Run a node
Plian adopts its own unique PDBFT consensus mechanism which can support thousands of validator nodes while maintaining efficient consensus across multiple chains. It also enables a dynamic-join-and-exit mechanism for the validators, eliminates manual intervention, and automatically replaces the validator nodes in cases of fault, thus effectively maintaining maximum decentralization without compromising instant finality.
Staking or delegating PI
There are two different ways to use your PI to secure the network and get rewarded for doing so; delegating your PI to a Validator Candidate or staking your PI to your own Validator Node.
Delegating allows users to make the best use of their PI holdings to help secure the network without needing to operate their own node.
Staking allows users to operate their own nodes to either open them to delegations to gain more power (Candidate Nodes) or to stake it individually with their own balance.
Rewards earned are divided evenly over the next 10 Epochs and unlocked when that Epoch is reached, limiting inflation and encouraging future participation.