Cudos Validator Nodes (CVNs)
CVNs are the backbone of the CUDOS network. Initially, we’ll support a maximum of 100 service providers, with a maximum of 1,000 CVNs. Each node needs to stake 2,000,000 CUDOS to become a CVN. The first batch of validators has hardware boxes approved by Cudo. This ensures that the specs allow all the intended work to run smoothly and get rewarded. The work and rewards include:
24x7 revenue provided from the layer 3 cloud side
Revenue from completed blockchain compute jobs through the CUDOS network
Staking rewards for the contribution to the network
Discounts on the fees paid
How to run a Validator node
For one or more validator nodes, launch a layer of sentry nodes (at least 1 Sentry node) and optionally Seed nodes with isolating the validator node behind that layer.
You need an IP address per node directly connected to the network. For example, if you have N validator nodes and only one Sentry node, only the Sentry node is directly connected to the network. In this case, you will need a single IP address. Learn how to install a node.
Once we deploy our mainnet, we’ll migrate Validators (and stakers) staked in Ethereum to full PoS staking in the network. We’ll convert balances to the native CUDOS token, and you’ll begin processing blocks for the network. At this point, you’ll need to be running Cudos nodes with appropriate hardware to maintain the network and validate transactions.
Want to become a validator?
How do you benefit from staking?
The network’s health depends on your help as a Validator or staker. You help us identify dangerous or harmful behaviours early. To say thank you, we give you standard and one-off additional rewards:
How to stake
Get rewards distributed to you each block if you have a stake and claim anytime by submitting a transaction.
Simply register through our wallet to stake your CUDOS tokens on-chain and start earning rewards immediately as a Delegator. You can choose which Validator to use for staking but keep in mind that their fees may vary.Stake as a Delegator
Apply now to become a Validator. But remember, you’ll need to be able or willing to meet our minimum requirements. If successful, however, others will be able to stake through you and increase your earnings.Stake as a Validator