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Why Become a Proton Block Producer?

Join the Proton ecosystem and earn income as a trusted Block Producer (BP) by providing infrastructure to the growing Proton network.

Receive daily rewards from system inflation in XPR

Proton Chain has annual inflation which accrues to both staked XPR holders and Block Producers. 1% of the annual inflation is designated to BPs to keep the network operating efficiently.

Develop products on the Proton ecosystem

Being a BP is a great opportunity to learn the Proton ecosystem, opening the door for fast blockchain applications like dApps, DEXs, NFT marketplaces, and more. Proton offers high speed and high throughput performance for developers.

Unlock preferential consideration for Worker Proposal Funding and Bounty Projects

Proton BPs are an excellent pool of candidates for paid development work on the Proton ecosystem. Many BPs have side contracts, or have been awarded bounties to advance the development of Proton Chain.

Steps to become a Proton BP:

Proton BP Requirements:

  • Be a Legal Entity
  • Production Node: High performance, low latency infrastructure meeting the following criteria:
    • CPU: 3.5+Ghz Processor tuned for performance mode; bare-metal vs. shared/vps instance
    • RAM: 64GB+
    • Drives: 1TB+ SSD (NVMe preferred)
    • Bandwidth: 50mbit/s+
    • Host a standard v1 nodeos API
  • Secondary Infrastructure: Producer nodes should have no public services exposed; a dedicated API/P2P server is required.
    • Backup Nodes and Syncing: A backup producer in a separate location is recommended. It is suggested to always peer with the BP before and after you in the schedule (cleos get schedule)
    • Hyperion History Node: Hyperion requires a state-history node (which requires a few extra settings and additional disk space) as well as the infrastructure to run the Hyperion services (ElasticSearch, RabbitMQ, NodeJS indexer/api)
    • Load Balancing: Load balancing and HA services for all services is recommended (HAProxy/nginx with multiple backend servers)

Metal will vote subjectively for BPs, taking the following criteria into account as competitive but not required factors:

  • Hyperion
  • Uptime of the nodeos endpoints
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