Staking & Validation
Stake tokens and earn rewards by processing and validating transactions. Earn commissions by managing delegated tokens on behalf of others.Meet Our Validators
Earn tokens by running a node to help test new features and benchmark network performance.Participate
Become a validator and get tokens.
Without validators, the Solana cluster cannot exist. Help maintain the integrity of the ledger and earn rewards while doing so.
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.Learn More
How to Validate on Solana
Anyone can run a validator node on Solana’s permissionless testnet and Mainnet Beta networks!
- 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.
- Want to earn a grant from the Solana Foundation? Sign up for TDS here.
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