for 2 wks we are experiencing difficulties with setting up BiFrost. We followed the instructions carefully but no one of our team were able to get it running. For no reason the BiFrost servers stopped running on our Digital Ocean server multiple times. Even re-installed Bifrost servers on our Digital Ocean but still no luck. We have no idea what caused the problems.

We searched on Stellar.org, Youtube and many more for BiFrost tutorials and solutions but to no avail.

  • Can you share the Bifrost logs? Commented Aug 17, 2018 at 19:06
  • Hello Bartek, unfortunately I've destroyed the BiFrost server on our Digital Ocean server after we saw multiple timeouts on our logs; at the same time we could see that the BiFrost server was switched off spontaneaously. See screenshot: picresize.com/popup.html?images/rsz_sct1.jpg
    – Jdewit
    Commented Aug 18, 2018 at 11:28
  • It works for a few moments (- minutes-hour) and suddenly BiFrost stops working, displaying the time-out errors. Removing, destroying and adding new BiFrost install does the same thing.
    – Jdewit
    Commented Aug 18, 2018 at 11:31
  • It seems that DigitalOcean destroys the droplets with Bifrost. This isn't really related to Bifrost app itself from what I can tell. Commented Aug 18, 2018 at 11:47
  • @Bartek. That was not the case: we've destroyed the BiFrost server. There were (probably) two things happening: a huge timeout of BiFrost, completely unresponsive like it was stuck in a loop. The other thing was that BiFrost spontaneaously quit its job. After that happened we destroyed BiFrost and re-installed it again. And i didn't work out because the same problems keep repeating again. So it was not Digital Ocean who destroyed BiFrost; we did that.
    – Jdewit
    Commented Aug 18, 2018 at 21:57

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Well, my previous post got deleted because of personal info I guess, so I edit it to this:

You could ask for your demand in slack (https://slack.stellar.org/) in the jobs channel #jobs


I can feel your pain.

Stellar Bifrost looks good on paper but it will never get mass adaption because it's a small community and the support is pretty lame. Only a handful companies managed to get BiFrost working and they won't share how they did it. You see that's the problem.

I've also been struggling with BiForst for a couple of weeks and decided to switch to Ethereum. Their community is very big and with good support. On YouTube you can find tons of video-tutorials for setting up ERC-20 Ethereum and complicated time-locked contracts. Is there a videotutorial of BiFrost on YouTube? No...vAs I've wasted so much time with BiFrost I've decided to hire an Ethereum developer....Within one day (!) I've found one who even developed customized time locked contracts the same day (!). Try that in this community. I see you've been communicating here a couple of days. Have you found a developer? No? Waste no more time just switch!

Again, Stellar BiFrost looks good on paper but their support should be way better in order to get mass adaption. Unfortunately it won't change unless this community begins to realize that things have to change right away. Good luck!


This article pretty much explains why you should not switch to Ethereum (long article but worth a read):


The problem in not getting help is mostly caused by not providing enough sources ...

stackexchange also is not meant to search developers. To search developers go to slack and join jobs channel. Ask there for a developer.

You could also ask for help in the dev channel if help is specific. Otherwise stackexchange should be used so that others who will encounter the same problem will find it here.


Thank you for the tip but we've also posted questions and requests on Slack a couple of weeks ago but there was really nobody who replied. I checked others posting and all had the same experience. There was no one from staff who replied the requests or could help me or other users.

No real activity. This way Stellar will never reach mass adoption.

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