask away whenever

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on March 11, 2022 15:14:59
/r/solana/comments/t999jd/rpc_projects/hzxw008/

I think part of the tps issue is RPCs spamming the network, but I think that aspect of the issue will be mitigated when the network starts using the QUIC network protocol, which can more specifically rate limit incoming packet/transaction traffic from sources vs normal UDP communication where IPs just need to get blocked. From my own limited understanding of the Solana validator software related to transaction processing, and from what I've heard more knowledgeable people mention, is that there is still a lot of throughput that can be unlocked through improvements to the software design and optimizing things further. The way that transaction processing seems to work now, is that when there is a heavy load of transactions spammed that can't be parallelized during transaction processing (due to writing to the same accounts -- like Raydium transactions during an IDO or during an NFT drop), those transactions have to be processed serially. The main issue here, which is hard to describe without diagrams, is that it seems that these non-parallelizable transactions probably swamp out other transactions that could be otherwise parallelized and executed. It seems that there is much better sorting of transactions that could be happening. Other than that, it's very possible that there's some other bug(s) that is causing those tps dips under high load --- they recently added a lot more metrics to the "banking stage" of transaction processing which should hopefully make it easier to get insight into what might be happening. I think these added metrics will be in the next update? I'll need to check. Anyway, if you want to support efforts to improve core-engineering, I'd delegate with validators that you see contribute meaningful discussion here or on the Solana Tech discord (in channels such as #mb-validators, #core-technology, and other technical channels). To catch up on more of the core-technology concepts I recommend these articles: [https://jito-labs.medium.com/solana-validator-101-transaction-processing-90bcdc271143](https://jito-labs.medium.com/solana-validator-101-transaction-processing-90bcdc271143) Soteria has some good ones: [https://medium.com/@soteria.dev](https://medium.com/@soteria.dev) https://www.shinobi-systems.com/primer.html https://medium.com/solana-labs/7-innovations-that-make-solana-the-first-web-scale-blockchain-ddc50b1defda https://solanacookbook.com/#contributing

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on March 9, 2022 01:00:46
/r/solana/comments/t999jd/rpc_projects/hzxuof4/

From what I've read on Node Monkey's twitter, and I could have misinterpreted, it seems like they allow their NFT holders to spam the network as hard as they'd like via their NodeMonkey validator... I'd say GenesysGo and Triton One are the most classic, large RPC companies on Solana and I've interacted with founders from both and both teams seem solid. There are some others as well like RunNode, QuickNode, Syndica, etc but I'm not as familiar with them. Anyway, Shadow Network is a branch of GenesysGo's business with the main use case being storage of historical data from Solana and more general purpose storage (sorta like Arweave or IPFS). There was also something about Shadow Network also operating a decentralized RPC network but I'm not sure if that's still in the near term plans.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on March 9, 2022 00:46:50
/r/solana/comments/t9mbhr/in_metaplex_after_running_the_npm_run_build_how/hzxu2jk/

I'd say the Metaplex discord is the best place to get help. The subreddit menu should have a link.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on March 9, 2022 00:40:37
/r/solana/comments/t9rxo6/any_really_good_defi_web3_or_general_crypto/hzxu01x/

I've heard the book "Token Economy" is good

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on March 9, 2022 00:39:54
/r/solana/comments/t6z8hz/what_are_differences_between_eth_and_sol_smart/hzj1k52/

Yeah I've heard you can bundle things in a certain way on Ethereum but I'm not sure what the gas costs look like.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on March 5, 2022 21:35:49
/r/solana/comments/t6z8hz/what_are_differences_between_eth_and_sol_smart/hzj0z4u/

I think the higher hardware cost for validators argument is pretty weak personally. More throughput on L1 can support more transactions and thus fees that directly monetize the validator set (assuming Solana gets it's performance together and activity follows). The economics of L2s will drive them to reduce proving costs as much as possible to attract users. Gas fees also get amortized and sequencer operators will take a cut of fees as well.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on March 5, 2022 21:31:03
/r/solana/comments/t6z8hz/what_are_differences_between_eth_and_sol_smart/hzj04th/

Closed doors? Go check out all the viewable tech channels on the Solana Tech discord where Solana Labs engineers communicate among eachother and contributors. There's also an open source github. I'd like to know which alt1's are more open than that because I've looked at quite a few and not seen openness to that degree.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on March 5, 2022 21:23:53
/r/solana/comments/t6s8i6/the_advertised_tps_just_a_matter_of_demand/hzh2t5z/

The blocks during heavy load are only a tiny fraction of available bandwidth still and the blocks seem to contain fewer votes and non-vote transactions compared to when the network isn't under a lot of load -- shrinking should definitely not be happening... Block sizes should be increasing with load.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on March 5, 2022 12:37:24
/r/solana/comments/t6s8i6/the_advertised_tps_just_a_matter_of_demand/hzh2eph/

Yeah I def agree with the ASAP. The Solana Tech discord is great but it just takes quite a lot of time to absorb a lot of the terminology and understanding. The tech docs for Solana need a lot of improvement...

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on March 5, 2022 12:34:32
/r/solana/comments/t6z8hz/what_are_differences_between_eth_and_sol_smart/hzh25j1/

Solana has ~1500 voting nodes, Beacon Chain has like 6k. Not that big of a difference and Solana has better stake distribution. Over 20% of validators on Beacon Chain are controlled by just two exchanges.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on March 5, 2022 12:32:45
/r/solana/comments/t6z8hz/what_are_differences_between_eth_and_sol_smart/hzh18hg/

Pretty sure there is still some lingering bug along with a lot of optimization left to go. EVM is much more smoothened out given its age.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on March 5, 2022 12:26:12
/r/solana/comments/t6z8hz/what_are_differences_between_eth_and_sol_smart/hzh11af/

I would say the major difference is that Solana's VM is built for parallel execution. With Solana's Sealevel account model, transactions specify up front which accounts they'll read/write to and then non-overlapping transactions can be scheduled and executed in parallel. Solana's VM is newer and still needs work though and parallelization needs some improvements still (see tps issues where block size shrinks when a lot of non-parallelizable txns are spammed). I had spoken to someone from the audit form Soteria, which also works in high performance parallel computing, and they think the software throughput can be improved at least 10x. Also, my understanding is that EVM can be parallelized but the design isn't as tailored to that. https://medium.com/solana-labs/sealevel-parallel-processing-thousands-of-smart-contracts-d814b378192 Thanks to parallelization you can also do some crazy stuff like 10+ swaps in one transaction. I believe you can bundle swaps on ethereum but I imagine the gas costs are quite high. Example: https://solscan.io/tx/5gsnF9huipfLYaRZBw9rqNX6PuZAc3YH8pS4qxkWDSSo6ARreJjXyqFDqHqGUZg4PpDVD5Gno6rU13kaotceRtPi

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on March 5, 2022 12:24:47
/r/solana/comments/t75a7q/how_do_i_create_randomness_in_solana/hzh0dbg/

There's this https://switchboard.xyz/randomness but otherwise Solana doesn't have native randomness I think.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on March 5, 2022 12:20:06
/r/solana/comments/t7avee/why_does_joining_solana_discord_need_a_phone/hzh03y2/

Hmm yeah we're considering removing the phone number thing. Seems impossible to stop the scammers.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on March 5, 2022 12:18:17
/r/solana/comments/t6w63j/cant_complete_any_transactions_on_solana_the_last/hze6mof/

