A constellation that is often called the ploughman, herdsman, or watcher of the bear. Being our first node, the name Boötes was selected as a reminder of our short-term plan for Public Node – to stick to the basics (proverbially to first plow the field). Only once we mastered the basics should we build further (plant the field). In addition to an official Greek watcher being an obvious pick for a validator, we like that Boötes includes an umlaut (two dots above the second “o”). These two little dots remind us of eyeballs watching and validating the Stellar ledger.