Node Network FAQ

Node Network FAQ

1. Is 100,000 HGT enough for node mortgage?

Answer: The HGT and XHGT of the DAO node reserve pool and current account must not be less than 100,000 in order to open the registration. This is the minimum limit to be a node. It is also a basic requirement for normal use and startup of nodes. With 100,000 HGT nodes that can normally provide services, they can be included in the ranks of deployed nodes. But it does not mean that 100,000 HGT is enough. The node account itself can increase the mortgage for the node, and external users can also increase the mortgage for the node. The increase in the amount of mortgage represents the strength of the node to a certain extent, and is also an important consideration for users to deploy services. If it is less than 100,000 HGT, it can be directly mortgaged as a miner to a powerful node to share the income.

2. Can I apply to provide services to BSC by using Heco's HGT mortgage?

Answer: Since HyperGraph provides services for Heco, BSC, HSC, and even other EVM-compatible public chains, and HGT cannot issue tokens on every public chain, the consumption of HGT and mortgages are compatible with multi-chain services. Using Heco's HGT can be used to apply to provide services to the BSC public chain, and can also be used to pay for data retrieval and query services on the BSC.

3. Can the HGT of Heco be mortgaged to the node serving BSC?

Answer: The node is initiated by the node creator, and the total mortgage amount is obtained from its own mortgage and the user's mortgage, and the qualification of the node is obtained. Currently, only the same public chain as the node creator is supported for mortgage. In other words, if the initiator initiated the initial node mortgage on Heco, the mortgage of ordinary users also only supports Heco's HGT. In this case, the node pool only exists on the Heco public chain and the BSC public chain. Users on the BSC cannot obtain the node pool data, so they cannot use the HGT on the BSC to participate in the mortgage. The same is true on the BSC public chain.

4. Can a node serve multiple chains at the same time?

Answer: Since indexing and querying nodes is a relatively resource-consuming operation, in order to standardize management, related processes and ports are relatively fixed. Multi-chain services are not only a challenge for server resources, but also troubles for multi-port management and standardized services, and even complexity for operation and maintenance. Therefore, it is not recommended to provide multi-chain services on the same node. If a user wants to provide multi-chain services, he can apply for multiple nodes. Each node provides data indexing and query services for DApps on different chains. Each node corresponds to the node pool for initial mortgage and miner mortgage.

5. Can one address open multiple nodes?

Answer: An address of a public chain can be registered for Heco and BSC nodes on the basis of 100,000 HGT (including Heco DAO 1 pool and current) during the registration phase, but in the online phase, only one address of a public chain can be used. Deploy a public chain node pool. However, for the same address, the same address of the two public chains of Heco and BSC can open two nodes, but they must be mortgaged separately. There are also restrictions. One address of a public chain can only deploy one node.

6. Is it possible to open nodes on networks other than BSC and Heco?

Answer: Because the demand of other public chains is still relatively small, there is no registration for public nodes of other public chains for the time being, and the services of the corresponding public chains are still temporarily deployed on the nodes of the development team. When the corresponding public chain business develops, it will be opened one after another.

7. Are there any plans to support Ethernet network nodes?

Answer: HyperGraph can support all EVM-based public chains. And can quickly support a new public chain. If the amount of data can be synchronized within one day, HyperGraph's network can also support the public chain in one day. Therefore, the nodes of the Ethernet network are also planned, but there is no support for the time being, and will be supported in the future.

8. Is it necessary to purchase and manage servers to become a node?

Answer: Since HyperGraph provides data indexing and query services, data indexing and query services are all based on the server. Therefore, it is necessary to purchase and manage services to become a node. However, the development team considered that the nodes may not necessarily have technical maintenance capabilities, and also focused on the stability and reliability of the service, so it provided other options besides self-purchasing and purchasing. You can choose self-management and deploy nodes according to documents. You can also choose to be fully managed. For details, please refer to the relevant help documents.

9. How much technical strength do you need to have to become a node?

Answer: First of all, don't worry too much. Maintaining a node is not a time-consuming and high-threshold thing. Secondly, node costs and maintenance personnel costs are also key considerations that affect node revenue. Therefore, the development team tries its best to automate and standardize the installation, operation and maintenance, and monitoring of the node itself. Therefore, unless the scale of the node is relatively large in the future, reliable part-time technical personnel can be used to maintain and manage the node. If there is any problem, the development team will also take the lead to know and advise to deal with it.

10. Do I need to expand customers on my own to become a node?

Answer: HyperGraph uses services for external and development projects with a unified brand image. In principle, it does not require nodes to expand customers on their own. However, the node actively develops customers, and deployment on its own node will also increase its own revenue, which is also supported, but it is not allowed to generate rebates, grab customers and other behaviors.

11. Can the node provide services independently of the HyperGraph network?

Answer: The node is an important part of HyperGraph, but without the network, the node cannot provide services independently. Because the index node itself also needs the back-end RPC archive node to provide data source support, and the front-end node also needs to provide support for deploying data sources and authorization verification. In addition, it is also recommended that the index node be dedicated to the server, and no other unrelated services should be deployed, which affects the stability of the service, which in turn affects the subsequent service deployment of the node, and also affects the revenue.

