amount: 35 marmaj
The Near Blockchain is moving to decentralize and offer more spots for nodes to validate the chain with chunk-only producers: Become a Validator on NEAR Protocol
In order to run a validator locally, the setup I currently have would have to meet the validator specifications: Hardware Requirements for Validator Node | NEAR Documentation
In order to upgrade the setup I currently run, I would like to request 35 $marmaj in order to buy and install this CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5700G 8-Core/16-Thread Processor | Canada Computers & Electronics
By running a validator on the NEAR testnet, I will be able to work towards having the proficiency to run one on mainnet.