Tour De Sol Registration
Submit the form here.
Once the form is submitted, our team will review the information and insert the information into a publicly viewable spreadsheet for tracking.
Complete KYC/AML (Ignore all the references to investment on the portal, we just used their default template, apologies for the confusion) here We have prepared a guide to the KYC/AML process here. Note that KYC/AML is mandatory before participating in any stage, and compensation is conditional upon you passing KYC/AML.
Instructions for completing the participation agreement, W-9 will be emailed out to your nominated email to be filled out and returned to us (we may also decide to do some of this via a third party service). Expect further information within the next fortnight on this matter.
The status of your participation agreement will be tracked along with the other registration information. We’ll also endeavour to notify you upon completion or rejection of any submitted participation agreements.
Setting up your Keybase ID & Validator Public Key:
Install the latest Solana release
Please follow the documentation here to register your validator’s public key and to setup Keybase
- Once you are approved, the details submitted in the form will be publicly viewable on the spreadsheet. If this is an issue please email me at email@example.com
- By completing this form, you are registering for all stages of Tour De SOL
Need to update/revise your details?
If any of the details are incorrect, and you need to have them updated, leave a message in the thread and I’ll make sure it’s taken care of.
Tour De SOL Event Format:
Tour De SOL will be split up into 4 separate stages. That will run over the course of several months. A “role call” will be done prior to the start date of each stage to ensure all validators who want to participate are included in that stage’s genesis block. We’ll advise participants on how they can confirm their participation in the event as we get closer.
A quick summary of the relevant stages is as follows:
- Registration Period: June 28th 12:00am (PT) until the start of Stage 3 (~October/November)
- Theme: Stability
- Internal Dry Run: Ongoing
- Validator Dry Run #1: July 24th 8:00am (PT)
- Ongoing Dry Runs throughout August (Optional): 48 hours notice will be provided in Discord
- Theme: Performance
- Stage Duration: September, Date TBC, Duration: 5 days
- Theme: Simulating a DEX Use-Case
- Stage Duration: October (date (TBC)
- Theme: Fully-featured Testnet including Replicators
- Stage Duration: November (date (TBC)
Stage 0 - Deep Dive
After running our first external validator Dry Run, a few bugs were identified. Therefore we added Stage 0, and pushed everything from Stage 1 onwards out by a month. During this period we’ll be working through the issues identified and running ad-hoc Dry Run’s throughout the remainder of August. We will provide 48 hours notice before any Dry Runs in which Validators are interested in participating. Note: Participation in this stage is purely optional, but immensely appreciated.
For those interested in learning more about what happened during our first external dry run, you can read about it here.
Stage 1 - Deep Dive
This stage is all about maximizing network performance. As a community, it’ll be our opportunity to push past the performance barriers of Layer 1 blockchains, which we never thought were possible.
It will also be a showdown of technical prowess and creativity. We know a lot of you have been busy setting up your own builds, eager to put them into action. We’re also sure that there are others who are eager to test out some attacks during Tour De SOL, which we’re looking forward to.
Please note that during this stage slashing is NOT enabled. Validators will be verifying simple payment transactions throughout the network.
A deep dive on other stages to follow soon…
Details around the balance of the tour are currently being finalized. We expect to have details released in advance of the stage starting.