Ottersync — A Trusted Validator for the Cosmos Ecosystem

2 min readApr 18, 2022


There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.” — Margaret J. Wheatley


It all started when a group of cybersecurity specialists, crypto enthusiasts, and analysts came together to brainstorm ideas on how to improve blockchain security and make meaningful progress towards the mass adoption of a technology that will forever change the world. Formally known as Ottersync, the team specializes as a validator for multiple Layer 1 networks spanning the Cosmos Ecosystem:

  • Sifchain (ROWAN)
  • KAVA
  • Gravity Bridge
  • Certik (Shentu)
  • IXO
  • Desmos
  • Bitcanna
  • Provenance (added April 2022)

and more to come!


Ottersync’s mission is simple:

“Validate the future. Grow and maintain the blockchain communities we serve by providing best-in-class validator services.”

We do that by placing an emphasis on blockchain security. Our team lead and head cybersecurity specialist ranks among the most experienced in the industry, bringing a wealth of knowledge from the cybersecurity field to each of the layer 1 blockchains we validate for.

Ottersync also dedicates time to building and supporting our Layer 1 communities. That means you’ll find us on discord, actively engaging with newcomers, developers, DAO participants, and fellow validators. We are here to help usher in mass adoption and build a successful future, together.


Ottersync’s validators utilize the Horcrux distributed signer architecture, giving our delegators peace of mind knowing they are staking in what we believe is the flagship for security and high availability. Click here to know more about how Horcrux works and why we love it. It costs more to run than a traditional validator, but we believe it’s worth it for the community and for the network.

We are growing our validator set carefully and methodically. Our team of analysts looks for opportunities that match our passion and expertise with that of an active, growing community with a goal of improving the world we live in through proven utility from these up and coming projects. The march towards Web 3.0 continues, and we are excited to build that infrastructure with our community.


Education is one of the areas where we are most passionate, which is why we will be publishing our research, analysis, and thoughts on various projects. We will also be providing information to help newcomers get acquainted with the Cosmos ecosystem. If there is a topic you would like to learn more about or would like us to publish on, our team will gladly get to work on it for you!

Ottersync — validate the future




Ottersync runs validators across multiple blockchains with a focus on security and reliability. We value education and community.