In order to build one of the fastest and most innovate blockchains, Solana partnered with many teams distributed around the world to provide high-performing and secure blockchain infrastructure. These validator nodes can be seen in real-time over at the Solana Beach Solana Validator Dashboard.

Why Decentralisation Matters?

The importance of decentralization

The reality, however, is that without decentralization these crypto networks lose their most important qualities of being “permissionless” and “censorship-resistant” — that is, that anyone can use the network and anyone can build on top of them… After all, the entire point of a decentralized blockchain is to provide a hard-promise — an immutable ledger with open, non-discriminatory participation

Spencer Bogart

Who are the Decentralised Solana Validators?

The teams that support Solana build their network are from all around the world from New York to Singapore and Switzerland to Canada. For each validator node listed in the Solana Beach Validator Dashboard, we have tried to highlight the ones that have an online presence, who provide staking, validating and PoS consultancy services. Of course, anyone can setup a validator node and remain totally anonymous too! That is the beauty of this open source globally decentralised world we live in.

If any of the below information below is incorrect, such as whether they provide staking services or an actual validator node on MainNet, please let Solana.Blog know via twitter or comment below! Thanks

Dokia Capital

  • Solana Validator Website Link: Dokia Capital
  • Assets Staked: $58,901,190

They operate an enterprise-grade infrastructure that is robust and secure that is designed for maximum reliability and no downtime. They provide staking infrastructure as a validator in multiple networks (including Solana!) are are actively supporting teams that work on innovating this space. They also offer non-custodial staking (you keep the keys!) and a cool dashboard to manage your stakes.

Certus One Solana Validator

  • Solana Validator Website Link: Certus.One
  • Assets staked: $16,188,246.71
  • Location: Berlin, Germany

Certus One provides impenetrable, robust, and reliable infrastructure for proof-of-stake blockchains. They work closely with protocols, custodians, and enterprises to offer turnkey solutions helping propel the industry forward. During Stage 1 of Tour De Sol they also launching the infamous DDoS attack helping find and fix bugs that make the Solana Network more secure!

ChainLayer Solana Validator

  • Solana Validator Website Link: ChainLayer
  • Solana Staking Rank at time of writing: 6
  • Solana Staking Percentage: 5.87%

Coming in at a massive 5.87% stake, ChainLayer are from the Netherlands. Both founders have been active in the blockchain industry since 2012.

ChainLayer are currently providing staking operations to these blockchain projects

Staking Facilities Solana Validator

  • Solana Validator Website Link: StakingFacilities.com
  • Solana Rank at time of writing: 7
  • Solana Staking Percentage: 0.67%
  • Assets staked: $ 12,231,854
  • Generated customer rewards: $ 1,000,000+
  • Clients: 669

Staking Facilities provide secure blockchain ecosystems by validating and staking tokens. They have built the much loved Solana Beach Validator Dashboard and also when you stake with them can provide a tracking and analysis dashboard.

Check out Staking Facilities cool dashboard app!

Alpha Virtual Solana Validator

  • Solana Validator Website Link: Alpha Virtual
  • Solana Rank at time of writing: 9
  • Solana Staking Percentage: 0.71%

Inotel Solana Validator

  • Solana Validator Website Link: Inotel
  • Solana Rank at time of writing: 12
  • Solana Staking Percentage: 0.71%
  • Country: Romania
Inotel provide secure validator service for PoS networks

Forbole Solana Validator

  • Solana Validator Website Link: Forbole
  • Solana Rank at time of writing: 13
  • Solana Staking Percentage: 0.67%
  • Location: Hong Kong

Forbole are are an established validator and contributor to blockchain networks such as Cosmos, IRISnet, Terra, v.systems, Kava, LikeCoin, Aion, Solana and Kusama.

Node A-Team Solana Validator

  • Solana Validator Website Link: Node A-Team
  • Solana Rank at time of writing: 25
  • Solana Staking Percentage: 0.71%
Node A-Team promises to provide validator node operation services at the highest quality

SyncNode Solana Validator

  • Solana Validator Website Link: SyncNode
  • Solana Rank at time of writing: 27
  • Solana Staking Percentage: 0.71%

They provide a cool PoS Wallet App: Syncnode wallet provides safe and easy to use digital asset management wallet, an A to Z staking solution and a fully governance built in module. (Guessing Solana will be popping up here soon?)

