Validator Introduction - Stir

Hello everyone!

Stir is a professional Staking as a Service company based in Japan. We have over 8 years of experience in the blockchain industry, and we have been running more than 10 chains including non validator nodes.

Entity name and location
Stir (Singapore and Japan)

Infrastructure location
Mainly divided over Asia

What kind of hardware do you run?

Technical make-up of team
2 full-time system administrators

Years of experience
more than 8 years.

What other networks are you running validators for?
Here is a list of validators we run.

Cosmos Ecosystem

  • Cosmos Hub
  • Ununifi

Non-Cosmos Ecosystem

  • Ethereum
  • Avalanche
  • Symbol
  • IOST
  • Waves
  • QTUM

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?

  • Polite documentation through open platforms like github.
  • Good support/communication through proper platforms like discord.
  • Making announcements for important updates by mail or discord.

Do you have a validator voting framework and process?
Before voting, we discuss the proposal with our teammates.
After the vote, we publish the reason of the vote on SNS like twitter.

Our process and framework of voting has begun this year, and we’re improving it.

Are you planning to play any additional roles in the dYdX ecosystem (e.g. market maker, trader, indexer, front-end, other)?
Although our first priority is running our validator securely and properly, we’re planning to do something usefull to expand dYdX ecosystem.
Here is sample of our achievment on other chains

  • Translate documents and mannuals into Japanese.
  • Education for beginners.
  • Development for tools or Dapps

We’d like to talk about what we could do for dYdX.

Are there other products or services you want to highlight that could be relevant for dYdX?
Choja , a decentralized market make software, might increase the trading volume of dYdX, if the integration is available.

We’re also planning to develop API service and SDK for dYdX.

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

In addition to developing software, we have an experience supporting to list the token on exchange in Japan legally, which is well-known as a really tough work.