PAW Documentation

Validator Nodes

Validator Nodes

The team establishes Proof of Authority (PoA) nodes that have undergone Know Your Customer (KYC) verification by CertiK, a leading blockchain security firm. These PoA nodes are meticulously maintained to ensure high server uptime and reliability. Unlike Proof of Stake (PoS) nodes, PoA nodes are not eligible to receive delegations, meaning they cannot accept staking from other users to increase their validation power. Instead, PoA nodes are primarily focused on ensuring the accuracy and integrity of blockchain transactions, taking precedence in verifying the correctness of blocks.

Meanwhile, delegated Proof of Stake (dPoS) nodes, which are also part of the PAW Chain network, are given priority in terms of earning rewards. This distinction ensures that while PoA nodes concentrate on maintaining the network's operational security and block verification, PoS nodes incentivize community participation by allowing node operators to earn rewards for their contributions. By structuring the network this way, the system balances security and decentralization: PoA nodes uphold the network's robustness and accuracy, and community-operated dPoS nodes benefit from reward distribution, encouraging ongoing participation and engagement in the network. This dual-node strategy thus maintains a secure, efficient, and inclusive blockchain ecosystem where both security and community involvement are prioritized.