I'm reposting this from another thread. I'm a Solana Tech discord mod too and it did look like there were network performance degradations causing people some issues. "There's still a mystery issue that seems to be occurring in transaction processing under load where the throughput actually drops. It's not as though expected capacity is being met... it definitely isn't. My guess is that when many similar txns get spammed (i.e. from NFT mint or raydium IDO) these non-parallelizable, heavy compute transactions are somehow affecting the parallelizability of other txns and swamping them out when ideally they should not be doing this. It could be other things as well... but that's one thing me and some others have been thinking about. There has been focus on changing the way fees work and being able to rate limit heavy spammers with something called Quic protocol but I think those are just a bandaid for a txn processing bug that hasn't been identified. The latest update which only a portion of the network has atm adds some new metrics that will allow better inspection of certain transaction processing stages and will hopefully result in some insights there... I still have a positive outlook longer term since it's more of a bug instead of a theoretical limit being reached, but nearer term (next few weeks, months) it's tough to say how quickly this issue will get solved... I'm also not an engineer though so even harder for me to guesstimate. The Solana Tech discord has a new channel called "unknown tps drop" for those who would like to follow in more detail and I recommend reading these articles by Jito Labs and Soteria to understand a bit more of the terminology that might be used in that channel. https://twitter.com/jito_labs/status/1463209429201928194?t=L4FInR50_tgT9wRL7aZpVQ&s=19 https://medium.com/coinmonks/solana-internals-part-3-the-transaction-processing-unit-tpu-79887af07a04 https://medium.com/coinmonks/solana-internals-part-4-the-bank-a-key-component-1d47b94cd705 "

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on March 4, 2022 20:10:31
/r/solana/comments/t6s8i6/the_advertised_tps_just_a_matter_of_demand/hze5fbw/

There's still a mystery issue that seems to be occurring in transaction processing under load where the throughput actually drops. It's not as though expected capacity is being met... it definitely isn't. My guess is that when many similar txns get spammed (i.e. from NFT mint or raydium IDO) these non-parallelizable, heavy compute transactions are somehow affecting the parallelizability of other txns and swamping them out when ideally they should not be doing this. It could be other things as well... but that's one thing me and some others have been thinking about. There has been focus on changing the way fees work and being able to rate limit heavy spammers with something called Quic protocol but I think those are just a bandaid for a txn processing bug that hasn't been identified. The latest update which only a portion of the network has atm adds some new metrics that will allow better inspection of certain transaction processing stages and will hopefully result in some insights there... I still have a positive outlook longer term since it's more of a bug instead of a theoretical limit being reached, but nearer term (next few weeks, months) it's tough to say how quickly this issue will get solved... I'm also not an engineer though so even harder for me to guesstimate. The Solana Tech discord has a new channel called "unknown tps drop" for those who would like to follow in more detail and I recommend reading these articles by Jito Labs and Soteria to understand a bit more of the terminology that might be used in that channel. https://twitter.com/jito_labs/status/1463209429201928194?t=L4FInR50_tgT9wRL7aZpVQ&s=19 https://medium.com/coinmonks/solana-internals-part-3-the-transaction-processing-unit-tpu-79887af07a04 https://medium.com/coinmonks/solana-internals-part-4-the-bank-a-key-component-1d47b94cd705

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on March 4, 2022 20:01:25
/r/solana/comments/t4n3qu/any_development_or_roadmap_progress/hz0cerw/

I heard Shib is pretty cool

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on March 1, 2022 23:29:33
/r/solana/comments/t3wsjl/solflare_and_revoke_messages_that_popped_up/hyve00v/

It's related to this [https://twitter.com/solflare\_wallet/status/1495821558560002048](https://twitter.com/solflare_wallet/status/1495821558560002048) There are legitimate use cases for these approvals as well but I'm not sure what, and why yours might have them... You could try asking on Solflare discord for some help as well perhaps.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 28, 2022 23:12:03
/r/solana/comments/t3sdz2/limit_per_wallet_in_candy_machine_sol_reward/hyvdccc/

Hmm have you tried asking on the metaplex discord?

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 28, 2022 23:06:33
/r/solana/comments/t2nwdq/is_there_an_active_sub_for_solana/hysbor6/

I kinda agree that there are some things that Solana could do better with regards to the twitter. I feel like some outreach/AMAs from Solana Labs/Foundation and from teams in the ecosystem would be cool. Other than some more curated content I'm not sure what else should/could be done. I feel like there are a lot of crypto communities on reddit which are prett pathetic and most of the discussion involves talking about prices and then shilling or FUding in various subreddits. Btw, the Solana Community discord might be up your alley https://discord.gg/64GPjKvY

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 28, 2022 10:21:34
/r/solana/comments/t2nwdq/is_there_an_active_sub_for_solana/hysay75/

It's not necessarily traders on twitter. It's tech discussion, defi discussion, nft discussion, etc., and for most of the larger L1s, most of the interesting discussion and well known people in the space tend to be on there. People dont tweet selfies and what not on twitter -- it's not much different from reddit if you want it to be -- just follow who you want and read discussions and dont put work into commenting/posting if that's not up your alley. The quality of crypto discussion you can find on twittter is often much higher quality than what you see on r/cryptocurrency for example.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 28, 2022 10:16:26
/r/solana/comments/t2nwdq/is_there_an_active_sub_for_solana/hynzof6/

A lot of Solana activity isn't on reddit but rather on twitter and project-specific discords for the most part. For tech and developer discussions there is the main Solana Tech discord where there are Solana Labs members, validators, contributors, etc. and there are other dev discords as well (see menu up top).

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 27, 2022 12:22:07
/r/solana/comments/t26njv/scripttv/hylrqy2/

Spam elsewhere

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 26, 2022 23:19:23
/r/solana/comments/t29p4k/solana_nft_blockchain_api/hylqjkw/

I think you'll find the best advice for this on the Metaplex discord https://www.metaplex.com/

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 26, 2022 23:08:38
/r/solana/comments/t1bbgw/is_there_a_place_where_you_can_offer_services_for/hyj9b81/

I think [https://twitter.com/blocksmithlabs](https://twitter.com/blocksmithlabs) might be working on something like this.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 26, 2022 12:13:52
/r/solana/comments/t1gozy/need_help_please_deposit_sol_from_phantom_wallet/hyj8x5c/

Pro tip: Never use Binance again. Unfortunately you'll need to pester their customer service. It's Binance US so I'm sure there is some way you could take legal action if you have the money...

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 26, 2022 12:11:12
/r/solana/comments/t1zb0g/as_a_beginner_should_i_jump_into_solana/hyj897r/

I don't think polishing your Solidity skills will help for Solana. There are some good courses on [https://soldev.app/](https://soldev.app/) and [https://solanacookbook.com/#contributing](https://solanacookbook.com/#contributing) has some good info too --- you'll need to get a bit of an understanding of Solana's architecture and programming model to make sense of things. There's this Solana Developer podcast too where devs talk about their experience/start building on Solana https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzc6o9J84Lc

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 26, 2022 12:06:37
/r/solana/comments/t12sj3/banned_from_solana_tech_discord/hydzte1/

I think that's a really broad generalization. I've never seen the N word on the Solana discord. It's where Solana Labs, validators, developers, etc discuss things.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 25, 2022 10:14:14
/r/solana/comments/t00m0k/what_is_your_favorite_part_about_solana/hy9gdd1/

Yeah, I really like that Solana Labs does a lot of their communication on the Solana Tech discord and there is a lot of open validator community discussion there -- it makes things feel more open and lively. I don't see that for other alt1s that Ive looked into. Someone from the validator company Blockdaemon mentioned to me he hasnt felt similar community vibes anywhere else yet.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 24, 2022 12:00:35
/r/solana/comments/t06j56/whats_your_thoughts_on_everstake_since_its_a/hy9fi8q/

I think their infrastructure is fine and they keep their servers in other countries (see validators.app), but they already have the most stake on the network so delegating directly to their validator (or using Exodus wallet which only stakes with them) increases the amount of centralization of Solana and thus makes the network less robust and hurts Solana's reputation due to centralization concerns.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 24, 2022 11:55:08
/r/solana/comments/sy3w0h/solflare_has_added_support_to_defend_against/hy9ej0c/

Strange... if you ask on the Orca discord mind letting me know what they say?

