The Ethereum Classic Cooperative has committed funding to ETC-based projects and we need help implementing these improvements. Elaine and I will be piloting this project but it’s up to the community to make this a reality!
Please see below on how you can help and earn some ETC in the process
If you’re interested please reply to this topic stating your interest and experience!
Getting started with the Ethereum Classic testnet is slow for new developers. Initial setup requires running your own local node and mining your own blocks. As a result, new developers interested in ETC have a delay of 1-2 days before they’re up and able to work on ETC-based contracts.
To address this, ETC needs to run several reliable and geographically distributed nodes with a faucet to provide test ETC to developers. Allowing new developers to deploy test contracts within minutes of writing them.
3 geographically distributed nodes (2-3 of which should be running cpu miners)
1-2 independent faucets (point the mining rewards from the miners at the faucets)
3 community members to run a node (+ cpu miner). These users will run the node software of their choice (geth or parity), CPU mine with them on the testnet, and point the mining rewards at the faucet.
Two nodes in the US (one on each coast), and one in South Korea.
Overhead (Server costs): $30/month per server
1 community member to create a working Testnet Faucet either from scratch or using pre-existing Ethereum faucets. This faucet must use the ETC Morden testnet (not Kovan or other permissioned networks).
Compensation: $100/hr up to 40 hours
1-2 community members to host the Testnet Faucet. The community member that writes the faucet program will need to also host it/demonstrate it is working.
Overhead (Server costs): $10/month per server
All “compensation” will be denominated in ETC as of the spot price at the time of project start.
“Compensation” will be paid once a functioning server/code is provided (as applicable to the above).
All “overhead” costs will be paid in ETC as of the spot price at the time of project start for the first payment, and at the spot price of all subsequent distributions.
“Overhead” costs will be distributed in 1, 2, 3, 9, and 9 month increments as community members reach milestones of providing reliable service.
Existing faucet code that should be able to be modified for ETC. Downside is it is built for Amazon’s rather expensive GPU compute units, this is overkill for a testnet so adjusting it may not be entirely simple. https://github.com/transmute-industries/eth-faucet