We are experienced with a lot of Linux production-grade configuration and administration for the last 10 years. So running and securing our Radix validator is our strength, and you will have peace of mind when you choose us.
Powerful & Dedicated Servers
We choose the powerful configuration to run our validator and backup nodes on professional datacenters in United States. It means that our nodes will run with fastest speed at 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
To be better then 99.99% uptime means the backup node need to replace the main validator as soon as there is a problem. By automatically querying node's health status every few minutes, we will receive notification immediately if something wrong just happen.
Radix Foundation runs the Instapass.io website to support KYC (Know Your Customers) verification. Because we (node owner) are verified with Instapass so you can be sure that you are in a trusted staking service.
We are running our validator node at zero fee (0% fee) until the April of 2022. After that we will increase the fee to a small value (less then 2%) for covering our operation time and hosting cost so our staking service can be sustainable.
We believe we can succeed only if our delegators are happy and successful, therefore we do our best to answer all received emails as soon as we can. If you have any questions or suggestions please just email us.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Staking?
Staking into a validator (you become a delegator) is the method to secure and protect Radix network. It's what decides which validator nodes verify transactions, participate in consensus, and ultimately operate the Radix Public Network.
How should I choose validators to stake to?
Radix recommends all delegators to follow the 5-by-5 rule: Spread your stake across 5 good validators that all have less than 5% of the total stake. Choose validators from lower positions in the Top 100 Validators also help attain the decentralization of Radix network. We recommend you read the official guide on choosing validators.
Are my XRD safe when I stake on a validator?
The short answer is yes, your XRD tokens are safe and never in control of us (AmazingStake) or any other validators.
The long answer is when you stake, your XRD tokens enter a special "staked" state enforced by the Radix protocol. You cannot do anything with those tokens while they are in that state. They are "illiquid". However, you do still own them, and you can unstake them at any time, after an unstaking delay period required for security.
How do I stake/unstake?
Radix website has a detailed help on how to stake or unstake.
But in short it is quite easy, you just need to install the Radix Desktop Wallet (it supports Windows/macOS/Linux) and follow the guide while you setup the wallet. You also need to send at least 100 XRD to your wallet so you can start staking and earn rewards.
What is your fee?
In the full first quarter of year 2022, our fee is 0% (zero fee) and since April 2022 we will update our fee to a value of less then 2%. Running a validator will include hosting cost and the time we spend for administration, so to be sustainable we need a small fee to cover the cost.
What is your uptime?
We run a cron task at other server to automatically query the health status of our nodes, and recently we get a 100% uptime. However because our validators currently is not in the top 100 validators list so this information is not shown on the explorer website.