Decentralize the network by providing computing resources.
Current number of validators on mainnet
By processing transactions and participating in consensus, each validator helps make Solana the most censorship resistant and highest-performance blockchain network in the world.
Issuances from a global, protocol-defined, inflation rate. These rewards are delivered on top of earnings from transaction fees.
Stakers are rewarded for helping to validate the ledger. They do this by delegating their stake to validator nodes. Those validators do the legwork of replaying the ledger and send votes to a per-node vote account to which stakers can delegate their stakes. The rest of the cluster uses those stake-weighted votes to select a block when forks arise.
Validators form the backbone of Solana’s network. By processing transactions and participating in consensus, each validator helps make Solana the most high-performance blockchain network in the world.
To get started, check out our docs on the technical requirements and steps to start your own node.
We have a very active community of validators on our Discord server. This is the best place to get technical support and ask questions.
It’s a Solana Foundation program to incentivize new validators to the network. Read more about it here.
Yes! One of our top priorities is the security and safety of the network. We welcome security researchers to submit bug reports and earn rewards for their work.
Go here for documentation related to all things Validator, from validator requirements, to troubleshooting.
View the current list of validators, their ranking by stake amount, and information about commission below.
The Solana Foundation Server Program is designed to help new validators get started on the Solana network by providing access to servers at discounted prices through our partners.