12. Is the node's revenue fixed? Is there a guarantee?

Answer: The revenue of a node has a fixed part, that is, as a node, you can get a fixed reward for the node. But the main benefit comes from providing services for indexing and querying on the web. Therefore, there is no guarantee of profit. Please participate in the node network based on your business understanding and risk tolerance.

13. How is the income of nodes and miners divided, and what is the difference?

Answer: The fee income of the node consists of three parts: one part is the fixed income fee of the node mortgage, and there is a node incentive for the expenditure in the project. One part is the index and query service charge, this part is divided into two parts. For 70% of the part, nodes have no control rights, and are divided equally between users and nodes according to the amount of mortgage. For the 30% part, the node can adjust the reward ratio by itself. How many points are given to mortgage users and how many are left by themselves. Therefore, the income of miners is divided into two parts, one part is the income obtained according to the mortgage amount. Part of it is the reward allocated by the node.

14. Can I join a node at any time? How many nodes are needed for the initial startup?

Answer: Although adding and adjusting nodes is technically a routine task, in order to ensure the benefits of existing nodes and the load operation of certain programs, the node network is not open for registration at any time. The first batch of nodes launched at the initial stage, plus the initial nodes of the developer team, should not exceed 20.

15. Does the node need a backup node, and how to ensure a single point of failure?

Answer: The current node network design does not automatically backup multiple copies. In order to solve the problem of single point of failure, for projects with slow data synchronization, we recommend deploying the same subgraph on different nodes to make manual redundancy. For projects with slow data synchronization, you can resume and regenerate at any time. Therefore, in order to reduce the cost of participating in the node network, the server does not need to be backed up.

16. What are the similarities and differences between HyperGraph nodes and public chain nodes?

Answer: The existence of public chain nodes is to ensure the achievement of public chain consensus and transaction confirmation. Everyone is working together to ensure the correctness of the same thing. Although HyperGraph is also a network as a whole, it is also for users to provide common services, but its index and query for a specific subgraph are independent, and there is no correlation between nodes, and it can even be queries from different networks. There is no need to confirm each other, so it is looser than the public chain node network. But as mentioned earlier, this does not mean that nodes can provide services independently. Without the support of infrastructure nodes, optical index nodes are passive water and cannot work.

17. Is it necessary for the project to join the node?

Answer: Project services use nodes. But whether to join the node is not necessary. Because not every team has back-end technology. The project should pay more attention to its own business. Therefore, it is not recommended that the project join the node.

18. What is the mechanism of project payment service fees?

Answer: Prepayment mechanism. If you want to deploy the sub-map, and can successfully provide services. It is necessary to have HGT balance in the account, and provide HGT mortgage for each sub-picture that is in normal operation, which can be returned after the sub-picture is removed. HGT will regularly deduct from the prepayment according to the service usage. If the service is no longer used, the remaining fee can be refunded.

19. What are the expenses paid by the project and how are they constituted?

Answer: The cost paid by the project includes the monthly fee for the basic plan. Exceeding the index service fee and query service fee of the basic plan. The sub-picture mortgage fee is not a charge, but is in a mortgage state.

20. Can the sub-graph deployment distribution be assigned to the specified node?

Answer: Yes, but it must meet the requirements of the public chain. For example, it cannot be deployed across chains. In other words, some nodes provide services specifically for the Heco public chain and only accept deployment requests from the Heco public chain.

21. How to exit if I don't want to be a node?

Answer: Since the service is being provided online, if you want to withdraw from the node, please consult with the development team to transfer the user's service. At the same time, the miner’s mortgage shall be notified of the transfer mortgage. Nodes and miners, transfer and withdraw part of the mortgage, there is a certain cooling period, if the node itself reduces the mortgage, in order to ensure the normal operation of the node, the most exchanged mortgage amount must not be less than 100,000 HGT and the node itself must not be mortgaged. Less than 1/15 of the miner’s mortgage amount.

22. If you want to transfer or withdraw the mortgage, what should I pay attention to?

Answer: First, there is a certain cooling-off period. Now it is 28 days. There is no benefit during the cooling-off period. However, the cooling-off period can be converted into a mortgage at any time, and the mortgage fee does not need to be deducted again. If you transfer to a new node and re-mortgage, you need to deduct the mortgage fee again.

23. Are there any restrictions on nodes receiving mortgage HGT?

Answer: There are at least two restrictions for nodes to receive mortgage HGT. One is the public chain restriction, that is, if the node initiator opens on the Heco chain, he can only receive the HGT of the Heco chain as a mortgage. The second is the quantity limit. It is not recommended that the mortgage amount of miners carried by the node be higher than 15 times the mortgage amount of the node itself, and the part higher than 15 times will not be included in the node's income calculation, thereby reducing the mortgage yield.

24. What is the difference in the number of mortgages for HGT?

Answer: The amount of mortgage and the total amount of mortgage received by the node represent the strength and reliability of the node to a certain extent. Therefore, the higher the number of mortgages, the higher the weight in the distribution of sub-graphs and services.

25. Can the HGT in the DAO pool be directly automatically transferred to the node mortgage?

Answer: As HyperGraph adheres to the philosophy that users hold their own assets, they cannot transfer assets for users themselves. After the DAO pool expires, it can be transferred to the node mortgage by itself.

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