Now and in the future: what it’s like to be an Incognito Node

Hello Incognito nodes! Welcome to the beginning. Thank you for powering this network and creating a solid foundation to help it scale. As Incognito grows, node numbers will change, and so will current configurations.

Here’s a quick rundown of where we’re currently at, and a brief overview of where we’re headed:

Short term (now to 1 year from now)

1. Current number of nodes: 860

As of 11 December 2019, this includes both virtual nodes (staked) and physical nodes (online and in transit).

2. PRV earnings per epoch: ~10.92 PRV for the first year

This number does not include PRV earned through transaction fees, which will vary based on network usage.

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Newsletter kick off: weekly report #1

Welcome to the very first issue of the Incognito newsletter: short and sweet notes containing announcements, updates and reading recommendations.

There’s always so much going on in so many different channels, so we wanted you to have a place to keep track of it all. We’ll be publishing these every week on the blog – leave us your email address on the left, and we’ll send them directly to your inbox.

1. pDEX is officially LIVE! The first pairs are pBTC/PRV, pBTC/pUSDT, and pUSDT/PRV. Just tap the little pDEX icon at the bottom of your screen to get started – make sure you have the latest version of the Incognito Wallet!

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Incognito pDEX: How it works and how to use it

UPDATE (11 December 2019): Now anyone can be a liquidity provider! For instructions on how to add your own pair or supply liquidity for an existing pair, scroll to the bottom of this article.

pDEX is a different kind of exchange. It’s non-custodial (which means your money is actually yours), it’s decentralized (built entirely on-chain), and because it’s powered by Incognito — it’s completely anonymous, of course.

It also facilitates instant matches by means of an automated market-making mechanism (more on this in a bit), and offers a chance for anyone to become a liquidity provider and earn a percentage of trading fees.

pDEX is the privacy-focused, inter-blockchain and instant-matching rendition of Nick Johnson and Vitalik Buterin’s conversations on Reddit circa 2016, and Hayden Adam’s implementation of Uniswap in 2018. Continue reading Incognito pDEX: How it works and how to use it

How to borrow PRV using crypto as collateral

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been working on solutions to help our early adopters acquire the PRV they need to continue or begin staking. This is the first one! We’re really happy to announce that you can now borrow PRV against your crypto, and get the amount you need to run your node that same day — without needing to purchase it outright.

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Incognito launches Mainnet v.0

The world’s first platform for privacy tokens is officially live.

1 wild year, 12,000+ commits, 1M+ lines of code, 14 public Github repositories, 700+ nodes, and 3000+ wallet downloads later – the mainnet is finally here.

If you’re just joining us, welcome! Incognito is the very first platform for privacy tokens – an open-source, self-funded project that hopes to tackle one of the biggest threats to the crypto space. Incognito is not a privacy token. It’s an entire mode. 

Anyone can now turn on incognito mode for their favorite coins, to privately send, receive and store their BTC, ETH, BNB and more. Anyone can now issue their own privacy tokens in under a minute, and build their own privacy-focused applications on the Incognito Chain. The mainnet launch brings us one step closer to delivering privacy by default, for our new economy and for the new decentralized web.

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Node device FAQs

Since launch, hundreds of clever little Node devices have been adopted into loving homes. We couldn’t be more excited, or more grateful for the support. Our hardware team is absolutely stoked.

Take a sneak peek of what's in the box

We also received many excellent questions from potential Node adopters. It’s important to us that everyone who buys a Node does so with all the information they need, so here are the most frequently asked Qs.

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