I wanted to kickstart this part of the forum by introducing Chorus One as a Centrifuge validator to the community.
First a bit of background:
We have been following Centrifuge since 2018, when parts of the team in Berlin were working out of the Full Node co-working space, in which two of our team members (Brian and me) also reside (at least in pre-corona times). From the start, we were convinced of both the vision and the team’s capability to execute on it. We have had many conversations around Centrifuge, the token model, and the staking and validation ecosystem in general, so when plans to launch Centrifuge’s own Substrate blockchain became more concrete, we didn’t hestitate to join the validator program!
Now, let’s get a bit into who we are and what we aim to contribute to the Centrifuge ecosystem. Chorus One is a fully remote, Swiss-based startup focused on staking services and validation infrastructure. We were among the first teams to focus on the opportunity of operating infrastructure for decentralized networks, ultimately seeking to help token holders to participate, earn rewards, and help them shape the network they are invested in.
We believe that the validator role goes beyond purely operating infrastructure required to continuously and securely participate in consensus to receive staking rewards. We started out as one of the genesis validators on Cosmos and have since been active in protocol design decisions, governance discussions, tooling for validators and delegators, and generating awareness and educating the space about networks we are working with. We see ourselves as part of the network’s ecosystem and aim to contribute in any way that helps the success of the protocols we support.
Some more details about us:
We are a known, long-term operator of Proof-of-Stake validators: We are currently live on Cosmos, Terra, Kava, and Chainlink. We have been providing >99% uptime on all networks we are operating on and our delegators have entrusted us with assets valued at over $12m at the time of writing. We charge competitive fees, details for Centrifuge will be available at launch.
Infrastructure and Jurisdiction: We are a Swiss AG and our infrastructure is hosted across multiple jurisdictions for redundancy (bare metal in UK&US, cloud across the globe). Our terms of service can be found here. Full details on our infrastructure can be found here.
Tooling and Content: We are a well-known brand in the ecosystem with a long history of creating public content (e.g. on our blog or podcast). We are also building tools to help validators and delegators (e.g. Anthem, our staking platform focused on providing historical reward data, and Solana StrongGate, an open-source protocol we develop for high-availability validation on Solana.
Looking forward to the launch of Centrifuge’s mainnet and to Radial nominations of our validators!
All the best,