Validator Introduction - minmin-net

Hello dYdX community

I am Minmin, representing minmin-net and serving as a DAO member of the CryptoLearningClub (CLC).

Why Validate dYdX?
At minmin-net, we align with dYdX’s mission to foster transparent financial services. With our experience in the Cosmos ecosystem and dedication to education and research, we are committed to enhancing network security and promoting decentralization in this new venture.

Who Are We?
Minmin-net, based in Japan, is a small team but rich in experience. Our journey commenced in 2020 as a validator for Cosmos Hub. Since then, our responsibilities have expanded to include validating for IRIShub and HUAHUA.

What Are Our Strengths?
We have developed considerable expertise over the past three years, serving as a validator within the Cosmos ecosystem. This experience has allowed us to refine our skills in several key areas: We are proficient in the prevention of DDoS attacks; we have acquired a sound understanding of the use of Key Management Systems to protect against double signing; and we have consistently been active participants in governance, casting our votes on almost every proposal.
We also operate distributed data servers in Asia and Europe.

Dedication to Web3:
Our commitment to the Web3 realm distinguishes us.

CLC, a Japanese-centric platform, is dedicated to demystifying Web3 and blockchain (

As a DAO member of the CLC community, we’ve played a crucial role in exposing a broad spectrum of Japanese users to the Web3 universe through our educational endeavors.

We’re confident that our engagement initiatives will spark substantial curiosity and support for the dYdX project within the Japanese community.

We are extremely eager to apply our expertise and dedication to the dYdX platform. We are confident that we can cultivate a strong, mutually beneficial relationship that will advance the ideals of decentralized finance.


Hey !

The @dYdXFoundation published the following guideline for validator intros in case you want to include some further detail: Validator Introduction Framework.

Thanks for the intro!

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We will go through the details according to the Validator Introduction Framework.

Entity name and location
minmin-net (a CLC DAO member), Japan

Infrastructure location

What kind of hardware do you run? Baremetal, cloud-based…? In what geographic regions?
We use bare metal servers at the data center with KMS and cloud servers for our sentries. A virtualization solution with 6-16 CPUs, ample SSD storage, and 16GB-64GB of RAM. The sentries are located in Japan, Germany, and Taiwan etc.

Technical make-up of team (elaborate on no. of dev ops engineers, experience, etc.)
Our validator department has at least two dedicated Cosmos dev ops engineers. We have been actively serving as a validator within the Cosmos ecosystem since 2019.

Years of experience
7+ years in the crypto industry and 3+ years in Cosmos.

What other networks are you running validators for?
Validated on IRIShub, chihuahua, and many other testnets.

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?

1.Encourage Stake Decentralization: It’s important to distribute the stake widely to maintain the decentralized nature of the network and mitigate any potential risks related to centralization.
2.Allocate Ample Time for Governance Proposals: Make sure there is sufficient time to fully consider and discuss governance proposals. This ensures a thorough evaluation process and prevents rushed decisions.
3.Conduct Comprehensive Testing Prior to Upgrades: It is crucial to execute a robust test cycle before implementing any upgrades to the network.
4.Importance of Validator Coordination on Discord: Successful upgrades are often the result of good communication among validators on Discord.

Do you have a validator voting framework and process?
We consider all suggestions, forums and discussions. We discuss important proposals and make decisions. And we consistently participate actively in governance, voting on nearly every proposal.

Are you planning to play any additional roles in the dYdX ecosystem (e.g. market maker, trader, indexer, front-end, other)?

In addition to our role as validators, we also engage in educational activities. We prioritize appropriate education to promote the complex yet sophisticated mechanisms of dYdX.

Are there other products or services you want to highlight that could be relevant for dYdX?

CLC, a Japanese-centric platform, is dedicated to educating Web3 and blockchain (

As a DAO member of the CLC community, we have played an important role in introducing the Web3 world to a wide range of Japanese users through our educational efforts.

Any notable contributions in other ecosystems that you would like to highlight for the community?

We’re confident that our engagement initiatives will spark substantial curiosity and support for the dYdX project within the Japanese community.

We are very passionate about applying our expertise and dedication to the dYdX platform.

We believe that we can foster strong, mutually beneficial relationships that advance the ideal of decentralized finance.

Minmin-net, a Japan-based validator and CLC DAO member, operates bare metal servers in Japan. With 7+ years in crypto and 3+ in Cosmos, our team emphasizes stake decentralization and governance participation. more details visit us:twitter保存.jp