Sequencer Proposal: InfStones

Executive Summary:

  • InfStones is an enterprise-grade Node-as-a-Service platform and institutional non-custodial staking provider.
  • Since 2018, InfStones has supported over 100 blockchain networks across a partnered network of decentralized infrastructure.
  • To enable maximum decentralization, the InfStones platform is cloud-provider agnostic and also promotes the use of bare metal services. Consultation with network foundations is our primary motion to advance these aims and ensure performance.
  • InfStones secures over 80 networks currently and has technically evaluated and considered 110 and counting.
  • We work to serve as an ecosystem of investors and advisors. Our recent public portfolio includes Puffer Finance, Swell, SSV, Obol, Solv, and other high-traction protocols.
  • Our investments and focus on DVT, portfolio companies listed above, is to ensure that we remain as decentralized as we possibly can as an infrastructure provider to the entire industry.

Service Level Agreements (SLAs):

  • InfStones guarantees 3 nines of uptime: 99.9% with 24/7 “Follow the Sun” customer support coverage on all Metis-enabled product lines.
  • Geo-diversity is also promoted and with ability run in all major regions of the world a node may be required.
  • We have a 24/7 monitoring service providing visuals through the InfStones dashboard and rule based alerting.
  • InfStones platform has AI operations integrated, essentially making the platform self-healing for all operational errors that may come about. If a node requires a failover, we have standby nodes in differing regions running active-active and follow a very strict migration policy to ensure we protect against any potential slashing event.
  • 100% slashing protection guarantee. See our terms and conditions page for more details.

Benefits for the Community: (optional)

  • Deliver whale management tooling process via new EVM data infrastructure.
  • Enable contact and management of users wallets via account abstraction for Metis CRM initiative.
  • Index Service: Audited and verifiable Metis smart contracts.
  • Offer performant RPC & Node Mgmt:
    • Autoscaling cluster with dashboards, rules/alerting, SaaS account management features, with Free credits for all developers to access.
    • Offer dedicated node cluster for Sequencing managed service as well customized secure SOC compliant performance.
    • Power Node: Infrastructure monitoring service available for managed service and via BYON setup.
  • Offer Institutional-grade staking solutions through InfStones SafeStake services.
  • Distribute endpoints to decentralized gateways such as lava and potentially other scaled developer access points.
  • Support incubation of new builders and growth services of current builders as referenced in the summary.
  • Participate actively in governance and promote optimal decentralization ethos for the Metis to continue on the journey of true decentralization and chart a course for adoption within each vertical.
  • InfStones will support Co-marketing and community-related initiatives.

Integration Roadmap:

  • Indexing to manage the whale management tooling with access to Millions of wallets - Data Insights
  • Enable network/community contact of Users/activity for increased engagement
  • Infra Delivery: RPC, Dedicated Nodes, Sequencing, & Blockwatch. Lava and InfStones, plus - in discussions, additional communities for distribution growth.
  • Typical integration times can occur in as little as 2 - 4 weeks.

Official Links: Website, Docs, Audits, etc.

Can you provide answers to this

  1. How does InfStones’ use of AI operations and a self-healing platform ensure the high reliability and performance of nodes, and what specific measures are in place to prevent and respond to potential operational errors or slashing events within the Metis network?

  2. In what ways does InfStones’ commitment to geo-diversity and cloud-provider agnostic infrastructure enhance the decentralization and resilience of the Metis ecosystem, and how does this approach benefit developers and users interacting with Metis-enabled product lines?