Utilise your hardware and get rewards

Turn your hardware into a XEL worker node and benefit by earning bounty rewards. Insert yourself into the crypto world, earn XEL tokens, while helping others complete real world computational tasks. Your computer resources , CPU and GPU, will be utilised to find solutions for demanding problems in the scientific world.

Follow the tutorial to become a part of XEL’s network and start earning rewards.

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It has always been a golden rule: never run any code of untrusted sources on trusted systems. Even manual code checks do not guarantee that there is no hidden, obfuscated malicious section of code included waiting to attack your systems (would you believe it, if I told you that this program calculates PI?). However, also poorly programmed code, even though not malicious, can use up your system's resources and significantly eat away at the performance of your system.
Our solution to the problems described above is an own programming language - ePL. With ePL, which was explicitly designed for the use on the XEL blockchain, we have managed to ensure safety on the fundamental design-level. The design of ePL makes it just powerful enough to allow for the implementation of a wide variety of algorithms but yet limits it to safe operations only, guaranteeing that algorithms written in ePL can not eavesdrop on your data or show any other malicious and unwanted behavior.
Once you submit a task on the blockchain, this task is downloaded by nodes which contribute their computational resources to the network - let's call them "workers" for now. Workers that find actual solutions – which we also call "bounties" – are rewarded with a "bounty reward" by the scientist paid in XEL tokens. These bounty rewards are set by the scientist when the job is created and should be ideally set to an amount that attracts participation in running their job. As the network grows, competition among scientists to attract participation in running their job increases; therefore, scientists will want to calibrate their bounty rewards to a fair market value to ensure enough interest in their job.
While "bounties" are the primary incentive to attract computation nodes to work on a job, there is a risk that nodes could be working on jobs where no bounty solution even exists. This could be due to an intentional malicious act by the scientist, or simply a bug in the job’s code. To mitigate this risk, scientists will be required to additionally provide "PoW rewards". These PoW are defined as moderately hard tasks which are easily verifiable and which are randomly found by the workers at a certain rate, regardless of how hard or easy the underlying task is, in order ensure workers stay motivated. PoW rewards should be calibrated to roughly match the average electricity cost of running a computational node to alleviate any concerns of participants that they could potentially lose money by running the job. Currently, the network adapts itself so that, on average, 10 PoW payments are made each minute - for all jobs in total, not individually. While the PoW price can be set by the scientist arbitrarily, and will vary among different tasks, it is worth to mention that several tasks might require a higher PoW payment due to a more complex program which needs significantly more time to generate one bounty in relation to other, potentially easier tasks, that are currently alive.
It is too early to give estimates like this, but surely as we grow, tasks in the network will multiply, and the workers will start earning more bounty rewards.
We do not have a standard for the "optimal" XEL machine. At the moment, you can follow the rule of thumb: "the more power you are willing to spare, the more tasks you will receive”.
Don’t worry! Just follow along the tutorial for providing power. In case you are facing any difficulties you can always seek assistance by our supportive community. Check the platforms below.