As an additional security mechanism, routers in the Connext network need to stake NEXT tokens. This provides an incentive to routers to act in the best interests of the network. Otherwise, their stake will be slashed.
Additionally, non-technical members of the ecosystem that are not willing or capable of running their own routers can select routers and allocate tokens to these routers through a staking process.
Updated 03 Mar 2023
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