Decentralizing networks with institutional-grade infrastructure

Through the provision of dedicated institutional-grade infrastructure, we secure, decentralize and scale networks through the provision of best-in-class staking and node infrastructure. Our live node monitoring and metrics tools guarantee minimum downtime, with an operations team on-hand 24/7 to resolve issues efficiently.

Decentralizing networks with institutional-grade infrastructure

Securing next-generation decentralized networks

Our dedicated infrastructure team can seamlessly launch, run and manage validators and Remote Procedure Call (RPC) nodes across a whole range of ecosystems (Solana, Cosmos, Ethereum, Polkadot, NEAR,...)
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Our setup

Datacenters

Datacenters

  • Multiple datacenters located in Central Europe – Primary DC Prague
  • Multiple network uplinks
  • Private inter DC links (dedicated physical lines)
  • Power Redundancy: Dual-energy supply with a backup (Diesel Generators and UPS battery backups)
  • Cooling Redundancy: N+1
  • 24/7 security with Card Access, Biometric Access Control, and IP Camera Surveillance
  • 10 Gbps connectivity with DDoS Protection
  • ISO 9001 + 14001 - Quality + Environmental Management System
  • ISO 15408 + 27001 - Computer + Informational Security


Operational standards

  • 24/7 monitoring and alerting using Icinga, Prometheus and Opsgenie
  • 24/7 Network Operations Centre to resolve any issue.
  • Maximazing automatization - mitigating human errors
  • No Single Points of Failure
  • Cryptography keys security


All blockchain servers are Linux-based, with access available only via authorized SSH keys, through highly secure internal network. Keys to the node accounts (i.e., consensus keys) are stored on a separate bare metal machine, which is only accessible within the internal network behind a strict firewall. The keys themselves are loaded on Yubico Hardware Security Modules. Seeds to the nodes are sharded and are safely held by multiple parties.

Infrastructure

We own all hardware, and we don’t use any cloud for production blockchain servers. We are using Enterprise-grade hardware from multiple trusted vendors with mission-critical levels of support.


Every hardware component of our stack is dualized:

  • dual independent PSU (dual energy source from DC)
  • dual independent networking (dual network cards, dual switches, dual routers, dual connectivity)
  • dual independent DCs


Every DC has 10 Gbit connectivity to the internet with integrated DDoS protection, and we have a dedicated optical connection between those datacenters.

Want to learn more about staking?

What is staking?
Staking is a way to earn passive income on your cryptocurrency without being subjected to market volatility. By locking your tokens on the network, you are supporting better network performance and in return for this, you can receive a percentage reward similar to interest earned in a savings account.

What does Proof-of-Stake mean?
Proof-of-Stake (PoS) is a consensus mechanism used by validators to verify cryptocurrency transactions. Through PoS, validators are selected to verify transactions by the amount they have staked on the network. The stake is used to determine the power of votes by each validator.

What are the advantages of staking?
By staking assets, holders of cryptocurrency can generate financial rewards in a secure and efficient way.

What are the risks associated with staking?
The staked amount is locked up for a certain period of time, therefore these assets cannot be transferred or traded during this period.

How do I start staking – where can I buy tokens?
In order to stake your assets, a cryptocurrency from a PoS network is required, for example, Solana, Cardano, Algorand, etc. You cannot stake proof-of-work assets. A simple way of staking your assets is through a mainstream cryptocurrency exchange such as Coinbase or Binance.

Is there a minimum staking amount?
The minimum amount required depends on the asset you are trying to stake. Some networks do not have a minimum limit.

What is the staking APY?
Staking APY is a percentage rate reflecting the total amount of staking rewards projected to be earned over an annual period. The staking reward depends on what project you choose to participate in. As a rule of thumb, the range is between 5 – 15%.

Are staking rewards taxable?
Taxation on staking is subject to your jurisdiction. Clear and definitive guidelines on this matter are yet to be communicated by regulatory bodies.

Is there an unstaking period?
There is usually an unstaking period which is referred to as a ‘cool-down period’. Following this, your tokens will become transferable. The duration of an unstaking period depends on project conditions - this could be days, weeks or months.

We will be happy to answer them for you. Write to us at the email address below.