May 22 · 4 min read

To help community members know more about each validator on IRISnet, we are publishing a series of articles with each article to highlight two validators.

中文版本请见:IRISnet验证人介绍第2期 | Happy Iris & Syncnode

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 smaller the better)etc are good KPIs to review to get a 360 degree of view on the validators’ performance. It is always a good practice to select multiple validators to hedge the delegation risk.

Following information can be found on IRISnet explorers including IRISplorer, IRISnet-Overview, Big-Dipper, IRISnet-P2P, Hubble.

These are the datas on May 22nd, 2019.

Here come the stories on Happy Iris and Syncnode.

Happy Iris

Who are we? 1 is your trusted IRISnet validator based in Austria, Europe. Behind HappyIris is a team with 8+ years of professional experience in IT.

We are currently one of the top validators on Tezos as well (HappyTezos).

Our focus is providing secure validator coupled with high availability. We are using combination of cloud infrastructure and dedicated servers to ensure we can offer high availability and we are using HSMs (Ledgers) for a private key management.

Why stake with us?

We are just a message away if you need any support with your delegation or IRISnet in general.

You can contact us anytime on

We are replying within 24 hours 7 days a week.


Who we are?

Syncnode is a software development company with global presence and headquarters in Switzerland and Romania. We have more than a decade of software development, IT and telecommunications infrastructure and cyber security background. We served clients like IBM, Alstom, Rexel all around the world. From 2017 we became fully dedicated to blockchain space where we are involved in building solutions and communities, we even ran a successful ICO ( at the beginning of 2018, raising the awareness of the communities about the importance of security and education and we offer support to projects and communities as a way of giving back.

Syncnode validator services are managed by George Bunea the CEO and Founder of the Syncnode company. His profile can be seen here:

Why stake with us?

We are currently running validators on IRISnet, Cosmos and Terra networks. We run on a worldwide distributed infrastructure that is both safe and can provide uptime for our running validators.

We follow highest security standards and we have internal policies and corporate security guidelines developed for mitigating risks and attacks, disaster recovery and protecting data and assets. Beside our internal standards we run periodically external security audits to make sure that we are always up to date with best practices and standards.

Also, we are providing real time communication channels that allows our delegators to be permanently in contact with us, addressing questions and offering them support in case it’s required. In this direction we have the following channels:

Telegram: 2

Twitter: 1

Blog: 1

Please feel free to get in touch if you need any additional information! Thank you for reading and for your support!

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.


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