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Jun 8 8 tweets 6 min read
Need help monitoring the health and security of your @cosmos network?

Wondering how to manage roles and backup secrets?

We've got you...

Day 6 of our #OpenSource-athon - today we're sharing tools and methods we use to manage the @cheqd_io network

First up, @datadoghq, a tool that provides monitoring of servers, databases, tools, and services, through a SaaS-based data analytics platform.

You can think it like a task manager on your laptop
Using @datadoghq we keep an eye on metrics from @Tendermint_Core (e.g. if a validator double signs a transaction) and the @cosmossdk (e.g. transactions / day) to ensure the network runs smoothly & any security vulnerabilities/issues that may impact consensus are quickly resolved
@datadoghq seamlessly connects with @SlackHQ, making it easy for our team to raise flags and anticipate, avoid and mitigate issues before they arise
Next, what we've used to manage roles.

When managing a network it’s important that those building it can gain access when they need it.

For this we’ve been using @Cloudflare Teams to SSH into one of our nodes.
#SSH (Secure Shell) is a communication protocol that enables two computers to communicate by providing password or public-key based authentication and encrypted connections between two network endpoints

For projects looking for a better way to manage roles, this could useful…
Similarly, sharing secrets in a secure fashion is vital - for this we’ve @HashiCorp Vault which offers a script that copies private keys and node keys over to a vault...

You can think of this like a @lastpass or @1password for network secrets (e.g. private keys).
This way, if for example a node is accidentally deleted and the private key is deleted for a validator, it’s easy to restore it

Check out this and more, all over on our #GitHub Infra repo today


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Jun 9
Last month we demo'd at @idworkshop to show a non-custodial wallet, that can be recovered, where users can stake, delegate AND hold a #VerifiableCredential

Whilst we're expanding this we’ve #OpenSourced the repo...

To build we forked the @lum_network wallet, an existing #Cosmos project.

We used this to test new identity/ledger functionality on our wallet Image
By adding a new feature to an already great project, we’ve been able to speed up our journey to get a #VerifiableCredential in a web-based wallet.

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Whilst our co-founders are making waves; @fraser_again at #money2020 & @ankurb at @DcentralCon before uniting at #Consensus2022, the fun doesn't stop for the team

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As #Cosmonauts know the @cosmossdk offers APIs for built-in modules using gRPC, REST & Tendermint RPC however we noticed a few that it can't provide, so we built them...

This collection of custom APIs can be deployed as a @Cloudflare Worker or compatible serverless platforms
1. 🧮 Total Supply

#Crypto tracking websites such as @CoinMarketCap and @coingecko require an #API endpoint for reporting the total supply of tokens in the main/primary token denomination.
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Jun 6
We making it as easy as possible to join @cheqd_io as a validator or developer and start using the identity functionality of the network….

We're also eager to give back to @cosmos and beyond so we’ve #OpenSourced our approach to #infrastructure

Our #infrastructure uses a blend of #Terraform #Terragrunt and @ansible to improve performance, speed up node setup and more

We’ll cover the benefits of each in our latest #OpenSourcing thread - Day 4 of documenting our OpenSource-athon
We've used #terraform to automate our #infrastructure - essentially to complete a series of tasks in a defined order required for things like setting up a node

#Terraform open source, free to use and widely adopted, supporting @awscloud @Hetzner_Online @digitalocean and more...
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If you’re thinking of running your own #airdrop or community rewards programme and need a go to place for your community to retrieve their rewards, we've got you.

Day 3 of sharing what we've been #OpenSourcing @cheqd_io…
We’ve open sourced the community airdrop rewards site, and like what we shared yesterday, it is built using @Cloudflare Pages and designed it to be highly scalable.

Whys this?

#Airdrop reward sites need to be more resilient to traffic spikes than most websites because, when announced, community members will tend to flock to the site to claim their rewards generating a large spike in traffic, followed by a period of much lower traffic
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In the @cosmos ecosystem and need a faster way for developers and node operators to acquire #testnet tokens to test out and use the functionalities of your network?

Tired of the operational overhead of sending tokens?

We've got you...

The latest repo we've #OpenSourced is a simple app we built for @cheqd_io

This is a self-serve site that allows users to enter their #testnet address and seamlessly request tokens so they can test out the @cheqd_io network's identity functionalities
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Essentially when a request is made, a tiny server runs for the time needed to process it
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Day 2 of our #opensource -athon and another useful tool

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So, why is this useful?

There is an assumption in the @CosmosEcosystem that wallet addresses across different chains, such as, @cosmoshub, @osmosiszone and @cheqd_io, are all identical.

This is because they all look very similar.

However, each chain's wallet address is actually unique
Interestingly, each network's wallet address can be derived using a common derivation path from the #cosmoshub wallet address.

Using one derivation path #BIP44 means that users that use one secret recovery phrase and core account to interact with multiple networks.
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