A distributed network needs to incentivize nodes to contribute computing resources to validate transactions and maintain the shared ledger. Like most DLT platforms, Hedera will reward nodes by paying them in the platform’s native cryptocurrency. When node reward payments are implemented, it is expected that, every 24 hours, a Hedera account will automatically distribute hbars as node reward payments to all the nodes that participated in validating transactions during that period. Node reward payments will eventually be distributed to nodes in proportion to the amount of hbars staked by a node or proxy-staked to it. To be eligible for payment, a node must have been online and participating in consensus for that previous 24-hour period.