Entity name and location
Huginn - Turkey
Multiple locations (mostly in Singapore, UK and Poland) with different service providers.
What kind of hardware do you run? Baremetal, cloud-based…? In what geographic regions?
Baremetal (in Asia and Europe).
Technical make-up of team (elaborate on no. of dev ops engineers, experience, etc.)
Our technical team consists of:
- 2 SysOps with 8 and 4 years of experience, (working full time on shifts)
- 1 DevOps with 3 years of experience, (full time)
- 1 full stack developer with 2 years of experience, (full time)
- 1 more DevOps as on-call backup when needed.
Years of experience
What other networks are you running validators for?
Kujira, Umee, Nym, OmniFlix, Archway, Composable, Quicksilver, Gitopia, Humans, Aura Network, Passage, Pylons, Rebus, Jackal
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?
Engaging with the community: Actively engaging with the community, including developers, validators, and users. Encouraging open communication, seeking feedback, and incorporating community suggestions whenever possible fosters a collaborative environment and highlights the importance the project gives to their community.
Organizing incentivized testnets: Incentivized testnets encourages participation from validators and developers, allowing them to gain hands-on experience and identify potential issues. Rewards and bug bounties incentivizes participants to thoroughly test the network, stress-test its capabilities, and provide valuable feedback.
Robust governance mechanism: Implementing a robust governance mechanism that allows stakeholders to participate in decision-making processes. This helps ensure a decentralized and resilient network and most importantly makes users feel included.
Do you have a validator voting framework and process?
Software Upgrade: Our technical team examines the code and endorses the proposal if there are no issues.
Text Proposal / Community Spending: Our initial step involves taking feedback from our delegators via our social media networks. This is followed by an internal appraisal of the situation, wherein we consider insights from the appropriate project team prior to rendering our vote.
Furthermore, we attribute significant importance to the active tracking and participation in dialogues on platforms like Commonwealth, recognizing the value of such discussions in informing our decision-making process.
Are you planning to play any additional roles in the dYdX ecosystem (e.g. market maker, trader, indexer, front-end, other)?
We have the capability to produce instructional videos in Turkish, English, and French for dYdX on YouTube, as well as conduct interviews with dYdX officials.
We can arrange Ask-Me-Anything (AMA) events on platforms like Discord or Twitter.
Furthermore, our plan involves actively engaging with the community and actively participating in relevant discussions across various platforms, including forums, social media channels, and developer communication channels.
We can also actively take part in events organized for dYdX in Turkey.
Are there other products or services you want to highlight that could be relevant for dYdX?
Educational Platform: dYdX could expand on the dydx.academy platform to teach users about trading strategies, and risk management. This could attract more users to the platform and help existing users make more informed trading decisions.
Decentralized Lending and Borrowing: Expand the platform to include decentralized lending and borrowing. This would allow users to earn interest on their idle assets and borrow assets for various purposes.
Social Trading: Implement a feature that allows users to follow and copy the trades of successful traders. This could be a great way for beginners to learn from experienced traders and for experienced traders to earn additional income by allowing others to copy their trades.
Any notable contributions in other ecosystems that you would like to highlight for the community?
Alongside managing the leading Turkish-language Cosmos group (Cosmos Airdrop Türkiye), we offer specialized support in Turkish through Telegram and Twitter for noteworthy projects such as Osmosis, Juno, OmniFlix, Sei, Archway and Stride. We’ve put together all the essential info and access points in one convenient location: Link Tree
In addition, we’re well-versed in operating relayers and are currently active on more than 20 networks. We’re excited and looking forward to launching relayer operations once IBC is enabled for dYdX Network.
To enhance the performance and dependability of various networks, we provide services including endpoint, RPC, LCD, GRPC, and snapshot support. For a detailed look at our service offerings, please check out the documentation at docs.huginn.tech
We believe in collaboration for mutual growth. That’s why we put effort into creating in-depth tutorials that empower the community. These include clear, step-by-step instructions on a variety of topics such as setting up nodes, creating wallets, using faucets, staking, and setting up node health notifications, among others. Feel free to visit our forum for more insights: testnet.huginn.academy
Additionally, we put together valuable video content, focusing on project analyses and reviews, especially for projects that pique our interest, via our dedicated YouTube channel.
Lastly, we’re committed to keeping the Turkish-speaking community informed. Our team translates and shares updates and improvements related to the projects we work with. Additionally, we write and publish articles that are specifically tailored to these projects on our blog in both Turkish and English.