We are very excited to announce today the launch of our first operational validator node for Kusama Network!
We have now been working for 6 weeks in order to install, secure and monitor this infrastructure. This precious time allowed us to make sure that we are providing you with the most reliable, trustful and secure validator.
It is with full confidence that we are now opening to staking our validator node on the Kusama blockchain.
Validator address : Hf8C626KBAjitMV7w8AhQWDCiPgUU47htEwbomq5mDMKeyL
Commission : 2% actually — 5% target
The Polkadot ecosystem has raised an incredible attention in the past few months and this is just the beginning. Many individuals joined the adventure and set up their own validator node, which is extraordinary for decentralization. However, maintaining a validator node is a huge responsibility as you are basically securing millions of dollars on the blockchain. Health and security of your node have to be the top priority for you as a validator.
This guide provides helpful monitoring and alerting content for validators. The examples provided use the Plasm Network node, but most of the configuration is exactly the same…
In the Polkadot, Kusama or Parachain context, stakers are called Nominators.
All chains based on the Polkadot (Substrate) framework use the Nominated Proof of Stake (NPoS) consensus protocol to secure the network: the Nominators just nominates a list of trusted Validators who will validate the blocks and do the hard work of keeping the network secure.
Being a nominator is mostly a passive role: once you set it up, you receive a regular reward. The only thing you have to care about is to manage the Validators that you elect.
There are 3 simple steps to start being a nominator…
In our previous article, we explained how much wecare about security for our Kusama validator node. Talking with the community, we realized how much the crucial point of SSH connection can sometimes be underestimated.
The SSH access is the most standard attack vector for an online server, there is an incredible number of robots and hackers who scan the default port 22 and try to gain access with basic and elaborated credentials.
Wanna see how many there are on your server? Just try this command:
journalctl | grep sshd
Scary right? If you are running a blockchain node like us…
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