Staking & Validating: What You Need to Know

What is staking and validating, and why are you important?

  • Stake to quality. Make a judgment on the quality and trustworthiness of validator node-runners through their interactions with the community. While it may be tempting to pick validators with the lowest fee, please do also consider that running a performant validator node takes effort, skill and carries costs. Your staking rewards are only valuable if Radix is decentralized and secure, so please bear this in mind.
  • Distribute your stake across multiple validators to minimize your risk in case a validator goes offline or misses consensus rounds, which may result in you missing out on all of your staking rewards, as well as to encourage greater network diversity. We recommend staking to at least 5 validators that you trust.
  • Don’t stake to the very top validators. If a validator has more than 5% of stake (visible on Radix Explorer), we recommend not further increasing that stake and instead picking validators with less stake. This is important to ensure that no one validator or group of validators becomes a single point of failure.
  • Stake across a range of geographies and deployments. A diverse network is a more resilient network that can withstand outages at a specific physical location, or at a specific service provider (e.g. AWS).

Staking information for validators

Community Validator Node-Runners

Industry-leading Validator Node-Runners

What is the Radix Foundation’s policy on staking?

Calculating Staking Rewards

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Radix DLT — The Decentralized Finance Protocol

Radix DLT — The Decentralized Finance Protocol

The first layer 1 protocol specifically built to serve DeFi