We are pleased to announce our collaboration with Advanced Blockchain AG to manage their Polkadot (DOT) staking activities - validating their 7-figure USD equivalent DOT balance - whilst furthering their research activity across the Polkadot Network.
P2P Validator has been chosen due to our unique ability to enhance the efficiency of staking portfolios across institutional stakers - specifically Polkadot - maximising their staking returns as well as their strategic positioning across blockchain staking networks.
With our institutional staking services, P2P offers stakers an advanced, non-custodial staking methodology providing access to secure staking strategies for optimised APY returns.
By working with P2P Validator’s institutional staking division, Advanced Blockchain AG are able to maintain their direct DOT exposure whilst maximising their staking APY and efficiently compounding DOT staking rewards. In addition to this, Advanced Blockchain AG can benefit from P2P’s extensive monitoring, analytic and support systems as well as around-the-clock support.
Speaking on the partnership, CEO of Advanced Blockchain AG Michael Geike commented "We are very happy to be working with P2P Validator and highly value their expertise across staking networks. Together we aim to maximise our returns while supporting and further stabilising the Polkadot ecosystem.”
Our mission at P2P is to advance developments within the blockchain space and to contribute to the growth of PoS networks like the Polkadot Network. Our vision extends beyond that of digital asset staking as we aim further research efforts across decentralisation and governance.
By partnering with Advanced Blockchain AG - a public blockchain network developer - we are able to identify innovative staking networks at an early stage whilst further growing our professional staking network.
P2P Validator is a leading non-custodial staking provider securing more than $1.1 billion in assets from across 25+ staking networks including Polkadot, Cosmos, Solana and Tezos. Our services include transparent digital asset staking, advanced monitoring, dedicated account analyst and 24/7 support.
To learn more about our range of professional staking services across networks like Polkadot, contact us.
Advanced Blockchain AG (Frankfurt, Primary Market Düsseldorf, XETRA: ISIN DE000A0M93V6) is a publicly listed blockchain venture builder and ecosystem supporter in Germany. Founded in 2017, their portfolio and ecosystem development approach is centered around Web 3.0 and distributed ledger technology. To learn more about Advanced Blockchain AG and its portfolio companies, visit en.advancedblockchain.com.
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<h2 id="tldr">TLDR</h2><p>Due to an old version of an indexer agent combined with a short-time node desynchronisation, closed allocation resulted in a zero proof of indexing on February 6th 2021. Due to this rewards for the epoch vanished. Lost rewards will be fully compensated by waiving our fee and sharing our own indexing rewards with our delegators. </p><h2 id="what-happened">What happened?</h2><p>An oversight in an upgrade process led to the indexer-agent version being out of date. A minor hiccup in Ethereum node operation coincided with the allocation closing, resulting in the closing of an allocation without a proof of indexing being submitted. Rewards will be fully compensated over the course of 12 days by charging 0% fee and sharing our own indexing rewards. </p><h2 id="what-went-wrong">What went wrong?</h2><p>We provide regular reward stats on a daily/weekly basis for delegators with locked GRT and thus had no monitoring of epoch rewards after closing an allocation. This led to a minor delay in reaction as reports are filled automatically without human intervention. Right after realising that rewards had been lost we set up an internal investigation.</p><p>Additionally was the absence of a well-reviewed upgrade procedure for new indexer releases. The upgrade procedure had no clear standard and checklist of actions to follow. New allocations were opened and no technical mistakes occurred, but existing monitoring that allocation was insufficient. We noticed that monitoring for a subgraph syncing delay had insufficient resolution time-wise so failed to catch a small hiccup in Ethereum node operation.</p><h2 id="what-went-well">What went well?