We would like to express our interest in running a collator in Altair.
We currently run collators/validators in Moonbeam, Moonriver, Shiden, Calamari, Bifrost, Kilt, Polkadex, Syntropy, and Matic. We are also ready to launch on Picasso, Oak and Mangata.
Contributions & Tools
StakeBaby has contributed to the Dotsama ecosystem by creating and running services such as:
stakeglmr.com - Staking, analytics, and personal account dashboards based on our own indexing platform. Also available for MOVR, KILT, BNC, etc.
polkawatch.io - An alarm platform for watching nodes.
https://dvn.cy - A networking tool for Kusama and Polkadot validators (work in progress)
Uptime & Failover
We have 100% active set time, and near 100% uptime. Downtime has been limited to max 3 minutes and was either intentional (upgrades) or immediately rectified by our automated failover process.
StakeBaby always runs 1-2 backup servers in different datacenters, operates its own private telemetry, and uses automated failover based on AWS services:
Without proxy accounts: Collator Failover for Moonriver Nodes | by Ioannis Tsiokos | Diversified Validator Network
Unfortunately, we did not participate in the Centrifuge testnet. We would like to make up in contributions by setting up a staking dashboard for Altair.
We believe that collators need to be more than node operators. In our view, collators must be able to
- Write software and interact programmatically with the chain
- Invest in branding, content, and software tools for delegators
- Write smart contracts for advanced risk management
- Help other collators by sharing their tooling