P2P Solana Validator

  • Solana Validator Website Link: P2P.org
  • Solana Rank at time of writing: 33
  • Solana Staking Percentage: 0.67%

P2P Validator helps investors compound their cryptocurrency investments by participating in staking. They offer highly available & secure, non-custodial staking services.

  • Total staking assets: $ 48,802,957
  • Own assets: $ 11,720,000
  • Total reward paid: $ 2,907,504
  • Clients: 1511





Staking Fund Solana Validator

  • Solana Validator Website Link: Staking.Fund
  • Solana Rank at time of writing: 36
  • Solana Staking Percentage: 0.71%

Staking Fund operates block producing validation nodes on Proof of Stake protocols. They’ve been participating in the validating role since early 2018 and achieved the Never Jailed Crew from Game of Stakes. Staking Fund contribute to ecosystems by providing blockchain explorers and testnet faucets.

Staker Space Solana Validator

  • Solana Validator Website Link: Staker.Space
  • Solana Rank at time of writing: 37
  • Solana Staking Percentage: 0.71%
Guessing they will add Solana here

Chainode Tech Solana Validator

  • Solana Validator Website Link: Chainode.Tech
  • Solana Rank at time of writing: 41
  • Solana Staking Percentage: 0.71%

Chainode Tech are based out of Zug Switzerland and founded in 2019. They specialise in blockchain security, project growth, distributed networks, validator infrastructure and security, integration, and blockchain solution architecture.

“The concept of Proof of History represents a novel idea in the blockchain space which can really help Solana scale and we feel very excited to be part of this journey… Chainode Tech is looking forward to continuing building side by side with the Solana team as well as with our fellow validators that helped bring the Solana Network at its current success rate. Our ultimate goal as part of this ecosystem is to see real-world and useful applications on top of the Solana Network.”

Chainode Tech are big believers in the Solana Tech, Source

Melea Solana Validator

  • Solana Validator Website Link: Melea
  • Solana Rank at time of writing: 45
  • Solana Staking Percentage: 0.67%

Melea are a secure and trusted validator that has been operating since 2017.
All their nodes currently run on bare metal servers that are protected against DDOS attacks and have a high availability of 99.91%.

They are offering staking services for Cosmos (ATOM), eMoney, Iris, Solana, Kava and Kusama.

RockX Solana Validator

  • Solana Validator Website Link: RockX
  • Solana Rank at time of writing: 48
  • Solana Staking Percentage: 0.67%
  • Location: Singapore

The RockX are based in Singapore with their team consisting of industry experts, leaders, and esteemed practitioners bringing together a wealth of experience in mining, staking, protocol research, and infrastructure design.

Mission: We believe anyone should be able to invest and capitalize on the growth of the emerging digital asset economy securely, seamlessly, and smartly.

RockX let you compound your holdings by staking on next-generation blockchains including Proof-of-Stake blockchains that will provide more scalability, robustness, and flexibility in mainstream consumer and enterprise applications.

They have years of experience researching and working on various leading blockchain projects and protocols, we excel in providing reliable technical expertise and secure technological infrastructure to curate and support the most innovative blockchains in the industry.

Hoping to see Solana here soon !

RockX also have a cool app that lets you mine/stake from the app. Solana not there yet.

The RockX team are based out of Singapore, Co-Founder was previously CEO of Zilliqa!

LunaNova Solana Validator

  • Solana Validator Website Link: LunaNova
  • Solana Rank at time of writing: 62
  • Solana Staking Percentage: 0.71%
  • Solana Validator Country: United Kingdom

LunaNova provide premium blockchain node services for token holders to receive competitive levels of staking rewards. They are focusing on a select few blockchain networks that have serious long-term potential. They have worked with Solana since 2019, participating in the Dry Run, Tour de Sol, Soft Launch Phase and Mainnet Beta networks. They also have custom built GPU servers specifically designed for optimal performance with Solana’s software and engineered to have superior thermal capabilities to off-the shelf systems.

10% of LunaNova’s Solana Validation profits are donated to charity

We are proud to be a Solana Validator and are incredibly excited by the leap in blockchain performance it’s ground-breaking technology enables. Having played a strong role in their test networks, we are well positioned to offer a high-quality validator service when their main network launches. More details will follow as soon as they are available.

