Our History

May 2020

May 2020

Genesis

SmartNode was born from the union of three pioneers in the blockchain and crypto-currency ecosystem:

Smart-Chain : Specialist in Proof of Stake (PoS) protocols and governance issues

Token Strategy Advisor : French reference in the economic analysis of accounting flows specific to digital assets

Digital Service : Expert in the creation of resilient infrastructures

Fastly, the players agree on a common vision: blockchain as the engine of tomorrow’s digital infrastructures. And a shared conviction: the importance of Proof-of-Stake protocols in the multiplication of use cases and mass adoption

June 2020

June 2020

Partnerships

Partners’ ecosystem is being structured with the aim of making SmartNode an institutional player of reference:

Fieldfisher for its unrivalled legal expertise in the field of digital assets

Nomadic Labs for the excellence of its fundamental research and its key role in the Tezos community

July 2020

July 2020

Creation of offers and market positioning

A common will to actively participate in the development of PoS protocols (Proof of Stake),their governance and ecosystem is creating a supply of Staking professional : 

Enable holders of crypto-currencies to de participate in securing blockchains in exchange for rewards in the form of crypto-currencies. 

Contributing to security and governance PoS protocols for the future(state of the art technology / R&D / team / governance / vision of decentralisation)

August 2020

august 2020

Graphical identity

Creation of a graphic charter in line with SmartNode’s positioning and identity: professional, reassuring and inclusive.

September 2020

september 2020

Compliance

In collaboration withc Nomadic Labs, Fieldfisher et Token Strategy Advisor : SmartNode carries out an in-depth study on the legal, accounting and fiscal framework around the activities of validator nodes.

october 2020

october 2020

Establishment of strategic partnerships

To ensure simple and secure access to Staking services, the team partners with multi-disciplinary experts in IT infrastructure and security, exchange platforms, wallets, custody and business partners.

november 2020

november 2020

Tezos & Cardano

Experts perform a curation of relevant protocols (technological state of the art / R&D / team / governance / decentralization vision) in order to propose the projects with the highest added value.

Tezos and Cardano have been selected for the deployment of the first validator nodes on SmartNode infrastructures.

1st Décembre 2020

Kick-Off

Q12021

Q1 2021

Deployment of the best of validator nodes

Q2 2021

Q2 2021

Launching the back office

Implementation of a monitoring tool to track pool status, rewards achieved, node availability and updates.

15 active validator nodes

Q3 2021

Q3 2021

Launching shared nodes

Implementation of the threshold cryptography (TSS) for the deployment of shared and full nodes

Opening a governance service: token holders can participate in the network via a voting system accessible on the dashboard.

Q4 2021

Q4 2021

Distributed infrastructure

Move to a distributed infrastructure.

20 active validator nodes.

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