The #Kulupu project must now learn how to form a leaderless community. It has been so long that nearly all burdens of marketing, community building and governance tasks being on just a handful of individuals. This is not sustainable.
The main advantage is that not everything needs to be in place in one go (at the transition height). Noticeable improvements can be tested in production, and experienced by users along the way.
Besides two high reliability validators, Wei's Polkadot validation service now also offers a third home-run validator option for those who want to support eco-friendliness and decentralization! https://that.world/~wei/polkadot/validate/
If you want to see how signed mining and reward lock behave in practice, join Kulupu's public testnet "breaknet4"! https://github.com/kulupu/kulupu/pull/40
Right now there are over 2000 nodes on the #Kulupu network. If signed mining is accepted and implemented, I'd expect this number to grow further.
#Kulupu's Seeker Camp runtime upgrade has passed referendum voting. It is scheduled to activate at block #152,640!