LunaNova Solana Page

Stakin Solana Validator

  • Solana Validator Website Link: Stakin.com
  • Solana Rank at time of writing: 67
  • Solana Staking Percentage: 0.67%

Stakin is a validation service provider for Proof-of-Stake blockchain networks. Token holders can earn interests on their holdings and shape the future of the networks in which they believe. Their global team has a strong track record of outstanding execution in Network Infrastructure, Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Finance.

With Stakin, you can earn rewards from a heap of different PoS networks

Valid Blocks Solana Validator

  • Solana Validator Website Link: Valid Blocks
  • Solana Rank at time of writing: 81
  • Solana Staking Percentage: 0.06%

Cryptium Labs Solana Validator

  • Solana Validator Website Link: Cryptium.ch
  • Solana Rank at time of writing: ???
  • Location: Switzerland

Cryptium Labs started as an infrastructure operator for Proof-of-Stake (PoS) public blockchains, offering secure and available digital attestations-as-a-service for supported networks, such as Tezos, Cosmos and Polkadot. The company was founded in Zug, Switzerland in June 2018 and is fully bootstrapped by Adrian Brink, Awa Sun Yin, and Christopher Goes.

Their participation in the incentivized testnets, they’ve been extremely helpful as we worked to finalize our design for the Tour de SOL by sharing their experiences from other testnets. Their feedback and input were particularly important to ensure that we were not only designing incentives to generate the right outcome for the Solana network but to also ensure it holistically captured the pain points and considerations of the broader validator community.

Solana Labs – Validator Feature Series

Blockchains Supported by Cryptium Labs Validator Services

Stake.Capital Solana Validator

  • Solana Validator Website Link: Stake.Capital
  • Solana Staking Rank at time of writing: ???

Stake Capital provide financial instruments and services on top of the leading DeFi and staking networks. They support the following blockchain networks Loom, Livepeer, Cosmos, Tezos, Kusama, NuCypher, IDEX, Kava, Aion, IOV, Centrifuge, Matic, Solana, Audius, Polkadot, Edgeware, Straightedge, Kusama, Decred, Ethereum 2.0, Iris, Algorand, Terra, Libra, Celo, Torus, Elrond, Near and Skale.

Chainflow Solana Validator

  • Solana Validator Website Link: Chainflow
  • Solana Staking Rank at time of writing: ???

Chainflow provides staking services and consultancy for multiple PoS blockchain projects. Works with clients of all staking allocations push forward the decentralised ecosystem. Blockchains that Chainflow support include Aion, Cosmos, Harmony, Iris, Livepeer and Solana.

Stakefish Solana Validator

  • Solana Validator Website Link: Stake.Fish
  • Solana Staking Rank at time of writing: ???
  • Location: Globally Distributed

Stakefish have a globally distributed team delivering enterprise-grade security who are passionate about the future of decentralized networks, they also have deep knowledge of the commercials of staking. They helped out Solana to build the incentivised TestNet. Stakefish is the leading staking service provider for blockchain projects.

Stakefish’s journey started with winning the Game of Stakes (the first major incentivized testnet conducted for Cosmos). Since then, they have expanded to support Tezos, Cosmos, Chainlink, Algorand, Kusama, Loom Network, The OAN, Kava, IRIS Network, Edgeware, Storj and Band Protocol.

Solana Labs – Validator Feature Series

Bison Trails Solana Validator

  • Solana Validator Website Link: Bisontrails.co
  • Solana Staking Rank at time of writing: ???
  • Location: New York, USA

Bison Trails is a New York City based “Infrastructure as a Service” company. They service some of the world’s top custodians, exchanges, and funds that want an easy way to participate in blockchain networks securely.

Figment Networks Solana Validator

  • Solana Validator Website Link: Figment.Network
  • Solana Staking Rank at time of writing: ???
  • Location: Canada

Figment Networks serves customers worldwide and is Canada’s largest blockchain infrastructure, and services provider.

Upcoming networks that Figment Networks will support ! Solana coming soon

Chorus One Solana Validator

  • Solana Validator Website Link: Chorus.One
  • Solana Staking Rank at time of writing: ???
  • Crypto Assets Staked: $18,898,214.96

Which Blockchain is the Most Decentralised?

So how is the Solana MainNet doing? Is it really decentralised? How does it compare to the rest? Vote Below!

Which Blockchain is the Most Decentralised?

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