Apply to be one of the 100 Harmony Foundational Node Partners!

Sahil Dewan
Jan 23, 2019 · 4 min read
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At Harmony, our aim is to scale trust for billions of people and create a radically fair economy. We envisage the largest open consensus network built for the benefit and future of humankind. As a team, we’ve spent many hours asking ourselves, “What makes a strong network?”, “How do humans organize themselves?” and “What is the secret to a truly open and global system?” The root answer to all of these questions is in laying a strong foundation. And strong foundations need a FOUNDATIONAL community coming together.

Foundational

/founˈdāSH(ə)nəl/

adjective

forming the base from which everything else develops.

Today we announce the launch of our Foundational Node Program for the Harmony ecosystem. We’re looking for global strategic partners who are interested in running a Harmony node and in contributing to our next strategic investment round.

This initiative is key to the long-term success of our protocol for three reasons.

  1. Since we use a sharded architecture, our throughput increases with an increase in the number of nodes and shards in our network. This means that in order for our blockchain to scale, we need the number of node operators to scale as well.
  2. Decentralization is critical to the security and resilience of any blockchain network. And while many projects run a majority of nodes themselves, or rely on a small number of firms to do so, we seek to have an organic and globally distributed network of node operators to ensure that our network is decentralized from the start. This is a key step towards bootstrapping a robust decentralized network that is spread across the world.
  3. Our protocol is only as strong as our community is. The sophisticated technology we are building is crucial, but equally important are the people that believe in and support the Harmony network. This initiative will drive Harmony’s success as a whole, by bringing scale and decentralization to the network, while broadening and strengthening our community.

APPLY NOW to become one of only 100 Foundational Node Partners!

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Details about running Foundational Nodes

In order to reserve your staking tokens for the launch of the network, you will need to make a minimum investment.

Some Thank You goodies for running a Foundational Node

  • Participation at Harmony’s Foundational Community Conference in 2019
  • Access to an exclusive Node Operator Discord channel
  • Additional 40% node tokens bonus

Requirements

  • $10,000+ in investment
  • US participants must be accredited
  • Introduce yourself on our forum and discord!

FAQs

What are the requirements to operate a Foundational node?

What are the expected returns from running a Foundational node?

Can I run a Harmony node on the mainnet without investing right now?

What is the difference between Foundational nodes on the mainnet versus running a node on the testnet?

Is this an ICO?

We look forward to welcoming our Foundational Node Partners to support the Harmony network. Let’s build the decentralized future together!

Apply on harmony.one/partners

Image Credit: Illustrations by Fullvector — Freepik.com

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