Centrifuge has been running a Validator Program to support becoming a validator on Centrifuge Chain.
We welcome anyone who meets the eligibility requirements (listed below) to apply for the program and join our growing community to build an open, decentralized network bringing off-chain, real-world assets into the blockchain universe.
We are running the program in 3 stages:
First batch (concluded):
- First 5 slots: 60’000 RAD
- Next 5 slots: 30’000 RAD
- 9 slots awarded
- 420’000 RAD awarded
Second batch: open to any validators interested to join before our Launch in early May
- 10 slots available
- Up to 20’000 RAD per validator
Third batch: open to validators joining after the public launch in May
- 10 slots available
- Up to 10,000 RAD per validator
What is the process to join the program?
- Set up a validator on our testnets Amber and Flint
- Post your interest in joining the program on this thread with a brief introduction for the community.
- After successfully validating for 2 weeks, reach out to email@example.com to apply for the program
Do I have to join the validator program to be able to validate on Centrifuge Chain?
No, you don’t have to join the program! The program awards qualified validators who commit to a high quality of participation as we bootstrap our network.
Any node can offer itself as a Validator candidate, but only a limited number will be selected. Only top Validators by stake are elected into the Validator Set (currently at 15). Validators can stake their own RAD and can be elected by staked Nominators into the Validator Set in the next era.
You can learn more about Centrifuge Chain in our developer documentation.
What are the eligibility requirements to join the program?
In order to be eligible for the Validator Program, you must be able to commit to running a Validator on both Amber testnet and Centrifuge Mainnet with 95% uptime. You must also be able to sign a legal contract.
When we select candidates we will favor those who participate in Validator calls and provide feedback to Centrifuge so we can improve our technology and engagement.
We also appreciate active participation in the Centfigue community - join in on Centrifuge community slack/discourse discussions, blog/tweet/… about your experience with Centrifuge (Chain), and share your infrastructure layout and learnings back to the community!
Which Validators have already joined the program?
If you want to learn more about each Validator, check out their introductions under the Validator Discussion Category.
How many validator slots are there?
The number of slots is configurable and can be modified using on chain governance. At launch the chain will have roughly 20 slots but the community can raise this number. We will propose to vote for increasing the validator slots if the network is stable and there is demand for more validators.