Hello, Archway community!
This is Khloe from Cosmostation.
Validator Name: Cosmostation
Organization Size: 28
Organization Location: Seoul, South Korea
Average Commission rate: 5%
Networks Cosmostation runs validator nodes on
Cosmostation is running validator nodes for 70+ networks including;
- 55+ Cosmos chains:
Cosmos, Akash, Archway, Assetmantle, Axelar, Band, Bitcanna, Bitsong, Canto, Chihuahua, Comdex, Coreum, Crescent, Crypto.org, Cudos, Desmos, Emoney, Evmos, Fetch.ai, Gravity bridge, Injective, Iris, Ixo, Juno, Kava, Ki chain, Konstellation, Kyve, Likecoin, Lum, Mars protocol, Medibloc, Neutron, Noble, Nyx, Omniflix, Onomy, Osmosis, Passage, Persistence, Provenance, Quasar, Quicksilver, Regen, Rizon, Secret, Sentinel, Shentu, Sifchain, Sommelier, StaFi, Stargaze, Stride, Teritori, Tgrade, Umee and Xpla
Cosmostation is a leading infrastructure company operating validator nodes and building third-party dev toolings for 70+ networks including most of the Cosmos chains, Ethereum, Wemix and Sui & 500k+ users since 2018. Stably securing the partner networks as a validator, Cosmostation also provides comprehensive end-user products in order to support the communities and contribute to the ecosystem.
Mintscan Block Explorer(Interchain Explorer by Cosmostation)
Mintscan displays various types of useful data of ~60 blockchain networks including smart contracts, IBC relayers, validators, assets and much more, in a user-friendly UI/UX.
Mintscan Hub is the Cosmos Interchain data analytics platform. Mintscan Hub aggregates & visualizes data to provide users, developers and exchanges a series of useful statistics and analytics to help them navigate through the ecosystem.
Cosmostation Extension Wallet(Cosmostation Wallet - Chrome Web Store)
Cosmostation Extension Wallet is a non-custodial chrome extension wallet that natively supports 55+ Cosmos networks, 12 major EVM chains, Aptos and Sui. Cosmostation extension opens up a seamless multi-chain gateway for our partner networks and its users to external ecosystems.
Cosmostation Mobile Wallet (iOS & Android)
Cosmostation Mobile Wallet enables users to seamlessly manage their Cosmos assets with a user-centric interface and easy access to multiple dApps. As a non-custodial mobile wallet that natively supports 55+ networks, it grants users a smooth IBC experience on mobile as well.
Splash Sui Mobile Wallet (iOS & Android)
Splash mobile wallet is a non-custodial Sui mobile wallet, offers send/receive $SUI and Sui NFTs, native $SUI staking features. Implementing Sui walletstandard, Splash supports the in-wallet dApp tab which allows users to browse integrated dApps and connect their wallet directly on mobile app.
Splash Dash Sui Dashboard
Splash Dash is a real-time responsive Sui staking web application that visualizes Sui asset portfolio and provides asset management features. Fully supporting stake/unstake features, Splash Dash can be utilized as a personal dashboard that shows Total staked amount, real-time earned rewards and available $SUI. On top of that, Splash Dash provides a comprehensive overview of the entire Sui validator set that displays Total staked amount, Commission rate, APY and more.
Cosmostation’s Contributions to Archway
On top of the secure node operation, Cosmostation provides infrastructure services and user products for Archway. We also contribute to community building by publishing research material and helping push marketing content to our global userbase.
Examples of infrastructure contributions include:
- Mintscan Block Explorer: Block explorer and onchain analytics for Archway. Users are able to monitor chain status and navigate the network via Mintscan’s visual analytics interface. CosmWasm smart contract supported.
- Cosmostation Extension: Browser extension wallet for Archway.
- Cosmostation Mobile: iOS & Android wallet for non-custodial management of assets on Archway. Seamless integration with decentralized applications deployed on Archway.
Examples of research and community building include:
- Research Content: Regular research articles diving deep into the technology behind the protocol.
- Marketing Content: Contents that highlight core features of Archway, distributed across our social media channels.
- Education: Detailed user guides and workshops for functionalities and tools available in the ecosystem.
- Community: Group chat and local community for distribution and discussion around topics relevant to Archway.
Validator Node Operation
Cosmostation node operation team primarily uses bare metals and also public clouds when it’s needed for setting up duplicated infrastructure environments.
Cosmostation believes operating validator nodes is taking full responsibility for the security of partner protocols. To ensure high security, we have implemented our own escalation policies along with monitoring systems. Also, setting up a backup environment where we could respond to any kind of potential issues is very important. To achieve better diversity and prevent single-point failure, Cosmostation seeks to provide validator service in environments that are different from other validators, to an extent that it doesn’t deter the performance of the networks.
Cosmostation is operating validator nodes on 70+ protocols, most of which have their own governance process and mechanism. The nature of each governance proposal varies drastically depending on the protocol, ranging from weekly LP pool reward adjustments to network upgrades and community pool funding proposals.
We have an internal committee of 3 that monitor all proposals and engage in active discussions before voting. Once one member of the committee summarizes an important proposal, the 3 committee members will discuss then vote on the proposal internally to come to consensus.
While it is difficult to have a clear cut standard on how we vote on proposals due to the sheer amount of protocols we are currently validating on, we believe that it is the validator’s duty to act on behalf of its delegators and act in their best interest. We act on governance with these few principles: 1) Against authoritarianism - we are against centralization of stake within PoS ecosystems 2) For community growth - we are open to funding proposals and initiatives that will bring an advantage to the ecosystem although it may come at an initial cost (i.e. community funding, etc.) 3) Protocol sustainability - vote for any parameter change / initiative / upgrades that can attract more users to the protocol, and vote against changes that will affect the protocol negatively.
Cosmostation team monitors various channels including Discord, official Twitter, E-mail & Telegram 24/7, actively communicating with the networks and users to secure the network and provide a better user experience.
Our marketing team also regularly publishes content to help distribute information across the broader Asian market and assist our partners in educating users/retail. We plan to expand our research team in the near future and create high quality research content more often.
On top of that, Cosmostation team has hosted and participated in our partners’ local events in Seoul, South Korea, helping our partners communicate with Korean builders and users.