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Shakudo Validator nodes

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Decentralize all the things

A hands-off solution for running your own Staking Validator where you can take control anytime. Shakudo will setup and make sure it maintains good standing and stays up to date. You just need to bring your community or self-stakeable Crypto.

Leverage the power of your community to earn yield

By running your own validator, you'll support decentralization of your blockchain. If you believe that is the number one L1 chain, now is the time to host your validator with Shakudo!

Our team's combined experience in setting up and operating mass-scale data systems is unparalleled in the industry. As a result, the Shakudo platform is specifically designed for innovators looking to focus on solving hard problems instead of spending their time on infrastructure, regardless of the scale.

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/ No Setup or Maintenance

Pre-configured and fully managed Validator Node

/ Increase Crypto Decentralization

Earn rewards while helping become the leading L1 chain

/ Earn Rewards With Your Community

Have a win-win by earning a fee while providing a reliable staking node for your community

/ Unbeatable Pricing

Take advantage of our transparent flat fee pricing starting at $800/month with 24/7 support

Dedicated Client Nodes include:

24

Physical CPU Cores

256GB

RAM

24Gbps

Network

5TB

Local Disk

Direct

SSH access

24/7

On-call Support

Fully Managed Validator Nodes

Get the best of both worlds: Low infrastructure costs, without the operational overhead of node hardware management.

Shakudo offers a fully managed service experience without the runaway spend of cloud hosting or managing your own hardware - built for teams like yours.

Supported with Data Industry Leaders

Shakudo is a team of engineers, data scientists, product managers, and operators that will dive straight in to help you resolve any issue that may arise. We're supporting decentralization on because our team is built for it - with experience directing technology initiatives at companies including Amazon, Deloitte, Bank of Montreal, and AT&T.
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Common Questions

Validator Node

What kind of support would we get from Shakudo?

You can access our support team directly via Discord, Telegram, or Slack. We monitor the validators 24/7, handle software updates, and restart the nodes if needed.

Where can I find more information on the Solana validator?

Here is a blog we wrote to help get you started quickly with an introduction about validator nodes on Solana. You can also connect with one of our team members through the live chat.

What is included in the Shakudo fees?

Our fees include the validator infrastructure and management fee.

What are the other costs to run a Solana Validator?

To run a validator, you need to pay voting fees to Solana. You can pay voting fees by depositing SOL into the voting account directly. Please note that voting fees fluctuate over time, but we will alert you if your voting fee wallet is running low on SOL.

What are the Shakudo Validator Node specifications?

24 cores, 256 GB RAM with 5 TB of storage.

What’s the difference between a monthly and an annual subscription?

For the monthly subscription:
Price: $850/month We accept payments only with a credit card.
For the annual subscription:
Price: $800/month We accept payments with a credit card or USDC.

What's the onboarding process?

The onboarding process is very simple:

  1. You need to complete this form and the payment for our team to start activating your validator: https://www.shakudo.io/validator-nodes-intake.
  2. We will create a shared channel on Slack, Telegram or Discord, whichever one is more convenient for you to contact us and ask questions.
  3. And last, we will need some information from you: validator name, logo, preferred vanity address (up to 5 letters), website and summary to fill in the fields on validators.com.

After completing the signup and the payment, when will my node be up? 

Within 24 hours.

Which cloud providers do you support?

We work with several providers, including large clouds like AWS, GCP, Azure, and smaller data centers.

Do you offer validators that double as RPC nodes?

No, the validator node doesn't have RPC access. Providing RPC access with the validator makes the validator node unstable. You can get the RPC node separately; Find more information here.

What’s the process if any point we want to discontinue the Shakudo service?

You need to inform us 30 days before renewal, and we'll cancel the service.