KardiaChain has an open Validator candidate selection which encourages KAI holders to register to be a Validator. Once registered, their status can be viewed at KardiaChain Explorer Candidates list at https://explorer.kardiachain.io/staking. The selection process is as follow:
Candidate registration application requires 25,000 KAI deposit.
Candidate can withdraw application and retrieve the deposited KAI.
Candidates who meet minimum requirements total of 12,5M delegated KAI will be promoted to Validators.
Top 20 Validators with the most voting power will get selected as Proposer-Validators.
Proposer-Validators will be responsible for securing the network, ability to validate new blocks and earn reward for performing the duty.
The Validators that don’t make the list, will be part of the secure network but are not able to earn reward.