The MobileCoin Consensus Validator is a vital part of a scalable service infrastructure that enables a smartphone to manage an encrypted cryptocurrency with locally-stored cryptographic keys. A Consensus Validator node, which runs Intel’s Software Guard eXtensions (SGX), is one type of node that runs in the MobileCoin ecosystem. The validator node provides defense-in-depth improvements to encryption and trust.
To learn more and run a validator node on the MobileCoin network, please review the runbook: Consensus Validator Node Runbook
The key to operating a Consensus Validator Node is trust. It is your responsibilty to only include operators you trust in your quorum set, and for other operators to only include your validator if they trust you. This is vital for the operation of the MobileCoin network.