Can I Run a Validator on My Laptop

Continuing the discussion from Beware of scam from a coin called solnftevent:

@Alchemy , I’m opening a new topic to discuss your question.


Hi @Alchemy and welcome to the forum! :wave:

Running a validator should not be done on desktop or laptop PC hardware. Validators have extensive hardware requirements and expertise to run in production. I highly recommend against beginners who do not have server experience running Validators.

To make a profit running a validator you must risk several hundred dollars per day while you attempt to get thousands of dollars in stake from the Solana community. It’s not for the faint of heart and there is a substantial economic risk.