Founder’s Nodes are the backbone of the Gala Games and Entertainment Ecosystem. Knowing its purpose in the ecosystem is important in understanding how the network works.
This article assumes the reader understands the information in the following articles:
What is a Founder’s Node?
A Founder’s Node is part of the largest decentralized gaming network in the world. There will only ever be 50,000 of these nodes.
Everyone who operates a Founder’s Node is contributing to the growth of this decentralized gaming network. By running a Founder’s Node, operators are working to give players real ownership of their assets and content.
Is all of this information permanent or is it subject to change?
All of this information is subject to change. Those questions with answers that are most likely to change will be marked with an asterisk (*). One type of change that can occur comes as a result of the consensus vote, which node owners have the power to make. It is one of the most powerful benefits of being a node operator.
What is a Consensus Vote?
In the node network, a consensus vote is a voting opportunity presented to all Founder’s Node operators. Oftentimes, these votes will be about the $GALA Distribution as a whole or other ecosystem decisions. Users can view current and past votes in their Gala Node Dashboard.
How can I purchase a Founder’s Node?*
Founder’s Nodes can be purchased by making an account at https://games.gala.com and clicking on “Nodes,” in the top list of links, followed by “Buy Now.”
Users can also navigate to the buy page by clicking this link: https://games.gala.com/nodes/founders-node/buy
Where can I download my Founder’s Node?
Users can visit this article to learn more about downloading the Gala Node software:
Download the Gala Node Software V3
What Operating Systems are Founder’s Nodes currently compatible with?
Please see this article to learn more: Gala Node Software Requirements.
Am I making an investment in Gala Games and Entertainment when I buy and run a Founder’s Node?
A Founder’s Node is strictly not an investment in Gala Games and Entertainment. Nodes are meant to be the backbone of the next gaming revolution. What this means is that if Gala Games and Entertainment is ever faced with the choice between supporting the gaming platform or improving the earnings of the node owners, we will always choose the gaming platform. Gala Games and Entertainment does not and cannot run your Node for you.
What is $GALA distribution and what happens when it’s complete?*
$GALA is distributed daily to Founder’s Nodes that have operated for at least the required time in each cycle; this $GALA is earned by working to help Gala Games and Entertainment in our goal of providing a truly decentralized gaming network.
Distribution is based on dividing the daily distributed $GALA among a point system, which users can read about in detail below:
NFTs are also a current and future part of the incentives users can earn from running a Founder’s Node.