All the validators need to reach consensus in ripple.
Would it that mean that, the more validators there are, the slower the process results?
But the less validators there are, the more unsafe the consensus could result?
Increasing the number of validators can cause additional rounds to be needed for servers to reach consensus. This means that the consensus process could require more time.
The question is how much more? There are a lot of factors to consider; the network’s topology matters a lot. Generally, the operational metrics we’ve seen haven’t shown a statistically significant slowdown in the rate of ledger closed.
Quite the opposite in fact: improved validator connectivity has resulted in ledgers closing faster on average today than they had in the past. And this, despite the network’s diameter having increased.