Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions2019-11-27T13:08:04-07:00
Okay, I became a member, how do I get invited to Public Node’s Keybase member team?2020-01-25T16:43:51-07:00

Until we design an automated system, please send a message to Keybase @publicnode and we’ll invite you in.  Thanks for becoming a member!

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.

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 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?2020-02-01T07:34:15-07:00

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.

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 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.

How do I cancel my membership?2020-01-25T11:50:17-07:00

Canceling your membership is easy.  Simply click on the button below and follow the directions.  You will once again have to enter your secret key as you did when you originally became a member.