Supernode Operators enjoy the privilege of defining their own Namespace and creating their own network tokens at no additional costs. They have direct access to the blockchain for their applications, and possess special voting rights regarding the technical development of the network. Supernodes are the preferred network nodes for harvesting.
dHealth nodes secure the dHealth Network. The nodes are spread out geographically to provide network stability. Validator Nodes operate as access nodes (API gateway). The primary responsibility of an API gateway is to make the data accessible in a readable format.
Creating new blocks is called harvesting. The dHealth Network creates one block every 30 seconds. Hence, 2’880 blocks per day and 1’051’200 every year.
Supernodes that participate in the block generation process are rewarded with the transaction fees added in the block and the staking reward. The probability of an account to harvest a new block is determined by its importance. A key determinant of the importance is the DHP balance of the Harvesting Node’s account. Any dHealth Network account holding at least 10’000 DHP can delegate its balance for harvesting to improve the Node’s importance.
dHealth Network utilizes Symbol’s Proof-of-Stake mechanism. The generation of a subsequent block is stochastically assigned to a Harvesting Node weighed by its importance. This importance is derived from the eligible network accounts’ importance that delegate harvesting to a Harvesting Node.
Since the start of the dHealth Network on March 29th several operators of Supernodes have joined the network:
- University of Zurich Blockchain Center
- The Blockchain Competence Center of University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland FHNW
- SUPER HOW – Lithuania’s leading private research and development lab on DLT and AI
As more partners join and run a Supernode, the network becomes increasingly stable and decentralized.