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, enabling decentralization without the need to increase resources - just as networks based on "proof of work" do. Every few seconds, the new state of the book is agreed by the validator nodes, and the operators are free to decide which nodes they choose to agree on the new state of the book.
Previously the platform SatoshiPay was identified only with the so-called "light knots", Keeping only the latest state of the book for validation, as is the case with most of the current nodes in the Stellar network. "Full knots"Have been updated with a full archive, with each node occupying more than 700 GB. A new cluster of full Stellar verifiers is already distributed in various parts of the world.
Modernized configuration increases resilience to local problems, such as power outages or slowdowns across the entire Stellar network, and what's more, each node now stores the entire history associated with it. The resulting archives of history are publicly available, while supporting the work of other validating nodes. The new SatoshiPay archives are 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.