Orange IX Final Selection!

The final selection of the Orange Group IX BetaNet node operators can be found here.

You can read more details about how the initial decision was made here which carries over to the final decision.

The final Orange Group IX selection consists of 48 nodes in 19 countries around the world, distributed in 7 geographic bins: Americas, Western Europe, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Russia, Middle East, and Asia.

Applications remained open for a second period of public comment. We reached out to a number of applicants to ask for further clarification. We also encouraged nodes to continue to actively participate in the forum and answer any questions posed by the node community.

Taking into consideration the further detail they provided we made the decision to add 5 more nodes to the list, bringing the final number up from 43 to 48 nodes. We have not included nodes that we did not receive a response from in the final decision.

As we mentioned in the initial selection, we have a few countries that are over represented in the network. As decentralization of the network is key to all of our success, we made the decision to only accept a select number of deferred and new applicants from Russia and Ukraine as part of Orange IX.

We want to thank everyone who commented and helped us with this process!

Thank you,
xx node team


Made it!! Thanks so much to all who reviewed my application and gave support, it is beyond appreciated.