This post is intended to gauge how effective the Command Centre (CC) is at satisfying your needs by opening it up to feedback. When we first produced the Command Centre we had very little data to understand how people would use RenVM and what kind of metrics they’d want to see.
Throughout Q1 2021, the Ren team will be improving the Command Centre to better serve the needs of its users. As this is the first thread seeking more generalized direct user feedback, suggestions on how to improve the feedback process is also appreciated.
The Ren Command Centre is designed to track RenVM’s main performance metrics. For the sake of this post, I will divide the CC into two overarching sections: (1) the public ‘Network Statistics’ and (2) the private/individual ‘Darknode Operator Dashboard’.
At a glance, the Network Statistics section of the Command Centre includes Volume, Value Minted, Assets Under Management, Integrator/3rd party volume, Darknode information such as number registered and rewards during the last Epoch, and a primitive block explorer.
The Darknode Operate Dashboard is utilized by Darknode Operators for launching and managing their Darknode(s) and for monitoring and withdrawing rewards per Epoch.
The Command Centre was first designed throughout the end of 2019 and the start of 2020. It was first launched in May and was fully functioning by the launch of Mainnet. Since then, it has undergone some small improvements and maintenance. I hope to collect and consolidate your suggestions here to continue to improve the CC with your needs in mind.
The Command Centre has been designed to provide cross-chain data such as mint and burn volume. We believe it is not within the scope of the CC to provide data on tokenized assets such as the volume of renBTC on Ethereum. There are other platforms, such as Dune Analytics and CoinGecko that provide this information. However, if you feel this should not be the case, please leave your thoughts below.
Furthermore the CC is not intended to be a ‘brochure’ style website using verbose marketing lingo. Instead, it speaks in hard facts, demonstrating RenVM’s usefulness. Again, if you feel this should not be the case, please leave your thoughts below.
Darknode Operators*: Those who have bonded 100k Ren to deploy a Darknode helping to secure RenVM and the network. They are typically monitoring the health of the network and the rewards generated by fees.
Those who compare/contrast RenVM’s performance with the underlying tokens (REN) performance.
Those who aim to better understand the technology that RenVM has built, whether to provide feedback or to analyze at a more technical level.
Those who hope to draw predictions based on the information displayed by RenVM.
Those that may synthesize RenVM information to communicate it more broadly and distill data for informational purposes.
Those who continue to advance their understanding of Ren Project and determine whether they’d like to participate in discussions, governance, or even dark node operation.
Do you fit into a different category? Let us know in the comment section.
Areas of improvement
We’ve already been collecting feedback for some time and are aware of areas that could be improved. These include:
More sophisticated reporting on Darknode earnings.
1. Being able to view previous Epochs in more details
2. APY on initial investment (100k REN)
Darknode Operator Dashboard
1. Withdraw from multiple Darknodes at once
2. Withdraw all rewards in DAI (or other).
3. More data and information on how rewards are paid out.
4. Exporting Darknode rewards as .csv.
Please comment with additional features you’d like to see implemented.
Command Centre improvements
Hopefully the above has inspired some thought as to the kind of feedback and ideas we’re looking for. However, below is a series of questions intended to get you thinking. Feel free to answer some or all of these questions in the comments - or simply leave any feedback!
- What do you use the CC for?
- Do you find some data missing from the CC?
- Do you use third party websites (such as Dune Analytics) to track metrics that you think could be folded into the CC?
- Do you operate a Darknode, if so, how often do you withdraw your rewards? Is the process easy?
- If you could change one thing about the Command Centre, what would it be?
Thank you for taking the time to read this. I look forward to receiving direct feedback from you all! If you would like to participate in one-on-one interviews and share your ideas in more detail, please reach out to email@example.com