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$SHDW Emissions
Shadow Operators receive emissions of $SHDW every Solana epoch. There are roughly 121 epochs per year on the Solana Mainnet. The Shadow Epoch schedule exactly corresponds to the Solana Validator epoch schedule.
Approximately 50 $SHDW is paid out per epoch to each Shadow Operator, depending on the performance of their machine and its overall stability in serving requests.
$SHDW payments are not guaranteed. Being a Shadow Operator is no different than running a Solana Validator in terms of needing to contribute to the network.
Solana Validators that cannot attract stake and are consistently offline will see themselves earning fewer and fewer rewards. Similarly, Shadow Operators whose machines are not consistently online or are serving requests poorly will also earn fewer and fewer rewards.
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