</h2><p>We close and open allocations on a daily basis so we lost only one day of rewards. We collect statistics on stake changes every day and spotted a problem with reward crediting. We also thank our delegators who have noticed the issue and pointed concerns out in our <a href="https://t.me/P2Pstaking">Telegram channel</a>. </p><h2 id="impact-on-clients">Impact on clients</h2><p>All our Graph Network delegators lost one day of indexing rewards. To compensate and mitigate their loss, P2P will waive the fees for 12 days in addition to distributing all the rewards from our own indexer stake for that period. </p><h2 id="lessons-learned">Lessons learned</h2><p>We should have had monitoring for new version releases and checked that software is up to date before taking actions. To avoid such issues in the future we have defined a clear written procedure for upgrades and set monitoring for all necessary releases. This case revealed flaws in our existing monitoring so we have now initiated a deep analysis of all metrics improving it from ground up and adding necessary alerts to support this. </p><p>We have decided to make reviews for all standard operating procedures more rigorous by allocating more engineering time to these activities. Testing and improvement will be continued on the new testnet where we are already set up. All the crucial operations, upgrades and innovations that can potentially lead to a financial loss will be implemented on testnet first.</p><p>P2P takes full responsibility for this and we are sorry for the inconvenience. Please be assured that P2P is taking actions to eliminate even a small probability of such an event occurring in future.</p>
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<p>In this step-by-step guide, we'll walk you through how you can stake your Solana (SOL) using Solflare Wallet and Ledger Nano S/X. </p><p>To start contributing to the security of the <a href="http://p2p.org/solana">Solana Network</a>, you'll need to follow these simple steps:</p><ul><li>Install the Solana App on Ledger.</li><li>Access your wallet on Solflare wallet.</li><li>Create a staking account.</li><li>Stake your SOL.</li></ul><h3 id="step-1-install-the-solana-app-on-ledger">Step 1. Install the Solana App on Ledger </h3><p>First of all, download the Ledger Live app on your device and connect the Ledger device. In Ledger Live, via Manager, search for <em>Solana</em> in the App catalog. Click on “Install” after. </p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/12/image-6.png" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2020/12/image-6.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2020/12/image-6.png 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1600/2020/12/image-6.png 1600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w2400/2020/12/image-6.png 2400w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><blockquote><em>At the moment of writing the latest version of Solana application is v1.0.2. If you have an older version make sure to update it to v1.0.2.</em></blockquote><p>If all settings are correct, you are ready to start using Solflare.</p><h3 id="step-2-connect-your-ledger-to-solflare-wallet">Step 2. Connect your Ledger to Solflare wallet</h3><p>Go to <a href="http://solflare.com">Solflare.com</a> and click "Access" button.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/12/image-11.png" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2020/12/image-11.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2020/12/image-11.png 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1600/2020/12/image-11.png 1600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w2400/2020/12/image-11.png 2400w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>Choose “Using Ledger Nano S/X” and click “Access Wallet”.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/12/image-13.png" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2020/12/image-13.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2020/12/image-13.png 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1600/2020/12/image-13.png 1600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w2400/2020/12/image-13.png 2400w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>Open the Solana App on your Ledger and connect your device. Choose the derivation path one available option (Solana — 44'/501'/) and select your address in the bottom drop-down section.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2020/12/image-14.png" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2020/12/image-14.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2020/12/image-14.png 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1600/2020/12/image-14.png 1600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w2400/2020/12/image-14.png 2400w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>Click the “Access” button and approve this on your Ledger device to successfully enter your account.