Secure the ledger. Earn SOL.
Decentralize the network by providing computing resources.
1,000

Current number of validators on mainnet

19

Current Superminority

Validators form the backbone of Solana’s network.

By processing transactions and participating in consensus, each validator helps make Solana the most censorship resistant and highest-performance blockchain network in the world.

Validator Rewards
Protocol Based Rewards

Issuances from a global, protocol-defined, inflation rate. These rewards are delivered on top of earnings from transaction fees.

Staking

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.

Stake Pools

Stake Pools are a liquid staking solution that promote censorship resistance, decentralization, and the growth of DeFi on Solana.

Getting Started
Documentation

Go here for documentation related to all things Validator, from validator requirements, to troubleshooting.

Validators explorer

View the current list of validators, their ranking by stake amount, and information about commission below.

Server Program

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.

Delegation Program

Foundation Delegation participants are eligible to receive a delegation from the Solana Foundation.

Validating on Solana

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.

Anyone!

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.

Validators can earn SOL for helping secure the Solana network. Here's an overview of the economics, and here's an overview of staking rewards. Validators also help increase censorship resistance on the network by increasing decentralization.

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.