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Stellar nodes funded by community

Working together to strengthen the open and inclusive Stellar network.

About Public Node

Public Node is a community initiative that provides individuals and small businesses a low-cost way to support the health and resilience of the Stellar network. We accomplish this through memberships that pool our resources to pay for the cost of running full validator nodes.

Our mission is to provide for Stellar what public broadcasting provides to radio, television, and people – a trusted and meaningful public voice within the Stellar network.

The Future Power of the Stellar Network

In the future, we envision a Stellar network that is powered by many diverse entities. With Public Node, individuals and small businesses can be a part of that diversity and provide additional strength to an open network that benefits all people.

Node Types

Benefits of Membership

Did you know?

Funding a full validator node is the single best way to support the Stellar network’s health and resilience.

Further Decentralization

Feel good knowing you are helping strengthen and decentralize the Stellar network.

Protocol
Participation

Members help Public Node decide how its nodes will vote on proposed protocol changes.

Sense of
Community

Feel the reward of binding together with other people to support a common cause.

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Our Protocol Votes

Our Membership Plans

All plans allow members to vote on protocol proposals and can be canceled at anytime.
Funds will be automatically withdrawn at the beginning of each period.

Monthly XLM

75XLM
  • Fixed XLM contribution regardless of market value

Monthly USD

$5
  • Requires an AnchorUSD Trustline and sufficient USD balance
  • No exposure to XLM market volatility

Annual XLM

800XLM
  • Fixed XLM contribution regardless of market value

Annual USD

$55
  • Requires an AnchorUSD Trustline a sufficient USD balance
  • No exposure to XLM market volatility

Make a one-time contribution

One-time contributions do not come with protocol voting benefits, but certainly do further decentralization and come with a sense of community.

One-time Contribution
Wallet Address:

publicnode*keybase.io

How does voting work?

An important part of membership is each member’s opportunity to vote on proposed changes to the Stellar protocol.

Generally, how does voting work?2019-11-27T13:00:04-07:00

We are currently developing a robust voting system. In the meantime, each member receives one Public Node vote and the majority vote will determine how Public Node will vote on proposed Stellar protocol changes.

How do I vote?2019-11-27T13:00:15-07:00

Currently, voting is managed through an invite to a private Keybase.io team channel. This means a Keybase account is a requirement of being able to submit a vote. We expect this method of voting will change over time, particularly as membership grows and a more robust and automated system is needed.

When do I vote?2019-11-27T13:00:19-07:00

We will notify members of upcoming votes and deadlines through Twitter, our blog, and Keybase team.

Do I have to vote?2019-11-27T13:00:25-07:00

Nope. Only members with active subscriptions can vote, but a member can always choose not to vote. Members that do not vote (i.e., abstaining or forgetting) will not be counted when determining the membership majority.

Example of a voting majority.2019-11-27T13:00:35-07:00

A four member example

  • Two members vote to approve the proposed change.

  • One member votes against the proposed change.

  • One member does not vote and decides to sleep instead.

  • Public Node submits a vote to approve the proposed change.

What if there is an exact tie in the membership vote?2019-11-27T13:00:30-07:00

In the event of a tie (exactly 50% one way and 50% the other way), Public Node will submit a vote in support of the status quo – no change.

Example of a voting tie.2019-11-27T12:59:59-07:00

A four member example

  • One member votes to approve the proposed change.

  • One member votes against the proposed change.

  • Two members do not vote and decide to sleep instead.

  • Public Node submits a vote against the proposed change.

Partners, Providers, Supporters, & Friends

Community

A few of the people working on this initiative.

Sergio
Sergio(SpeakoEspanglish)
Designer, Photographer, & Crypto Enthusiast
Daniel
Daniel(Magofox)
A mostly non-developer enthusiastic about Stellar
Saulo
Saulo(B1tcc)
Designer
Hans
Hans(Smartstellar)
Co-founder Blue Orion
Wouter
Wouter(Pickingunicorns)
Economist, Basic Programmer, & Stellar Champion

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Official Launch of Public Node

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Stellar Meridian & the Beginnings of Public Node

November 19th, 2019|Comments Off on Stellar Meridian & the Beginnings of Public Node

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