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/BJP3JyzS69tTjton2scQm4_Zw6wzTuMSAENUpOLbAuMVERj3FdnMDLvIvgXPWcvwFBgTC5TON7-lL1x_Gg5Ozc8XRVFl3PtNDGIiFbFvqJv4ckLU0qSaXzoSkf929IF7T1xDNpTp" class="kg-image" alt></figure><p>After successfully completing the steps above, you will find yourself in the main menu of Solflare where you will find information about your wallet account address, your balance, and your most recent transactions.</p><h3 id="step-3-create-a-staking-account">Step 3. Create a staking account</h3><p>To Create a staking account you can either press “Get started” or select the “Staking” tab and then click on “Create Account”.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/v_KZahtqgV-AwKEA4DRl3zRL-HwDxILh5rf6GAOn841K_mNiTCthm7ZTgiyY6HgO9IDm9zB_FaD8Oq5asqy6Gk9M81stlVCqNrwrPpq_FgYLYRtEop06MuNp4PQuu8-K2Bxx_wUU" class="kg-image" alt></figure><p>Choose the amount you want to transfer from your Wallet Account to your Stake Account and click “Next”.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/HAeesA6PGdmd8Tb6rxndgw5zKjg4XOFtFr78HfZTHjS-ObzhM0jTIXbgej5-Vg9dcpuyLYB-lFF0KEWyc18Ltq1VjuhRlUDfDMPFO5VeqUqHGkayT6mrSaEuCNpJaTVsNbJ-twiP" class="kg-image" alt></figure><blockquote><em><em><em>Leave some SOL in your wallet to pay </em></em>for <em><em>transaction fees. Since they are very low at Solana, leaving ~1 SOL in your wallet in your account should be more than enough.</em></em></em></blockquote><p>Confirm the transaction on your Ledger device.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/420admtxlIbPR_rQjlzokNDZa1OiRqTc2g9r8Mq6V5_c5TUNlR9C7uWlgDv9TkAwJoz8gGbElTp_7EHjPY82NQzEdqDHhtWQqYUoX6PERNubj2nagQj5NrF-LOf6PxV1gVM2suej" class="kg-image" alt></figure><p>This ends the creation of the Solana staking account. You can see all of those on the main menu of Solflare. </p><p>Now you're ready to stake!</p><h3 id="step-4-stake-your-sol">Step 4. Stake your SOL</h3><p>On the Solflare main screen, you'll see all the accounts and balances you have created. To start staking your SOL tokens, select the related staking account and click the "Delegate Now" button.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/Xka_XwlQHjJ_3O4QzkOFXJYpX_tPBaDStVM4GtmBGB_656tUpUzuvbO9BLwpepVpui_0tqNHBJ3nfokjrYG44su0B58S4zRHA5t4t7c2OI4tOrdIZZpvyxGtdhL_BCd_i9O5__r_" class="kg-image" alt></figure><p>In the window that opens, select P2P.ORG - P2P Validator and click “Next” button.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/2021/02/image.png" class="kg-image" alt srcset="https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w600/2021/02/image.png 600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1000/2021/02/image.png 1000w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w1600/2021/02/image.png 1600w, https://economy.p2p.org/content/images/size/w2400/2021/02/image.png 2400w" sizes="(min-width: 720px) 720px"></figure><p>You will have to verify and confirm your delegation on your Ledger device. Navigating to “Approve” screen, then confirm by pressing both buttons on the device.</p><figure class="kg-card kg-image-card"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/vXjK7l8pxaL6cC1LDNXGd41Wsyi25OCesBlrFWP4xE0mNMTRzM-ja0m06FSHxJOH6rsUyrJYbqomyGQ8i-Emj8Zq4RSDkt5un2hYhGwCg6J79AwqBxxRjAMsBRf4YjMWk4o8F7nk" class="kg-image" alt></figure><p>Some points worth noting:</p><ul><li><strong>Reward rate: </strong>The reward rate for staking SOL is approximately 8%.</li><li><strong>Warm-up period</strong> (time until your stake starts earning rewards): ~2 days.</li><li><strong>Cool-down period</strong> (time for your stake to become liquid after you stopped staking): ~ 2 days.</li><li>The network is expected to launch with an annual emission of 15%. It will decrease by 15% every year until reaching 1-2% and 90% of these SOL will be distributed amongst validators and delegators.</li></ul><hr><p><strong>If you have any questions, feel free to ask in our <a href="https://t.me/P2Pstaking">Telegram chat</a></strong></p><hr><h3 id="about-p2p-validator">About P2P Validator</h3><p>P2P Validator is a world-leading non-custodial staking provider securing more than $350 million from over 4,000 delegators across 25+ top-notch networks. We were early investors in Solana and have supported the network from the first block, taking part in all stages of testing and voting.</p><p><br><strong>Web</strong>: <a href="http://p2p.org/?utm_source=blog&utm_campaign=sol_guide">p2p.org</a><br><strong>Stake</strong> <strong>SOL</strong> <strong>with</strong> <strong>us</strong>: <a href="http://p2p.org/solana?utm_source=blog&utm_campaign=sol_guide">p2p.org/solana</a><br><strong>Twitter</strong>: <a href="https://twitter.com/P2Pvalidator">@p2pvalidator</a><br><strong>Telegram</strong>: <a href="https://t.me/P2Pstaking">t.me/P2Pstaking</a></p>
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