StakingCoins is a blockchain node and validator company founded by Marco Michelino, an experienced Italian Linux system administrator and member of the Radix DLT community.
Marco, the founder of StakingCoins, first began his journey into the world of cryptocurrencies in 2013 when he purchased his first Bitcoin. Over the years, he expanded his activities into running various blockchain nodes. His engagement with the Radix DLT community further deepened when he participated in testing the Radix DLT betanet with his own node. Marco also serves as a Radix Ambassador and runs the unofficial Radix DLT Italian Telegram group (@Radix_Italia).
StakingCoins operates on two main nodes. The primary node is a physical server (Dell PowerEdge R440) located in a tier 4 data center in Italy. This data center is equipped with anti-DDoS protection and has excellent international peering routes. The backup node, a Dell PowerEdge R430, is located in another tier 4 data center in the Czech Republic.
StakingCoins applies a fee of 2% (approximately 0.18% effective fee) to its delegators.
For delegators of StakingCoins, there is a dedicated Telegram group (@Radix_StakingCoins), where a bot automatically informs members of any issues with the validator node. In addition to this, Marco can be contacted through Discord at rigel#5123 and is active on Twitter under the handle @Radix_SC.