Service Node Overview¶
The Blocknet Protocol is supported by a network of Service Nodes, which are similar to masternodes but with an increased level of participation. These Service Nodes are used as a DHT network overlay to support XBridge, XRouter, and XCloud services. In order to support these services, they host full nodes of the blockchains the protocol is compatible with, host microservices, verify UTXOs, route communication between blockchains, and perform anti-spam and anti-DOS measures for the network. Service Nodes can also vote to participate in Blocknet's self-governance system.
Details on rewards can be found here with an updated version on the way, which can be found here when complete.