What is a validator ?

Validator nodes are required to run a full node, responsive 24/7, perform their expected duties in a timely manner, produce new blocks, vote and come to consensus and avoid any slashable behavior. Delegators do not need to do anything once they have bonded their KAI. The experience of the delegator only delegates to the validators, while the validator will be doing active service for the network by performing the critical operations. For this reason, the validator has certain privileges regarding the payout of the staking mechanism and will be able to declare its own allocation before the share is divided to the delegators.