On behalf of CoZ council I'm here to communicate that CoZ and NEO has:
1 - Created a Consensus Node security standard, help improve it here: https://github.com/CityOfZion/standards ... r/nodes.md
2 - Launched 1 node in Swiss datacenter Deltalis and had it penetration tested by security researchers, no issues found.
3 - 6 CoZ council members (me not included) partnered and launched 3 nodes: 1 in California, 1 in Michigan and 1 in Sydney. All following or exceeding the standards, so each node is accessible by 2 and only 2 different council members located in different countries and time zones.
4 - This nodes where open for voting and testing on NEO official testnet with public keys:
A - 025bdf3f181f53e9696227843950deb72dcd374ded17c057159513c3d0abe20b64
B - 03c089d7122b840a4935234e82e26ae5efd0c2acb627239dc9f207311337b6f2c1
C - 039b7e4f10b06e96d81a0ad306a4f82a184b93f3c388f9c4b6efd22af7d1eaca4a
5 - NEO council identified a opportunity to improve the voting code and Erik implemented it during the Christmas weekend. Now we are going through testing the nodes with this updated code, we expect this to take at least another couple of days.
The final announcement and results will be made available to the community after they are confirmed, verified and commonly agreed as I cannot speak for others, all this info above is already public and out there to some degree.