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PureStake Releases GoalSeeker, a New Algorand Block Explorer

Boston, MA – December 19, 2019 – PureStake, a leader in secure and reliable blockchain infrastructure, announced today the release of a new Algorand block explorer, GoalSeeker. GoalSeeker makes it easier than ever to view critical network statistics, browse recently created blocks, search for transactions and accounts in previous blocks, and review activity related to Algorand Standard Assets (ASAs).

At launch, you can use GoalSeeker to:

  • Monitor Algorand transactions on both the MainNet and TestNet ledgers
  • View and search for blocks, transactions, accounts, and assets
  • Access a feed of the most recently created blocks and assets
  • Drill down into all assets and transactions associated with accounts
  • View vital network statistics at a glance, including total supply, online stake, exchange rate to USD, and the current block reward level

GoalSeeker is one of several products and services that the PureStake team has developed for the Algorand network. The team remains committed to fueling the adoption of Algorand and other permissionless blockchains by providing high-quality infrastructure and services to Proof of Stake networks.

“We hope GoalSeeker will serve as a reliable resource for the Algorand community to find the latest network activity data,” said Derek Yoo, CEO of PureStake. “We have long been dedicated to creating products that add value to the communities in which we participate. In 2020, we plan to continue our focus on building tools that spur development on Algorand and Proof of Stake networks as a whole.”

The GoalSeeker release caps a year of rapid technology deployments for PureStake, including an Algorand API service for developers, Algorand node infrastructure services for early network participants, and validator services for Polkadot’s BetaNet, Kusama. Each was designed to consistently deliver secure and reliable network access to ecosystem participants.

GoalSeeker is free to use and does not require an account. You can start using it by navigating here: https://goalseeker.purestake.io/

About PureStake

PureStake’s team has extensive experience running highly available, highly secure global infrastructure supporting cloud and FinTech applications-as-a-service. Led by Derek Yoo, former Fuze Founder and CTO, PureStake provides infrastructure-as-a-service, API-as-a-service, and validator services for proof of stake crypto networks.

 

PureStake Launches Staking Services on Kusama in Preparation for Polkadot

New Validator Service Lets Users Earn Staking Rewards While Securing the Kusama Network

Boston, MA – October 29, 2019 – PureStake, a leader in secure and reliable blockchain infrastructure, announced today the release of its new validator services for Kusama, a network built using Polkadot technology.

Validators serve a critical function on delegated Proof of Stake networks, ensuring block production and security of the network is maintained. PureStake’s validators provide a secure and reliable service to network participants looking to earn rewards on their crypto assets. The new validator service is deployed using an infrastructure-as-code approach in a multi-cloud, multi-pop environment across AWS, Azure, and Google clouds, and is operated according to the ISO27K standard.

Some security highlights of PureStake’s validator infrastructure include:

  • Network segmentation, VPCs, VPNs to create validator isolation.
  • Load balancers, firewalls, ACLs, DDoS, and perimeter protection.
  • IDS and centralized log analysis to identify and alert on security threats.
  • Host hardening according to NIST standards, fully automated patching.
  • Daily network and system vulnerability scanning and remediation.

“Our Validator service for Kusama is the first of several planned infrastructure services in the Polkadot ecosystem,” said Derek Yoo, PureStake CEO. “Polkadot and Substrate dramatically reduce the barriers and friction that traditionally have come with building blockchain networks, while at the same time allowing for application specialization. We believe that these technologies will drive significant innovation in the blockchain space.”

Users can stake their KSM tokens using the new service using the addresses found here.

About PureStake

PureStake’s team has extensive experience running highly available, highly secure global infrastructure supporting cloud and fintech applications-as-a-service. Led by Derek Yoo, former Fuze Founder and CTO, PureStake provides infrastructure-as-a-service, API-as-a-service, and validator services for proof of stake crypto networks.

 

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PureStake Launches API Service for Algorand Developers

New API-as-a-Service Technology Streamlines Application Development on the Algorand Blockchain

Boston, MA – August 22, 2019 – PureStake, a leader in secure and reliable blockchain infrastructure, announced today the release of its new Algorand API-as-a-Service. This service offering allows developers to easily interact with the Algorand network without needing to host and manage their own infrastructure. With the PureStake API service, developers can quickly and reliably access both Algorand’s TestNet and MainNet, reducing time to market and improving application stability.

This release provides access to the full Algorand API, which includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Account information
  • Transaction information
  • Sending transactions
  • Ledger supply
  • Transaction fees
  • Transaction parameters

“We see our API service as an effortless on-ramp to the Algorand network that enables developers to focus on their application, rather than its supporting infrastructure,” said Derek Yoo, PureStake CEO. “Algorand’s support for very high transaction volumes and immediate transaction finality make it an ideal choice for decentralized applications. We are excited to make it easier for developers to build applications that take advantage of these unique properties by using our API service.”

Developers can register for the PureStake API service in minutes through an online registration portal. To celebrate the launch of the API service, PureStake is sponsoring Algorand’s upcoming hackathons and will give event participants free access to the API for the duration of the event.

About PureStake

PureStake’s team has extensive experience running highly available, highly secure global infrastructure supporting cloud and fintech applications-as-a-service. Led by Derek Yoo, former Fuze Founder and CTO, PureStake provides infrastructure-as-a-service, API-as-a-service, and validator services for proof of stake crypto networks.

 

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PureStake Provides Infrastructure Services to Support the Algorand MainNet Launch

Boston, MA – June 19, 2019 – PureStake, a leader in secure and reliable blockchain infrastructure, announced the availability of its infrastructure-as-a-service offering for Algorand. Infrastructure running on the PureStake platform helped launch the Algorand network, which announced the public availability of its MainNet last week.

PureStake’s service offering includes relay and participation node services.These services are provided from over 15 points of presence all around the world via an in-house developed infrastructure as a service platform designed specifically to meet crypto and blockchain network requirements.

“The Algorand network launch was a huge step forward for the blockchain space, delivering the first pure Proof of Stake crypto network that is highly scalable without sacrificing decentralization,” said Derek Yoo, CEO of PureStake. “Building infrastructure to support Algorand’s security and performance requirements presented unique DevOps challenges. We are excited to have overcome these challenges and to have helped launch the MainNet.”

Moving forward, PureStake will offer Algorand infrastructure services to enterprises, developers, and other network participants globally. You can learn more about PureStake infrastructure services here: purestake.com/technology/algorand-services

About PureStake

PureStake’s team has extensive experience running highly available, highly secure global infrastructure supporting cloud and fintech applications-as-a-service. Led by Derek Yoo, former Fuze Founder and CTO, PureStake provides infrastructure-as-a-service, API-as-a-service, and validator services for proof of stake crypto networks.