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Active LRP - Labs Infra


Staff member
Name: LRP - Labs Infra
Term: 3 Cycles
Cycle Amnt: 2,200
Total Amnt: 6,600
Author: JSKitty, Mirela
Receiver: PIVX Labs
Address: DLabsktzGMnsK5K9uRTMCF6NoYNY6ET4Bb
Created: 07-06-2024
Status: Active
Vote Hash: ddd5dd8a0f63b066ab3feadd8d50b29daffb2b27b569831aa21ee75ea928c7a3

Proposal Abstract
This is the routine PIVX Labs infrastructure proposal, covering the costs of Servers (monthly), Domains (yearly), and AI rental and/or GPU-time bills (monthly).

Since the last proposal, we've gained another domain (PIVXLa.bz) as well as a new large server to host the upcoming Labs Home website, which includes sub-services such as the soon-to-launch Labs Oracle (PIVXLa.bz/oracle), in addition we will be moving the cost of AI-time to this proposal, which is typically only a small fraction of our infrastructure costs, including headroom for unforeseen budget events, new domains, servers, or influx in AI GPU-time usage.

Our Server and Domain provider is Njalla: "Considered the worlds most notorious "Privacy as a Service" provider", Njalla has the same founder as The Pirate Bay and countless other infamous anti-censorship services, including supporting WikiLeaks, Njalla have the same attitude as Labs, and we have a direct PGP-encrypted chatline to them - why wouldn't we use them?

Njalla (Onion) - Njalla (Clearweb)
Njalla's hardware is based in Sweden, and unlike most; they are not a reseller, but direct hardware-as-a-service.

/ˈɲalla/ (Sami),
Small hut in the Sápmi forest, built to protect against predators.
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Proposal Plans

This proposal aims to cover all Infrastructure costs, including but not limited to: (New additions are highlighted in bold and marked with a purple circle)
- All current and future Labs domains (MyPIVXWallet.org, PIVCards, PIVX Rewards, PIVX Labs Home, and room for additional if needed).
- 🟣 (NEW) Labs Home server. (PIVXLa.bz CDN, home page, and micro-services).
- 🟣 (NEW) AI GPU-time. (Instead of an independent AI-only proposal).
- MyPIVXWallet Primary server. (Hardened MPW-dedicated server).
- MyPIVXWallet Backup server. (Hardened MPW-dedicated server, used for load-balancing and/or test deployments).
- PIVX Rewards server. (Used for the PIVX Rewards platform, hosts a PIVX full node and all PIVX Rewards data).
- Labs Cold Server. (Used for Labs micro-services such as Labs Cold Pool, PIVi, Prodder).

- PIVCards Master Server. (Runs full nodes of PIVX Core, DogeCoin Core, as well as the PIVCards Codebase, securely holding up-to 0.1 BTC worth of funds for operation).
- PIVCards Proxy Micro-Servers. (NOT hosted under Njalla due to Proxies needing to be located internationally, these servers allow PIVCards to operate in select global regions, like UK, US, EU, Canada, etc).

The costs are estimated to be around 550 to 750 Euros a month, including headroom for potential upgrades, converted to PIV at current rates, as a 'maximum band' number, meaning we could theoretically run lower, but it leaves little headroom for upgrading or changes of plans under a month (superblock cycle), this is especially considered in the rare event of a failed superblock.