While setting up a rudimentary validator node is easy, running a production-grade validator node with a robust architecture and security features requires a more involved setup, which is beyond the scope of this guide.
The tasks in this section describe how to set up a Validator Node on the Xion Network.
The Xion Network relies on CometBFT for its Network and Consensus layers, as we are leveraging Cosmos SDK 0.47.0
Validators run full nodes, participate in consensus by broadcasting votes, commit new blocks to the blockchain, and participate in governance of the blockchain.
Validators can cast votes on behalf of their delegators. A validator's voting power is weighted according to their total stake. The top 100 validators make up the Active Validator Set and are the only validators that sign blocks and receive revenue.