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Earnings as a Staking Node

Following the release of details relating to network-level services and network pricing, we are pleased to be able to provide details relating to node earnings.

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🔗Revenue distribution

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Revenues in to the network are distributed as follows:

  1. Hosts: 57.5%
  2. Gateways: 20%
  3. Stargates: 2.5%
  4. Ecosystem fund: 10%
  5. Foundation: 10%

These figures are subject to change as the balance of network scale and performance are measured and refined. In the future changes to revenue distribution will be voted upon by nodes with voting rights.

🔗1. Hosts

Current proof of stake*: 5,000 DADI (c.$171.49 USD at the time of publishing)

Base requirements: 1x quad-core @ 1.4 GHZ+, 1GB RAM+, 50GB HDD+, 15 Mbit/s+

* Note that the proof of stake requirement for Hosts will fluctuate over time to support growth in the network

Factoring base requirements*, the monthly earning potential for a Host running at capacity is currently $4.69 (USD)†.

* Higher specification machines have a higher earning potential

† See Network pricing for the references for this calculation

This equates to $56.24 per annum, which represents a return of 32.79% against the current proof of stake for a Host.

The following table breaks down earning potential at varying degrees of capacity in an individual Host:

Host capacity utilised*5%10%20%40%60%80%
Earnings per month†$0.23$0.47$0.94$1.87$2.81$3.75
Annualised return on POS1.64%3.28%6.56%13.12%19.68%26.23%

* Percent of compute power used in month (either dedicated or spare capacity)

† USD eq. paid in $DADI

🔗2. Gateways

Current proof of stake*: $10,000 USD eq. In $DADI

Base requirements: 1x quad-core+ @ 2.5GHz+, 64GB RAM+, 1TB SSD+, 250 Mbit/s+

* Note that the proof of stake requirement for Gateways will fluctuate over time to support growth in the network

Factoring base requirements, the monthly earning potential for a Gateway at capacity is currently $407.50.

This equates to $4,890.00 per annum, which represents a return of 48.9% against the current proof of stake for a Gateway.

The following table breaks down earning potential at varying degrees of capacity in an individual Gateway:

Gateway capacity utilised*5%10%20%40%60%80%
Earnings per month†$20.38$40.75$81.50$163.00$244.50$326.00
Annualised return on POS2.45%4.89%9.78%19.56%29.34%39.12%

* Percent of compute power used in month

† USD eq. paid in $DADI

🔗3. Stargates

Current proof of stake*: $100,000 USD eq. In $DADI

Base requirements: - 2x quad-core+ @ 2.80GHz+, 128GB RAM+, 2TB SSD+, 1 Gbit/s+

* Note that the proof of stake requirement for Stargates will fluctuate over time to support growth in the network

Factoring base requirements, the monthly earning potential for a Stargate at capacity is currently $5,093.75.

This equates to $61,125.00 per annum, which represents a return of 48.9% against the current proof of stake for a Stargate.

The following table breaks down earning potential at varying degrees of capacity in an individual Stargates:

Stargate capacity utilised*5%10%20%40%60%80%
Earnings per month†$254.69$509.38$1,018.75$2,037.50$3,056.25$4,075.00
Annualised return on POS3.06%6.11%12.23%24.45%36.68%48.90%

🔗4. Contributions to the Ecosystem fund

Currently set 10%. This means that a single Host at capacity will be contributing $0.82 USD eq. In $DADI per month to the maintenance and ongoing development of the network.

🔗5. Contributions to the Foundation

Currently set 10%. This means that a single Host at capacity will be contributing $0.82 USD eq. In $DADI per month to the charitable causes supported by our grant giving charity, the DADI Foundation.

🔗Earnings calculator

An earning calculator will be provided within the Contribute section of the DADI website in the coming months.

🔗A note on proof of stake

Proof of stake amounts for all node types will vary over time to help to ensure stability in the network by building in incentive for providers to ensure that they hit the uptime requirements for their nodes. In practice this will mean that the POS will vary in $DADI in the near to medium term (rather than in USD).

Individuals and businesses that have accumulated $DADI on the basis of figures from mid 2018 should reach out to us as soon as possible: we will work to onboard you at the level that you have been working to up until now.

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