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iExec Workerdrop #3 — Rent Your Hardware for RLC Tokens!
On Tuesday, December 18th, 2PM UTC, iExec will run its 3rd ‘Workerdrop’ event. We invite you to get involved in this key infrastructure test and earn some RLC. Participation is quite simple: download the iExec Worker VM and join the public ‘worker pool’ and that’s it! You’ve become an iExec worker and are ready to contribute your idle computing power to earn RLC tokens.
Stuck? Technical Support: Open an ‘Issue’ on Github here, give your wallet public key and describe your issue. or Read some of the most Frequently Asked Questionsfrom previous Workerdrops!
What is a Workerdrop?
iExec is a decentralized marketplace for cloud computing resources. As part of this infrastructure, public worker pools will be implemented, meaning anyone will be able to earn RLC tokens by joining the ‘worker pool’ and contributing computing resources. In preparation for their integration, iExec has held a series of infrastructure tests named ‘Workerdrops’.
The goal of these workerdrops is to guide workers (or CPU power providers) through the process of providing computing power while testing, validating and scaling of iExec on Ethereum’s Mainnet.
The aim was to gradually introduce new introduce mechanisms and concepts with each test. Read about our strategy for the previous 2 workerdrops. Workerdrop 3 implements the full ‘Proof-of-Contribution’ (PoCo) consensus algorithm, the protocol iExec uses to verify the result of an off-chain computation. This involves workers staking some funds before executing a task. This stake, made in RLC tokens, acts as a temporary security deposit to ensure that the computation is done correctly and not falsified. When the result receives blockchain-level validation, the stake of RLC is returned.
How to participate?
To run the iExec Worker Virtual Machine (VM), the minimum hardware requirements are:
- 4GB ...
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