Node Management Service for Collator by InfStones - Shiden dApp staking submission
InfStones wants to provide node management service for the Astar network and its community. Using our service, the community can launch nodes on our platform, and use the session keys generated on those nodes to host existing and new Collators.
A collator plays an essential role in Astar’s network and is responsible for crucial tasks, including block production and transaction confirmation. A collator needs to maintain a high communication response capability to ensure the seamless operation of the Shiden Network.
InfStones has been deeply involved in building a diversified ecosystem for public PoS chains since 2018. It is the earliest validator of Cardano, Solana, Kusama and Polkadot and has gained rich experience in infrastructure and staking services.
Hence, InfStones wants to utilize its expertise and experience to provide reliable and well maintained node management services for Astar’s network and its community members.
The above images represent a portion of current protocols that InfStones supports for its Node Management Service. InfStones wants to deliver a similar system for the Shiden network.
Founded in 2018 with offices across three countries and two continents, InfStones is the world’s leading blockchain infrastructure provider. The company’s core team is composed of senior engineers and business leaders from well-known tech and financial companies across the world.
InfStones is dedicated to bringing down the barriers to connecting with the blockchain, allowing clients to quickly build their applications on a large variety of blockchain networks. Currently, InfStones provides services to institutional clients around the globe, supporting tens of thousands of nodes on more than 50 major blockchains. Some of these chains include Binance Smart Chain, Chainlink, Compound, Polygon, Mina, Stacks, Celer, Qtum, Band Protocol, Oasis, and other blockchain protocols
Recently we collaborated with BitFrost and hosted an AMA session titled “Everything About Bitfrost Collator”. We plan to do something similar with the Astar community.
InfStones has few defined objectives for this collaboration with Astar. InfStones want to provide the following services:
● A Reliable Collator service on Shiden Mainnet.
● Education for the Astar community and Marketing of this said service. InfStones want to help with Astar’s objectives of decentralization.
InfStones will achieve the above objectives by executing on the following activities:
● Integration of a collator network on Shiden Network
● Testing and Optimization
● Release and Marketing
● Maintenance and Stable Service of the Network
The dApp rewards will be used by InfStones to maintain and upkeep the system that will run the node management service. As InfStones has more data about the performance of the node management system, InfStones can decide to spend more of the dApp rewards to improve its service and system performance for the Astar community.
InfStones wants to continuously support the node management service for all future Shiden upgrades. InfStones will actively monitor the system to deliver a smooth performance and will take immediate action if the system is down.
InfStones will also utilize a portion of the dApp staking rewards on marketing and educating the Astar community on the node management service of the Shiden network. This will come in the form of AMA in Discord and using other marketing channels such as Twitter, Telegram and Email Newsletters.
InfStones has been deeply involved in building a diversified ecosystem for public PoS chains since 2018. It is the earliest supernode of EOS and TRON and has gained rich experience in staking services. InfStones deploys and operates validator nodes on many well-known PoS public chains, and provides staking and node services to its community. Millions of end-users worldwide are benefiting from the service provided by InfStones unified platform, steadily attracting new members joining the ecosystem.
Based on its unified infrastructure platform，InfStones is providing data API services on over 50 blockchains. With institution-level infrastructure as the platform foundation, InfStones API service was recognized and widely adopted by the industry. Clients including leading blockchain data analytics services provider Dune Analytics, Nansen, and the Graph. Furthermore, Binance Smart Chain, Neo, and numerous blockchain foundations started collaborations with InfStones to provide their community with top-tier public API services.
Public API: utilizing a cluster shared by many users. API endpoints are fast to create at a low cost. The number of requests and request frequency is metered;
Dedicated API: utilizing a dedicated instance to service the API endpoint. The number of requests and request frequency is not metered. Performance is customizable through scaling the dedicated instance.