Team Information

Certus One HQ: San Francisco / Berlin

Certus One is the premier validator for distributed ledger technology (DLT). Leveraging cutting-edge enterprise architecture, Certus One paves the way for validators by offering impenetrable, robust, and reliable infrastructure for proof-of-stake blockchains. Certus One works closely with protocols, custodians, and enterprises to offer turnkey solutions helping propel the industry forward.


1. Proposal introduction (What)

Certus One will provide enterprise-grade infrastructure for reliable validation on ICON.

2. Motivation of the proposal (Why)

We are strong believers in Proof of Stake consensus and operational excellence and want to provide our services to improve the resilience of the ICON network.

3. Execution plan of the proposal (How)

For our setup, we'll apply our extensive experience in operating highly secure and reliable infrastructure that we are already proving on other PoS networks like Cosmos, IRIS, Terra and many more. This includes a hybrid architecture spread over multiple physical locations and cloud providers.

4. Expected timeline of the proposal (When)

We'll have all infrastructure ready to start right away when mainnet launches.

Expected Network Information

Frankfurt bare metal

to be decided

Team Members

Hendrik Hofstadt Team Member

Hendrik is the CEO and Co-Founder of Certus One. He has a background in software and security engineering. Having a deep understanding of consensus algorithms and being an open-source contributor to multiple blockchain projects he makes business decisions based on a deep technical understanding.

Leopold Schabel Team Member

Leo is the CTO and Co-Founder of Certus One. He has a background in systems administration and architecture. Additionally he is an avid security engineer. At Certus One he applies his extensive knowledge to design the most secure and reliable validator/node architecture.