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The first round of the Qtum Full Node Incentive Program completed on May 16th, and the team would like to thank everyone who participated and to show our gratitude, we will send out 2 Qtum tokens to each participating Qtum address. The next round will start within days of this release, June 8th to be exact, and it will run until the 8th of July (UTC +8). We gathered a lot of suggestions from the community and made a few changes to the format.
There were 96 total prizes in Round #1, but Round #2 will have over 800 prizes!
We hope to accomplish multiple goals with this program; education, further decentralization, a fun community event, and further awareness of the Qtum blockchain. In a truly decentralized blockchain environment, anyone with an internet connection and a device should be able to validate transactions, even if they hold no tokens.
Global Full Nodes Incentive Program Results
A few weeks back when we started this program we asked community members to add to our decentralized network by allowing their computers or devices to verify transactions on the Qtum blockchain, and in return, we would have a lucky prize draw every few hours. We had envisioned a small, somewhat technical group of people taking part in building out new nodes onto the Qtum network — but our community came out strong and our small ‘techie’ program had tons of new users following great community-sourced guides on getting a node online, setting up firewall rules or in some cases, running a node via AWS.
We had 96 winners, with one winner being picked at random approximately every 8 hours. There were 1799 registered IP addresses with some running multiple, fully connected nodes over the course of the full rewards program. There were also offered 5 prizes for 5 stakers who received ...
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