How can we promote a decentralised, globally distributed and sustainable pool of operators to run the Cardano network
This is the total amount allocated to F7: Global Sustainable Indep. SPO's
Security of the network relies on a decentralised pool of SPO's to run it. Without proper support, smaller SPO's will struggle against big players moving in and pushing them out untill they have a majority market share. If these organizations use the same hosting providers for all their infrastructure, this adds additional risk.
On the other hand, running nodes and participating in the network can be a great way for community initiatives to support their projects. By supporting and promoting smaller mission focussed SPO's the security of the whole network benefits. Larger hosting providers are also notorious for caring little for their environmental footprint. By promoting SPO's which run on sustainable energy sources we are achieving two goals: A lower ecological footprint of the Cardano network and a more distributed and secure network in terms of infrastructure used.
Regarding Single Stake Pool Operators, Stake Pools connected to community project & Stake Pools benefiting a public cause, which proposals would:
Why is it important?
A globally distributed self-reliant network is the best defense against a number of major threats to the network
How does success look like?
A diverse and healthy ecosystem of stake pool operators from around the globe collectively run the network on a multitude of infrastructures
Key Metrics to measure
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