Today we get news and we will link the official twitter tweets below that CoinField and Omni both have launched there XRP validators. This helps to make the XRPL more decentralized and helps build trust. The robustness of the XRP Ledger depends on an interconnected web of validators who each trust a few other validators not to collude. The more operators with different interests there are who run validators, the more certain each member of the network can be that it continues to run impartially. If you or your organization relies on the XRP Ledger, it is in your interest to contribute to the consensus process.
Not all rippled servers need to be validators: trusting more servers from the same operator does not offer better protection against collusion. An organization might run validators in multiple regions for redundancy in case of natural disasters and other emergencies.
If your organization runs a validating server, you may also run one or more stock servers, to balance the computing load of API access, or as a proxy between your validation server and the outside network.
— CoinField (@CoinFieldEX) July 31, 2019
And here is the tweet from Thomas McLeod from Omni:
Today @omni went live with our $XRP Validator. At @omni we believe in a sustainable economy of access, it’s clear that this is one of the best possible ways to help sustain the $XRP ecosystem. Excited to contribute to the community. Announcements soon! @haydentiff @MikeNardolillo
— Thomas McLeod (@tmcleod3) July 31, 2019