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 24, 2022 11:49:00
/r/solana/comments/sy3w0h/solflare_has_added_support_to_defend_against/hy75hwj/

Oh very odd. I'd definitely ask about it on the Orca discord. What types of tokens?

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 23, 2022 23:31:57
/r/solana/comments/sy3w0h/solflare_has_added_support_to_defend_against/hy6njt8/

I may be wrong but it seems like it has only popped up so far with regard to this one NFT project, and I wouldnt worry about Orca being sketch. It seems like whichever token accounts are specified in the transaction are susceptible to having this withdraw authority applied and the scammer can withdraw funds then and there or later on. Revoking is safe. There aren't that many use cases for it supposedly, and I don't think any of the legit use cases are live yet. I imagine that those protocols will more explicitly tell users why the privilege is needed.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 23, 2022 21:13:29
/r/solana/comments/sy3w0h/solflare_has_added_support_to_defend_against/hy6muq9/

I don't think Phantom has added it yet but I was desperately encouraging them to do so about two weeks or so ago (when I contacted Solflare) and it sounded like they would start looking into it.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 23, 2022 21:08:21
/r/solana/comments/sz28kg/can_someone_explain_to_me_how_the_money_from/hy2dfc0/

Even if Binance pays you well, I don't think giving them more/money power in this ecosystem is a good thing. They continuously prevent users from withdrawing and blame the blockchain, and do not participate at all in the ecosystem except for siphoning money away as far as I can tell. Consider commission on stake a way to crowdfund validators/people in the ecoystem who are preforming a public good. Make your choices wisely.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 23, 2022 00:18:54
/r/solana/comments/sz3d3c/solana_transactions_tax_purposes/hy2d8oj/

Have you tried solscan? SolanaFM might have that data too.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 23, 2022 00:17:10
/r/solana/comments/sy5iw4/programmatic_check_whether_solanatestvalidator_is/hxz8m80/

Oh why? You are able to run a validator though?

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 22, 2022 11:15:00
/r/solana/comments/sy5iw4/programmatic_check_whether_solanatestvalidator_is/hxx1sxs/

You'll probably get the best validator related info on the Solana Tech discord.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 21, 2022 22:03:05
/r/solana/comments/sy3ox9/solana_for_unity3d_sdk/hxvujap/

Once your SDK is released you should tag Chase Barker from Solana Labs in the tweet.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 21, 2022 16:45:00
/r/solana/comments/sy3w0h/solflare_has_added_support_to_defend_against/hxvlv2w/

We have reason to believe that those who minted the SolFire NFT are at high risk. To read about how this scam occurs, please refer to: https://2501babe.github.io/tools/revoken.html Use the tool in the article at your own risk, otherwise, use Solflare or ask your wallet provider to add this feature ASAP. I've already talked to Phantom and they seem to be on the case. There are also valid programs/use-cases for this feature which are discussed in this twitter thread. It will be up to wallet providers to better flag these types of transactions. https://twitter.com/mfrager/status/1495834400034279424?t=JponLwcGoIYesMr61fty9Q&s=19 Also, this type of scam is similar to the OpenSea phishing scam that occurred a few days ago. https://twitter.com/NadavAHollander/status/1495509511179755530?t=fhCBzv-8MqVUlqen-PU-rQ&s=19

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 21, 2022 15:47:10
/r/solana/comments/sxlogx/is_binance_actually_playing_dirty_on_solana_its/hxv2tev/

Their validator had really poor performance for quite a while. It could just be a matter of them not caring enough. That or maybe competition with FTX or something.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 21, 2022 13:39:40
/r/solana/comments/sxlogx/is_binance_actually_playing_dirty_on_solana_its/hxv2mj3/

I wonder if they do this because they want to prop up BSC. Also, competition with FTX.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 21, 2022 13:38:24
/r/solana/comments/sxua4j/curious_how_solanabeach_gets_the_location_of/hxv2e1v/

It's not all that accurate though apparently (at least a few months ago when I heard talk about it). I think it puts the Shinobi Systems validator in Vancouver when it's actually in California. Validators.app has a similar location thing too I think -- I'm not sure how accurate it is.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 21, 2022 13:36:51
/r/solana/comments/svr36x/deleted_by_user/hxlhug2/

Good. Thank you for your service

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 19, 2022 12:04:32
/r/solana/comments/svr36x/deleted_by_user/hxldmob/

Sad life. Go for it then

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 19, 2022 11:36:15
/r/solana/comments/svtfkx/feedbackwhat_factors_do_you_consider_when/hxldead/

This is pretty much what I do, but I also spend a lot of time on the Solana Tech discord so I try to get a sense of which validators are contributing to the community as well and will delegate based on that.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 19, 2022 11:34:43
/r/solana/comments/svr36x/deleted_by_user/hxl6iiu/

You pretty often come here to FUD and then try to weasel your way out by saying you're a Sol investor. We already get enough FUD. Go enjoy r/cc where you belong.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 19, 2022 10:47:10
/r/solana/comments/svr36x/3_reasons_solana_isnt_really_decentralized/hxivf6o/

Your article is garbage. The Solana outage had nothing to do with centralization. Not even sure how they managed to tie Arweave into that. Also, name an L1 with more validators than Solana other than Ethereum or Bitcoin... the Nakamoto of Solana is currently higher than Ethereum Beacon chain and all L1s except for Cardano and Avalanche. Furthermore, Solana's more centralized token distribution was due to that it was founded in the US and basically by law it couldn't have a large public ICO. All who were validators at the start were allowed to participate in early funding rounds. If it didn't do this, it would have been sued by the SEC like XRP. Had Ethereum launched when Solana did, it's likely it's token distribution would have had a larger insider/whale distribution as well.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 18, 2022 20:26:36
/r/solana/comments/svr36x/3_reasons_solana_isnt_really_decentralized/hxiulxz/

We don't want to censor like r/cc does. We'll let people defend and provide facts to defend against the FUD.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 18, 2022 20:19:57
/r/solana/comments/svs2de/solana_validator_having_high_skiprate/hxiua06/

Have you gone to the Solana Tech discord? That's where you'll get the best info. There are a number of testnet channels.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 18, 2022 20:17:15
/r/solana/comments/sv8bit/solans_price_predictions_2025/hxet49x/

This isn't a dev/tech post. I changed the flair.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 18, 2022 00:20:33
/r/solana/comments/subf8j/solana_losing_ground_to_avalanche/hxesydu/

Hmm I'm not sure what Lumen data centers are. Most validators run in data centers but there are many different data centers.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 18, 2022 00:19:01
/r/solana/comments/suzsi0/staking_solana_why_do_the_rewards_change_so_much/hxe08y0/

This. Also, this faking staking with Binance doesn't help Solana with decentralization. Help out the small validators.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 17, 2022 20:28:00
/r/solana/comments/suxqsg/join_us_for_some_trivia_tomorrow_in_our_discord/hxdzxs3/

Can you make this more clear what it's related to? I'm guessing it's a Solana NFT project but not that clear.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 17, 2022 20:25:39
/r/solana/comments/sunwon/is_solanas_ddos_vulnerability_fixed/hxdwu3m/

