An ndau node operator runs a computer on the global ndau network. ndau nodes validate transactions, reach consensus on the result, and add them to the ndau blockchain. Node operators run their own network node and stake ndau to their own node (self-staking).
Node operators receive rewards as an incentive for them to improve the network performance and resilience of the nodes they run. These rewards are paid from both transaction fees and from node operations fees deducted from ecosystem alignment incentives. This provides a financial incentive for enterprising individuals to run their own network nodes and encourages other ndau holders to stake their ndau to them.
Currently, permissioned nodes are supported. Over time, running a node will be distributed to anyone interested in becoming a node operator without permission. Inquire
about becoming a node operator.