Information about Komodo Notary Nodes (NN's)
The Komodo network is comprised of 64 Notary Nodes. These nodes are responsible for carrying out dPoW and notarizing Komodo block hashes to the Bitcoin blockchain, as well as assetchain block hashes to the Komodo blockchain. In return for this work Notary Nodes mine ~75% of KMD's blocks through easy difficulty mining.
Once a year new Notary Nodes are elected. The top 30 performing NN's from the year before, based on notarizations, lock in their spot for the next year. The other 30 spots are then up for election, in which anyone can campaign for. Everyone is given 1:1 VOTE coins for each Komodo they own, and then VOTE's are used to vote for the Notary Node canidates you support. The remaining 4 NN's are for development purposes and ran by the KMD team.