HNT Validator Pool and VaaS
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Want to get involved with Helium validators? Want to stake a Helium validator but with less than 10,000HNT? Want to join a Helium validator pool to increase your chances for earning HNT each consensus group? Want to stake an entire Helium validator node but not sure how to DIY it?
In addition to free* Patrium premium access for pool participants, Helium Rising includes:
Helium Rising is a validator pool that allows users to participate for as little as 100 HNT which gets you the equivalent of a 1% share of a validator, in a pool of multiple validators. Rewards are payed out on the 1st and 15th of the month.
Validator as a Service (VaaS)
Want to run a validator but don't know how? Let us do it for you. Helium Rising can launch, administer and maintain a Helium validator node for you. Or multiple nodes. All you need is the 10K HNT stake per node (which you can hold), plus a small deposit to us (in the pool), and we'll get things rolling for you.
Form your own pool
Do you want to run multiple validator nodes and act as your own pool? We can do that for you.
Helium Rising is working on a liquidity model to allow users to withdraw your HNT in less than the 5 months that the Helium network otherwise makes you wait to fully unstake a validator node.
*Patrium premium access
Are you a hotspot owner and need to manage your hotspots? Earn Patrium discounts or completely free access based on the amount of HNT you have staked in Helium Rising, and based on the number of Hotspots you manage in Patrium.
Got Questions? We’re Here to Help.
Who is running the pool?
Technically the pool is owned and operated by Pixabits LLC, but is really the brain child of and managed by Ross Dannenberg, an attorney practicing in Washington, DC, with a Computer Science degree from Georgia Tech, and one of Helium's earliest Patrons (he plugged in his first Hotspot back in the Fall of 2019).
Where are the nodes hosted?
We're using Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud, and our servers will be administered, maintained, and kept up to date by a certified AWS professional we have on board (but whose name shall remain private... his boss doesn't know he's helping out yet)
How much does the pool cost?
We try to align ourselves with our customers, so we only make money when the pool makes money. Fees will include a fixed amount based on the actual cost of the servers each month, and then a percentage of earnings of the validators in the pool. Initially that fee will be 5% for pool validators that we stake and you buy a share of. Once everyone has a better sense of validator economics, we will likely reassess for each new year.