Entity name and location
https://staker.space (The Netherlands )
Mainly divided over Europe and America
What kind of hardware do you run?
Technical make-up of team
2 full-time system administrators
Years of experience
What other networks are you running validators for?
Please visit our webpage to see a list of mainnet and testnet nodes we are running.
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?
Good support/communication through proper platforms like discord is a must.
Making announcements for important updates by mail or discord.
Do you have a validator voting framework and process?
We don’t have a validator voting framework or process. We go through the proposals individually.
Are you planning to play any additional roles in the dYdX ecosystem (e.g. market maker, trader, indexer, front-end, other)?
We are dedicated node operators for multiple blockchains. That is our primary focus. Within that focus we are active on different communication channels and help fellow community members.
Besides that we use discord, twitter and our website to keep our community up to date about Staker Space’s activities. In that way we are showcasing new chains and their functionalities.
Are there other products or services you want to highlight that could be relevant for dYdX?
We also would like to give a short introduction about ourselves. We started as enthusiasts that have been experimenting with staking and validating. By now we are an independent team that supports open networks and we are securing the future of decentralized systems. We are active on some of the most promising networks and are looking forward to support more in the future.
Below I would like to summarize our main operations:
- Running nodes for different protocols. See our webpage.
- We use the latest bare metal dedicated servers for running our nodes.
- We have 24/7 monitoring and redundant services running.
- We ensure optimal node placement by staying away from overcrowded areas.
- We care for a diversified set of collators/validators.
- We are an active governance participant for on-chain referendum voting.
- We are active on communication platforms like discord, telegram, element.