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Validator Rewards

Validators earn GNO rewards for securing Gnosis Chain. Rewards rates are based on the number of validators running on the chain.

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What is staking?

To secure the network and disincentivize bad actors from validating invalid or non-existent transactions, validators "stake" a non-trivial amount of assets. If they are caught lying by other validators, their stake gets "slashed" (taken away), and they can be permanently removed from the validator pool. In order for the network to be compromised, bad actors would have to control 51% of the staked assets.Therefore, the more validators, the more coins there are being staked, and the more expensive and infeasible a 51% attack becomes.

What is a node?

A "node" is any instance of Gnosis Chain client software that is connected to other computers also running Gnosis Chain software, forming a network. A client is an implementation of Gnosis Chain that verifies data following the protocol rules and keeps the network secure.

How much must be staked to validate blocks?

Validating Gnosis Chain requires 1 GNO per validator process. On Gnosis Chain you can validate blocks while staking less capital than Ethereum or many other proof-of-stake chains.

What are the requirements to become a validator?

For hardware and software requirements and set up instructions, visit the Gnosis Chain validator documentation. For additional support or questions, find the support channel within our Telegram.

What is the incentive for validators?

In exchange for being a good validator, a portion of transaction fees are paid out. On Gnosis, rewards are paid out in mGNO (1 mGNO = 1/32 GNO). Read more about validator incentives here.