Active Node List (ANL)
What does Active Node List (ANL) mean?
A list maintained in the ledger of each chain with a record of the public key account, IP address, and current status of each node that participates in validating a given chain.
Anonymous agents join, leave, and suspend their membership in the ANL by submitting the appropriate transaction to an existing node. Nodes may also be placed on suspension or audited out of the ANL for certain kinds of bad behavior.
Constructing a dependable blockchain requires correct validation by a network of active nodes according to blockchain protocol.
Geeq’s Active Node List (ANL) keeps track of the active nodes that are validating each blockchain. Honest nodes are paid for their honest work. Dishonest nodes are audited out of the ANL and lose their Good Behavior Bonds (GBB).
Many blockchain technologies are permissionless at the network validation level, which means any node may participate. However, if nodes are anonymous, they may be free-riding or malicious. How does such a decentralized system protect the user and reward honest work, while allowing anonymous nodes the ability to join and leave the network as they see fit?
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Geeq’s Active Node List (ANL) is an innovation that formalizes participation and rewards honest behavior for completely permissionless validation networks, while preserving convenience for honest nodes to enter, exit, and suspend their activity at their convenience.
Last Updated: March 25, 2021