Those weren't attacks, those were people desperate to get orders through when market volatility hit. Some people had set up servers to directly spam validators with many duplicates of their transactions to try and increase the probability of their transactions going through ahead of other people (there were some instances where a transaction was duplicated a few hundred thousand times and sent repeatedly). The validators became super bogged down by these numerous duplicates and block size shrank due to some issues discussed below (some validators were getting spammed with GB's/sec of packets which totally saturated their bandwidth and caused packet loss of other users' transactions). What was greatly improved a few weeks ago was that a much better duplicate spam filter was moved earlier on in transaction processing, which has helped validators deal with heavy spam load better and has also disincentivized a lot of the heavy duplicate spamming. There is still a bit of network instability at times for short durations when there are Raydium IDOs for example, where many transactions are sent that can't be parallelized, but overall things are much better than a month or so ago. There is currently a bottleneck in transaction processing where a lot of non-parallelizable transactions actually crowd out other transactions (that could be parallelized) and so execution of transactions essentially becomes much more serial and Solana loses a lot of its throughput advantages. An improvement to this is being worked on, where transactions can be better organized so that they can be executed in more parallel fashion. Along with that, there will be changes to the fee model to better price high-compute transactions (like Raydium transactions) and also use more nuanced congestion pricing. It seems they are also working on ways to add a prioritization fee when it's needed. Luckily, Solana still has a lot of improvement for optimization in its architecture that can result in major performance gains, whereas a lot of architectures are already pretty much capped in performance. I was speaking a bit with someone from the Soteria audit team, which has expertise in high performance parallel computing, and they believe software throughput-related performance on Solana can be improved by at least 10x. If you're interested in learning more about the architecture, here are some good resources that will help you understand the technical discussions in the Solana Tech discord in more depth. [https://jito-labs.medium.com/solana-validator-101-transaction-processing-90bcdc271143](https://jito-labs.medium.com/solana-validator-101-transaction-processing-90bcdc271143) [https://www.soteria.dev/post/solana-internals-part-3-the-transaction-processing-unit-tpu](https://www.soteria.dev/post/solana-internals-part-3-the-transaction-processing-unit-tpu) [https://www.soteria.dev/post/solana-internals-part-4-the-bank-a-key-component](https://www.soteria.dev/post/solana-internals-part-4-the-bank-a-key-component) [https://solanacookbook.com/guides/retrying-transactions.html](https://solanacookbook.com/guides/retrying-transactions.html) [https://medium.com/solana-labs/7-innovations-that-make-solana-the-first-web-scale-blockchain-ddc50b1defda](https://medium.com/solana-labs/7-innovations-that-make-solana-the-first-web-scale-blockchain-ddc50b1defda) [https://www.shinobi-systems.com/primer.html](https://www.shinobi-systems.com/primer.html)

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 17, 2022 20:02:15
/r/solana/comments/sur7qr/banned_from_discord_for_no_reason/hxduxrl/

There is an unofficial Solana Community discord actually. It's about two months old I think https://discord.gg/DvRU5QfD

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 17, 2022 19:48:06
/r/solana/comments/sur7qr/banned_from_discord_for_no_reason/hxdut9z/

I'm a mod there. It's because there a billions of scammers trying to impersonate mods. The .sol names are saved for mods from Solana labs.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 17, 2022 19:47:10
/r/solana/comments/ststvs/did_you_know_that_nowadays_solana_stands_as_the/hxdu8xc/

Ok, then what is an example of a decentralized blockchain? Solana has over 1500 validators now.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 17, 2022 19:42:56
/r/solana/comments/subf8j/solana_losing_ground_to_avalanche/hxdst5s/

How is it better in interoperability? Solana has Serum clob which over 100 other projects have integrated. Apps running on other subnets don't have atomic composability with eachother (require bridging) and don't share security. Also, Solana has more validators.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 17, 2022 19:32:14
/r/solana/comments/subf8j/solana_losing_ground_to_avalanche/hxdsjq4/

Solana has more validators than Avalanche. Avalanche has a higher Nakamoto but I'm pretty sure a number of their validators are above the halt line are directly run by Avalanche Foundation. Solana foundation stakes many validators but doesn't directly run them.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 17, 2022 19:30:18
/r/solana/comments/subf8j/solana_losing_ground_to_avalanche/hxdsb3h/

I think Ethereum has the advantage over Avalanche here with its L2's that share security with Ethereum L1. Avalanche subnets don't share security. They are heralded by Emin as being a better scaling solution than L2's because L2's fragment liquidity/composability, but subnets do the same... so I have no idea what he's talking about lol.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 17, 2022 19:28:31
/r/solana/comments/subf8j/solana_losing_ground_to_avalanche/hxdrwov/

Yeah I do wonder if it's mainly Metamask that is helping with this. Fantom activity is quite high too and is EVM afaik.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 17, 2022 19:25:33
/r/solana/comments/stvqoi/can_you_check_this_basic_info_about_solana/hx6np9o/

PoH isn't the consensus mechanism -- the consensus mechanism is PoS and practical Byzantine Fault Tolerance. PoH is moreso away to synchronize validators. https://www.shinobi-systems.com/primer.html

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 16, 2022 10:45:08
/r/solana/comments/stxux1/scripttv_is_about_bridging_these_platforms_into/hx6nfpp/

This just looks like a straight promo. Please add more context. It's hard to even tell if this is Solana-specific

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 16, 2022 10:43:23
/r/solana/comments/ssknld/network_congestion/hx055iy/

Like what?

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 15, 2022 00:55:05
/r/solana/comments/ssknld/network_congestion/hx054by/

There haven't been any major issues for a few weeks now.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 15, 2022 00:54:43
/r/solana/comments/sr8tes/strong_but_for_solana_node/hwv9xwy/

Can you describe STRONG?

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 13, 2022 22:49:45
/r/solana/comments/srjj0p/how_will_solana_unleash_the_advertised_50k_tps/hwv9rwv/

It still seems like there's a weird block packing issue though and some big optimizations that can be made. We see high demand sometimes but tps doesn't increase accordingly. I spoke a bit with Soteria which works in higher performance parallel computing as well and they seem to have identified a lot of places where performance can be improved -- they estimate that thoughput/block packing can get about 10x+ better with various, theoretical software improvements.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 13, 2022 22:48:24
/r/solana/comments/snnmqg/solana_staking_issues_on_phantom/hwu70ir/

You should have definitely gotten rewards. I would search your stake accounts on Solanabeach [https://solanabeach.io/](https://solanabeach.io/) . Also, I'd consider choosing smaller validators to stake to -- staking to those increases centralization due to the amount of stake and there are smaller validators with better performance and APY. This is a good article on the topic https://medium.com/@laine\_sa/solana-how-to-pick-a-validator-52b3f17ff616

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 13, 2022 18:02:14
/r/solana/comments/sq8o5c/how_is_solona_so_big_with_very_few_social_media/hwp34x7/

Solana is still in its early stages. The chain is a lot more stable now the past three weeks after some better spam filtering was introduced, though there are some inefficiencies that need to be worked out with transaction processing/packing -- blocks are still less than 10% full even during a high amount of spam.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 12, 2022 16:35:28
/r/solana/comments/sq8o5c/how_is_solona_so_big_with_very_few_social_media/hwp2rqt/

That security issue was a specific smart contract used by Wormhole.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 12, 2022 16:33:01
/r/solana/comments/sqglv9/wormhole_lack_of_functionality/hwp2m98/

Whats the mtnDAO news?

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 12, 2022 16:31:59
/r/solana/comments/snnmqg/solana_staking_issues_on_phantom/hwp1v0y/

That seems really unlikely given you staked multiple validators. They would all have to have gone offline for those epochs. Do you know which validators?

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 12, 2022 16:26:50
/r/solana/comments/spvwob/deleted_by_user/hwp1l8u/

So you've never connected to an app with your Phantom wallet?

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 12, 2022 16:25:03
/r/solana/comments/sotctb/hero_nfts_for_solanabased_project_metagaia/hwc2on4/

Please post nft promos on r/SolanaNFT instead or just promote via twitter.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 10, 2022 01:13:27
/r/solana/comments/sk9ebi/a_warning_to_all_those_who_holdstake_solana_in/hwc2dw8/

Noo the datacenter is actually in Helsinki, Finland. You can find DC locations for validators on validators.app.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 10, 2022 01:10:23
/r/solana/comments/snnmqg/solana_staking_issues_on_phantom/hw704iy/

What makes you think you aren't getting any rewards?

