Recommended Node Hosting Services

This is a comparison of Pocket Network node hosting services offered by ecosystem participants:

Pricing

Node Provider Charge Reward Fee
BlockSpaces $129.99 USD/Month 0%
C0D3R $95 USD/Month 0%
Chainflow ← Contact ?
Chainstack $146/node/month - Growth Plan ?
Easy2Stake 80$/node/month/subscription based 0%
RIVET ← Contact ?
Skillz $70/node/month, pay-as-you-go 15%

Security

Node Provider Hardware
BlockSpaces
C0D3R Two factor auth, keys kept in cold storage, geolocation-based login warnings, login history. Automatic reward transfers to an offline wallet.
Chainflow
Chainstack All sensitive materials are stored in Chainstack Vault powered by HashiCorp Vault and enterprise-grade encrypted storage provided by top cloud service providers. Multi-factor authentication, encryption in transit, and the principle of least privilege are applied to all systems.
Easy2Stake All infrastructure is monitored using proven solutions; Access restricted from internet on all nodes. Only production services can be accessed from internet
RIVET
Skillz See the detailed Security topic on Skillz’ FAQ for more information.

Hardware

Node Provider Hardware
BlockSpaces
C0D3R Nodes run on 4 core, 8 GB machines with local RAID-5 HDD. 5 different geolocations to help make Pocket Network more distributed. They are pre-warmed before launch, so they are available for use immediately upon launch.
Chainflow
Chainstack Dynamic resource allocation, minimum is 2 vCPU / 4 GB RAM / 100GB SSD storage
Easy2Stake 4 vCPU, 16GB Ram, 160GB NVMe
RIVET
Skillz 2CPU, 8GB RAM (adaptable), SSD storage

Monitoring

Node Provider Hardware
BlockSpaces
C0D3R 10-minute interval, 26-point health checks for every node. Alerts warn if nodes start showing signs of health issues so we can take actions (e.g. restart pocket service) before issues grow.
Chainflow
Chainstack Mandatory health checks for all workloads, dashboards powered by Prometheus/Grafana, alerts powered by Alertmanager and Better Uptime. Status page.
Easy2Stake Easy2stake can provide, upon request/bonus, fully configured dashboard for real time / historical pocket node performance monitor & accounting
RIVET
Skillz Daily newsletter about network metrics. Staking dashboard with real time network and stakes information (January 2021)

Reporting

Node Provider Hardware
BlockSpaces
C0D3R Detailed reports on individual nodes as well as collective account. Similarly, detailed reports on Pocket Network Performance.
Chainflow
Chainstack Node status reporting and activity log
Easy2Stake See Monitoring
RIVET
Skillz Reports from dashboard on individual nodes and total stake (January 2021)
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I want to add C0D3R to the above list. Please contact me if you need more information while you are trying to pick a platform. I am happy to show you how C0D3R will give you a peace of mind, as well as a great price-performance value.

  • Nodes run on 4 core, 8 GB machines with local RAID-5 HDD. 5 different geolocations to help make Pocket Network more distributed. They are pre-warmed before launch, so they are available for use immediately upon launch.
  • 10-minute interval, 26-point health checks for every node. Alerts warn if nodes start showing signs of health issues so we can take actions (e.g. restart pocket service) before issues grow.
  • Automatic reward transfers to an offline wallet (safer, and pooled rewards can be used more efficiently to stake more, sell as bulk, etc.)
  • Very detailed reports on individual nodes as well as collective account. Similarly, detailed reports on Pocket Network Performance.
  • Strict security (two factor auth, keys kept in cold storage, geolocation-based login warnings, login history, etc.)
  • Modern, clean UI.
  • Price is $95 without any commission on earned tokens.

Hey @bulutcambazi, I’ve added C0D3R to the list and added more sections for comparison. This is a wiki post so you have the power to update your descriptions if you wish; just click the orange edit button in the top right corner, then “Edit Wiki”.

Hi all!

For those who don’t know about SkillZ, we are a French company enabling validators to deploy and manage nodes since the mainnet launch in August.
Besides, SkillZ is a member of the Pocket DAO.

