Hello again, everyone!
The bot is in closed beta now and at the moment I am still trying to find a good server [and a cheap one:)] for long therm use.
So as I was developing slowly, painfully, but also with joy when things go well, I gained a little knowledge about how Steem works. For example now I know if you want to connect to the blockchain and get any information from it, you need to use RPC nodes. RPC is the abbreviation of Remote Procedure Calls, if you want to know. At the beginning there was one RPC called steemd.steemit.com. This is as old as Steemit itself because this is what the (so far) most popular platform uses.
More, we need more!
As time passed, and Steem grew, there came some more but the numbers are really doubled since a few weeks when there was a hiccup in the most popular RPC's availability. Many witnesses decided than to make their own RPC nodes for the community. Thanks to that non organized movement, as is today, we have 11 nodes available for the public. Probably there are even more, but if you don't have money for buying a super infrastructure or just want to make sure that your platform never falls as victim of an overcrowded server, than you might just keep it in secret. Nothing is wrong with that.
Here is the list of the nodes in no particular order, if you want to use them in your project:
If you click on the creator's name, you can read the annunciation posts and probably you can get some sense on the specifications too.
wss://gtg.steem.house:8090 by @gtg
wss://steemd.minnowsupportproject.org by @followbtcnews
wss://steemd.pevo.science by @pharesim
wss://steemd.privex.io by @privex
wss://rpc.steemliberator.com by @netuoso
wss://steemd.steemitstage.com by @steemit
wss://steemd.steemit.com by @steemit
wss://steemd.steemitdev.com by @steemit (new version of steemd, not officially available yet, no guarantee of flawless operation until public release)
wss://steemd-int.steemit.com by @steemit
wss://rpc.buildteam.com by @buildteam
wss://seed.bitcoiner.me by @bitcoiner
That's all for now! If you are aware of other nodes, please tell me so that I can include it in the list for everybody's help. Helping is good!
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