Rocket Pool is a staking pool provider that the EthStaker crew is looking forward to see launch. They are a decentralized, trustless, and open-source staking pool provider that has been in development since 2017. With the recent announcement of Rocket Pool’s Release Candidate 7 and Prater Testnet Guides – it’s safe to assume that a launch is imminent.
To help channel the pre and post-launch excitement the EthStaker crew has compiled a series of events leading up to and after the official Rocket Pool launch. At each event an exclusive POAP will be distributed during an EthStaker livestream – all building up to the big show: a POAP.fun raffle for a limited minting Rocket Pool NFT Poster. The poster itself will be revealed during the POAP.fun raffle after all the POAPs have been distributed.
How Do I Participate?
No one knows when some of these events will officially happen (not even the EthStaker crew) until the Rocket Pool team officially announces them. As a result this blog-post will be updated once event dates/times have been established. When an event has been published by the Rocket Pool team, there will be an EthStaker-hosted livestream to celebrate each milestone leading up to Mainnet launch and celebrating milestones post-launch. Each livestream event will be hosted on the EthStaker YouTube page wherein an exclusive POAP will be distributed.
The more POAPs you collect, the higher your probability of claiming a limited minting of the Rocket Pool NFT Poster is. There will be a total of 250 Rocket Pool NFTs available during the POAP.fun raffle – with the remaining 750 put on Opensea for purchase. Any profits made from the Opensea sales will be used to fund projects on Gitcoin.
Where Can I Claim The Eligible POAPs?
Keep an eye on the livestream events below – at each livestream a POAP will be distributed which will be eligible to use to enter the POAP.fun raffle for the Rocket Pool NFT Poster. Some event date/times are unknown and are indicated as such – once date/times have been announced by the Rocket Pool team they will be published on this page.
On Saturday, August 28th during the EthStaker livestream of Rocket Pool Release Candidate 7 Workshop unvetica.eth announced the official Rocket Pool Pre-Launch Systems Check event. This would be a series of 8 events leading up to and after the Rocket Pool Mainnet launch with exclusive POAPs being distributed to celebrate each milestone. The RC7 Validator Workshop POAP was the first to be distributed during the livestream to kickoff this event.
[POAP CLAIM WINDOW CLOSED: 08/30/21]
On Thursday, September 9th Rocket Pool publshed their “Final Article” on medium. This was in important milestone as it announced the Mainnet Launch Date in addition to the Trail of Bits audit completion. To commemorate the hard work of the Rocket Pool team both the “Final Article” and “Trail of Bits” POAPs were released via Twitter, Discord, and YouTube.
[POAP CLAIM WINDOW CLOSED: 09/12/21]
On Monday, September 13th the Rocket Pool whale died and with it the great sell wall has crumbled – revealing the 4th Rocket Pool POAP in a series of 8. The current whale is holding the RPL/ETH ratio down due to 10k RPL sell walls at every 0.001 increment starting from 0.0061 all the way to 0.0095. When this wall is eventually breached down, this POAP will be claimable.
[POAP CLAIM WINDOWS ENDS: 09/16/21 at 4:00PM UTC]
Rocket Pool RC7 Validator Workshop
When: Saturday, August 28th @ 10:00pm UTC
What: Joe Clapis (rocket pool senior blockchain engineer) will be going step-by-step building a new Raspberry Pi machine from fresh out of the box to a fully functional validator using the Rocket Pool platform.
Trail of Bits – Audit Completed
When: September 9th, 2021
Rocket Pool Team AMA Livestream
What: Team Rocket Pool hosts a live AMA to answer any and all questions from the Ethereum Community as they prepare for a Mainnet launch.
The Great Sell Wall Livestream
What: The current whale is holding the RPL/ETH ratio down due to 10k RPL sell walls at every 0.001 increment starting from 0.0061 all the way to 0.0095. When this wall is eventually breached down, this POAP will be claimable. [UPDATE: this is now claimable until 09/16/21 at 4:00PM UTC]
Calm Before The Storm Livestream
What: All the hard work is done, audits complete. There is nothing left to do but wait – it’s the calm before the storm. Next Mainnet launch!
Final Article Released
When: September 9th, 2021
Rocket Pool Mainnet Launch Livestream
What: This is it, what we’ve all been waiting for – a Rocket Pool Mainnet launch. We’ll be celebrating with a livestream event.
First 1000 Validators on Rocket Pool Livestream
What: The first 1000 validators live on the Rocket Pool Mainnet release will be awarded a POAP.