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 9, 2022 01:35:17
/r/solana/comments/snq2e0/anything_better_then_solscan_for_tax_purposes/hw6zyps/

SolanaFM might have some stuff as well.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 9, 2022 01:33:33
/r/solana/comments/sm96pd/question_about_minting_fees/hvw4ohg/

Ahh interesting. Good to know. Thank you

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 6, 2022 21:17:32
/r/solana/comments/pxgg76/solana_discord_link/hvvopux/

Ok unbanned. Not sure why it was like that

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 6, 2022 19:15:18
/r/solana/comments/sj23wu/why_do_you_need_eth_on_solana_chain/hvvntuw/

Nil Foundation is building some form of trustless Snark bridge between Ethereum and Solana. Rollups are cool but I see the major risk being too much of a diversity in programming environments --- seems like that increases the risk of smart contract exploits given many more newer programming environments (like Solana).

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 6, 2022 19:08:35
/r/solana/comments/siy1mk/what_is_the_best_and_the_worst_thing_about_the/hvvjmmp/

Yeah some transactions will probably go up in price quite a bit (but still max only a few cents or less) and were actually some of the ones that are most commonly spammed. It'll depend how compute-heavy the transactions are -- votes are very low compute along with transfers so those will be super cheap.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 6, 2022 18:37:19
/r/solana/comments/q1l15y/if_you_care_about_decentralization_then_stop/hvvjdf3/

I actually don't hear about them much so I'm not sure... you can probably do more in the ecosystem with one of the more common Solana native wallets.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 6, 2022 18:35:28
/r/solana/comments/sl6zst/solana_defi_assistance/hvvj1ae/

Check out pentacle.xyz and their Solana defi section https://twitter.com/pentaclexyz?t=XrmbVhBfcfeJknVDnTSrVg&s=09

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 6, 2022 18:33:00
/r/solana/comments/sltcw1/sent_solana_on_solflare_to_binance_eth_wallet/hvvikb3/

Binance is probably the worst to make a mistake on of the big exchanges.... least likely to get good customer support from what I've seen.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 6, 2022 18:29:36
/r/solana/comments/sluvbv/check_out_our_upcoming_p2e_nft_game_on_solana/hvvidf7/

Yeah you're also going to end up getting a lot of shit for having Sol as a prefix in the name. Just preparing you.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 6, 2022 18:28:14
/r/solana/comments/sm2hmg/scammer/hvvi1n7/

It's almost impossible to prevent the deluge of scammers on more open crypto discussion platforms. Best thing to do is to just educate as many possible on user-side scam-prevention/defence.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 6, 2022 18:25:54
/r/solana/comments/sm3l9x/steak_wallet_available_in_app_store_and_google/hvvhrru/

Is this a Solana specific wallet? I would be careful about using any wallet. Also, the APY's depend on the validator you choose, not the wallet. https://stakeview.app/ https://medium.com/@laine_sa/solana-how-to-pick-a-validator-52b3f17ff616

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 6, 2022 18:23:54
/r/solana/comments/sm8ivw/should_i_stake/hvvhh7q/

You won't make a ton but It can't hurt. Understanding it is a good way to learn more about how decentralization/security of the blockchain if you don't understand much yet. https://medium.com/@laine_sa/solana-how-to-pick-a-validator-52b3f17ff616

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 6, 2022 18:21:46
/r/solana/comments/sm96pd/question_about_minting_fees/hvvh58m/

Yeah that is normal. When you mint your NFT you are essentially taking up space on the Solana blockchain and you need to pay "rent" for that space while you use it. It's basically a small amount that is locked and you can later refund these small locked amounts when you close the account. I think Solflare has this feature to close accounts but Phantom does not as far as I know. There needs to be this dynamic so that people don't create way too many accounts for validators to store and blow up their memory -- being able to close the accounts and retrieve that locked Sol is an incentive to recycle space. https://www.reddit.com/r/solana/comments/nelsp7/what_exactly_happens_to_an_unfunded_solana_account/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 6, 2022 18:19:22
/r/solana/comments/sm9il3/phantom_wallet_gone/hvvfv6b/

They have customer support on their website. u/Ansi09 might have seen some similar experiences and have some advice.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 6, 2022 18:09:59
/r/solana/comments/siy1mk/what_is_the_best_and_the_worst_thing_about_the/hvrflso/

That's not at all the reason for the network issues though... the issue was a high amount of spam and issues efficiently processing high compute transactions when spammed, which wouldn't have been solved by token distribution. Ethereum only has about 6k nodes atm on either Ethereum or Beacon Chain which is not insanely more than Solana's ~1400 given the age comparison. Beacon Chain's stake distribution is worse than Solana atm.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 5, 2022 19:35:39
/r/solana/comments/sjl0h5/does_anyone_find_suspicious_the_amount_of_fud/hvjb402/

The thing is is that r/cc is an echochamber.... they censor anyone defending solana and leave a lot of disinformation up. The real technical discussions about issues are on the Solana Tech discord... most of those posting pseudo-technucal FUD misunderstand quite a bit about why the network was having issues.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 4, 2022 02:50:10
/r/solana/comments/sjl0h5/does_anyone_find_suspicious_the_amount_of_fud/hvjakkg/

Most technical discussion is on Twitter (follow Anatoly) or on the Solana Tech and dev discords. Solana Tech is where Solana Labs communicates along with validators and other devs/contributors. I'm not complaining about the subreddit... but the discord is definitely a big step up if you're interested in deeper technical discussions. It took me a while before I even ventured to the more technical channels on there... started in September when the chain halted... has gotten more and more interesting to read ever since and as I absorb more. Check out mb-validators, core-technology, and the many other tech-specific channels.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 4, 2022 02:43:41
/r/solana/comments/sjugko/solana_dev/hvja6fr/

It might help to start with Anchor and I'd also check out some of the core-tech explanations on https://soldev.app/ and https://solanacookbook.com/#contributing Might want to join the Solana Tech and Anchor discords for advice too (links in menu)

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 4, 2022 02:39:06
/r/solana/comments/sk3d8b/how_to_contribute_to_solana_network_with_a/hvj9vrf/

Def come ask on the Solana Tech discord (see menu) validator questions -- that's where a lot of the validator community discusses things. Also, voting fees will likely go down in the next month or two (potentially up to 10x) when the transaction fee model becomes compute-based.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 4, 2022 02:35:39
/r/solana/comments/sk4bzi/new_dev_looking_to_build_where_do_i_start/hvj9h6s/

https://soldev.app/ has a lot of good resources as well as the Solana site. If you have questions come join the Solana Tech, Anchor, and other dev discords up in the menu. There's also a r/solanadev subreddit where the main mod is very dedicated to helping people. A new hackathon started yesterday as well: https://solana.com/riptide A lot of the dev community chat tends to be on Twitter as well. I'd start by following: https://twitter.com/aeyakovenko?t=XOC_J1m4J4JZHt17GvaXVQ&s=09 https://twitter.com/armaniferrante?t=1VHreRiQV9k4vhRfMQxE2A&s=09 https://twitter.com/therealchaseeb?t=EZy9A-qWdTWd_tiVeX3aOw&s=09

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 4, 2022 02:30:52
/r/solana/comments/sk0l1d/i_just_got_banned_from_rcryptocurrency_for/hvj936l/

Yeah that'd be awesome thank you! I was thinking for a while that it would be nice to have some FUD FAQ post. Let's organize that on the Solana Community discord perhaps... a bit easier to brainstorm there. I agree with not censoring... the FUD can be defeated if enough people become educated on these topics... don't want to stoop to censoring (unless it's incredibly malicious-- really bad words, racism, etc.)

