Road To Decentralization: ARCStake And Disruptive Digital Join The Elrond Ecosystem As Staking Providers

Lucian Mincu
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Feb 14, 2021
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3 min read

The Elrond Network is perhaps the fastest-growing decentralized ecosystem. Our mainnet is currently operated by 2169 Validator nodes and will soon expand to accommodate up to 3200. In addition to those, there are hundreds of observers, public testnet and devnet nodes.

This is possible thanks to our Validators community and their hard work to contribute to bootstrapping the Elrond ecosystem, which is rapidly evolving to be able to stand on its own. The importance of having reliable infrastructure partners, that operate nodes and build relevant tools and applications can not be overstated.

This is why we are excited to announce that two more groups have worked their way into becoming Elrond Staking providers. ARCStake and Disruptive Digital are joining the Elrond ecosystem to operate nodes on behalf of customers, contribute to the Elrond Validators community and build tools and applications for the Elrond ecosystem.

“The Elrond team thrives alongside groups of like-minded hardcore builders. We noticed the passion driving the two validator teams and we encouraged them to push even harder and raise to meet the Elrond standards that we uphold on behalf of our community. Today we are very proud to welcome ARCStake and Disruptive Digital as our infrastructure partners” said Lucian Mincu, Elrond CIO.

ARCStake is powered by the ARC Soft development team. Their infrastructure services complement their programming capabilities to combine into a creative outlet for Elrond-centric services and products.

They were the first to provide a Zabbix plugin for monitoring Elrond nodes and are currently working on their implementation of an Elrond wallet. The “Help” section of their website provides a wealth of information about Elrond.

Learn more about ARCStake from their intro post: https://arcstake.medium.com/arcstake-professional-blockchain-staking-services-tooling-for-elrond-network-a837715652fa

“There was a powerful vibe of productivity that has drawn us to the Elrond validators community. We are now here to stay and continue our work to support the growth of Elrond through quality services and new software products that will benefit the entire ecosystem” said Vasile Radu, ARCStake CEO.

Disruptive Digital is a group of blockchain enthusiasts that have engaged with the space since the early days of 2011. Some of their work includes the creation of an ingenious secret phrase backup mechanism, compatible with Elrond, called KryptoDots, as well as the automation of the setup process for Elrond Netdata monitoring.

They explored new technologies and discovered Elrond early last year when they entered Battle of Nodes with a joint 36 nodes and placed 7th by performance. They’ve since never looked back and kept building Elrond infrastructure, as well as offering guidance and support for the broader community.

“Running Elrond nodes is not the easiest thing in the world, but the team has done a fantastic job in keeping things straightforward and stable. So we want to build on that and further contribute our knowledge to bring more participants into the Elrond ecosystem and play our role in decentralizing what we believe will become critical infrastructure in the new economy.” said Daniel Sîrbu, Disruptive Digital CEO.

The new additions to the Staking Providers partners are important for the Elrond ecosystem as it further diversifies the infrastructure and services available to non-technical supporters who want to help secure and operate our network and be rewarded for their contributions.

About Elrond

Elrond is the internet-scale blockchain, designed from scratch to bring a 1000-fold cumulative improvement in throughput and execution speed. To achieve this, Elrond introduces two key innovations: a novel Adaptive State Sharding mechanism, and a Secure Proof of Stake (PoS) algorithm, enabling linear scalability with a fast, efficient, and secure consensus mechanism. Thus, Elrond can process upwards of 15,000 transactions per second (TPS), with 6-second latency, and negligible cost, attempting to become the backbone of a permissionless, borderless, globally accessible internet economy.

About ARCStake

ARC Staking is a highly motivated, technology-focused team with over 15 years of experience in the IT Industry. The company offers a wide range of IT Services to international customers: Blockchain Staking Services on the Elrond Network, Systems Engineering, Software Development, Cloud Solutions.

https://arcstake.com/

About Disruptive Digital

Disruptive Digital is using security best practices to operate a very secure, reliable, and efficient staking infrastructure with a strong commitment to transparency. Because of efficient resource optimization and always searching for the best solutions, Disruptive Digital strives to offer the best options out there, enabling customers to maximize their earnings. We are in this together, we grow together. The ultimate goal of innovation should be the creation of a better future.

https://disruptivedigital.eu/


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Written by
Lucian Mincu
CIO, Elrond Network