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Blocksmith is a trusted and innovative validator that offers a dependable and high-rewarding non-custodial staking service. With our secure bare-metal infrastructure operating out of the US, you can stake with confidence and enjoy iron-clad rewards + MEV.
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Feb 2023
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Should you stake Solana with block_smith?


This validator is taking a fair commission: 0%

Each validator node on Solana gets to decide what percentage of rewards get held as compensation for operating the validator. Most people tend to agree that 10% or less is reasonable. Validator performance is magnitudes more important than fee when it comes to overall APY. Hosting a well equipped validator can cost over $1000 a month in some cases.

Software Version

This validator is running version 1.17.27 of Solana, which is the latest

Solana has a global community of engineers working together to improve the health and security of the blockchain. It's important that validator operators keep their nodes up to date with the latest approved software version. Out of date software can lead to degraded performance of the network.

Skip Rate

This validator has a higher than average skip rate

Skip rate refers to how frequently a validator fails to do it's job of processing transactions on the network. The lower the skip rate, the better. This validator has skip rate that is higher than average. Skip rate can be improved by upgrading hardware or optimizing validator processes.

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