ARCStake — Professional Blockchain Staking Services & Tooling For Elrond Network
Hello, world! We are ARCStake, a highly motivated technology-focused team with over 20 years of experience in the IT Industry.
Based in Sibiu, Romania, our company offers a wide range of IT Services to international customers: Blockchain Staking Services on the Elrond Network, Systems Engineering, Software Development, Cloud Solutions.
Our goal is to offer premium services for Delegators on the Elrond Network that are looking for a secure and reliable platform for delegating their eGold holdings. We offer non-custodial delegation services with high security, competitive rates, and professional infrastructure.
Our Expertise: Well Versed in Elrond Tech
Our customers can rely on our experience with Elrond technology, which was acquired through many hours of using it and building complementary products for it:
1. Node & Blockchain Zabbix Monitoring Plugin
One of the first products built by us for the Elrond Validators Community is the Zabbix Monitoring Plugin.
Monitoring nodes’ performance, internal data, and overall blockchain statistics are critical for maintaining a detailed but also holistic view on the nodes being run by a validator, so we’ve delivered a full-feature plugin, in addition to the necessary Zabbix Templates.
Technologies: Perl, Bash, Zabbix Templating
Our friends at PalmTree Network have covered the plug-in in a great tutorial: https://thepalmtree.network/zabbix-elrond-guide
2. Elrond MainNet Public API
Interacting with the Elrond blockchain is done via Observers in different shards. The complexity of deciding where to send transactions when it comes to sending/receiving eGLD and interacting with a SmartContract was simplified by the Elrond Team with the delivery of a Proxy Application. We’ve deployed such an instance for the MainNet on our infrastructure to support the Elrond Builders community and to sustain the #hypergrowth of the network.
API URL: https://elrond.api.arcstake.com
Quick Test API URL: https://elrond.api.arcstake.com/network/config
Capacity: 1000 requests / second
We’ve started building an alternative to the Elrond Web Wallet. The objective is to provide another entry to the Elrond Blockchain and to help onboarding the next billion people that are going to use eGLD.
- sending / receiving eGLD
- exporting transactions list
- delegating with ARCStake
- interacting with future ARCStake Products & Services
4. Delegation Manager
We’ve already set up our test version of the recently released Delegation Manager from Elrond. You can try using it here, to get a feeling about how easy it is to engage with our delegation services, in a completely trustless and non-custodial manner.
Our Infrastructure: Secure, Professional, Distributed
Infrastructure Builders at our core — we’re not just infrastructure consumers, we’re infrastructure builders since 2005.
Offering high quality and secure services at reduced costs takes a bit more effort and investment, than simply just spinning up services in a public cloud. Since 2005 we’re expanding our network and infrastructure across both private clouds and public clouds, to find the best mix that will lead to:
- Highest resiliency
- Highest security (our private clouds give us full control over privacy and security)
- Limitless scalability
- Optimized costs
Have a look at our high-level infrastructure diagram, to better understand how we’re deploying resources, for being one of the most secure, most reliable node runners on the Elrond Network.
Hybrid Clouds — the best of two worlds
We strongly believe in the power of public clouds, such as Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, Amazon WS and many others. At the same time, we see the opportunities and advantages that a private cloud could offer. We take the best of the two worlds and combine them in a perfect mix to help our customer achieve their objectives.
Practice and Experience make perfect!
Our team of engineers puts their 20+ years of experience at work, doing restless researching on newest technologies, in order to provide improved security and service utility. We mix the best technologies on the market and push even further with custom technologies built by our team:
- Virtualization: Linux KVM/Windows Hyper-V/Docker/VMWare
- Development: Perl/Bash/C#/PowerShell/TypeScript/JS Framweorks/HTML/CSS Development
- Distributed computing: MySQL Clustering/MSSQL Clustering/DFS/NLB/HLB
- Resilient services: DNS/Web/Mail/Cloud Storage/Monitoring
- CI/CD: Puppet/Jenkins/Atlassian Stack
Projects on our RoadMap
Besides polishing our existing products, we are also working on new ones, that we believe will contribute additional value to the Elrond ecosystem.
1. Elrond Extended API
We are planning to build on top of the existing Elrond Proxy and to provide additional features for future developers:
- price information
- blockchain advanced statistics
- aggregated data for reporting
2. ENM — Elrond Nodes Manager
Running multiple nodes can be a challenge. We want to use our experience gained during the last year building and running nodes on Elrond to make running nodes as easy as sending eGLD. ENM will be a web-based application with at least the following features we have on our radar:
- spinning up new nodes
- starting/stopping nodes
- upgrading nodes
- switching validator node keys with observers that are ready to take out the validator role on a specific shard
- monitoring and notification capabilities
3. ASP .NET Core Library
We plan to build an ASP .NET Core Library that will help developers to interact with the Elrond Blockchain from any API or application built on the ASP .NET Core stack. Features we have on our radar:
- sending / receiving eGLD
- getting blockchain/address/SC stats
- out-of-the-box SC interactions
Get in touch with us!
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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.