SatoshiPay has launched the first globally distributed cluster of validating nodes to support the further decentralization and resilience of the Stellar network.
At the same time, the database will maintain the database of all previous operations together with publicly available historical archives. Stellar he also offered one of the fastest API servers.
The biggest advantage of Stellar seems to be the protocol Stellar Consensus Protocol, allowing for decentralization without the need for additional resources - as do 'evidence of work' networks. Every few seconds a new book status is agreed by the validator nodes, and operators are free to decide which nodes to select to reconcile the new book status.
Previously the platform SatoshiPay was identified only with the so-called "light knots“, Keeping only the newest ledger state for validation, as is the case with most current nodes in the Stellar network. "Full knots"Have been updated with the full archive, with each node taking up more than 700 GB. The new cluster of Stellar full validators is already distributed in various parts of the world.
The revamped configuration increases resilience to local problems such as power outages or slowdowns throughout the Stellar network, and moreover, each node now stores all related history. The resulting history archives are publicly available, while supporting the work of other validation nodes. The new SatoshiPay History Archives represent an important step towards further decentralization.
Currently, 10 archival nodes are available: three SatoshiPay, three SDF, two Coinqvest and two Lobstr .
This is not the end of new benefits, because the fastest interface server is available in the Stellar network Horizon API. It allows you to run queries based on the current book and full history, and the globally distributed configuration contains instances Stellar Horizon at each location in the node.