The blockchains NXT and Ardor have recently experienced a spike in the network node number after rolling out a program for incentives. Jerulidia, which is the company behind both of these blockchains, said that both of their networks experienced a huge boost in the node numbers after they launched a node reward program on April 1. The reward program compensates the host of a node with Ignis tokens. The business intends to distribute at least 10,000 tokens, worth around $212 as of April 29, every day to node hosts for about the six months.

The firm's data show that the blockchain node count boosted by almost 200 percent, from 241 to 708. The NXT blockchain went up by 315 percent from 159 to 659. The number of archived nodes went up by an astounding 2,311 percent, from 17 to 410. Ardor's went up by 1,110 percent, from 38 to 461.

Lior Yaffe, who is the co-founder and director of Jerulidia, said that the results far surpassed the firm's expectations. He figured they would have a good impact on the network's health and resilience, too. Having different hardware bands, cloud providers, geographies and operating systems makes the network more resistant to attacks, manipulation or a tech failure.

Yaffe also noted that the updated NXT allows a full node to run on a mobile phone. He said he is happy with it because the initiative gives incentives to people without huge cryptocurrency holdings. There is an ongoing need for more nodes. They are part of blockchain infrastructure often operated at the host's expense. The node allows more access to the blockchain and more privacy and security. Hosting one does not normally earn compensation.

Cryptocurrency firms should make running a node as low-cost as they can. As it relates to Bitcoin, all a person needs is a small Raspberry Pi, which costs $35. It also fits in a person's hand. In October 2019, HTC launched a phone that can run a full Bitcoin node, and it is also low in cost and small in size. Cryptocurrency investors should keep watching for more developments.