I would like to update some information regarding SkillZ service on Pocket validators:

  • Pricing: $70/node/month, pay-as-you-go

Thanks to stability improvements with the new Pocket Core version and infrastructure optimization on our side, we have been able to cut costs on running validators down to a monthly fee of 70$ per validator.

We believe it’s fair to impact the price of the service accordingly, especially because a lower price means a lower profitability threshold for your validators, hence an improved yield.
Indeed, our goal is to make Pocket staking as affordable as possible, still preventing the risks of slashing and jailing on your validators.
We’ll be decreasing the price again if we can in the future.

Thanks to a pay-as-you-go model, you are only charged for running nodes, meaning you can deploy and cut nodes on the go and adapt your strategies in real-time.

We’ll have more to show on our revamped dashboard and new features very soon.

Feel free to reach out to gregoire@skillz.io if you need more information.

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Thanks for the updates @Gregoire_SkillZ, and for the consumer-friendly decision to lower pricing! I’ve updated the post now.

Hello,

Easy 2 Stake is, for more than 2 years now, a trusted proof of stake provider for top cryptocurrency projects on the market.
We provide highly available and secure infrastructure for staked assets on our validating and working nodes. We ensure the highest security standards by mixing bare metal and virtual servers from reliable public cloud providers across different regions.

We are securing over 14m USD in assets delegated to our Validators across different PoS blockchains

Since we started these services, we always aimed at insuring the best course of action to fully cover the security of your funds, according to the technology available at each point.

We are happy to announce we’re taking these efforts one step further and launching a non-custodial solution for pocket network. The main advantage is that your funds will never leave your wallet and we will not have control over your keys.
For reliability & performance, we use our internal ETH Full nodes pool

Pricing: 80$/node/month/subscription based
Security: Non-custodial service; All infrastructure is monitored using proven solutions; Access restricted from internet on all nodes. Only production services can be accessed from internet
Hardware: 4 vCPU, 16GB Ram, 160GB NVMe
Monitoring/reporting:Easy2stake can provide, upon request/bonus, fully configured dashboard for real time / historical pocket node performance monitor & accounting

Connect with us on the following channels:

Website: https://www.easy2stake.com/
E-mail: contact@easy2stake.com
Telegram: Easy 2 Stake
Twitter: Easy 2 Stake

Thanks @Liviu.Easy.2.Stake, have added your info to the table :+1:

Chainstack is a leading managed blockchain services provider making it simple to launch and scale decentralized networks and applications. We’ve joined Pocket Network ecosystem as a trusted node provider to help build a more resilient Web3.

Pricing

Starting from $146/node/month on the Growth plan, pay-as-you-go

Security

All sensitive materials are stored in Chainstack Vault powered by HashiCorp Vault and enterprise-grade encrypted storage provided by top cloud service providers. Multi-factor authentication, encryption in transit, and the principle of least privilege are applied to all systems.

Hardware

Dynamic resource allocation, minimum is 2 vCPU / 4 GB RAM / 100GB SSD storage

Monitoring

Mandatory health checks for all workloads, dashboards powered by Prometheus/Grafana, alerts powered by Alertmanager and Better Uptime. Status page.

Reporting

Node status reporting and activity log


Chainstack is also happy to provide an exclusive Pocket community 20% usage discount for the sustainable use (node running for the entire month) of Ethereum (full and archive), Bitcoin, Binance Smart Chain (full and archive) and Polygon (full and archive) dedicated nodes on the Business plan.

Examples with the current node pricing:

  • Ethereum full node: $321/month instead of $401
  • Binance Smart Chain full node: $262/month instead of $401
  • Polygon full node: $204/month instead of $255
  • Ethereum archive node: $2,365/month instead of $2,956

In order to apply the discount, a user should run a dedicated node and reach out to our customer support.


Deploy Pocket nodes on Chainstack: Pocket Network | Chainstack
Contact us: Contact Us | Chainstack
Customer support: Chainstack Support

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Added!

Welcome and thanks for your continued support as we grow

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