To help the community members learn more about the validators on IRISnet, we are publishing a series of articles, each of which will cover two validators.
When choosing a validator to delegate, technical parameters such as self-bonded (the higher the better), uptime (the higher the better), commission rate (the lower the better), bond height(the lower the better)etc are good KPIs to review to get a 360-degree view on the validators’ performance. It is always a good practice to select multiple validators to hedge the delegation risk.
Here come the stories on Huobi Research and NewRoad.Capital.
Who are we?
Founded in April 2016, Huobi Research is one of the most influential thinking tanks in blockchain industry focusing on developing blockchain technology, facilitating deployment of blockchain technology in different industries, and promoting optimization of the blockchain ecosystem.
Our research areas include but not limited to industry trends, commercial application innovation, and business model exploitation. Acting with social-wellbeing, academic rigor, innovation spirit in mind, Huobi Research partners with local government, established enterprises, and prestigious universities to promote, counsel, analyze, and ensure the sustainable and healthy growth of blockchain industry.
Why stake with us?
Huobi Research participated in the early-stage test of IRISnet and gained lots of experience in IRISnet through these research works. Due to our research nature, we can provide you with a lower commission rate.
Please feel free to contact us:
- Email: email@example.com
- Jianshu: https://www.jianshu.com/u/a234cae11e43 2
- Twitter: Huobi_Research https://twitter.com/Huobi_Research 1
- Medium: Huobi Research https://medium.com/@huobiresearch
A small introduction:
NewRoad.Capital started at the end of 2017 under the name TezosVote. After a successful start on Tezos network as Baker (validator), we made the switch to other POS blockchains. We are now also active on Cosmos and of course IRISnet under the name NewRoad.Capital
A little information about our setup:
We have a main and a backup validator. Both are in two different (Dutch) datacenter (in 2 availability-zones). They both have redundant power&(dedicated)network . The validators are behind a hardware firewall. They connected through a ddos protected vpn with our own hosted IRISnet nodes.
We have our own written monitoring software that keeps us informed with the health status of our two validator (and nodes) and warn us by email, sms or telegram notifications in case of a failure.
Note：The introductions are provided by validators themselves and don’t necessarily represent a recommendation from IRIS Foundation. Please understand the risks of delegation before you delegate.