BlockHunters Validator Profile
Who is BlockHunters?
BlockHunters is running a highly scalable operation in non-custodial staking that is providing nodes, relayers, tools, and different custom resources within the ecosystem and networks we are involved in. Primarily, BlockHunters is focused on Cosmos network with a large presence in the active sets of most major networks, with the plan of expanding further into a multitude of projects, other ecosystems and networks even outside of Cosmos.
What defines BlockHunters
The purpose of our operation is to provide reliability in securing a high number of chains, coupled with support and vision behind a team of dedicated crypto enthusiasts with skills spanning an eclectic number of domains. Thus, our team is always expanding and it now includes roles and expertise in blockchain engineering, devops, business development, PR, administration, network infrastructure, and more, having a core membership of 9 people with external help on the side whenever needed. We have been active in the ecosystem and deploying nodes since 2020.
Why choose BlockHunters
Our mission revolves around web3 and ethical practice, most of our projects having been chosen in accordance with this philosophy and a healthy set of principles. This is also reflected in our average uptime (99.8%) and dedicated personnel using custom build monitoring tools to ensure all of our delegators are safe.
Our infrastructure is exclusively high-spec Bare Metal, with a mix of local private data centers and global service providers, with most of our projects being carefully attended through the in-house servers we have exclusive access to. The physical hardware and bandwidth capabilities we put in place are able to sustain a long-term expansion into areas we are prepared to announce as we grow the project organically.
How does BlockHunters vote?
Our team works as a fully independent entity and monitors the general state of the ecosystem before taking a voting decision on any networks we are involved in, by addressing it internally and then sharing any important decisions with our community. We measure the impact on the network and outside of the network before casting a vote, as well as how this will influence the project itself and our delegators, keeping in mind that decentralization is the main focus in all aspects involved.
BlockHunters and the community
We post regular updates on social media and are always quick to respond to private channels of communication as well whenever it comes to changes of any nature regarding our team, the networks we validate on, or any useful information we think our delegators and followers might benefit from.
This also includes governing decisions that help put into perspective our long-term goals and where we stand when it comes to securing the network in a fair fashion.
As such, you can find most of these announcements through our different channels below:
We have been, and, still are, actively deploying IBC relayers and multiple features in order to facilitate interoperability for the Cosmos ecosystem. So far, we can mention:
- Carbon Network relayed with: Cosmos, Evmos, Juno
- Cosmos Network relayed with: Evmos, Osmosis, Stride, Carbon Network
- Osmosis Network relayed with: Evmos, Sommelier, Stride, Galaxy, Carbon
- Evmos Network relayed with: Cosmos, Osmosis, Carbon
- Sommelier Finance Network relayed with: Osmosis
- Crescent Network relayed with: Cosmos, Osmosis, Gravity Bridge, Evmos, Axelar
- Axelar Network relayed with: Evmos, Cosmos, Osmosis, Carbon
- Gravity Bridge relayed with: Evmos, Osmosis, Cosmos, Juno (?)
- Juno Network relayed with: Cosmos, Osmosis, Evmos, Gravity Bridge, Axelar, Stride, Carbon
Additionally, we are ReStake enabled for all the networks in our portfolio, with an intent to provide auto-compounding through our future platform.
We have added RPC, REST, GRPC, State Sync, jSon RPC, Seed Nodes, Peers, Snapshot Nodes for a large number of networks, which will all be available for easy access through our platform, blockhunters[dot]org (currently under development)
We have also deployed our own light-weight explorer, which will eventually use only our public nodes, available at:
In our plan for expansion as mentioned in the beginning, we are also actively participating or applying to testnets, devnets and starting projects. The scale of our operation has noticed a significant impact which we will draw through our methods of community involvement and marketing in the near future.
The plan is to add as many valuable projects to our portfolio while maintaining our core values and communication with our community of delegators and the core members of the teams steering the networks we are on.
Our PR and business development branch are always in the process of building connections, networking, taking feedback, and providing help to key personnel in Cosmos and beyond.