GM dYdX community,
we would be honored to validate on the dYdX chain and here you can find our introduction!
Entity name and location
Blockscape Finance AG, based in Zug Switzerland
Cosmos hub forum: Blockscape Validator - Validator Profiles - Cosmos Hub Forum
Medium: blockscape-network.medium .com/
Our infrastructure is located in Germany and Finland.
What kind of hardware do you run? Baremetal, cloud-based…? In what geographic regions?
- Cloud-based infrastructure (multiple providers)
- K8 architecture
- Data center in Europe
Technical make-up of team (elaborate on no. of dev ops engineers, experience, etc.)
- Technically involved CEO
- 5 DevOps engineers
- Blockchain Architect
- 24/7 devops on call service
Years of experience
Over 5 years of experience in running nodes!
What other networks are you running validators for?
We are highly reputed in the networks we are validating, find our Ethereum validators on rated, as well as chains from the Cosmos Ecosystem we validate below (Don’t trust, verify!):
Based on your participation in any previous testnets, mainnets, are there any best practices to be aware of? What are some things that made previous testnets, mainnet launches successful and/or things to avoid that have gone poorly?
Communication and transparency and the right communication channels are key in our opinion.
Do you have a validator voting framework and process?
We discuss critical proposals internally, and we are also consulting with other entities in the Ecosystem.
We have designed our own tooling to vote and get notified for proposals.
Are you planning to play any additional roles in the dYdX ecosystem (e.g. market maker, trader, indexer, front-end, other)?
Are there other products or services you want to highlight that could be relevant for dYdX?
We would love to support you to get bridging between Ethereum and the Cosmos ecosystem with Gravity Bridge. They offer a truly decentralized and permissionless solution. We can help you with the necessary proposals and front-end integration!
Here is some background info on GravityBridge written by our team: medium. com/@blockscape-network/under-the-bridge-6b6403cad4c8
Any notable contributions in other ecosystems that you would like to highlight for the community?
While we are a highly professional and enterprise-grade validator service and node operator, we do not stop there. We help the protocols we are in with infrastructure, e.g. by setting up IBC relayers, but we also take part in bigger projects. Currently we are helping the Gravity Bridge chain by building a front-end for their bridge, which you can find here: bridge.blockscape.network/.