NEO consensus node page released recently was a major step towards decentralization. Now, KPN has been officially voted in as a NEO MainNet consensus node, indicating a further step towards decentralization. Previously, 6 of the 7 mainnet consensus nodes were hosted by NEO Foundation while 1 was hosted by CoZ.
NEO MainNet officially launched on Oct 17, 2016 and has been running in a stable capacity for two years. Since the mainnet release, decentralization has been written in the project roadmap as a major goal and pursued unwaveringly by NEO in the past two years. On July 4, 2018, NEO Developer Community CoZ became the first entity other than NEO Foundation that hosted a consensus node on NEO MainNet, bringing NEO into the era of decentralization. As a key partner in NEO ecosystem, KPN began to act as a consensus node on NEO TestNet in July 2018 and has since maintained stable operation that has been widely acknowledged by the community. Therefore NEO Foundation determined to complete the MainNet election 3 months ahead of schedule.
In the latest NEO consensus node election, KPN was officially elected a consensus node running on NEO MainNet at 6:13:12 on October 20, 2018 (GMT+8). The number of consensus nodes controlled by NEO Foundation now decreased from 7 to 5, indicating a further stride towards NEO decentralization.
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