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 4, 2022 02:26:19
/r/solana/comments/sk0l1d/i_just_got_banned_from_rcryptocurrency_for/hvj2so1/

I got banned too lol. Maybe we should all get tats.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 4, 2022 01:17:21
/r/solana/comments/siy1mk/what_is_the_best_and_the_worst_thing_about_the/hvilj6y/

Yeah there's no minimum but you can consider the base costs to be running the hardware (as low as $4k but up to $12k for people who want the best. AWS is the most expensive option thankfully) and DC rental (a few thousand per year). Voting costs are around 1 sol per day (yes expensive) and rewards include inflation fees (validators set a commission %) and block rewards. It might be true there needs to be a few millon dollars in stake to break even (so voting costs no longer break the bank) but for most validators the majority of that is stake from others. Some validators make hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars per year and have 99%+ third party stake. The transaction fee model will change soon too and votes (which are low compute) will potentially drop 10x or more in price whereas other higher compute transactions will go up in price.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 3, 2022 22:45:46
/r/solana/comments/siy1mk/what_is_the_best_and_the_worst_thing_about_the/hviks8g/

PoH isn't the consensus method btw. Lots of other parts of the design are built to take advantage of it though.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 3, 2022 22:39:58
/r/wallstreetbets/comments/sjdk9t/fb_is_over_metaverse_wont_save_it/hvg73v4/

There are decentralized rendering networks like Render Network. Might be easier to bootstrap on top of something like that.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/wallstreetbets on February 3, 2022 13:04:20
/r/solana/comments/sj7ba7/heres_how_98k_eth_was_stolen_on_solana_explained/hvdffsn/

Good update here btw https://twitter.com/wireless_anon/status/1489075372662476800?t=0ouAyLtdyGwZTL5xOptX1A&s=19

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 2, 2022 22:32:39
/r/solana/comments/siy1mk/what_is_the_best_and_the_worst_thing_about_the/hvdea2w/

Not sure what you mean by cutting corners either... Solana isn't just adding better hardware and that's it... parallelization, PoH, are innovations that increase the amount of throughput you get per dollar cost of hardware by a large magnitude.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 2, 2022 22:24:08
/r/solana/comments/siy1mk/what_is_the_best_and_the_worst_thing_about_the/hvddzj2/

The cost of running a validator is irrelevant.... that cost is sometimes used as a proxy for amount of validators that a network might have but it's a poor one because there are network constraints that matter more (i.e. Polygon and a number of other PoS chains can only handle less than 100 or so validators despite having lower hardware costs) and it discounts a lot of other economic incentives... some validators make millions of dollars per year.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 2, 2022 22:21:57
/r/solana/comments/siy1mk/what_is_the_best_and_the_worst_thing_about_the/hvddqs7/

How is it centralized? And what are you comparing it to?

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 2, 2022 22:20:09
/r/solana/comments/sj1fyy/hacker_steals_250_million_from_solana_ethereum/hvddnfz/

Why should one bridge's smart contract be used to judge an entire chain for years?

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 2, 2022 22:19:28
/r/solana/comments/sj1fyy/hacker_steals_250_million_from_solana_ethereum/hvddhvw/

What 4 hacks? Ethereum is doing fine after the DAO hack years ago. Polygon had a bug that put nearly their entire supply at risk... Bugs happen, especially in newer ecosystems that haven't been as battle-hardened yet.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 2, 2022 22:18:19
/r/solana/comments/sj16w6/does_solana_staking_have_slashing/hvdd8z6/

This. I think they can manually slash if need be (?) but automated slashing has not been implemented yet.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 2, 2022 22:16:27
/r/solana/comments/sj50j7/update_on_wormhole_exploit/hvdd39b/

Hmm, well Ethereum had the DAO hack and rollback and it's doing pretty well still eh?

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 2, 2022 22:15:17
/r/solana/comments/sj7ba7/heres_how_98k_eth_was_stolen_on_solana_explained/hvdcxhn/

No, it was a flaw in a specific smart contract created by Wormholebridge [https://twitter.com/gakonst/status/1488997606105747463?cxt=HHwWjsC49eDb\_akpAAAA](https://twitter.com/gakonst/status/1488997606105747463) [https://twitter.com/samczsun/status/1489044939732406275](https://twitter.com/samczsun/status/1489044939732406275)

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 2, 2022 22:14:06
/r/solana/comments/sisisz/solana_looks_to_incorporate_fee_market_akin_to/hvcvamb/

I think that's what they're trying to do with the Quic network protocol they are working on incorporating.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 2, 2022 20:10:56
/r/solana/comments/sizrcy/warning_to_anyone_holding_eth_on_solana_the/hvcuuyz/

Relevant comments by an Ethereum researcher: [https://twitter.com/gakonst/status/1488997606105747463?cxt=HHwWjsC49eDb\_akpAAAA](https://twitter.com/gakonst/status/1488997606105747463?cxt=HHwWjsC49eDb_akpAAAA) It's a smart contract bug which could happen to L2's as well.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 2, 2022 20:07:56
/r/solana/comments/sgmm28/why_is_my_phantom_wallet_so_slow_nowadays/hv7tt09/

Ahh I see I see. I wish they were on the discord so I could mention to them... might be good to give that feedback on their site.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 1, 2022 20:43:32
/r/solana/comments/shfe3d/wallet_multisig_solana/hv7tn59/

Ok good. Hope they release soon!

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 1, 2022 20:42:25
/r/solana/comments/si7315/is_solana_experiencing_technical_issues/hv7stwk/

Yeah the explorer is better. It seemed like tps was a bit choppy at a point earlier but not nearly as severe as a week and a half ago.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 1, 2022 20:36:47
/r/solana/comments/si7315/is_solana_experiencing_technical_issues/hv7sp81/

You should try the Dex aggregator jup.ag btw.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 1, 2022 20:35:56
/r/solana/comments/sia6ju/wormhole_url_changing/hv7mttt/

Good question. Im super confused to. On the Wormhole Bridge Twitter the link is different https://twitter.com/wormholecrypto?t=jPzRG2vB9aDS4eM3Y82T_A&s=09 Actually, the twitter profile takes you to https://linktr.ee/wormholecrypto and then if you click on portal it goes to the new portal site.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 1, 2022 19:55:10
/r/solana/comments/sh2ao2/solana_wallet_phantom_raises_109_million_bringing/hv4to6f/

Haha it's IOS and I have Android so not yet... supposedly Android out soon as well.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on February 1, 2022 09:08:28
/r/solana/comments/sg6unr/is_solana_overhyped/hv31k62/

Ah I'm confused lol. Well, if you want confirmation how little Solana Labs/Foundation tends to care about reddit, search my many month-old comments about the subreddit in the community-management channel of the Solana Tech discord :) Most of their focus is on the Tech discord, twitter stuff, and outreach through events I think. I'd say the issue with reddit is that it's a bit hard to have more focused discussions -- there's quite a hodgepodge of topics so sorta breaks the aesthetic I think.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 31, 2022 22:05:51
/r/solana/comments/sgvgf6/hardware_and_internet_speed_req_for_running_a/hv3140b/

Ohh Randomish Walk. What up dawg. Didn't notice your UN

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 31, 2022 22:02:34
/r/solana/comments/sgvgf6/hardware_and_internet_speed_req_for_running_a/hv2lo9e/

No you would lose on voting costs which are about 1 Sol per day. You vote on blocks and they are charged as transactions. Each vote txn is miniscule in cost but since slots/blocks occur every 0.5 seconds it adds up. There are plans to reduce voting costs by possibly up to 10x. I'm' guessing that'll happen within the next two months. Running a validator requires a relatively technical background.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 31, 2022 20:10:21
/r/solana/comments/sg6unr/is_solana_overhyped/hv2leit/

How so? and how is it different than other subreddits?

