I had a great conversation with Audrey on Telegram and am potentially interested in becoming a node owner.
Can the community help me out with a few questions?
-Privacy: I know that using the PRV blockchain provides shielded transactions, but I’m interested in understanding the security level with transactions coming in to and going out of the PRV blockchain.
How easy is it for observers to tell that my accounts are linked by observing transactions in and out?
Is there an anonymity set and how large is it?
-Transaction volume: Observing the block explorer I can’t seem to view individual transactions (token transfers). I’d like to see them. Can someone also provide me with a sample ETH to PRV transaction? I’d like to see that contract and how transactions are captured there.
-Node selection and time to positive cash flow: Based on what I read, it seems like people are running multiple nodes to increase the odds they are selected. I also see that nodes are not selected for very long periods of time, sometimes up to a month. This does not seem very economical given that it takes at today’s prices about 700 USD to stake.
So, I’m wondering about the ROI of staking and securing a node. A plug and play node is about $399 and to capture full node earnings, it’s about $700. The monthly earnings are about $20 per month? At those rates it would take about 2.2 years to reach profitability. Am I missing something here?
What is the team doing to increase miner profitability significantly? Are miners also getting a portion of cryptos transmitted on the network? Where are the stats for those earnings?
-Transaction Volumes: The volumes of coins shielded reported by the team seem very high. The number of transactions per block also look high: 29,791 for the last block I looked at. What are all those transactions? They can’t be token transfers, correct?
These numbers don’t add up for me.
DEX Volume: How much of the volume is real transactions vs. wash trading? I see high-value transactions, but not many small ones.
Are there plans to bridge this DEX with other Dexs with higher volume and liquidity, so perhaps that the PRV token can achieve greater visiblity and price appreciation to help miners recoup their investment?
Appreciate your response.