Who we are ?
Inchain.Works is operating out of Istanbul, Turkey. Behind InchainWorks is a team with 8+ years of professional experience in IT. We have been contributing these last years extensively in the blockchain scene in various (DPOS/POS) projects through running testnets, full nodes, as well as developing blockchain tools (monitoring, auto-balancing ….) and maintaining a blog in french about the projects we are working with. This whole journey has helped our team acquire a considerable amount of knowledge on the field. Those knowledges we acquired, are now being used by us in order to ensure the nodes we manage are maintained and operated in the best achievable conditions. In fact, part of our operations now consists on operating, maintaining and securing ‘validation’ nodes for DPOS and POS blockchain networks as well as providing staking services and maintaining a blog in french. We currently run nodes on Polkadot, Joystream, ethereum 2.0 and Nucypher testnets, and are active in PIVX, Syndicate and IRISnet mainnets
Why stake with us?
We understand that the value of any network relies on the security of each of the nodes that compose it. We do also understand that compromising one node means compromising the whole network. In fact, any component of the network should be able to protect itself from an ever-expanding list of intrusions and attacks. That is why our team constantly strives to achieve the highest possible security standards for the nodes we maintain and operate. Our experience in node hosting have allowed us to set up a node’s security best practice which is constantly updated and upgraded and that is applied to any of the nodes we set up. We also have our own monitoring software that notifies us whenever there is a problem with the node. Besides that, we also make use of monitoring software provided by the trusted validators.
We offer a hybrid approach to infrastructure which consists of having multiple public clouds from different providers, while taking into account redundancy as well as uptime through setting up two backup nodes for each node we operate; that will take over in case the main one is malfunctioning. Moreover, in order to protect sensitive information such as private keys, those public clouds are privately connected to our managed servers located in secured colocation data centers. This allows us to mitigate the risk of compromised key through hardware security modules (HSMs).
An uptime of 99,0182% have already been proven with previous and actual nodes we manage. Our current environment, network infrastructure and security practices are extremely reliable.
Moreover; we have successfully been running and maintaining an IRIS node as a validator since testnet (we were part of the incentivised Iris testnet and the genesis transaction).
Last but not least, we are committed to bond all the reward to our validator and promote IRISnet to the blockchain francophone community, in a complete transparent and trusted manner.
Validator Address : iva1xf5jaw09klqg9hzxfks3ycjvqgnpyjcm64fepv