Solana Foundation

Tour de Sun '22

Apply to earn incentives for running a high-performance validator in a high-quality data center!

In an effort to encourage the geographic and hardware diversification of the Solana networks, Solana Foundation offers a performance-based incentive option for a limited number of validators who participate in the Foundation’s Delegation Program.

Through the Tour de Sun 22 incentives and the Server Program, the Solana Foundation is helping more validators and RPC operators access infrastructure suited to the requirements of the Solana network. These relationships also help establish more mutually beneficial connections between traditional hosting companies and Solana’s global community.

To get started, follow the steps below.

For more information on this program please see the FAQ

Interested in the program? Here is a step by step walkthrough of how to apply and what to expect.

1

Sign up for Solana Foundation’s Delegation Program

If you’re already participating in the Delegation Program and are receiving stake on testnet, skip to Step 2.

Step 1
2

Sign up for TdS22

During signup, you will confidentially associate your Delegation Program validator pubkey with your incentive wallet address.

You will receive an email confirming your registration and containing links to the next steps.

Step 2
3

Provision an eligible server

Get connected with top data center providers that want to support the Solana network and community.

Step 3
4

Launch your testnet validator on your new server!

Step 4
5

Monitor your validator

For every epoch in which your node meets all the testnet Delegation Criteria for Bonus stake while running on an eligible server, you will earn a portion of the incentive!

Step 5