While there are notable validators like IBM on the Stellar network, the network depends on the generosity of its community to build a robust network of validators. In fact, decentralization is a secondary strategic objective as noted in Stellar’s 2018 roadmap.
The two smoove.net validators are my very small contribution to the Stellar network. I believe that a healthy decentralized network should reflect the diversity of the community, which includes individuals like myself who are not associated with a for-profit company.
If you’re running a stellar-core node, you may add these validators to your quorum set or peer list:
I do have a few spots open in my quorum set if you’re interested in a mutual add.
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