Solana’s Tour de SOL will be an event in stages, each stage focusing on a different performance capacity that will be required to be a validator on the network. The key area features enabled in Stage 5 are: Cross program invocation - The ability for different smart contracts to interact with each other; Optimistic confirmation.
Read about registration process at this link.
Registration closes the 8th of June 8:00am PT
Note that Solana reserve the right to change the schedule/duration if required, but the team endeavour to provide clear and ample notification if so.
Each Stage will be configured to behave exactly like the next-in-line upgrade for the Mainnet Beta network at each respective point in time. Participants can expect the attack surface to grow over time as more features are enabled. The Team will be continuing with the v1.2.x release line for Stage 5.
Compensation has remain unchanged since Stage 4. Recap on the structure provided below.
This will be measured by multiple factors, including but not limited to if you’ve joined the network, are actively staked, are responsive to issues (i.e. don’t become delinquent, or actively work to resolve the issue if you become delinquent), implement patches/upgrades within a reasonable timeframe and remain so until the end of the stage.
Compensation Amount: 2,000 SOL per participant
The Team will be incentivising participants for identifying security issues within the network. This has been renamed because the previous title gave the impression to participants that an attack had to be successfully executed to be eligible for compensation. This is not the case, participants that reveal a security attack vector to the team, without executing the attack will still be eligible. Security Bugs will still be classified into several overarching categories:
Smart Contracts Bugs
Bugs specifically relating to Solana’s smart contract module
5,000 SOL each
Any other security bugs that are identified but don’t fall within the ‘Critical’ category.
3,000 SOL each
Accidental Bug Identification
Bugs that are accidentally identified by any participant during Tour de SOL will still be eligible for compensation. Note that individuals are responsible for adding the following comment in the issue “Found in TdS Stage #” and requests the Solana team to add the “tour-de-sol” label to the issue, otherwise it won’t be counted
3,000 SOL each
The introduction of this is not to discount the amount of effort required to deliberately identify exploits, but to encourage and incentivize participants for experimenting and exploring the code.
As always feel free to reach out if you have any queries or concerns. A friendly reminder that participants need to complete registration for us to be able to distribute compensation. If you have issues on that front please also reach out.