About Us

Summary

Polkachu is founded by a group of technology professionals who focus on providing the highest quality infrastructure and services for public blockchain networks. We believe that a decentralized world is what the future holds, and we want to be a part of it by being a blockchain validator.

Validation Service

Today, we run validators in many PoS blockchains. Our main focus is on Tendermint-based blockchains. We are active on Agoric, Akash, Althea, Andromeda, Archway, Asset Mantle, Axelar, Band, Bitcanna, Bitsong, Canto, Celestia, Cheqd, Chihuahua, Comdex, CosmosHub, Crescent, Crypto.org, Dora, dYdX, Dymension, Empower, Evmos, Fetch, Gitopia, Gravity, Haqq, Injective, Jackal, Juno, Kava, Kichain, Kujira, Kyve, Lum, Mars, Meme, Migaloo, Nibiru, Nois, Nolus, Nym, Odin, Omniflix, Oraichain, Osmosis, Passage, Persistence, Picasso, Planq, Provenance, Quasar, Quicksilver, Regen Network, Router Protocol, Saga, SEDA, Sei, Sentinel dVPN, SGE Network, Shentu, Sommelier, Source, Stargaze, Stride, Teritori, Terra, Umee, UnUniFi, Xion Network, XPLA, ZetaChain. The total staked value from our delegators are $229M.

We also validate on Substrate-based chains (Kusama, Polkadex, Polkadot, Tangle) and other major Layer-1s (Aptos, Avalanche, NEAR, Solana).

Overall, delegators have trusted us with $363M in crypto assets. You can find more information about us on our website (https://polkachu.com).

Node Infrastructure Products

Polkachu is not only a trusted validator on proof-of-stake blockchains, but also a major infrastructure provider for these projects, especially in the Cosmos Ecosystem. We have 7 main infrastructure products:

  1. State-Sync: Polkachu provides state-sync servers and guides. Node operators can quickly sync up a node with minimum storage requirement. Currently we support state-sync on 68 chains. Details: https://polkachu.com/state_sync
  2. Node Snapshot: Polkachu provides node snapshots for node operators to quickly sync up a node. These nodes are frequently state-synced to reduce the storage requirement. Currently we support node snapshot on 72 chains. Details: https://polkachu.com/tendermint_snapshots
  3. Public RPC, API and gRPC: Polkachu offers public RPC endpoints for 72 chains, API endpoints for 72 chains, and gRPC endpoints for 72 chains. Details: https://polkachu.com/public_rpc , https://polkachu.com/public_api , and https://polkachu.com/public_grpc
  4. Miscellaneous Node Operator Support: Polkachu offers many other miscellaneous node operator supporting tools.
  5. Interchain Upgrade Watcher: We keep track of network upgrades, provide upgrade guides and show live consensus progress at the upgrade height. Currently we support chain upgrades on 68 chains. Details: https://polkachu.com/chain_upgrades
  6. Network Scan: We periodically scan the network and uncover validator nodes with open RPC port. We then automatically alert the node operators if we find a contact email on chain. Currently we support network scan on 72 chains. Details: https://polkachu.com/network_scans
  7. Testnet Labs: While the above products are designed for mainnets, we also offer supports for many testnets with the similar suite of product offerings. Details: https://polkachu.com/testnets

IBC Relaying

To support the blockchain communities, we also run IBC relayers to support hundreds of IBC channels for the Cosmos ecosystem at our own cost. Currently, we operate 38 relayer hubs and 450 IBC channels. Details: https://polkachu.com/relayers

On-Chain Governance

We actively participate in the on-chain governance and engage with the community on Discord. We publish all our on-chain votes for transparency. Details: https://polkachu.com/gov_proposals

Open-Source Contributions

We open-source our deployment scripts and provide community tools for validators and delegators alike.

Our open-source scripts include:

Onwards!