Sorry if this has been asked before, but what is the average reward per year for running a validator node? I do not have much data to go on so far, but my node is currently projected to around 480 PRV for a year which is 27% of the staked 1750. This correlates to the stake reward rate you can find when googling around a bit.
Does this seem to be about the correct reward for running a node for a year? I am not saying that it is bad, but if it’s correct, I am wondering a bit about the incentive to run a validator or a full node for that matter?
If I take the numbers (if they are correct? stop me if I’m wrong!) and run with it. Lets say I run a validator for 3 years, that comes out as roughly 1440PRV earned. It’s a little shy of 1750, so I would need to run it another 6-7 months before I can start a second node and increase my earnings.
If I decide to not run a node, but take the 1750 PRV and just put it in providing inside the App, there is a 21% APY. I keep em there for 3 years and I end up with around 3100 PRV. That’s 1350PRV earned with no operating cost at all.
Are my numbers wrong, is the stake reward too low, is the return for providing in the app too high, or is the contribution by validators not really needed?
Alternatively, is this a genius move to make sure only enthusiasts and tech freaks run the nodes to avoid excessive support from those that only want to earn?