About Notary Nodes

Notary nodes are servers dedicated to performing critical tasks for the Komodo ecosystem. test.

  • Security — perform delayed Proof of Work (dPoW) notarizations to provide Bitcoin-level security
  • Interoperability — notarize data throughout the ecosystem to allow cross-chain communication
  • Decentralization — run a full node for each blockchain in the ecosystem to increase each network’s distribution

There are a total of 64 notary nodes in Komodo’s globally-distributed network.

  • 60 Nodes are voted in by the Komodo community
  • 4 nodes reserved for Komodo Dev Team for testing purposes

The notary node network is divided into 4 regions:

  • North America (NA)
  • Europe (EU)
  • Asia-Russia (AR)
  • Southern Hemisphere (SH)

To promote decentralization, each of the 4 regions contains 15 notary nodes.