Hello, xDAI community,
The xDai network is currently limited to 19 validator seats on the mainnet. We understand these limits as an initial situation to let a controlled launching of the network in case of possible not expected situations that may occur.
- the time that the network has been working properly with 19 validators.
- that more validators are waiting to be part of the active validators.
- A greater number of validators improves the decentralization of the network and the confidence of the users.
We believe it is time to propose to the community to increase the list of active validators to 21.
The reason for asking to advance only 2 more slots is because we believe that decentralization is a process that must be conquered over time, and growing in decentralization slowly helps to discover possible problems not contemplated. In addition, there are already several validators that are currently in and out of the list of active validators, and they are incurring costs and deserve to be on the list of active validators.
It also allows delegators to have more possibilities to choose where to delegate.
This is the initial debate, we will soon submit the proposal to a vote. Please, share your opinion.