[Collator Applicant Introduction] PathRockNetwork

Hey there Centrifuge community,

we - pathrocknetwork - run reliable and secure validators and nodes supporting several different blockchain protocols. Our currently supported mainnet collators and validators can be viewed on our website

Among these are well known projects like Moonbeam, Moonriver, Astar and Shiden where we are in the active set since their inception. We usually try to get into projects early during the testnet phases.

As we have been running a centrifuge validator in the active set since last June with 100% uptime and 5% commission pathrocknetwork validator stats we would also like to state our intentions of running a collator for Centrifuge.

pathrocknetwork is also part of the DOTValidator Alliance a group of individual node runners, community oriented, supporting and helping each other.

A few words about Security - Reliability - Performance
Security is a paradigm not just in blockchain technology, but as well in systems administration. We have more than 12 years of experience doing sysop in highly critical industries like telecommunications. In some cases hotkeys are needed on the server, so general sw and hw (when possible) firewalling, securing and regular auditing are in place. Possible security breaches are monitored, and communicated to the team for their inspection. When hotkeys are not needed, physical key storage devices are used and data is encrypted as well.

24/7 monitoring based on grafana, custom-made scripts and mobile phone pushed alarms are in place on mainnet nodes. For us, as a small team, not failing at any point is key. Not only alarms are in place, but other KPI like i/o performance of NVME drives, RAM use, CPU, Temp and NVME wear are monitored as well.

We use bare metal servers for our mainnet nodes which are located in different datacenters and locations.

We would really like to keep on supporting Centrifuge as a collator!!!

Feel free to get in touch with any questions