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EBSI’s Node Operators

EBSI Nodes are hosted by Node Operators across Europe, who are approved by the European Blockchain Partnership. They ensure the EBSI blockchain network is online and performing well. Want to help transform the European blockchain landscape? Become an EBSI Node Operator:


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The EBSI network

EBSI is a peer-to-peer network of distributed nodes across Europe, supporting applications focused on selected use-cases. Each member of the network, mandated by an EBP Member, hosts EBSI nodes at national level. All the nodes can create and broadcast transactions that will update the ledger. Every node keeps an identical copy of this ledger.

EBSI comprises three different and separated EBSI Networks and corresponding environments created for different purposes. EBSI environments are use case agnostic. EBSI may enable all forms of cross-border cooperation, such as the exchange of trusted and secure verifiable credentials, the exchange of data between public authorities to handle cooperation in the area of customs and taxation and the traceability of documents for audit purposes.


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Start the onboarding process to become a Node Operator

Who can be a node operator?

Any organisation in one of the European Blockchain Partnership countries (EU 27 + Norway and Liechtenstein) can host an EBSI node, as long as certain conditions are met. There are minimum technical requirements and SLAs to be met, all outlined in the EBSI Node Operator General Conditions. The candidate Node Operator also needs to request the endorsement of the EBP member in their country.

Why should you become a node operator?

By becoming an EBSI Node Operator, you will not only help to mobilize European citizens to study, work and grow across Europe but you will also help improve the secure exchange of information. Join the EBSI ecosystem and help build the Europe of tomorrow.

  1. Read the requirements

Each EBSI Node can deploy one or several of EBSI's environments:

  • The Pilot environment, for user testing purposes.
  • The Pre-Production and Production environments, for acceptance, and the live EBSI network, respectively

There are technical and legal requirements associated with each environment, which you should read carefully:

  • The relevant General Conditions / Compliance Statement and annexed Data Processing agreement.
  • The applicable SLA and operational rules outlined in the Node Operator Operational Book (NOOB).
  • The minimum technical requirements included in the NOOB.

Pilot environment

The EBSI Pilot Network is a a restricted and controlled environment created for testing and evaluation of components and/or EBSI Use Cases. To host a Pilot Node, follow these steps:

  • Accept the EBSI Node Operator in the EBSI Pilot Network Compliance Statement and its Annex A, the NOOB and the SLA; and
  • Comply with the security standards and policies as specified in the NOOB and the SLA applicable requirements to the EBSI Pilot Network.

EBSI Node Operator in Pilot Network Compliance Statement

This document sets out the rules and contractual clauses, as agreed by EBP Members, which the EBSI Node Operators must comply with to operate the EBSI Pilot Network (e.g., the minimum technical, functional and operational requirements and processes, and ANNEX A (Data Processing Agreement)). read less

Node Operators Operational Book (NOOB)

This book provides the standard processes and minimum technical requirements for a Node Operator to operate as an EBSI Node Operator. It has the key objective of improving operations by reducing errors, increasing clarity and efficiency, as well as creating a safe working environment through the implementation of standardisation among Node Operators in the way of resolving issues in the daily execution and performance of an EBSI Node. read less

Service Level Agreement (SLA)

This is a detailed specification of resilience, availability and performance requirements all Nodes should adhere to in order to provide the EBSI Service. That includes hardware, operating systems, security systems, networks, base software and EBSI specific software.

Pre-Production & Production environments

The EBSI Pre-Production environment serves the purpose of staging and testing of deployment-ready EBSI software releases. This environment is an identical copy of EBSI Production environment, used for the deployment of the EBSI software releases in real live real-time operations.

To host a Pre-Production & Production Node, follow these steps:

  • Accept the EBSI Node Operator General Conditions and its Annex A, the Terms of Reference (ToR), the NOOB and the SLA; and
  • Comply with the security standards, audits and reviews as specified in the NOOB and the SLA applicable requirements to the EBSI Pre-Production and Production Networks.

EBSI Node Operator General Conditions

This document sets out the rules and contractual clauses which EBSI Node Operators must comply with to operate the EBSI Network hosting Pre-Production and Production environments (e.g., the minimum technical, functional and operational requirements as well as availability, performance and security standards related to the provision of services using EBSI and GDPR compliance). read less

Terms of Reference (ToR)

This document sets out in a non-binding manner how members of the European Blockchain Partnership (EBP) will strive to cooperate in bringing the European Blockchain Services Infrastructure (EBSI) into full scale production.

Node Operators Operational Book (NOOB)

This book provides the standard processes and minimum technical requirements for a Node Operator to operate as an EBSI Node Operator. It has the key objective of improving operations by reducing errors, increasing clarity and efficiency, as well as creating a safe working environment through the implementation of standardisation among Node Operators in the way of resolving issues in the daily execution and performance of an EBSI Node. read less

Service Level Agreement (SLA)

This is a detailed specification of resilience, availability and performance requirements all Nodes should adhere to in order to provide the EBSI Service. That includes hardware, operating systems, security systems, networks, base software and EBSI specific software.

  1. Get Endorsement

EBSI being a permissioned blockchain network, each EBP Member shall assume an oversight role over the Node Operators they bring to the EBSI Networks. Node Operators interested in joining any of the EBSI environments and becoming EBSI Node Operators shall therefore submit an application to their EBP Member Country representative to be endorsed.

Endorsement to become a Node Operator

Want to know who your Member Country EBP representative is?

Endorsement to become a Node Operator

Endorsement for Security Certification

Want to know who your Member Country EBP representative is?

  1. Request a Node

After submitting the documents to your EBP Member Country representative, follow the instructions to start your formal onboarding process to become a Node Operator via our Help Desk. The on-boarding of Node Operators will rely on their endorsement by the EBP Members and their compliance with the relevant legal package, the NOOB and the SLA.

Submit an application

Are you already a Node Operator?

Node Operator Help Desk

A dedicated space in our Help Desk to allow allowing Node Operators to exchange information regarding, amongst other things, security related issues of EBSI.

Node Operators Community Space

The one-stop-shop for everything “Node” related: useful tools, services, resources, and a space for collaboration.

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