Edgeware uses a version of proof-of-stake called Nominated Proof-of-Stake, and stakers are split into two types:
Validators: Node operators who secure the network and are backed by nominators and their own stake.
Nominators: EDG holders who delegate/nominate their EDG to a validator and share in the benefits.
See more details about these roles below:
Validation requires establishing a node, setting up your account and keys, and bonding EDG in order to verify blocks and secure the network. Follow these steps, in order, to get started.