Castlenode - Introduction


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What is Castlenode?

Castlenode is an infrastructure provider for public Proof-of-Stake blockchain network based in France. We focus primarily on blockchains in the Cosmos ecosystem.

Our team has been involved in IRIS since the beginning, and we have successfully a validator-node on the network with perfect uptime since genesis.

Why delegate to Castlenode?

Team
The Castlenode team is comprised of highly experienced individuals, led by:

  • Gautier Marin: Gautier has helped bootstrap the Cosmos project and is still working for Tendermint as a Developer Relations Engineer. He is also involved in the French blockchain community and co-founded Asseth, the biggest French Ethereum association.
  • Antony Girault: Antony is a veteran engineer with a vast experience in managing complex infrastructures and securing high-value systems. He has been CTO/CIO of many companies, including Overblog and Teads. He also worked at HSBC Security as a security and system architect.

Track Record
We ranked top 5 in Cosmos’ and Terra’s incentivised testnets (cf https://medium.com/@castlenode/a-retrospective-on-game-of-stakes-44ab8bd90659). We run our nodes with perfect uptime, and we have strong internal procedures to quickly resolve issues if they occur.

Before running validator nodes, our team operated highly secure and available infrastructure for major banks and web platforms, with more than 99.98% uptime over the past 5 years.

Setup
We run a state-of-the-art infrastructure for all the networks we support. We do not compromise the security of our setup for the sake of running on more blockchains. You can get a full picture of our setup here https://www.castlenode.com/infrastructure.

Commission
We intend to keep our commission as low as possible without compromising the quality of our infrastructure. In all the networks we run, our commission is lower than the average.

Thank you for reading about us. For more, please visit our website https://www.castlenode.com/iris.