Several of our testnets (e.g., Basodino, Titlis) had a network page. This page let you see some basic information about nodes and the network. For the testnets, you could track how many points nodes had, see the registration tweet linked to the address and do some data sorting.
As you know we recently put out the Jungfrau release! This is great, but currently users who run nodes cannot see themselves within the bigger picture of the network. We’d love to have a similar network dashboard to our testnets, but one with a global long-term perspective (and of course less information exposing user identity, which was only needed when we were running promotions).
We already have some ideas about what network data could be shown:
– Total nodes connected to the network
– Total number of opened channels
– Average node uptime / quality
– Mainnet / node version
– Bootstrap address
Another goal is for users to get useful information about their own nodes in the context of the network. Some ideas here:
– Connectivity status (is the node online or not)
– Node uptime
– Node balance
– Number of open channels
– Number of connected peers
– How long your node has been running
These are just some initial ideas for metrics, mostly from the perspective of what would be most useful for the dev team. But since you’ll be the ones using the page, we’d love to get some feedback and more suggestions from you. We know you’ll have some great ideas which we can implement to improve HOPR network transparency and usability.
Please reply to this post with suggestions for data you’d like to see displayed on a HOPR network dashboard. (Remembering that HOPR is first and foremost a privacy project!)