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 31, 2022 20:08:23
/r/solana/comments/sgmm28/why_is_my_phantom_wallet_so_slow_nowadays/hv2kndi/

I have seen people report this and will ask about it on the Solana discord. It's possible voting or something hasn't been as efficient lately -- a transaction gets confirmed when 2/3+ stake weight votes on a slot (aka block)

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 31, 2022 20:02:52
/r/solana/comments/sg6unr/is_solana_overhyped/hv2kdz8/

Solana testnet does 100k tps regularly but only with transfers rather than compute-heavy transactions like Raydium ones (can be 300x more compute than a transfer). I think they should have been more clear about that. I also think there should be different tps benchmarks based on different types of transactions so that they can be better compared across chains. Anyway, at the moment, there seems to be some weird inefficiency in transaction processing caused when there are a lot of compute-heavy transactions being processed which is why tps and block size actually goes down during heavy congestion. There's still a lot of block space left fortunately... just need to figure out this mysterious block-packing issue.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 31, 2022 20:00:58
/r/solana/comments/sg6unr/is_solana_overhyped/hv2jwm5/

Still won't even be able to withdraw staked Beacon chain Eth until 6 months post-merge.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 31, 2022 19:57:25
/r/solana/comments/sg6unr/is_solana_overhyped/hv2jpl9/

Lol what's the conspiracy theory? I've been here since 14k people and we still have only have like 2 active mods atm. I'm discounting myself from active mod because I've done a poor job lately. Anyway, most activity tends to be on various Solana discords it seems.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 31, 2022 19:55:56
/r/solana/comments/sg6unr/is_solana_overhyped/hv2jdw6/

I doubt they even had positions. They probably just made that up to FUD. I doubt the real users that were liquidated would bother using /r/cc

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 31, 2022 19:53:30
/r/solana/comments/sgz2hc/candy_machine_v2_minting_on_mainnet_need_help/hv2j6d6/

I'd try asking in the Metaplex discord tbh

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 31, 2022 19:51:56
/r/solana/comments/sgvgf6/hardware_and_internet_speed_req_for_running_a/hv2j39q/

You can find a ton of validator resources in the validator resource channel on the Solana discord. There's also some validator related channels which are helpful.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 31, 2022 19:51:18
/r/solana/comments/sgmtt1/what_happens_to_my_staked_solana_if_a_validator/hv2iqg8/

Validators probably won't get slashed for just delinquency. Last I heard was that if validators go delinquent for more than 2 epochs they get "cooled down" and essentially don't earn rewards on their stake. I forget the details.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 31, 2022 19:48:36
/r/solana/comments/sh87nx/how_to_get_solana_changing_from_mm_to_phantom_or/hv2ii8i/

By MM you mean MetaMask? You can use wormholebridge or allbridge.io to bridge to Solana, then swap wrapped assets on jup.ag.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 31, 2022 19:46:50
/r/solana/comments/sh1qvu/staking_solana/hv2ia2k/

Exodus is the worst for decentralization and the Everstake validator that they use doesn't have returns as good as other options. Plus, you can't really do much with your Sol in Exodus since it connects to limited dAPPs. Phantom has a mobile wallet now along with Solflare.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 31, 2022 19:45:02
/r/solana/comments/sh2ao2/solana_wallet_phantom_raises_109_million_bringing/hv2i3wr/

That's what the news is about --- today it's out

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 31, 2022 19:43:42
/r/solana/comments/sh2ao2/solana_wallet_phantom_raises_109_million_bringing/hv2i32i/

They have support on their website. Or you can try tweeting at them or something

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 31, 2022 19:43:31
/r/solana/comments/sgvgf6/hardware_and_internet_speed_req_for_running_a/hv2htrj/

Not your own money per se. A lot of validators have millions, or even billions of dollars in 3rd party Sol staked to them.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 31, 2022 19:41:31
/r/solana/comments/shc8bl/why_i_cant_swap_my_usdt_to_sol/hv2hdkg/

Hmm just try on Jup.ag

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 31, 2022 19:38:01
/r/solana/comments/shd18u/phantom_wallet/hv2h8g7/

https://twitter.com/phantom/status/1488158676363845632?t=WcnPUkXgHb9Y2VCHTWC0kg&s=19

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 31, 2022 19:36:53
/r/solana/comments/shfe3d/wallet_multisig_solana/hv2gynq/

Hmm I think Goki protocol might have something https://twitter.com/GokiProtocol?t=v7HIEUUgG-LFlDts8K6RgA&s=09 It's also worth asking in the Dao-related Solana discord https://discord.gg/zXbBW7hR

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 31, 2022 19:34:44
/r/solana/comments/sds3mr/shiba2k22_is_shiba_inu_20/hv08otk/

Sorry, I'm guilty. I'm on the discord usually tbh and even I used to complain that there wasnt enough modding here... working on finding more that can be more dedicated.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 31, 2022 10:57:41
/r/solana/comments/qmjiyn/solanas_node_count_going_up_and_ethereums_down/hv08enr/

I havent seen that as far as I know. Could be worth asking a team like SolanaFM on twitter if they could add something like that.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 31, 2022 10:55:50
/r/solana/comments/sdyzw2/solanas_many_red_flags/huigvzl/

Also a lot of bs in that article. Definitely written by an Ethereum maxi. Proof of History actually preceded the first Variable Delay Function paper by a few months and has many similarities to Proof of History.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 27, 2022 19:02:40
/r/solana/comments/sc3git/can_someone_explain_the_tps_to_me/hu9fa3e/

Solana FM has a graph of non vote tps. https://solana.fm/dashboards You can also explore blocks on https://explorer.solana.com/ -click on slot -> scroll down to programs -> look at transaction counts per program. Failed transactions are included in blocks and are app/program specific (not dropped transactions).

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 26, 2022 01:01:43
/r/solana/comments/sc3git/can_someone_explain_the_tps_to_me/hu9evuw/

Each epoch (2 to 3 days) has a pre-determined leader schedule where the leader slots they get are pseudo-randomly ordered (I think) but the amount of slots is proportional to stake weight. Each validator also votes once per slot approximately (so around 0.5 seconds) and their votes are stake-weighted.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 26, 2022 00:57:44
/r/solana/comments/sc3w25/transaction_breakdown_for_people_wondering_vote/hu9eezx/

"Failed transactions" are different from timed out or dropped transactions. Failed transactions are included in blocks and they fail for various legitimate reasons on the program-side rather than network/validator. I.e. https://explorer.solana.com/tx/5zdsyZaw9ioVg1SxaBzbxS6NRjcaiZP6MWz5JCpVp7uGp2ALr99bKyTHk1v9ZFJcnqdbndouopVgvAJKAoReWpop

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 26, 2022 00:53:06
/r/solana/comments/sc4yom/interested_in_a_technical_explanation_of_recent/hu9e07t/

Hey, sorry some of us mods were absent this past weekend. Was a pretty rough time and we were on the Solana Tech discord quite a bit. We are hoping to get more mods on here soon and will work on summarizing technical things for the reddit more quickly next time.Tomorrow Anatoly will be doing a twitter space with some others at 12pm Eastern Time to discuss it. If youre an engineer the Solana Tech discord is the place to go to -- check out the channels: mb-validators, networking-protocols, consensus, quic-tpu, core-technology, and mb-planning -- pretty interesting discussions. https://twitter.com/Austin_Federa/status/1486106602608513024?t=NqAI-GyCe2ruQNfYoR4PUg&s=19 https://twitter.com/laine_sa_/status/1486066919543291914?t=mn3HSRrQtWE8FIWXBUuAWw&s=19 https://twitter.com/ArbVision/status/1485633096074547207?t=RRie9kkD6iiykSayjq4oGQ&s=19

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 26, 2022 00:49:11
/r/solana/comments/scc2a1/what_is_the_significance_of_time_to_finality_ttf/hu9dfzj/

Solana has "optimistic confirmation" which is almost subsecond at times and where 66%+ of validators have voted on a slot (aka block) which would require a billion dollar+ slashing event to occur to revert. As a block becomes more and more confirmed the greater the slashing event required to revert. At this moment, Solana does not have slashing yet so Im not quite sure how it would work out if it were to happen now.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 26, 2022 00:43:39
/r/solana/comments/sckh20/solana_validators/hu9czds/

The exchanges tend to have the least helpful validators for the community so far and often have poor performance. A lot of the most helpful validators you can see discussing things on the mb validators channel of the discord. Those are the ones you want to be supporting imo since theyre the ones getting shit done when it matters.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 26, 2022 00:39:16
/r/solana/comments/scstiw/whats_going_on_with_replicant_staking_validator/hu9cr54/

