zonaris - a pure and truly decentralised alternative for hosting blockchain nodes.
zonaris is a decentralised blockchain node hosting solution or nodes-as-a-services product built on the ThreeFold Grid. The product aims to decentralise blockchain nodes using ThreeFold infrastructure and enables users to deploy nodes in one-click, without code or hassle.
We’ve now surpassed over 100 users, 1100 hosted nodes, and a $500,000+ value of Streamr tokens staked to our hosted nodes. These numbers are extremely exciting and highlight our progress in 2022 as well as increased utilisation of the ThreeFold Grid…
After reaching this landmark, we come into 2023 with even bigger expectations and plan to acquire thousands of users. While we remain focused on Streamr, we are now expanding our offering in order to support a second blockchain, and then a third until we cover dozens of blockchain projects.
“You’re not decentralised if you just spin up servers with uncle Jeff.”
The majority of blockchain nodes are centralised and run on the big cloud hosting providers (AWS, Linux, DigitalOcean). The most prominent example of this is Ethereum. Data from Ethernodes (Ethereum network & node explorer) highlights that 70.5% of Ethereum nodes are running on centralised cloud providers and around 25% of nodes are running on AWS reported by Chainstack. This has been labelled as “the race to replace Ethereum’s most centralised layer.” We would like to be involved in this race and ThreeFold is key to help decentralise large networks such as Ethereum. This data goes against the very core principles and undercuts a central plank of blockchain, namely, decentralisation.
Due to the zonaris product growth, we are burning through a lot of TFT and therefore would like to apply for the zonaris solution provider program.