LunaNova are an independent and experienced UK operation running sophisticated blockchain infrastructure to make cryptoassets work. We deploy our own closely-monitored, enterprise-grade hardware in two high-availability datacentres and carefully design our systems to provide multiple-layers of redundancy.
We have participated in NEAR’s StakeWars and ran nodes on Betanet and Testnet before being one of the first validators invited on to Mainnet during Phase 1, supported by a delegation from the NEAR foundation.
Supporting Network Development
We run two testnet nodes, identical in specification to our mainnet nodes. Not only does this support the network in its long-term development but crucially it also enables us to verify any modifications to our operational procedures before their use on mainnet.
Our ongoing investment in resources outside of the major cloud-providers improves network decentralization and robustness, both key drivers of protocol value.
Actively Involved in Network Governance
A crucial yet often overlooked area and one we strive to play a strong role in, to help NEAR reach its true potential.
- Organization Name: LunaNova
- Official Website: https://lunanova.tech
- Location: United Kingdom
- Languages: English
- Discord: You can reach two of our public-facing team members here - Pete#8262, MikeB#0151
- Twitter: @LunaNovaTech
- Medium: https://lunanovatech.medium.com/
NEAR articles and tools
Staking Pool Address: lunanova.poolv1.near
Fees: 9% (10% of our NEAR validator profits are donated to medical research charities.)
Mainnet and Testnet nodes are located on enterprise-grade hardware at two independent high-availability UK datacentres, enabling failover in the event of an incident. This is also backed by an up-time guarantee (details to follow soon).
Infrastructure as Code:
Custom, security-focused Ansible scripts are used to reliably deploy, harden, configure and maintain our NEAR systems.
A custom high-availability Prometheus cluster monitors our infrastructure and routes alerts to our on-call sysadmin team via redundant routes, ensuring excellent visibility of our infrastructure and prompt incident response.