Open Node

What is the Factom Open Node?

Factom Open Node is a public, decentralized, load balanced factomd-node which provides an API to interact with the Factom blockchain protocol. It is an alternative to hosting and maintaining your own factomd-node.


Factom Open Node has the following security features:

  • HTTPS only access via port 443

  • Cloudflare DDOS protection

  • Least privilege firewall on both nodes and load balancers

  • Configurable rate limiting


If you encounter any issues using Open Node, please visit the Open Node support discord.