Cardano infrastructure under scrutiny

The Messari team released a report comparing several modern blockchain networks from the validator decentralization perspective. The report includes Cardano, Avalanche, Near, Solana, and Aptos. Unfortunately, the comparison with Ethereum is missing. The report is definitely worth a look, although from our perspective we think some of the information is not accurate. We hope to provide valuable context to the information in the report.


Most validators are run in hosting services. If all validators (pools) running in AWS go offline, Cardano will be able to produce blocks. Many networks with instant transaction finality will not. The Cardano ecosystem has a large share of self-hosted validators.

This article was prepared by Cardanians with support from Cexplorer.

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