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View Proposals

The ability to view proposals is important for the governance model to work properly, enabling informed discussions and voting.

Note: An active Service Node is required in order to vote

An active Service Node (required 5000 BLOCK) is required in order to vote. The process of voting can take place from within the Service Node wallet or the collateral wallet. After voting, the Service Node must remain active until the Superblock passes. If the Service Node goes offline then you will need to recast your votes when it's active again. Voting closes 2880 blocks prior to the Superblock.

Proposals should be carefully reviewed along with the amount requested. It's a good idea to consider the total Superblock budget (40,000 BLOCK), the other proposals amounts requested, the priorities of the project, and if the proposal aligns with those priorities and greater vision of the project. The link for each proposal should lead to a description of what the proposal is for with background information and objectives.


Viewing from the Qt Wallet

There are two Qt wallets, with the Redesign being geared towards being more user friendly. Below is a comparison between the Classic and Redesign Qt wallets.

Qt Version Redesign (GUI) Redesign (console) Classic (console)
Doesn't require console
Lists proposals
Shows descriptions (has link) (has link) (has link)
Shows vote counts
Shows pass/fail status
Shows amounts requested
Shows deposit addresses
Shows past proposals
Easy to navigate
View using the redesigned wallet

Redesigned Wallet

  1. Open the wallet and in the side menu, go to Tools > Proposals. The wallet does not need to be unlocked.
  2. The Proposals screen shows all the proposals submitted to the network. Above the list of proposals there is an option to filter by Upcoming, which displays the proposals that can currently be voted on. Select this filter to view all proposals currently open for voting.

    Filter Proposals

  3. Vote on a proposal.

View using the classic wallet

Classic Wallet

  1. In the program menu, go to Tools > Debug Console
  2. A new window will appear with an input field at the bottom, type in mnbudget show, then press the Enter key.

    Show Proposals Command

  3. A message showing each of the ongoing proposals will be returned. Here is an example of a proposal:

    Show Proposals

  4. Vote on a proposal.


Viewing from the Browser

There are various options for viewing the proposals in the browser. Below is a comparison list with the features of each website.

Website Proposal Forum blockdx.co block-node.info
Mobile friendly
Lists proposals
Shows descriptions (hyperlinked)
Shows vote counts
Shows pass/fail status
Shows amounts requested
Shows deposit addresses
Shows past proposals (in progress)
Allows for discussion (unorganized)
Easy to navigate

Viewing from the Terminal

Linux
  1. Start the wallet. If it's not already running, use the following instructions to start it.

    1. Navigate to the bin folder within your Blocknet wallet installation directory (EG: ~/blocknet/bin/)
    2. Type in the following command, replacing [USERNAME] and [PASSWORD] with the respective rpcuser= and rpcpassword= values from your blocknetdx.conf file located in your ~/.blocknetdx/ directory.

      ./blocknetdxd -rpcuser=[USERNAME] -rpcpassword=[PASSWORD] -daemon
      

      Example:

      ./blocknetdxd -rpcuser=JohnBlocknet -rpcpassword=supersecretpassword -daemon
      
  2. If your wallet was just started, you may need to wait a few minutes for the proposals to sync, otherwise you may not see the full list of proposals. Use the following command to view the proposals:

    ./blocknetdx-cli mnbudget show
    
  3. From this list, all proposals where "BlockStart" is equal the upcoming Superblock number are open for voting. You can filter the proposals to only show the upcoming proposals using the following command with [SB-NUMBER] replaced with the upcoming Superblock number:

    ./blocknetdx-cli mnbudget show | grep ": [SB-NUMBER]" -B 5 -A 15
    

    Example:

    ./blocknetdx-cli mnbudget show | grep ": 648000" -B 5 -A 15
    
  4. Vote on a proposal.

Windows
  1. Start the wallet. If it's not already running, use the following instructions to start it.

    1. Navigate to the bin folder within your Blocknet wallet installation directory (EG: C:\Users\[YourUsername]\Downloads\blocknet\bin\)

      Tip: This requires the blocknetdx-[version]-win64.zip download version

      To interact with the wallet via the command line, the blocknetdx-[version]-win64.zip wallet version is needed.

    2. Type in the following command, replacing [USERNAME] and [PASSWORD] with the respective rpcuser= and rpcpassword= values from your blocknetdx.conf file located in the C:\Users\[YourUsername]\AppData\Roaming\BlocknetDX directory. This directory can be found by opening the file explorer and pasting in %appdata%\Roaming\BlocknetDX\ into the file explorer path field.

      blocknetdxd -rpcuser=[USERNAME] -rpcpassword=[PASSWORD]
      

      Example:

      blocknetdxd -rpcuser=JohnBlocknet -rpcpassword=supersecretpassword
      
  2. The wallet process will begin in the current terminal window. You will need to open a new terminal window or tab and navigate to the same location before continuing.

  3. If your wallet was just started, you may need to wait a few minutes for the proposals to sync, otherwise you may not see the full list of proposals. Use the following command to view the proposals:

    blocknetdx-cli mnbudget show
    
  4. From this list, all proposals where "BlockStart" is equal the upcoming Superblock number are open for voting. You can filter the proposals to only show the upcoming proposals using the following command with [SB-NUMBER] replaced with the upcoming Superblock number:

    blocknetdx-cli mnbudget show | grep ": [SB-NUMBER]" -B 5 -A 15
    

    Example:

    blocknetdx-cli mnbudget show | grep ": 648000" -B 5 -A 15
    
  5. Vote on a proposal.

MacOS
  1. Start the wallet. If it's not already running, use the following instructions to start it.

    1. Navigate to the bin folder within your Blocknet wallet installation directory (EG: ~/Downloads/blocknet/bin/)

      Tip: This requires the blocknetdx-[version]-osx64.tar.gz download version

      To interact with the wallet via the command line, the blocknetdx-[version]-osx64.tar.gz wallet version is needed.

    2. Type in the following command, replacing [USERNAME] and [PASSWORD] with the respective rpcuser= and rpcpassword= values from your blocknetdx.conf file located in your ~/Library/Application Support/BlocknetDX/ directory. This directory can be found by opening the Finder, in the program menu selecting Go > Go to Folder, entering ~/Library/Application Support/BlocknetDX/ in the path, and pressing Enter.

      ./blocknetdxd -rpcuser=[USERNAME] -rpcpassword=[PASSWORD] -daemon
      

      Example:

      ./blocknetdxd -rpcuser=JohnBlocknet -rpcpassword=supersecretpassword -daemon
      
  2. If your wallet was just started, you may need to wait a few minutes for the proposals to sync, otherwise you may not see the full list of proposals. Use the following command to view the proposals:

    ./blocknetdx-cli mnbudget show
    
  3. From this list, all proposals where "BlockStart" is equal the upcoming Superblock number are open for voting. You can filter the proposals to only show the upcoming proposals using the following command with [SB-NUMBER] replaced with the upcoming Superblock number:

    ./blocknetdx-cli mnbudget show | grep ": [SB-NUMBER]" -B 5 -A 15
    

    Example:

    ./blocknetdx-cli mnbudget show | grep ": 648000" -B 5 -A 15
    
  4. Vote on a proposal.