Become a Validator.
Secure the Network.
Validator nodes are a new entity on the Helium Blockchain that will perform the work of the consensus group including verifying transactions, and adding new blocks to the blockchain.
To host a Validator node requires a stake (deposit) of 10,000 HNT and running Validator node software in a suitable environment. In return for staking, users contribute to network stability and earn rewards.
Hotspots will continue to use Proof-of-Coverage (PoC) to verify wireless coverage from peers and will still earn the majority of rewards for providing coverage and transferring device data.