Node Operator Spotlight: P2P.org

P2P Validator helps investors compound their cryptocurrency investments by participating in staking

This is a new series highlighting the amazing work node operators on the Oasis Network are doing. To learn more and to become a node operator on the Oasis Network, go here.

Tell us about your team — who you are , where you are based

P2P Validator is a world-leading staking provider with the best industry security practices and proven expertise. We provide comprehensive due-diligence of digital assets and offer only top-notch staking opportunities. At the time of publishing, more than 45 million of USD value is staked with P2P Validator by over 1500 delegators across 15+ networks.

What made you interested in Proof-of-Stake networks? What was the first network you ran a validator for? Which other networks are you running validators for?

P2P Validator has been baking XTZ since November 2018, has achieved a stable AAA+ rating on MyTezosBaker, and has become one of the top five Tezos validators according to TezosNodes. Today we support +15 networks such as Tezos, Cosmos, KAVA, Kusama, Polkadot, Terra, IrisNet, Solana and others. You can find the complete list of networks on the main page of p2p.org

We are absolutely confident that the Proof-Of-Stake ecosystem will continue to grow. With this in mind, P2P Validator will continue to extend communities of enthusiasts and developers. We will show the best ways of staking and the various opportunities offered by novel business models across the networks we support.

Tell us about your business model and what you think about delegation and commission rates

Different networks may use different business models. They are formed based on the features of the networks. The commission established by the validator, first of all, provides the opportunity to maintain a reliable infrastructure and the creation of tools for the adaptation of networks in the ecosystem.

In addition to running nodes, does your team focus on other aspects of the blockchain ecosystem? E.g. community efforts, building tooling, token economic research, etc?

Our developer team has extensive experience in setting up secure infrastructure. P2P Validator maintains high-availability nodes and provides secure staking services for the most groundbreaking projects in the blockchain space. The node infrastructure is under advanced monitoring with 24/7 technical support, backups and alerts.

We will also focus on making the staking as simple, safe, and attractive as possible. Development in networks is carried out in different directions. API for infrastructure development, organization of ONline and OFFline events, preparation of interfaces for adaptation, and for providing end-users with more transparent and understandable data visualization.

Non-custodial staking allows every user to be in control of their assets eliminating risks associated with third parties and represents the safest way of participating in the ecosystem, especially for big investors. Our goal is to simplify interactions with hardware wallets with intuitive user interfaces and to be competitive in terms of various complimentary services.

Tell us about why you joined the Oasis Network. What made you interested to join?

We love the idea of using secure enclaves for private computations. It’s the closest thing we have to practical homomorphic encryption, if not without flaws, and Oasis’s approach despite its drawbacks is remarkably clever.

Has anything made you particularly excited about the Network — technology-wise, community-wise, etc?

We love Oasis’s efforts in development of open-source secure enclave hardware. Intel SGX just isn’t good enough to be a sole option in this space.

Have you any feedback or think there is something we should work on?

I’d love to see more developer engagement for Oasis. It’s critical for network success.

Oasis’ Answer: we agree and we are putting a lot of effort in this area!

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