Lyra is a constellation often represented by an eagle holding a lyre (a u-shaped string musical instrument that looks like a tiny harp). Although a small constellation, we like that it is connected to something much bigger – Apollo himself, the Greek god of the Sun and light. The lyre was an important part of Apollo before he gifted it to his son Orpheus. Similarly, Lyra is just one node, but when connected to our two other nodes (Boötes and Hercules) it becomes an important part of something much more significant. Being that it is our third node, Lyra completes Public Node’s fault-tolerant three-member quorum set – a requirement of any Tier 1 node provider on the Stellar network.
We also liked that Lyra includes in it the star Vega, one of the brightest stars in the sky and the namesake of a very promising project being developed by the Stellar Development Foundation (SDF). The aim of the SDF’s Vega application is a savings and spending application first focused on South America – an area of the globe where many people do not have access to the world’s financial system and desperately need financial refuge from rampant inflation and other forms of instability.
News release. At the beginning of 2023, Lyra was sponsored by BP Ventures, a blockchain services and consulting firm. This marked Public Node’s first business-to-nonprofit sponsorship. https://p.bpventures.us/blog/bp-ventures-announces-sponsorship-of-public-nodes-stellar-hosting/
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