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Blockchain nodes funded by community

Working together to support open and inclusive blockchain networks.

Public Node logo in 3D with connected nodes on it

About Public Node

Public Node is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit open-membership organization that supports and brings a trusted and meaningful public voice to open and inclusive blockchain networks.  Public Node accomplishes this through public education, infrastructure, awareness, advocacy, and other areas of engagement.  Your membership helps provide the funding necessary to deliver on our important mission.

Our mission is to provide an efficient way for the public to support and be a part of open and inclusive blockchain networks.  We believe public support is important for open and inclusive networks so that they can forever do what they were designed to do – provide undiscriminating access and benefit to all people.

Benefits of Membership

Did you know?

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

I’m a member, now what?

Public Support

Feel good knowing you are financially supporting an open and inclusive network.


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

Sense of

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

Public Node Validator Nodes

Become a Member

In addition to supporting our mission, members can vote on proposed protocol changes to the protocols Public Node supports.

Annual Cryptocurrency

  • 12 months of membership
  • Pay with BTC, LTC, ETH, XRP, XLM

Make a one-time contribution

Want to support our mission without becoming a member?

All donations of any size are greatly appreciated! Please contact us before donating if you would like a receipt or if your donation amount is worth $5,000 or more.

Wallet Address:
Stellar wallet QR Code for publicnode.org


How does voting work?

An important part of membership is each member’s opportunity to vote on proposed changes to the protocols Public Node supports.

voting box with Public Node voting token going into box
Generally, how does voting work?2021-03-25T19:21:38-07:00

Public Node members can input a Stellar wallet address on their Member Profile page that they want to use to vote on proposed Stellar protocol changes.  That Stellar wallet address can then be used to send a tiny transaction to either our Vote Yes wallet or our Vote No wallet.  Eligible Stellar voting wallets are listed on our Vote page.

How do I vote?2021-03-25T19:21:59-07:00

Once you have registered your Stellar wallet voting address on the Public Node Member Profile page, you can visit our Vote page and send a tiny transaction to either our Vote Yes wallet or our Vote No wallet. All eligible voting Stellar wallet addresses are also listed on our Vote page.

When do I vote?2021-03-25T19:22:27-07:00

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

Do I have to vote?2021-03-25T19:23:00-07:00

Nope. Only members with active memberships 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.2021-03-25T19:23:38-07:00

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?2021-03-25T19:23:19-07:00

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.2021-03-25T19:21:20-07:00

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.


Want your company to be listed here? Contact us!

I’m a member, now what?

It kind of depends on you. We have stealth members that prefer to remain anonymous and we have members that choose to be very active in the Public Node community. We welcome both approaches and everything in between.

Our Board Members

President and Treasurer
Oregon, United States
Sonora, Mexico
Infrastructure Adviser
Sydney, Australia

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