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Power-up Lava as a Validator

This section will help you start as a validator, step by step. For additional help see the FAQ Section

What is a Validator?

Lava blockchain uses Proof-of-stake (PoS) as the consensus mechanism, based on Tendermint. Validators participate in the network by verifying new blocks to earn rewards.

LAVA holders are incentivized to stake their tokens to secure Lava while receiving a reward in return. Validators earn LAVA from the creation of new blocks and the transaction fees, and on the other hand - slashing may occur to punish bad actors, all facilitated by Tendermint's consensus protocol.

Note: This does not cover Delegating LAVA to validators