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Types of Nodes

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This is the average Analog user who submits event data to the Timechain to receive ANLOG token incentives. The submitted time data would be of value to different organizations, businesses and such, aside from the benefits it gives to the node themselves. Examples:

A patient who opts in to upload their medical history to a hospital’s database, easing record-keeping on the hospital’s part and cutting down wait times on the patient’s
A student who submits education records to a school or state database, which would quickly match the students to courses they are interested in and eligible for at universities they may not have even known about otherwise
A shopper who provides their purchase history to a retail body, aiding sales analytics while being notified of when their favorite purchases are on sale


This is a business, organization, company or similar entity that submits event data to the Timechain to facilitate cross-platform transactions or interactions. Examples:

node04A ridesharing company that communicates a passenger’s arrival time with their destination (e.g., hotel or airport) to provide a seamless customer experience
node05 A supplier that shares real-time product inventory with retailers to improve supply chain, stock and retail management
node06 A government agency that coordinates with private contractors on a project without going through unnecessary red tape


This refers to software that power apps usually found on the average person’s device, such as ridesharing, food, entertainment and e-commerce apps that could leverage the Timechain to optimize their performance or boost their service scope. Examples:

node07 An e-commerce app that automatically utilizes a user’s purchase patterns to connect them with sellers, vendors or service providers that offer the best deals for them
node08 A ridesharing app that communicates a passenger’s arrival time with their destination (e.g., hotel or airport) to provide a seamless customer experience
node09 An app store that suggests apps that are relevant to a user’s needs based on their past downloads and searches


This would be a smart appliance, gadget, machine or a network system that coordinates with other devices or systems through the Timechain to accomplish certain tasks. Examples:

node11A smart home security system that automatically grants access to maintenance crew that has been permitted entry to the residence
node12 A building’s intelligent HVAC system that dynamically adjusts the indoor temperature and humidity based on current weather data online in order to consume less power
node13 A medical pill dispenser that self-configures its dispensing criteria whenever a prescription dosage is updated online
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Event Data

What is Event Data?

Event data is any data subscribers want to measure about events in traditional applications or dApps and their associated attributes. For example, when users load up various applications from their smartphones or visit decentralized platforms, they interact via a sequence of events such as confirmation times when buying crypto-assets or non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

Time Nodes

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A node is any device that can store a partial or full copy of the Timechain. A decentralized platform such as the Analog network requires nodes to work because there is no centralized entity like a dedicated server.

Nodes also serve as communication points for executing various essential functions. Analog network has three kinds of nodes: broadcasters (submit event data), time nodes (validate event data and can take part in consensus), and archive nodes (store the complete copy of the Timechain).

Anyone and everyone can become a node on the Analog network.  The Analog network does not impose strict computational (CPU and RAM) specifications for nodes that form its decentralized network.

This process depends on the type of node you decide to run. For example, while broadcasters and time nodes do not impose strict hardware requirements, archive nodes require large storage capacities (at least 1 TB). You also need high-speed internet connectivity (preferably 1 Gbps and above) to successfully run a node—regardless of whether the node is a time node or an archive node.

The process of running a time node or archive node is straightforward: download and install the latest stable release of Analog Client (software) on your device and allow it to download the copy of the Timechain from other nodes in the network. The process is even simpler for a broadcaster: simply create an account and start submitting event data.

Becoming a node on the Analog network has two main perks. First, you get to contribute to the growth of the world’s first validated event data marketplace in terms of security and decentralization as a time node. The network rewards you with $ANLOG tokens in the process.

Unlike PoW-powered Blockchains that demand substantial computational resources, the PoT consensus is lightweight. This means you can validate event data even with nodes that have diminished computational capabilities and earn maximum returns.

Additionally, the network does not discriminate against time nodes when selecting block proposers or confirmers. Provided you have a high ranking score and substantial staked coins, you can validate event data and confirm blocks, earning ANLOG tokens in the process.

Second, you earn $ANLOG tokens as a broadcaster when subscribers purchase your submitted data.

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