How to check the technical competence of a validator

  • Commission (current and max)
  • Uptime
  • Community involvement (providing assistance in Telegram, writing instructions/guides, etc.)
  • Development of supporting infrastructure (block explorers, etc.)
It can be difficult to make sense of all of the data.
On Big Dipper, the link to the website can be found here.
On Mintscan, the link to the website can be found here.
On Aneka, the link to the website can be found here.
  • Are there contact details in case you need to get in touch with them?
  • Is there a description about their infrastructure topology?
  • Do they describe their security considerations or have any certifications?
  • Do they have industry experience or might they be new to validating?
An example on Big Dipper of a validator who has been slashed for downtime.
Click “More…” to find out more about when a validator has experienced downtime.
Missed blocks by time of day, shown on Big Dipper.
An example of how a validator might look after double signing and being permanently jailed.
  • Blockchain software developers who validate because it’s easy to them
  • Infrastructure builders who develop supporting software such as explorers, wallets, etc.
  • Professional validators whose existence relies solely on validating income
  • Exchanges who benefit from not having to pay anyone commission
  • Hobbyists having a go

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