Differences Between Validator and Delegator
The core distinctions between validators and delegators are outlined below:
|Validators actively run a node, validate transactions, and actively participate in securing the network.
|Delegators do not run a node themselves but entrust their tokens to a validator to participate on their behalf.
|Validators have a higher minimum stake requirement and, additionally, they have to stake AVAX tokens.
|The minimum stake requirement for delegators is lower and only requires BEAM tokens.
|Validators receive rewards directly for their validation efforts.
|Delegators receive rewards indirectly through the validator they delegate to, sharing a portion of the validator's reward.