FreshREGEN Validator

Please tell us your validator moniker used for mainnet genTx and link to the github PR.

FreshREGEN



Please describe the setup you are using for your validator? Include any relevant security information, processor speed, backups and sentry nodes etc…

We run two bare metal machines, one in the US, one in Europe, in tier 3 DCs. Both machines have redundant power supplies and use enterprise NVME and HDD drives in RAID 1 (HDD drives are in a RAID 1+0 set), with ECC RAM. These servers run on Xeon 2176G and 2276G.

The sentries are in VMs in a mix of 3 different cloud providers, for a total of 3 sentries in 3 continents and connected to the validator via Wireguard. All sentries run on NVME disks.

In addition to RAIDed setup, we have daily backups via LVM snapshots (includes the chain data) to both RAID 1+0 and to a cloud provider. This backup is protected via open sourced, encrypted backup software (borgbackup.org)

The servers run Ubuntu 20.04 and are updated as needed (Apticron informs when an update is available)



Are you in some way trying to apply the high level application logic to create ecological credits. If so, please explain how.

We have mentioned the project to a couple of colleagues (one is a small to medium operation in the Sacramento valley) and the other is an Urban Farming project in Los Angeles (maybe too soon for them to use the network at this point). We look forward to helping farmers in California make use of Regen Network. Please feel free to point them to us for implementations.

Are you working to engage a broader community? If so, please explain how.

The folks in the Urban Farming project in Los Angeles are connected with ecologically conscious farmers in the US and abroad, and we look forward to exposing more of this network to Regen.

Are you a professional validator? Please list your company name and include other chains you are validating for. Please include how long you have been in operation.

Yes, since June 2018 with Tezos. A central investment fund operates the individually branded validators. They are freshtezos.com, freshmina.com, freshmatic.net, freshnears.com, freshskale.com, freshava.host, freshakt.network, freshluna.com, freshatoms.com, freshscrts.com, and now FreshREGEN.net.



How did you perform during testnets and which testnets did you take part in? Please include the moniker(s) used. You can refer to your testnet results at https://regen.vitwit.com

We were active in Kontraua and Aplikigo as FreshREGEN.

Are you active within the community on discord/telegram and in the discourse forum? Please include your usernames for the relevant platforms.

Yes, Gaia#0704 on discord, @onegaia on telegram and @wholesum on twitter.

Are you committed to actively voting on Regen proposals and contributing to governance?

Yes



Do you have website or other links which offer insight to you validation services? Please include any social media and website links.

Mitera Net Reward Rates and Review | Staking Rewards for the holding company, Mitera. Individual websites are above. FreshREGEN.net is launching before mainnet.



Please add a paragraph which will help the community decide to delegate to you. This may include any relevant information not listed above as to why you would like to be a Regen Network validator and why the community should choose to delegate to you.

The team at FreshRegen is very excited to be a part of a blockchain project with such a noble goal. We look forward to seeing Regen Network helping farmers around the globe become more sustainable, both in operational and in financial terms. Regen Network is an unprecedented opportunity to put the internet to work for the people and the planet.

Congratulations to the team and to all validators involved on the successful launch of REGEN mainnet!

Our fee is 4.9% and our uptime is 100%. In the explorer we are at regenvaloper14gra89zm8753pfuhvujjulmtkf2qq70f6pqpnp and on the web at freshregen dot net, where you can find more details about our infrastructure. Feel free to reach out to us on Telegram, Discord or here.

Happy staking!

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