A process which allows the users of a proof – of – stake blockchain to decide through votes, which validators get to help validate blocks that go into the blockchain. This is typically done on delegated proof – of – stake (dPoS) blockchains, and the process of voting on which validators get to validate data blocks is considered to be a more time and energy efficient process of validation than regular proof of stake validation methods. It is also a better process for those crypto investors who place bets on which blocks get added to the blockchain, which is a typical activity in regular proof of stake blockchains.