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Cosmos Validators run nodes and receive minimal rewards to run nodes in the network but they’re very motivated. Discover why this phenomenon occurs as the story unfolds. Cosmos validators are in a coveted position of being in the fore-front of operating cutting edge blockchain technology. To be validator, Cosmos currently has a governance set to have only 100 Active Validators* based on the number of ATOM tokens delegated to the validator. The more tokens are delegated to a node, the higher their chances it’ll have to propose a new block. This is quite a barrier of entry.