Secure the ledger. Earn SOL.

Decentralize the network by providing computing resources.

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Staking & Validation

Stake tokens and earn rewards by processing and validating transactions. Earn commissions by managing delegated tokens on behalf of others.

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Testnet Competition

Earn tokens by running a node to help test new features and benchmark network performance.

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Bug Bounty Program

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.


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.

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Protocol Based Rewards

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

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Transaction Fees

Transaction fees are market-based p2p transfers, attached to network interactions for state execution.

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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.

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Validating on Solana
  • Q: What is a validator?

    A: 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.

  • Q: Who can run a validator node?

    A: Anyone!

  • Q: How do I run a validator node?

    A: To get started, check out our docs on the technical requirements and steps to start your own node.

  • Q: How do I get help running a validator node?

    A: We have a very active community of validators on our Discord server. This is the best place to get technical support and ask questions.

  • Q: Why should I run a validator node?

    A: 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.

  • Q: What’s the Foundation Delegation program?

    A: It’s a Solana Foundation program to incentivize new validators to the network. Read more about it here.

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Discuss with other validators and the Solana team.

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