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Validator Responsibilities

Validators on the Shibarium Network must:

  • Ensure the network is available to users at all times.

Shibarium nodes are measured by the number of checkpoint transactions they have signed. Ethereum's testnet receives a checkpoint transaction approximately every 34 minutes. In the Shibarium network, all validators must sign the checkpoint transaction. In the absence of a signed checkpoint transaction, your validator node's performance will decrease.

  • Monitor processes daily to find and address any issues that may arise from its activity.

Regular checks of the services and processes associated with Heimdall and Bor are essential to ensure their smooth functioning. Nodes should perform these checks daily to identify and address any issues that may arise.

Additionally, pruning of nodes should be carried out regularly to minimize disk usage. This involves removing unnecessary data from the blockchain to reduce the size of the blockchain data stored on the node's disk. This helps optimize the performance and efficiency of the node, ensuring it can operate at peak performance.

  • Ensure the network is running correctly and efficiently.

  • Have between 0.5-1 ETH on the signer address to sign and propose checkpoints.

Some minimum ETH is needed to sign and propose checkpoint transactions on the Ethereum mainnet. Not having a minimum amount of ETH may result in delays in the transactions and checkpoint submission.

  • Be transparent with commission rates.

  • Report any issues and provide feedback or suggestions.