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isFirstSeed is a boolean property on the main Shardus object. This property is true for the first node that joins the network and false for everyone else. The reason this property is useful is mainly for initialization purposes. If you need to inject transactions or run specific code blocks at the start of the network, you should use this property to determine the node that will execute the logic. Otherwise, there is no differentiation and all the nodes will try to execute the same transactions.


Another reason this property is useful is that it allows the first node extra time to wait before all the network functionality is up and running.

    async (): Promise<NodeJS.Timeout> => {
      if (dapp.p2p.isFirstSeed) {
        await _sleep(ONE_SECOND * cycleDuration * 2)
      lastReward =
      return setTimeout(networkMaintenance, cycleInterval)