If any top 100 validator nodes unregister, or if token holders remove enough delegated stake to drop that validator out of the top 100 (e.g. because the validator is non-performant or no longer trusted by stakers), that validator will be replaced at the next epoch boundary.
- Radix Tech Docs
- Why not incentivize validators below the top-100 as a “buffer”?
- How are validators on Radix selected?