The Blocknet network is a platform that concentrates on inter-blockchain services and designed to enable a token ecosystem. The first project that was developed on it was a decentralized exchange. The network is being supported and secured by nodes which can be classified into two types – service nodes and trader nodes. While the service nodes don’t handle or control trader’s coins, they actually collect the transaction fees and distribute them accordingly. On the other hand, the Trader nodes enable trading on the decentralized exchange platform. The current amount of BLOCK coins necessary to run a service node is 5000 BLOCK.