Casa, an important Bitcoin (BTC) startup, has recently started a new initiative to encourage its users to check the status of their BTC nodes more regularly. The Node Heartbreaks program can be used to see if a node is working properly and, according to the company, it does this in a quick, secure and private way.
The program works like this: Casa sends a brief connection from its main servers to the node and checks whether it is online or not. If it is, the connection will be complete and the so-called heartbeat will be sent back. This new service will only work with Casa nodes, obviously.
The Heartbeat SatsBack Reward program is being launched today as well. The program will work together with Node Heartbreaks. Each time the users check their nodes, they will receive 0.0001 BTC, which is around a dollar. They will be able to do it five times a week.
According to the company, no IP data or router details are collected, so people will be able to remain private even by checking the network.
As long as the nodes are operational, people will still be able to keep receiving the rewards. According to the CEO of Casa, Jeremy Welch, this is important in order to create a more healthy network.
The nodes are needed to validate the network, so they need to be working properly. With constant validation, any problem will be found quickly and the efficiency of the whole process will increase over time.