Kjnodes Validator Profile

Hello, Kristaps here founder of kjnodes!

We are trusted Proof of Stake validator across Cosmos universe. Active ecosystem contributor, IBC relayer and chain service provider since 2021. We deliver top-notch secure and reliable infrastructure for Cosmos projects. 24/7 monitoring with no slashing history in our track record.

Entity Information and location

kjnodes, Latvia

Infrastructure location

Central Europe

What kind of hardware do you run? Baremetal, cloud-based…? In what geographic regions?

We run bare-metal servers located in Central Europe.

Technical make-up of team (elaborate on no. of dev ops engineers, experience, etc.)

Team of 2 DevOps engineers, with focus on problem management - self-healing highly available systems. Worked professionally as SRE/DevOps Engineer at Cloud service provider for more than 5 years. Validating Cosmos chains since 2021.

Years of experience

5+ years of experience in DevOps engineering and more than 3 years experience in running nodes for various crypto projects.

What other networks are you running validators for?

Currently we secure 21 Cosmos mainnet chains and provide our chain services to more than 50 networks. You can find our portfolio at https://kjnodes.com

Do you have a validator voting framework and process?

Proposals are reviewed and discussions are held internally. After that, decision is made. We have governance proposal monitoring in place that helps to not miss new chain proposals.

Are there other products or services you want to highlight?

Our team support Archway by providing chain services and tools for both mainnet and testnet.

These tools include:
:construction_worker_man: Node setup and upgrade instructions
:camera_flash: Lightweight daily snapshots (every 6 hours)
:recycle: State-sync
:satellite: Public endpoints and peering services (rpc, api, grpc, seednode, live peers, addrbook)
:globe_with_meridians: Chain explorer

Find more at Archway | kjnodes Chain Services

In addition we would be honored to help with :shinto_shrine: IBC Relayer services connecting assets between different app chains and Archway.

Learn more at https://services.kjnodes.com

Any notable contributions in other ecosystems that you would like to highlight for the community?

IBC Relayer
We are running IBC relayer service doing more than 30k transactions per month between chains we are operating in as validators.

Testnet Lead
We took our initiative and applied for testnet lead position in Agoric where we coordinate and exercise upgrade before it goes live on mainnet. Here is forum post.

What have we built so far

  • Discord governance bot that helps streamline governance processes and foster better community engagement.
  • Telegram governance bot to keep validators notified when there is a new proposal on the chain that is widely used in community.
  • Price feeder alert bot to keep validators notified when there is change in Oracle Price Feeder status.
  • Monitoring and alerting solution for Cosmos validators

All our services and contributions to the Cosmos ecosystem can be found at https://services.kjnodes.com