There are three different types of Pastel nodes in Pastel Network.
A Core Node is a full node that fully validates transactions and blocks on the Pastel Network. Core Nodes help the network by accepting transactions and blocks from other full nodes, validating those transactions and blocks, and then relaying them to further full nodes.
Core Nodes also support the following functionality:
End-User Facing PSL Ticket Functionality
WalletNode is a full node with a storage layer client of the Pastel Network. WalletNode provides users with intermediate access to the Pastel Network allowing users to:
Search for NFTs
Participate in Messaging
Handle Open API Action Requests
SuperNode is a full node that acts as the storage and action execution layer of the Pastel Network. Think of SuperNodes as the "servers" to the WalletNode "clients", providing:
Permanent storage for network and external NFT data via Cascade
Performing near-duplicate NFT detection via Sense
General NFT Functionality:
Validate and Register new NFTs
Perform housekeeping tasks on various NFT files
Manage takedown requests
Provide governance via voting
5,000,000 PSL of self-staked collateral is required to run a SuperNode (1,000,000 LSP on Testnet). In return for providing processing power and storage to the network, SuperNodes earn block rewards and transaction fees.