To Helios Staking and Beyond 🚀

Kevin Lydon
Oct 14 · 4 min read
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Helios Staking had its genesis in early 2020 when Kevin Lydon and a small group of like-minded cryptocurrency experts, with over 50 years of combined tech experience, came together with a shared vision to grow adoption in the blockchain space.

While the founders were busily preparing their own crypto investment strategies, they observed a technological barrier to entry in the staking space. Put simply, staking is not the easiest thing to do for the every-day cryptocurrency investor. Individual staking involves operating powerful nodes 24/7, massive storage and an advanced tech-know-how. Because of this the average cryptocurrency investor was missing out on the higher investment returns generated from staking. The founders noticed this opportunity and Helios Staking was born.

Helios staking was created to make staking accessible to the everyday cryptocurrency investor by doing the tech heavy work and managing the day to day operations. Helios offers investors a simple way to earn rewards by staking their coins while only charging a small percentage fee.

The first ground breaking project that Helios has had the pleasure of working on is the Elrond Network. Helios has been part of the bootstrap process since the start of the test net by providing reliable infrastructure for Elrond’s infinitely scalable blockchain. Helios chose Elrond because of the shared interest in improving the current blockchain space and bringing internet level scale to crypto. Since launching, Helios has become an official partner of the Elrond Network and were part of the Genesis block on July 30th, 2020.

Helios currently powers 1% of the entire Elrond Network and maintains a 100% rating across all nodes. Managing over €1 million euros in assets Helios staking is driving between 29% and 36% annualized returns for its investors.

Looking forward Helios will be working closely with Elrond to implement smart contracts in order to offer delegation to investors at a competitive rate. We expect that by the end of Q4 2020 to have our delegation smart contract set up and ready for you to use.

“The Helios Staking team supported our mainnet launch and testnet iterations with top hardware and short response times for every request. They are extremely resourceful and hard-working partners that always impressed us with their OpSec procedures.”

said Lucian Mincu, Elrond CIO.

In addition to working with Elrond, Helios Staking is currently researching other projects to offer staking to our community. These include but are not limited to Tezos, Cosmos, Harmony, Ethereum and Cardano.

“Providing an easy to use platform for our community to stake their coins is our number one priority over the coming months and years. We will be working tirelessly to create a model that is mutually beneficial for both ourselves, staking partners and the community. Our goal is to make staking available to everyone without taking large fees or with big overheads. Our products will always be competitively priced and in line with the industry ensuring that our users are getting the best return on their investment.”

Kevin Lydon — Managing Director, Helios Staking.

Meet The Team

Kevin Lydon — Managing Director / Founder

In 1994 at the ripe age of 12 Kevin began developing websites on the infamous geocities and since then has never looked back. He is an Entrepreneur at heart and is always looking to be at the forefront of technology. In 2017 he applied his knowledge and made the leap in the blockchain industry by providing digital infrastructure solutions which eventually led to the formation of Helios Staking in 2020.

Michael J. McKeon — Commercial Director

Entrepreneur, Business Consultant and Company Director. Holder of master’s degree in Finance from University College Dublin, Ireland. Owner director of several SMEs. Current interests include Internet of Things, Cybersecurity, Building Energy Management Systems, Blockchain and of course Cryptocurrency. Michael is an avid traveler and lifelong fervent Manchester United fan and shareholder.

Mark Daley — Systems Analyst / Developer

Many of Mark’s major life decisions have revolved around, tech, the web and blockchain. In the mid 90’s Mark’s criteria for selecting a high school depended on how many computers they had dialed up to the internet. The answer is 6 computers hooked up to the internet. His passion for tech has led to a formal education in computer programming. While studying programming Mark’s passion shifted to blockchain. It was shortly after that he joined Helios Staking as lead infrastructure engineer.

About Helios Staking

Helios Staking is a Staking-as-a-Service provider strictly dedicated to the growth of Proof of Stake (PoS) blockchain networks. The firm is in direct collaboration with the Elrond Network as one of their chosen and trusted Genesis Launch partners. Services offered include eGLD tokens delegation & guaranteed annualized returns through innovating staking products.

About Elrond

Elrond is a new blockchain architecture, designed from scratch to bring a 1000-fold cumulative improvement in throughput and execution speed. To achieve this, Elrond introduces two key innovations: a novel Adaptive State Sharding mechanism, and a Secure Proof of Stake (PoS) algorithm, enabling linear scalability with a fast, efficient, and secure consensus mechanism. Thus, Elrond can process upwards of 10,000 transactions per second (TPS), with 5-second latency, and negligible cost, attempting to become the backbone of a permissionless, borderless, globally accessible internet economy.

The Internet Scale Blockchain

We give anyone, anywhere easy access to the digital economy, by bringing a 1000x improvement in blockchain speed…

elrond.com

To learn more about Helios Staking and how to stake with them visit them at

Helios Staking: Professional Staking-as-a-Service Provider

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Helios Staking is a Staking-as-a-Service provider strictly dedicated to the growth of Proof of Stake (PoS) blockchain networks.

Kevin Lydon

Written by

Managing Director & Founder at Helios Staking

HeliosStaking

Helios Staking is a Staking-as-a-Service provider strictly dedicated to the growth of Proof of Stake (PoS) blockchain networks.

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