De Facto Blog

Nov 30, 2018

Factom Open Node released

Friday 30th November 2018 — Factom Authority Node Operators: De Facto, Bedrock Solutions, CryptoVikings and The Factoid Authority — are proud to announce the availability of Factom Open Node!

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Factom Open Node is high-availability Factomd API endpoint located at

A world-wide, load-balanced, factomd node pool:

  • Multi-ANO
  • Multi-cloud provider
  • No single point of failure

Security best practices:

  • HTTPS only
  • Cloudflare DDOS protection
  • An A+ Qualys SSL rating
  • Least privilege firewall on both nodes and load balancers
  • Configurable rate limiting

Automated monitoring and pool management, including:

  • <20 sec fault identification
  • Stall and sync monitoring

Multi-dimensional scalability, as usage increases:

  • Node pool size
  • Enable load balancer performance enhancements
  • Enable additional load balancer security features