Ankr, the distributed cloud computing platform powered by blockchain, has announced that it will provide a node hosting application where users can easily run their Fetch.ai master node.
Fetch.ai is a decentralized connectivity platform that enables devices to connect directly with digital agents delivering autonomous solutions to complex tasks.
With around 10% of their master nodes up and running already, Fetch.ai plans to add more live nodes to the network over the coming weeks, with the aim to have all 200 master nodes running in the first few months of 2020.
“Fetch.ai is a unique proposition, aiming to address real-world problems that the real-world struggles to solve. This is what blockchain needs to accomplish eventual acceptance and adoption. Ankr is proud to be part of their journey and look forward to working alongside their team to support both their infrastructure and platform. It’s a great pleasure to be working with Ankr and their team of experts to support the growth of our network.’’
– Chandler Song, CEO and Co-founder of Ankr
The Ankr platform is connected to top-end specification servers, hosted globally from data centers owned by some of the largest companies in the world, to provide the highest quality service to the Ankr platform.
“This is a reliable, flexible and cost-effective way of operating Fetch.ai nodes and their focus on great user experience ensures that it’s an entirely stress-free process.”
– Toby Simpson, co-founder of Fetch.ai
Fetch.ai is accelerating research and deployment of emerging technologies, including blockchain and artificial intelligence. This enables us to build real-world applications to provide solutions to everyday problems. The Fetch.ai team is working to create eco structures — ecosystem infrastructures — in which billions of devices can communicate seamlessly, autonomously and securely.
The platform simplifies the deployment of algorithms, IoT and complex systems. By using a collective learning AI/ML architecture, Fetch.ai enables devices and software agents to find each other, learn from each other and exchange value with each other, enhancing and optimizing solutions to problems through intelligent connectivity, machine learning, and AI.
Fetch.ai master nodes (or Validator nodes) are computers that run copies of the ledger. The operators of the master nodes lock their FET tokens as a stake to gain entry to the Proof-of-Stake (PoS) consensus. This requires them to be online and submit valid blocks during the staking period and gives them the right to earn rewards if they conform to the protocol.
On Ankr, users will also be able to operate relay nodes. These nodes do not take part in consensus, but are full nodes that assist with validation and can act as end-points and servers for connecting autonomous economic agents.