Yeah theyre taking advantage of a loophole that hurts the chain's performance and will be fixed at some point. Someone posted a thread below which describes the issue.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 26, 2022 00:37:05
/r/solana/comments/s9g15n/enough_is_enough/htpfk93/

So one of the issues right now is bots spamming many many duplicates of the same exact transaction (so same signature). One of the fixes for this being tested on mainnet right now by Certus One validator and Shinobi Systems (Zantetsu) is having a "dedupe" (duplicate transaction filter) that is more performant than the previous filter and its now at an earlier stage of transaction processing. For Zan it's looking like it removes about 90% of transactions (because duplicates). The issue is that the amount of spam is literally in the low millions (all day) and so high it almost completely saturates all bandwidth going to validators (causing other transactions to drop). To deal with this there need to be ways of dealing with spam by the network side (perhaps filtering out better and/or blocking certain spam sources) + better economic disincentives to spam (upcoming compute fee model will help some -- but a few weeks away I think). Other than that they need to figure out bottlenecks in block packing -- the blocks are not filling up as much as they technically should so there are parts that need to be optimized so blocks can actually be big ones instead of these weak mini ones. If you want to check out ongoing discussion check out the #consensus channel of the discord, along with #development, and #mb-validators.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 22, 2022 00:21:30
/r/solana/comments/s9g15n/enough_is_enough/htpepuh/

Yeah having leveraged defi positions and all that is risky business right now. Not gonna lie. The bots start spamming insanely hard during market volatility which is why it always seems like it's at the worst time. The transaction queue goes from low 100k'a and then spikes into the low millions during volatility.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 22, 2022 00:14:19
/r/solana/comments/s9g15n/enough_is_enough/htpech0/

No only about 6% are votes when testnet gets dos tested. Testnet does 100k tps but based on transfers and not high compute complicated smart contracts. Testnet has ~2500 validators so about 2500 * 1 vote/slot * ~2 slots/sec is maybe 5k to 6k in votes/sec out of those 100k. Need to test "tps" with complicated smart contracts ideally.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 22, 2022 00:11:05
/r/solana/comments/s9g15n/enough_is_enough/htpe558/

Yeah Solana was like that til September. The had a little while of cruising until bot spamming related to newer defi protocols became much more common + the market volatility triggers a bot feeding frenzy and when they can't get stuff through they spam harder.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 22, 2022 00:09:20
/r/solana/comments/s8v6wj/something_happening_with_sol_network_right_now_or/htkjq6d/

During market volatility bots are heavily spraying duplicate spam (about 500k+ packets of duplicates hitting validators per second I think when normally it's only lower thousands) and it seems to be heavily bogging down a step in transaction processing (banking stage). The filter that removes duplicates doesn't seem to be well optimized so they are finding a better algo for that right now and also moving a "dedupe" filter earlier in transaction processing so that it will hopefully greatly lighten the load for validators. It looks like that update may be out in the next few days. Crossing my fingers. For updates see the consensus channel on the Solana discord.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 21, 2022 02:12:14
/r/solana/comments/s8ync7/almost_every_time_the_market_dips_solana_stops/htkjowl/

During market volatility bots are heavily spraying duplicate spam (about 500k packets of duplicates hitting validators per second I think when normally it's only lower thousands) and it seems to be heavily bogging down a step in transaction processing (banking stage). The filter that removes duplicates doesn't seem to be well optimized so they are finding a better algo for that right now and also moving a "dedupe" filter earlier in transaction processing so that it will hopefully greatly lighten the load for validators. It looks like that update may be out in the next few days. Crossing my fingers. For updates see the consensus channel on the Solana discord.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 21, 2022 02:11:50
/r/solana/comments/s8ync7/almost_every_time_the_market_dips_solana_stops/htkjn3y/

During market volatility bots are heavily spraying duplicate spam (about 500k packets of duplicates hitting validators per second I think when normally it's only lower thousands) and it seems to be heavily bogging down a step in transaction processing (banking stage). The filter that removes duplicates doesn't seem to be well optimized so they are finding a better algo for that right now and also moving a "dedupe" filter earlier in transaction processing so that it will hopefully greatly lighten the load for validators. It looks like that update may be out in the next few days. Crossing my fingers. For updates see the consensus channel on the Solana discord.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 21, 2022 02:11:14
/r/solana/comments/s8ync7/almost_every_time_the_market_dips_solana_stops/htkjmhc/

During market volatility bots are heavily spraying duplicate spam (about 500k packets of duplicates hitting validators per second I think when normally it's only lower thousands) and it seems to be heavily bogging down a step in transaction processing (banking stage). The filter that removes duplicates doesn't seem to be well optimized so they are finding a better algo for that right now and also moving a "dedupe" filter earlier in transaction processing so that it will hopefully greatly lighten the load for validators. It looks like that update may be out in the next few days. Crossing my fingers. For updates see the consensus channel on the Solana discord.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 21, 2022 02:11:02
/r/solana/comments/s8ync7/almost_every_time_the_market_dips_solana_stops/htkjioz/

During market volatility bots are heavily spraying duplicate spam (about 500k packets of duplicates hitting validators per second I think when normally it's only lower thousands) and it seems to be heavily bogging down a step in transaction processing (banking stage). The filter that removes duplicates doesn't seem to be well optimized so they are finding a better algo for that right now and also moving a "dedupe" filter earlier in transaction processing so that it will hopefully greatly lighten the load for validators. It looks like that update may be out in the next few days. Crossing my fingers. For updates see the consensus channel on the Solana discord.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 21, 2022 02:09:47
/r/solana/comments/s7bp3l/solana_breaking_unique_signers_ath/htck115/

Didn't look like a wolf

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 19, 2022 13:19:10
/r/solana/comments/s6i4bd/how_to_fetch_specific_nft_data_from_a_given/hta40qx/

Hmm youre probably more likely to find an answer in dev support on the Solana Tech discord or on the Metaplex diacord. There's also r/solanadev

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 19, 2022 00:07:16
/r/solana/comments/s7aubm/what_stablecoins_are_supported_on_solana/hta3ten/

Along with USDC, UST, and USDT, UXD is a newly launched Solana native one that is interesting.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 19, 2022 00:05:28
/r/solana/comments/s7aubm/what_stablecoins_are_supported_on_solana/hta3kbl/

I think you can bridge it with wormhole bridge or allbridge and then use jup.ag to swap the wrapped version on the starting erc blockchain to USDC spl.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 19, 2022 00:03:11
/r/solana/comments/s7aubm/what_stablecoins_are_supported_on_solana/hta3fct/

Can you use wormhole bridge for this as well (or allbridge)? Could bridge then swap on jup.ag perhaps.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 19, 2022 00:01:56
/r/solana/comments/s7bp3l/solana_breaking_unique_signers_ath/hta3a83/

What is this wolf moon? Haha I feel like I'm everywhere in Solana but still so clueless about a lot of things.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 19, 2022 00:00:41
/r/solana/comments/s7efqu/if_this_post_was_titled_what_coins_will_thrive_in/hta2zw3/

Why is loopring suffering the same fate?

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 18, 2022 23:58:07
/r/solana/comments/s5wzxj/is_genesysgo_shadow_backed_by_solana/ht1np3a/

I believe Solana Labs is providing them with advice so there is collaboration there, but Solana Ventures hasn't made a public purchase in the network as far as I'm aware.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 17, 2022 10:16:43
/r/solana/comments/s63cy2/warning_a_bunch_of_scammers_in_this_community/ht1neq3/

I wouldn't call them part of the community :)

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 17, 2022 10:14:36
/r/solana/comments/s593rx/why_is_this_such_a_long_epoch/ht1n5e6/

Solanabeach sucks and has been basically frozen a number of days.

Commented by /u/7LayerMagikCookieBar in /r/solana on January 17, 2022 10:12:43
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